Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Lunch - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

We love the different books based on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  Currently, we are having fun with the Halloween version featuring an old lady who swallowed a bat.  While I was grocery shopping (convenient timing!), the idea of making a special lunch based on the book popped into my head.

In the book by Lucille Colandro, the old lady swallows a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard.  Here is what I made:
  • I used a bat cookie cutter to cut a bat out of bread and then spread Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread on the bat shaped bread.  The red eyes are icing.
  • The owl is a piece of bread cut into an owl shape with peanut butter, white icing, chocolate chips, and a piece of candy corn on top.
  • I do have a cat cookie cutter but decided to just serve cat whiskers (pretzels).
  • The ghost was cut out of bread with a cookie cutter and the bread was topped with plain cream cheese and raisin features.
  • The goblin is a spinach leaf with raisin eyes and a dried cherry mouth.
  • I used my kitchen shears to cut a bone shape out of a marshmallow.
  • For the wizard, I cut a star out of a piece of cheese and placed it on a pretzel stick to make a wand.


  1. So creative - I am sure everyone enjoyed this special snack!

  2. Cute! I bet everyone thought this was a fun lunch!
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

  3. Your snack is adorable! And we'll have to look for that book!

  4. What a cute snack! We'll have to get that book.

  5. Completely unrelated to your post, but the Amazon widget at the top reminded me I need to get the new Rick Riordan book............
    And your lunches are yummy as always.