Brighten up lunch with some Halloween fun.
When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays. Any holiday – Thanksgiving to Christmas, Valentine’s to Easter, and on through the year. It didn’t even matter what the holiday was about. The point was that a holiday was a special day, a break in the routine. It was a day when new and interesting things were sure to happen.
Now that I’m a mom, I want to see my kids enjoy that same thrill of anticipation. So in the days running up to a holiday, I always like to do something special. Nothing major, just a little something extra to add to the excitement.
My favorite way to do that is to pack them a special, holiday-themed lunch. Right now we’ve got Halloween coming up, so I’ve come up with a whole series of fun and scary treats to pack for them. Pumpkin and witch shapes, skeleton cookies and ghost fruit salad – it all adds to the Halloween spirit,
But if you don’t have time to pack your kids a spooky lunch every day, that’s okay – you can still liven up their lunchtime by slipping a little note in with the sandwich. To give you some ideas, I’ve posted two free printable PDFs here at the bottom of the post. There’s one with a Halloween theme and one with a fall theme, both complete with adorable little pictures and totally corny jokes.
Happy Halloween to all, and to all a good lunch!
Halloween Lunchbox Ideas and Free Lunchbox Notes
Creepy Edamame with Halloween Bark || Family Fresh Meals
School Lunch Day 31: Pumpkin Quesadillas! || What Lisa Cooks
Almond Butter Sandwich Jack-o-Lantern Pixie Sandwich || Family Fresh Meals
Spooky Side salad with Cliff Bar || Family Fresh Meals
Ghost Banana, A Pear, M&Ms And Tortilla Strips || Family Fresh Meals
Ghost Sandwich, Pop Chips, And Some Fresh Fruit || Family Fresh Meals
Ghostly School Lunch || Family Fresh Meals
Fall & Halloween Lunches || Sweet and Lovely Crafts
Bento Love: Witch Wonder || Family Fresh Meals
Ghost Shaped Sandwich || Sweet and Lovely Crafts
Halloween Lunch With Ghost Sandwiches! || Mom Endeavors
Halloween Lunch || Lisa Storms
Kid’s Dirt Dessert Snack Pack || Lady Behind the Curtain
Nightmare Before Christmas Lunch || Lunchbox Dad
A Week of Fun Monster Packed Lunches || Eats Amazing
Monster Lunch 1 || Eats Amazing
Funny Frankenstein || Meet the Dubiens
Halloween Inspired Fun Lunch Box Ideas || Freebie Finding Mom
Cute ëní Creepy Halloween Lunches || Veggie-Bento
Talk Like a Pirate Day & Hop for Bento Booty! || Bentoriffic
Halloween Lunch with California Ripe Olives || Wendolina
Quick and Easy Halloween School Lunch || Family Fresh Meals
Halloween Lunch Box Ideas || A Pumpkin and a Princess
Pumpkin Bento Lunch || Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Amazing Spiderman 2 Lunch! || Green Lunches, Green Kids
Bagel Sandwich on a Stick || What Lisa Cooks
Corn Dracula Halloween Lunch || Lunchbox Dad
Cheese Bats || Veggie-Bento
Easy Halloween Kids Lunch || Glory’s Mischie
A Wormy Lunch|| Mamabelly’s
Boo-tiful Halloween Lunch || Bento School Lunches
First Day of October Bento || One Crafty Thing
Halloween Haunted House Bento #502 || Bento School Lunches
Click on Image for Printable Versions of Fall Lunch Notes and Halloween Lunch Notes:
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D