Wow! Time is really flying – I can’t believe Halloween is almost here already! We’ve been getting into the spirit with goofy witches in the front yard, silly ghosts in the back, and lots of creepy and cute fun in Cora’s lunches. My bento blogger buddies are doing the same and we have a zillion great ideas for dressing up YOUR lunches. Make sure you click the button at the end of this post to hop on through. You don’t want to miss it!

In the first lunch, a clumsy witch has fallen into her cauldron (an almond butter and marmalade sandwich) while the pile of melon jack-o-lanterns and a veggie-juice bloody skull laugh at her. I made the skull by freezing our homemade veggie juice (beet, carrots, kale, spinach and apple) in a skull candy mold. It’s not really suitable for a school lunch, it will melt too quickly. So, I ended up stirring it into Cora’s coconut yogurt to give her a nice creepy swirl of color. I used mini food cutters to make impressions for the faces on the melon pumpkins and scored lines using a sharp knife. The cheese bats were made using a moth fondant cutter, and then trimming the bottom with a scalloped edge cutter.

Halloween Lunch Ideas

The second lunch is a cheese sandwich jack-o-lantern, watermelon patch of more jack-o-lanterns, ghost potato chips, ghostly string cheese and quail egg eyeballs. The ghost and eyeballs are decorated using natural food colors. Love that stuff!

The third lunch is a last minute quickie. Seriously, I only spent 15 minutes on it from conception to finish because we got a late start this morning. The ghost is an almond butter and marmalade sandwich in front of a cheese slice house with a Babybel jack-o-lantern. The cute kiwi monster with cheese monsters was inspired by Another Lunch. In the third compartment, our clumsy witch finally climbed out of the cauldron and stumbled into a vat of coconut milk yogurt (a tardy mama’s best friend!).

Don’t forget to check out the blog hop, starting with Beth’s super fun post on A Boy & His Lunch

To make these lunches I used:

Natural Food Color


Japanese Bento Decoration Ham Cheese Cutter Set 12pcs with Baran
Japanese Bento Decoration Ham Cheese Cutter Set 9pcs Animal
Decorative Bento Cutter Ham Cheese Cutter Set 15 Facial Expression
Bento Decoration Make fun with Cute Candy Eyeballs 
Cute and Creepy Lunch Ideas

38 Responses to “Cute ‘n’ Creepy Halloween Lunches”

  1. Anna Says:

    Love the witch in the cauldron

  2. Jeana Says:

    SUPER LOVE!! OMG! Like many others my favorite part would have to be the silly witch feet! I’ve got a thing for silly witch feet! The ghost potato chips are really cute as well!

  3. Christine Says:

    OMG! These lunches are AMAZING!! Your witch legs in the cauldron are hilarious! And the quail egg eyeball and ghost chips are WAY cool!! Great job!!!!! 🙂

  4. tracie Says:

    Really great lunches! I can’t pick a favorite… but I do love the clumsy witch 🙂

  5. Daisy Says:

    AAhhhhh they are so beautiful!!!! Love the bloody skull LOL!

  6. Jenn Says:

    Witch falling in the cauldron is epic!! Great lunches 😀

  7. Sarah Says:

    Eek! That skull is creepy! Love the chips too!

  8. Rebecca Says:

    Really cute food and post!

  9. JJ Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the skull!

  10. Cristi Says:

    I love those ghost chips so cute! All the lunches are amazing!

  11. Diana Says:

    Love the witch in the caldron! LOL!

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  12. Keitha Says:

    Love everything! I think that skull may give me nightmares.

  13. Keeley McGuire Says:

    So creative. Love the cauldron so hard. Immense details, on all of them. FANTASTIC!

  14. Sarah F Says:

    Awesomeness! I adore the first one with the cauldron, legs sticking out and bleeding skull at the top left. It’s a masterpiece!

  15. Lindsey Says:

    Lise, I love the babybel jack-o-lantern! I didn’t even realize that’s what it was til I saw the photo – such a great idea!

  16. Rina Says:

    I love them ALL, they are super cute!:)

  17. This looks awesome Lise! I love all of the lunches!!

  18. Bahaha! Those legs coming out of the cauldron are outta control cool!!!

  19. Two super cute lunches! I loved them both!

  20. Alex Says:

    Love the quail egg eyes – LOVE!

  21. Deb Says:

    GREAT ideas! I love you cauldron sandwich seriously!

  22. Mamabelly Says:

    Amazing! I love the bloody skull and the quail egg eye balls and well EVERYTHING! You are amazing!!

  23. I was going to do a cauldron, glad I didn’t it wouldn’t have been as good as yours 🙂

    • llatorre Says:

      Oh stop – you do great work. I’m sure it would have been awesome! I can’t wait to hop on through and see all the great ideas!

  24. Sarah Says:

    The cauldron with the witch legs is so creative! However did you do those ghost chips? Those are so cool too!

  25. Rachel B. Says:

    Awesome cauldron!!!!

  26. Laura Rico Says:

    Love the witch falling into the cualdrom! Great idea and use of picks!

  27. So cute!! Love them both. 🙂

  28. Amanda Says:

    Love them! the witch falling into the cauldron is my favourite so far 🙂 I really like that cookie cutter set too!

  29. Caren Kruest Says:

    Also the ghost chips…fantastic!

  30. Caren Kruest Says:

    Love the legs coming out of the cauldron and that skull in the yogurt is creepy but really cool!

  31. Astrid Says:

    I love the ghost potato chips! Did you make them?

    The witch in her cauldron is great!

    • llatorre Says:

      Thanks all! I found the ghost chips at the store. I tried to link them in my resources below but apparently it’s the only product on the planet Amazon does not carry! They are called Boo Chips by Tony’s Fine Foods

  32. Kathy Says:

    I love your witch has fallen into her cauldron theme and the effect of the skull in the yogurt!

  33. Karen Says:

    Super cute lunches!!! Hard to pick my favorite of the two!

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