Bentolicious #143
Kids' Halloween costume party idea is for today's bento. I made 1 vampire boy, 1 frankenstein boy, and 1 devilish girl. One more Halloween theme bento to go for tomorrow which I don't have any idea yet what to make for the last one. Next month my kids will start an extra math lesson (twice a week) called Sakamoto method. Basically they will be given some worksheets to do with story, then they will have to solve the problem. I love this method and I think both kids will get benefits from the extra math lesson especially Audrey who will sit in the national examination next year. School here are much more competitive now and every subject is getting harder every year. Andrew loves to do math worksheets so this will be fun for him as well. For me, I will have to do more jobs on driving and waiting hehehe ... :D Inside the box : rice, sauteed small scallops with lemon grass & ginger sauce, quail eggs, steamed broccoli, and cat shapes carrots.
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I love the costume party! What a great idea. I wish the schools here in the US were a little more competitive, our kids could use some extra math.

@OhayoBento : Thanks a lot Heather! Math and Science are the 2 top subjects here. So no wonder Indonesia won Math and Science olympics a couple of times :)

Oh, I love the costume party idea! They are all so cute - frankenstein is adorable. :)

Hi Lia! Oooohhhh I really miss your bentos, I've been kinda busy this past few days and I don't even get the chance to peek at your wonderful creations. Now this is something, 3 cute halloween characters in 1 colorful bento, love it!!! Anyway, how is your daughter? Keep those bentos coming! Have a nice weekend! :D

So cute looking! I loved the way you used the different picks! Very creative and smart ^_^
Hope the kids will enjoy the "extra" math lessons, supposed to be fun right?

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou! Hope your kids will have a wonderful costume party on Halloween :)

@Rio : Thanks a lot Rio! My daughter's hand is getting better but still need to be careful. Hope the full recovery will be quick for her :)

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian! I just too lazy to make small details so whenever I got a matching food pick, I just use it hehehe ... Kids actually asked me to join the extra math lesson so I hope this will be fun and usefull for them. Audrey asked to join draw manga class but I will let her join next semester :)

This bento is adorable. It reminds me of vintage illustrations of kids books. I love it! Esp that little vampire with the 2 tiny teeth! Talk about details..

This is why asia is so far ahead of north america in terms of school and smarts. So much more focus on studying.. I think if you were to move here, your kids would end up in high school already. lol. They are way advanced. Have a super day Lia!

Those cute little vampire boy, frankenstien boy and devilish girl look so happy not scary at all ;DD

@Chantale : Thanks a lot Chantale! Each country has a different approach and focus on studying. EQ is very important too besides IQ. And many schools here have adapted that too from west countries. Hope you have a great day too :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann!

I love all three costumes!

ahhhh sooooo lovely cute costum bento concept ^^.

how bout your migrant mba lia?

this is soooo cute. great details and colour too! love it! =)

@SIG : Thanks a lot!

@3snahousedesign : Migraine gone already, thanks for asking Esna!

@anna2003 : Thanks a lot Karen!

I really truly admire your creativity and patient to make these! Not only this one, but also other bentos you made are amazing!

Super super super cute bento!!! Love it!!

Very suitable. What a great idea with the Halloween costume kids. It looks so cute :D

Love the little details Lia! You should design costumes for real :o) Good luck for the kids; it's hard when things get so competitive. Here too, the kids have to know more at an earlier age than when I was I school. Sigh. At least this class sounds fun and interesting!

Oh wow, this is amazing! So colorful and kid-friendly. Did you use egg sheet for it all? How on earth do you get the colors so bright, that is fantastic!! You should post a tutorial!! I would be glued to it and following on your every word haha. Once again: GREAT job. I love your work!

@Tiffany Yang : Thanks a lot Tiffany! Enjoy so much making bento. It's fun for me and for the kids too :)

@Just a MOM : Thanks a lot Lin!

@Mokiko : Thanks a lot Mokiko!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! I should learn how to sew first from you hahaha ... I remember when I was a kid there was no playgroup, I went to school from kindergarten level. But my kids went to 'school' from 2 years old. And when I read Audrey's math and science books, oh my, so much more advanced than my 5th grade :)

@Kelly Polizzi : Thanks a lot Kelly! Yes, I used egg sheets for this bento. I posted the tutorial on how to make a smooth egg sheet before. You can check it under Tips category. Hope that will be helpful and have fun with it :)

Brilliant idea, had so much fun examining all the cool details here, Lia! The carrot kitties and smiling party-goers are awesome in a cheerful bento full of lovely color!

Sooo beautiful and love all the details. I agree with Sheri, you can design costumes for real.
Chinese school here are much more competitive, kids have to attend few tuition classes most of the time. Pity them.

oh, i love all of colourful yet so well-balanced bento.

you are really the master.. you should really publish your own bento book..

I will be the first one to get it..haha

That is the cutest vampire boy, frankenstein boy, and devilish girl that I've ever seen! I can't help smiling back to them! :D
Happy Halloween to you and family and have a great weekend yeah!

WOW!!! They are so AWESOME!!! Really love all your bentos! :)

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Found kitty cutter in my box so that saved me a lot of time ;)

@Emily Ng : Thanks a lot Emily! I don't want to push extra lesson to much to the kids unless they really want it :)

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Bobo for your kind words! Not a master lah ... Just love bento :)

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! We don't celebrate Halloween in our family. I will be surprised if someone knocking in our door shouts trick or treat hehehe :D

@Yeapies : Thanks a lot Yeapies!

very cute!!! as always :D

@Sysyl : Thanks a lot Sysyl!

Yay! I can comment now .. but I don't know what to say other than THAT IS ONE AWESOME BENTO AND I WISH I LIVE OR WORK NEAR YOU :D

@Jun : Thanks a lot Jun! Please move over hahaha :D

OMG those are the cutest! You truly have some amazing talent, I am always inspired by you ^_^

Awwww, they are sooo cute! But my most favorite is the devilish girl :D. I love the carrot cats too, simply beautiful :D

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot Steph! I learned a lot too from all bento friends including you. Happy to share the same passion for bento :)