I’m not that mom. Notes in the kids’ lunch boxes, lovingly and intricately curated Bento Boxes, elaborate decorations for each holiday? Nope, nope, nope. Although I love to cook a good meal, Martha Stewart I am not. I get a little into Christmas decorating and occasionally get a bit of Pinterest fever for the kids’ birthdays, but overall I’m a bit of a scrooge when it comes to Seasonal Adorableness. I blame my mother. She’s far worse than I am and takes particular pride in this trait of hers. Unfortunately, I have a kindergartner who is delighted by all seasonal decorations. Yesterday morning he woke up, bounded out of bed, and declared it to be “Decorate the House for Halloween” Day. And here I was thinking it was “Eat Bacon for Breakfast and Maybe Fold Some Laundry” Day. But since the small people in this house seem to be in charge, there are now cobwebs in the corners of the playroom, plastic spiders everywhere, and I’m feeling like I should get over myself and festive it up a little bit. Luckily for me, it’s 2017 and Pinterest exists so I can be pretend to be creative without breaking much of a sweat. Here’s a few of the cute ideas I came across to add a little fun to his lunch box this week. Enjoy!
Martha Level: Beginner
Martha Level: Intermediate
These require a little advanced planning and may not be for those of us who find themselves packing lunches 5 minutes before the bus rolls up, but are still pretty manageable. If you’re like me and found some long forgotten cookie cutters shaped like pumpkins, ghosts, and cats at the bottom of the Halloween bucket, you can even take the sandwich up a notch. Thanks to Sweet and Lovely Crafts, Be Different Act Normal, and Little Diary on the Prairie for the ideas!
Martha Level: Expert
Okay, so my classification of these as expert level probably says a lot about me. These are obviously all pretty doable but are a bit too much lunch box commitment for me. (Actually, I’m pretty sure I have both Ritz Crackers and tiny pretzels in the cabinet. Since I’ve managed to work myself up into a Halloween frenzy over here, those spiders might happen). Thanks to Listotic, One Little Project, and Like Mother, Like Daughter for the ideas!