Halloween Lunchbox Ideas and Free Lunchbox Notes


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,

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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


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  1. Thank you so much for the cute, child-centered ideas!!! I love letting my little BE little and you always help me with that! Have a blessed day! 🙏

  2. What a ‘spook’-tacular post, Corey! My little ones will be delighted by several of these fun & adorable Halloween yummies, notes, & riddles. We so enjoy this day, so thank you for making it even more special.