19
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday! Halloween is sneaking up on us and I’ve started making spooky and fun lunches for the kiddos for school. This week the kids enjoyed 2 matching Halloween bento boxes and I’m ready to make more this week!

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The first Halloween lunch is packed in their EasyLunchboxes. The large compartment held a mini silicone loaf pan with sliced cheesestring and pepperoni. I put some round Saltine crackers beside the silicone mold. The other compartments held a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots and a cute cupcake ring pick and a container of unsweetened applesauce with a spooky vinyl face on top – I found the spooky vinyl faces at the dollar store.

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Next is a couple matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox Kits. The large sandwich container held a turkey sandwich with Halloween icing eyes and a lip pop Halloween pick – leftover from the lollipop. The other containers held crinkle cup cucumbers and sliced green apple with a spider ring pick and pretzel sticks with a silicone muffin cup holding sliced cheesestring.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links)

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15
Oct

Halloween Foods For Kids Round-Up

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I’ve made a lot of spooky snacks and frightening foods for my kids over the years. If you click on the “Halloween” tab in my sidebar, you’ll find loads of foods and crafts that are perfect for Halloween. Here’s a little round-up of a few of my favourites from over the years. Stay tuned for some more new and cute ones this year too! Here are the links to these fun foods:

1. Jack O’Lantern Fruit Cups

2. Yogurt Ghost

3. Jello Boo Cups

4. Fruit and Veggie Witch

5. Owl Pops

6. Frankenstein Sandwich

7. Tarantula Tacos

Enjoy!

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13
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! This week in bento boxes is all about matching lunches. My kids have been getting a lot of matching lunches lately and I’ve been loving it. It saves me time, energy and creativity, lol. The kids have been loving it too. It’s a win-win for everyone. Here are some of the lunches they have enjoyed lately:

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First up is a set of matching lunches in their lock and lock 4 square boxes. One box held a silicone muffin cup with a hard-boiled egg. The second box held rainbow goldfish crackers. The third box held sliced baby carrots, and the fourth box held a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring and a cute bento pick.

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Next up is a set of matching yumboxes – green for Camden and pink for Kirsten. The protein section held sliced meatballs that were leftover from supper. The grains section held wheat thins crackers and the veggie section held a silicone muffin cup with sliced cucumbers and a cute bento pick. The fruit section held half a banana, the dairy section held sliced cheesestring and the centre circle held some yummy fruit chews.

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Lastly, a pair of matching EasyLunchboxes featuring leftover deep dish pizza from dinner. They also had some fresh green grapes with a cute pick and a silicone muffin cup with crinkle-cut cucumbers.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links):

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08
Oct

Monster High Freaky Fusion Movie Preview and Giveaway

If your kids are anything like mine (and anything like millions of kids everywhere), chances are they love Monster High and so do their friends. Monster High sends a positive message to girls to embrace their individuality and empowers them to be themselves. When I was presented with the opportunity to host a preview party of the new Monster High movie, Freaky Fusion, I couldn’t resist. Kirsten was totally excited to see the new movie and couldn’t wait to invite her besties over to watch it with her. Monster High isn’t just for girls though. My little Camden joined in on all the fun and had just as great of a time as his sister did.

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When I told Kirsten we were having a Monster High movie party, she wanted to dress up like vampires. Seeing as Halloween is right around the corner, now is a great time to find all the wigs, makeup and fancy accessories! It was perfect. We picked up wigs in every colour, loads of fun and colourful makeup and fancy gloves. The kids absolutely loved this. As soon as they arrived, dressing up was our first order of business. The kids got to pick their own wig colour, glove colour and pick out what kind of makeup they wanted. And don’t forget the vampire teeth! These were a hit with the kids.

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And what’s a movie party without tasty snacks?! We had pizza, monster high cotton candy cones, freshly popped popcorn, and monster juice served in Monster High cups!

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And now, onto the movie!

The new Monster High movie, Freaky Fusion, the ghouls travel back in time to help Frankie learn more about her scaritage. This doesn’t go quite as planned though and an experiment gone wrong fuses 8 ghouls into 4! The girls must work together to fix things and make things right.

The kids were literally glued to the screen! Monster High delivers such a great message to young girls that it’s okay to be perfectly imperfect and freaky fabulous! It empowers girls to be themselves and express their individuality.

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The party was a hit with all the kids and they even got to take a little piece of Monster High home with them! The girls were thrilled to get a Monster High colour and style fashion bag and a Monster High magazine. Kirsten coloured her purse the second her guests left and has been reading the magazine every night ever since.

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