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My goodness, October already? Halloween is definitely my second favorite holiday (Christmas will always be #1), mainly because I never quite grew up and still love to play dress up! Mr. Bento Ninja and I were just talking yesterday about how spirit gum (cosmetic prosthetics adhesive) is something we always have to keep in the house. Do you still dress up? This year I’ll be going as Carmen Sandiego!
Starting on October 1st, we’re all about Halloween – pumpkins, spooky decorations, costumes and of course, our favorite Halloween books! I’m kicking off the month of Halloween lunches with today’s Five Little Pumpkins inspired bento.
In Our PlanetBox Rover
Strawberries and Husk Cherries, with 3 Little Pumpkin food picks
One Little Pumpkin Sandwich, sitting in a “pumpkin patch” lettuce shaped silicone cup and surrounded by golden raisins
Ghost Shaped Apple Slices in a purple silicone cup
Carrot Sticks and Hummus (in the Little Dipper)
One Little Pumpkin Treat Chocolate
If you’re looking for some fun Halloween themed food, definitely make a trip to Trader Joe’s – the adorable little pumpkin shaped chocolate came from there, and they have so many pumpkin shaped (and flavored, if that’s your jam) foods this year!
Husk cherries are also a new find for us – I picked them up from the Farmer’s Market this weekend. They come inside a paper-like husk that you peel away to find the fruit inside. The flavor is very unique and definitely worth trying if you come across them. I’m going to try baking with them soon!