Fun Halloween Lunch Ideas for Kids
Mummy Hot Dogs and Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas are two simple and fun Halloween Lunch Ideas for Kids. These spooky fun foods are perfect to make with your little ones for Halloween.
Cooking gives kids the perfect outlet for creativity. Eating their art makes it extra fun! Look how much dough my toddler added to his mummy! And the one mummy has a giant eye!
A simple meal that takes only a few minutes but brings the biggest smile to little faces.
Cooking with Kids
It’s been crazy busy in our house this month! We moved to a new house in a city just under 4 hours away. It happened quicker than we expected. My husband had a job opportunity so we decided to make the move. Our kids were excited. Our daughter was thrilled to go back to her old school. But as I’m sure many of you know, moving with 3 kids is a lot of work! And while getting a new place is exciting you’re so tired from packing, lifting etc. unpacking just doesn’t go as quickly as planned. So I keep telling myself, it’ll get done, and life is a balance.
With Halloween this week, we’ve had to make time for festivities. We decorated our new place with harvest decorations. The kids love pumpkins and scented pine cones. 🙂 We went to a Halloween carnival at church, they had so much fun! My 3 year old was beyond excited to have so much candy. “Just one more piece? Can I have candy for breakfast?” Oh man! 🙂
Because of the move, I’ve spent way less time here. I looked back and I’ve only posted once this month! But I’ve decided, unpacking will get done and I need balance. Plus, I just had to share these Fun Halloween Lunch Ideas for Kids before Halloween was over!
We actually made these Mummy Hot Dogs and Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas before we moved. I make these spooky fun foods for the kids every year and I figured with the kitchen almost all packed up it was the perfect opportunity for a super simple meal that brings such excitement to my little ones faces. 🙂
It’s also offers a great opportunity to cook with your kids.
The Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas are the easiest.
Use a pairing knife to cut the face and assemble the quesadilla like normal. I use the Tortilla Land medium sized fresh tortillas. I love that they’re made with only a few ingredients and no other additives. My kids opted for simple cheese quesadillas so they could eat them whole, taking a big bite out of the top of the Jack-o-Lantern but feel free to add your favorite quesadilla ingredients.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Depending on the age of your kids, they can make Mummy Dogs on their own, just with a little adult supervision when it comes to the oven. My daughter just turned 8 so she’s a great helper. Her brothers, 5 and 3, love to help out in the kitchen and with her guidance they made these Mummy Hot Dogs by themselves. It was wonderful to see her teach them how to cut the dough into strips and wrap the hot dogs.
Where do you keep your Spiderman while you cook?
They each wrapped their mummy in their own unique way and they were so excited to eat lunch day — all so proud of their creation. I don’t often buy crescent dough, but it works so well for kid friendly cooking actives like these Mummy Hot Dogs or pigs in a blanket. I think adults like pigs and blanket as much as kids, it’s one of those foods that brings out the kid in all of us. 🙂
My kids really enjoy getting in the kitchen and cooking with me, especially when it’s something they can do on their own. We ate these Mummy Hot Dogs and Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas on two different days but you could make one for lunch and one for dinner. Serve the Mummy Hot Dogs with little cutie oranges. Just use a permanent marker or food grade pen to draw a Jack-o-Lantern face on the peel and you’ve got yourself fun Halloween fruit. 🙂 You could make the Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas smaller and serve them in a “pumpkin patch.” Just cook up some beans, stick the Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas in the beans and sprinkle the “dirt” with cilantro.
What are some of your favorite Fun Halloween Lunch Ideas for Kids? Or any Halloween food? I’d love to hear and I’m sure my kids would love try them!
Looking for fun Halloween desserts try these Chocolate Cheesecake Dirt Cups (they’re rich and chocolaty so they’re fun for kids but enjoyable for adults too!) or for a more formal dessert (but super simple) try this Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
And while we’re in the Halloween spirit why not start the day out with pumpkin too? 🙂 My son loves Pumpkin Cream Cheese English Muffins. The great thing about this breakfast is that pumpkin is really healthy!