There’s nothing like Halloween to bring out the kid in us all. You’ve gotta love a holiday that’s all about sweet treats, fun group costumes and Pin-worthy scary makeup. If you’re looking to inject some spooky spirit into the days leading up to Halloween, you already know that you need to start with some sweet and savory treats. And, of course, a Halloween cocktail or two as you’re finishing making your costume can’t hurt. But the best way to insert some holiday into your day is with bento lunches full of creepy cuteness. Here are 16 Halloween-themed bento boxes that will give everyone a laugh at lunch.


1. Halloween Picnic Bento: Everyone will freak out at these skull-shaped musubis, with nori eye sockets and stitched grimaces. As if the skulls alone aren’t cool enough, add in bats made of purple ube (so on trend right now!) and Jack O’ Lanterns carved from orange persimmon and the whole box just screams Halloween. (via Adventures in Bento Making)


2. Jack Skellington: We all *HEART* Jack Skellington, because he’s only the most charming Mr. Bones that ever was. Everyone will go crazy for this Skellington bento that looks sophisticated, but is easy peasy to pull off. Just shape rice balls in plastic wrap, then decorate them with bits of nori that you cut using ordinary scissors. (via Bento Monsters)


3. Mummy Bento Halloween Lunch: This bento box takes “wrap” to a whole new level. Even the apple is spiral cut and the egg is sliced, twisted and “mummified.” (via Healthy Kids Bento)


4. Cheerful Jack-o’-Lanterns: This quick and easy bento is jumpstarted by using frozen mini pancakes. Yes, that’s pink cake icing oozing through those happy grins. Breakfast for lunch FTW! (via Bento Anarchy)


5. Easy Halloween Kids Lunch: If you’ve got a few Halloween themed cookie cutters, you can go to town on this week’s lunches. That fave peanut butter sammy tastes so much better when it’s shaped like a bat. (via Glory’s Mischief)


6. Halloween Lunch: Jack-o’-Lantern mandarins, a Baby Bel cheese monster and batty carrot slices make this bento super festive. Pack some extra tangerines and share them with the gang for a healthy Happy Halloween. (via Healthy Kids Bento)


7. BOO Bash Bento: A ghostly Peep makes an extra sweet treat in this boo-tiful bento. Just fill that sammy with protein and you’ve got a perfectly balanced, perfectly proportioned lunch. (via Cookie Cutter Lunch)


8. Halloween Mummies: You can’t help but say “awwwwwwww” when you lay eyes on these mummies in love. But you’ll soon be saying YUM! when you bite into these delicious butter, cheese and ham sammies with extra cheese on top. (via Lilan Mama Obento)


9. Frankenstein Halloween Lunch: Your fave spinach wraps just got a whole lot spookier, thanks to googly eyes, nori hair and some FoodDoodler markings. Bonus: This Frank-themed lunch is delicious and nutritious. (via Healthy Kids Bento)


10. The Nightmare Before Christmas Bento Lunch: Here’s a Skellington bento that couldn’t be easier; all you really need is some black rice and some white rice. Jack’s happy face will make you so nostalgic, you’ll want to stream the animated film *just one more time* while you eat. (via Lunchbox Dad)


11. Halloween Bento: Oh, em, gee — this has to be the most over-the-top Halloween lunch ever. What’s cuter, the rice skulls, mashed squash pumpkin face or *bloody finger* frankfurters? There’s no need to choose faves when you can show them all equal love by cleaning your plate. (via Paradoxoff Planet)


12. Creepy Halloween PlanetBox: Break out that skull and bones ice mold and turn ordinary bread into a spook-tacular sammy. Add some salsa and homemade chips and this bento is dunk-a-licious. (via Wendolonia)


13. Boo and Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Bento: Get ready for a fit of the giggles when everyone sees this little pair of rice-ball pals. Pro tip: The pumpkin gets his color from a dab of orange deco furikake. (via Little Miss Bento)


14. Healthy Halloween Lunch Box Ideas: This one’s for y’all who like the gross-out treats at Halloween — you know who you are! Smoked salmon makes a realistically fleshy sandwich filling, but the gummy worm is the star of this ghoulish show. (via Sugar, Spice and Glitter)


15. Halloween Witch Bento: It wouldn’t be Halloween without a sexy witch; especially this one with long, flowing udon tresses. But it’s her little ham and mushroom broomstick that’s to die for! (via Little Miss Bento)


16. Día de los Muertos: Dress your skull head sandwich with some colorful radish eyes and upside-down heart nose and you’ve got a perf calavera-themed lunch. This bento box is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. (via Organized Bites)

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