Pumpkin cupcakes, ghostly bananas and frankenstein pasta - OH MY!

This isn't really a wordy post, I just wanted to show all my readers what fun stuff we've been sending our little girl off to preschool with.

Pear's a pretty big fan of all things bean, so we packed her some Frankenstein pasta with black beans for hair and smile and chick peas for eyes! We used a natural food dye we purchased at a local health foods store to give our noodles a green hue. Then we threw some chocolate chips into some strawberry slices for some really red-eye berries! 

Because it's preschool, the kiddies are still allowed to bring their own treats for their classroom parties. We don't like our little one to feel left out because we're a cruelty-free family, so these pumpkin ghost cupcakes were the perfect compliment for our dairy and egg free, but still fun, requirements. I'm pretty sure the teachers enjoyed a few of these as well! (Because really, who can make just one cupcake?)

For Pear's last Halloween-themed lunch, I used a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter for the bread and then my exacto knife (originally purchased to cut through fondant) to cut out the eyes and mouth. Surprisingly easy AND ridiculously cute. We cut off the ends of a banana (don't worry her bubby ate the middle part!) and added some mini Enjoy Life chocolate chips to bring the ghost nanas to life. 

I love love love seeing the cute things parents do with their children's food. Not only does it look good, but it tastes good too. Which, in any kids eyes, is a win-win! 

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  1. This is such an adorable idea! Our little one is only one but I can't wait to do this stuff too!

  2. So cute!
    I made pumpkin( yup vegan, but don't ask don't tell) muffins for my daughter's party. They ate them all up and my daughter proudly announced that her mom made cake! My mom's heart melted!

    1. Pumpkin is like the king of all maskers! I'm telling you I could mix ANYTHING with pumpkin and our little ones will gobble it up! Good for you and your daughter!