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We celebrated Halloween, Gryffindor-style in this year. Scout had her heart set on being Hermione since early spring. And, as both my hubby and I are big Potter fans, it was great fun for us, too.
Here she is ready for school, her trusty Planetbox “Rover” on her shoulder. Hermione carries a PlanetBox, naturally. She’s one smart cookie that cares about our planet. And, here’s what’s inside.
A Trader Joe’s Salted Crunchy Peanut Butter and Trader Joe’s Organic Raspberry Fruit Spread sandwich on Alpine Valley Organic Honey Whole Wheat Bread features the Gryffindor house crest. That’s another cutter from Warpzone Prints. The sandwich sits on a few purple gem lettuce leaves from Trader Joe’s. The little Cutie Tangerine, I free-handed with the tip of my paring knife. Those are concord grapes underneath it. Yum! And, the mint leaves and stem made for handy pumpkin vines. Of course, Tony’s Fine Foods’ “Boo Chips” made an appearance. They were in her Welcome to Hogwart’s lunch last year, too. A mix of black olives and orange Trader Joe’s Mini Heirloom Tomatoes add a little seasonal flair. A Royal Icing Skull from Wilton lends a Death Eater vibe to the center spot.
We dig doing the family themed costume. When Scout wanted to be Peter Pan, her Dad was Captain Hook, and I was the crocodile…her dog, Booker, was Tink. Last year, Scout went as Little Red Riding Hood, I was the wolf, and my husband was Granny. This year, he went as Syrius Black. The best part of this costume…other than his ruggedly handsome look…is that the outfit is made from a sweatsuit and men’s shirt from Walmart. Of course, it’s heavily distressed and has about a pound and a half of acrylic paint applied to it. Huzzah for years spent working in a theatre. I “tatted” him with a Klutz Face Painting kit I bought six years ago. Seriously, money well spent. From last minute costumes to “Whoops, the face painter has to leave the party, I’ll paint you when you get home”, this kit has saved my bacon countless times.
I was Madam Hooch, the Quidditch Coach. My only regret is that I didn’t think of dressing our Chihuahua mix, Booker, as Dobby, the House Elf until the day after. That might happen yet. He’s got the ears for it.
Now it’s time to Hopimus Bloggius! Wave your wand and tap the “Button That Lived” below to transport yourself to Blame It on the Bento…no floo powder needed.
Not pictured is Scout’s cloth napkin, peppermint EO hand sanitizer and an insulated Klean Kanteen of ice water. I use two different ice packs to keep Scout’s lunch at a safe temperature. A sheet of Cryopak Flexible Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes goes underneath her lunch, and a PlanetBox Cold Kit travels in the mesh pocket of the case. And, everything…and, I mean everything, gets labeled with one of Scout’s Mabel’s Labels.
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