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Easter inspiration 2014

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to visit and this year I haven’t made any Easter-themed lunches and snacks.

We were lucky to be able to spend two weeks in the sun in Marsa Alam, Egypt and I really enjoyed having time off from meal preparation. Also having come back home just a week ago I’ve been making the most of my time with Nicholas before he starts preschool full-time after Easter (this has involved lots of playing and dancing together with not that much thought for food!).

Oh, and there’s been lots of questions about how big the Easter Bunny is, a bit of disbelief when I admit I’ve never seen him and then a slight concern about how he gets in the house – questions I wasn’t prepared for. What do your little ones ask about Easter?

Anyway, if you’re looking for some last minute inspiration, here are some of my favourites with a couple of my efforts from last year thrown in.

Happy Easter!

EasterJill, over at Meet the Dubiens, has created the cutest plate of chicks in their nest. Check out her wonderful website for other adorable Easter food.

Bento, Monsters Easter Chick BurgerMing, who blogs at Bento, Monsters, has come up with a wonderful Easter twist on a simple cheese burger.

EasterLittle Miss Bento has turned Japanese curry buns into a nest of cute chicks.

Lunarbell Lunch Easter BasketSarah, who is Lunarbell Lunch on Instagram, has made the most adorable Easter basket.

And some of my efforts from last year:

Easter chicks

Easter chicks

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny

Easter egg snacking plate

Easter egg snacking plate

You can find some more inspiration from my Easter round-up post last year.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter.


Halloween Inspiration

It’s almost Halloween and this year I’ve created hardly any spooky dishes for Nicholas. If you’re also in need of some inspiration, why not check out some of my favourite bloggers. I’m sure there’s something for everyone!

Halloween bentoMichelle, of Creative Fun Food, made the most adorable Frankenstein lunch with just a few ingredients. Also check out her wonderfully simple but effective ghostly cheese and crackers, and her easy ghost pancakes.

Halloween bentoI love Lunchbox Dad’s movie themes and his ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ bento, complete with Oogie Boogie, is no exception!

Halloween A super simple and super cute snack idea is Jill’s (from Meet the Dubiens) jack o’lantern fruit cups.

HalloweenBento Monsters’ cute ghost is almost too adorable to eat. Ming uses crepes and egg sheets to create her ghosts, and there are so many possibilities for what to put underneath them.

From possible the cutest to the scariest…

HalloweenMr Meatloaf Head, created by Jo of Jojoebi Designs, would be perfect for a Halloween party. Just look at those googly eyeballs and all the severed fingers!

For more inspiration, read last year’s round-up of my favourite Halloween creations, as well as check out my Halloween Tasting Plate and Spider Web Soup.

spider web carrot and lentil soup

Spider web carrot and lentil soup

Spooky tasting plate

Spooky tasting plate