Today, every meal and every snack was fun.
When I was little my mom used to make me Micky Mouse or smiley face pancakes. Breakfast was an ode to her. Generally, I just use a spoon and do the smiley face or Micky Mouse. However, today was special, so I broke out the pastry bag and got fancy. I basically drew the outline first and then filled in the picture. I took requests and ended up with Micky Mouse, a frog, a starfish, a smiley face, an M&M and a rocket ship.
For snack it was a peanut butter and banana caterpillar. This I stole from my friend, Jackie.
For lunch it was an owl sandwich inspired by www.cutestfood.com. Our dinner was also taken from this site.
Afternoon snack was strawberry mice with walnut ears, a frosting tail, mini chocolate chip nose and candy eyes (from Wilton – I got them for Christmas).
Dinner was spaghetti & meatballs.
Finally, dessert was inspired by my mom again. She used to make Jello Jigglers (“finger jello”) for me when I was a kid. The recipe is on the side of the Jello box.
Yum! I love this food post! Did you find that the kiddies were more inclined to eat the food when it was presented in such wildly fun ways?
I have found that it helps. I have also found that having a dip helps. They like to dip. Sometimes I try and find unique ways to serve it up – little bites they can poke with a toothpick or different shapes. One trick I have tried is putting different foods (introducing a few new things) in a muffin tin. I have also done a blindfold taste test. I try and get things they would enjoy so that they trust me. They get to be blindfolded and try and guess what I’ve given them. I guess the main goal is to have them have a healthy relationship with food.
You are so creative! Great ideas. I will have to try them on my charge 🙂
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How cute! I love the little spaghetti and meatball bird’s nest – adorable! Saw you on The 36th Avenue’s link up party today. 🙂
Thanks for checking us out, Jen. This whole blog thing – and thus blog link up parties – is new to me. I’m glad you found something here you found fun. Hope you’ll try it. The owl, especially, is super easy.
I pinned several of these! So adorable! I came over from For the Kids Friday.
Thanks for pinning, Diana! Love for the Kids Fridays. I’m new the blog world, so in the next couple of days I’ll link back to that site for others to get good stuff from. Glad you enjoyed this post. I’ve got a great and easy craft posting tomorrow, so check back in. Thanks!
can’t get over these cute ideas!!! my party blog followers would love to see this. Feel free to share here: http://www.atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html
Thanks for finding me. I’m so glad you liked it. I loved looking at your party ideas too – since throwing parties is one of my favorites. Can’t wait for the birthday parties to roll around. I’m actually doing a shower in just over a week. I may need to link up to you again. Thanks for letting me know about your link party! I’m currently working on creating a link to the link parties. I can grab your button at that time.
I LOVE your nest lunch – that is waaaaaaaay cute!! I am your newest GFC follower. I would love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF LInky Party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties – I know my readers would love this too!!
Have a great weekend,
Hey Beth – It sounds like we have a lot in common. My whole site is my attempt to be more intentional in life…especially with my family. Thanks for sending me a link to your parties. I’ll be sure to join. I’m new at this and still figuring out the buttons and linking people back to my site. I do plan on adding at feature soon though so I can link back. Thanks!
Oh my word those are some AMAZING lunches!! The nest turned out awesome! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html
So stinkin cute! Can’t wait to try the spaghetti and meatballs for my little princess who does not like ‘red sauce’ how did you make the eyes?
Thanks! I received the eyeballs for Christmas from my sister. They’re made by Wilton, so I would think you’d be able to get them at a craft store where cake making items are sold. I’m glad you enjoyed looking at them.
My children saw me reading this post and were sooo excited by all the food. It looks like now I have some cooking to do 🙂
I said in my blog I got a couple of these from http://www.cutestfood.com. Your kids will die if you pull up that site. The kids loved this day, so I hope you try your own.
These are all so cute! What a fun mama you are. I love all the ideas and keep meaning to do Jello with the kiddos and haven’t yet. I am a new follower visiting from Gingersnap Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less
Glad you found me Vicky. I’m going to check out your site too. Have fun.
I just wanted to let you know I featured this at TGIF Linky Party here – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/01/tgif-linky-party-13.html – Feel free to stop by and grab an I was featured button and link up again this week! Thanks for sharing your creativing with all of us!!
Thanks so much, Beth. I’ll grab a button and link up. My power just got back up, so I hope I didn’t miss the party.
Such fun meals!! You are very creative- I’ll have to check out more of your site. I’d love for you to link up to Food Adventure Friday if you’d like! http://teachinggoodeaters.blogspot.com/2012/01/food-adventure-friday-11-playing-with.html
Thanks for your invite. I linked up. Our power has been out, so I haven’t been able to do it until now, but it was fun to look at your site and what you have going.
What a fun idea! It’s the special days like this, that kids remember as the best! Thanks for sharing!
Oh those owls are cute. Everything is so fun. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time’s weekly friday – monday Anything goes linky party.
Love all of the cute things you’ve done, but the spaghetti nest and meatball birds is adorable. I’m going to have to see if I can manage that for my kids. Most of the things I’ve tried in the past I’ve had to explain what it’s supposed to look like. LOL