Cantaloupe Skulls

The countdown to Halloween continues! We're doing it every day until the holiday so check back in with us as the month progresses. And yes, Harper still wants to be a Fairy Princess. Only now, she wants pigtails. I can't make this stuff up!


Today Harper is having tricolor rotini parmesan pasta. Those spiders were found at Party City in a pack of 20 for $1! She also has carrot sticks, string cheese and orange cherry tomatoes. The container that holds her lunch is from an Annabel Karmel mealbox. I actually like the insides of the mealbox better than the lunchbox itself. For dessert she has cantaloupe squares and blackberries. The skull picks came in a pack of 6 at the Target $1 spot. The orange silicone cup is also from the Target $1 spot - they came in a pack of two.

Preschool Pumpkin

It is two weeks until Halloween! I've been busy brainstorming ideas for fun and spooky Halloween lunches for Harper.  It wasn't until last week that I realized Harper has only celebrated two Halloweens (remember, she is only three!) and she may be a little too young to understand the "spooky" aspect of the holiday. We were reading a fun Halloween book last week when she pointed out a ghost and asked me what it was. It's funny how an image so familiar to an adult is so foreign to a little one.

One thing is for sure, she knows pumpkins! And of course, she knows spiders! I wish I could have seen the look on her face when she opened her lunch to eat it! I'm wondering if, at first glance, she thought the spiders were real?!

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For the pumpkin, I used a pumpkin cookie cutter found in the $1 bins at Target, Wilton candy eyes, and orange/yellow nonpareils also found in the $1 bins. I've also included orange heirloom cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks, Fage plain Greek yogurt with orange/yellow nonpareils, and cantaloupe balls. The spiders came in a pack of 20 (10 black and 10 orange) from Party City. Also, $1!

I am participating in my very first blog hop here today. A blog hop? What exactly is a blog hop? Well, I'm here to tell you, my friends! Even though I've only been creating and documenting Harper's lunches for a short period of time, I've met some pretty amazing ladies (and a few men too!) who create fun and fabulous lunches for their little ones. Imagine that! So we've all come together to show you what we can do. All you'll need to do is click on the image below to hop on over to Organized Bites to view the next Halloween lunch. Have a frightful, spooky, ghoulish Halloweeeeeeen!!!