Halloween snacks for school

So yesterday I shared the first of two fun ideas that my kids will be sharing at school tomorrow with their friends – Halloween glow sticks. Today I’ll share the second. This year at the dollar store I found some amazing spooky beverage stickers. I picked up several packs of them and have been using them to decorate everything from yogurt drinks, fruit cups, beverages, and now this Halloween treat.


I made 50 of these little baggies – 25 for each of the kid’s classes.

What You’ll Need

50 small zipper baggies – also found at the dollar store in the craft section
dollar store beverage stickers – there are 16 in a package
2 big bags of cheese puffs
2 big bags of popcorn



Just peel the sticker and stick it to the front of a baggie. I used the jack o’lantern looking stickers for the cheesie bags and the ghost and skeleton stickers with the popcorn bags. They were so fun to make – even the kids helped!



Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Glow Bracelets


This week the kids and I have been busy coming up with cool ideas to bring to school on Halloween. The kids love to give their classmates a little treat and I love making something creative. This year we’ve come up with 2 ideas, and this is the first. This year Halloween is going to be dark and cold. The weather looks like it’s going to be near-freezing. Safety is a must. These glow bracelet favors will not only be fun for the kids to wear while they are trick-or-treating, but will also help keep them safe from cars on the road.


These are cute and so easy to make. I even made you guys a free printable label to go with them.

halloween label

Here’s what you’ll need:

My free printable – see below
2-inch paper punch
heavy duty cardstock
glow stick bracelets



Get your FREE printable HERE

How to make it

1. Print out your labels on heavy duty cardstock.

2. Cut your labels with a 2-inch paper punch.


3. Grab 2 glow stick bracelets and attach the bracelet to 1 end – be careful not to bend the bracelet.

4. Tape the label to the glowsticks by placing a piece of tape across the back.



So simple and I just love them! Hopefully the kids will love them on Halloween too!!



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halloween hot chocolate


Have you ever tried hot chocolate made with nutella?? Once you try it, you will never want to go back to regular hot chocolate. I promise. It is rich, creamy, and full of chocolate hazelnut goodness. The weather is cool – it’s going to be near freezing weather for our trick-or-treating night – and this will be the perfect drink to heat up my kiddos when they return home on Halloween night.

What You’ll Need

1/3 cup of Nutella
1 1/2 cups of Milk
Halloween Peep Marshmallows



How To Make It

1. Combine milk and Nutella in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until smooth.

2. Pour into mugs and top with Halloween marshmallows!




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this week in bento boxes

The countdown to Halloween is on. We’ve got 5 days to go and the kids are pumped. We picked out our pumpkins yesterday and we’re ready to carve them this afternoon. It looks like it’s going to be a bitter cold night for trick-or-treating where we are, but I’m sure that won’t stop these kids. I made them a couple Halloween-style lunches last week and they are looking forward to more of the same for this week. Check them out….



The kids had matching spooky lunches in their Rubbermaid Lunchblox lunch kits. The largest container held a turkey sandwich. I used plastic eyeball picks, and a lip pops lollipop mouth for the facial features. The smaller containers held pretzel sticks, a silicone muffin cup with special ghost cookies, baby carrots, green grapes and a cute ghost pick. They also had a ghost yogurt drink. I peeled the label off a yogurt drink and drew a ghost face on with a sharpie marker. So simple and so cute! The kids loved it.



They also had a matching jack o’lantern lunch in their EasyLunchboxes. The main compartment held a ham sandwich. I used a slice of cheddar cheese and cut a jack o’lantern face out of it with my small bento cutters. I stuck a leaf pick in the top of the sandwich for the stem. The other compartments held fancy cut cucumbers (use a veggie peeler to peel 3 strips around a cucumber, then cut and arrange the cucumbers in a checkerboard fashion), and a mandarin orange cup with adorable jack o’lantern sticker faces.

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

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