A Fun Halloween Meal for the Kids: Puking Pumpkins

I’m totally having fun with this whole fun food for dinner Saturday night. I love seeing my kid’s faces when I put their plate on the table. I love hearing “no way. Great job, Mom.” It makes my entire day!

And how could I not make this for Halloween?!?! I’m not sure where I saw it. A Heart Full of Love made stuffed pepper jack ‘o lanterns but they were a little different.  Taste of Home also did something similar, but different.  But I knew my kids would love this idea.  I mean really, which wouldn’t love a pumpkin barfing up spaghetti???  My son had me “fill ‘er up” four times!
They were really easy.  We used orange peppers and carved little faces in them.  Then we made spaghetti and filled them up.  Take a fork or a knife and pull some of the noodles out through the mouth.  And voila!  Puking pumpkins.

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  1. Stinkin’ cute!!

  2. Great idea!!! I’m loving all your halloween ideas! Here Halloween is not huge like there but I love this party! I’ll try to make it, but I never saw orange peppers here 🙁 maybe I’ll try with little pumpkins 😉
    Have a great weekend!

  3. That is awesome!!!!

  4. This is cracking me up! You are indeed the coolest of mothers!

  5. Lol…. That’s one funny meal!

  6. Erin, I think you have enough cute ideas for a book. I would buy it!

  7. I just found your site today and LOVE all of your cool ideas. Fantastic.

  8. Hi Erin,
    I am a kid at heart, can I have one? These are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. How fun! What a cute dinner. Love it!!

  10. Great fun for the kids 🙂

  11. What a fun idea for my grnadkids!!

  12. Ha ha, too funny!

  13. That is AWESOME! Totally made me smile!! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link up at my TGIF Linky Party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties

  14. ah, you amaze me! I so love seeing all the fun food ideas you come up with! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. Hope to see you this week –


  15. How fun! I will be doing this for Halloween lunch this year 🙂

  16. Georgia Beckman says:

    TOTALLY doing this for Halloween! Fantastic. We’re letting our granddaughter have a Halloween party & this is perfect for the main course.

  17. Erin, this is hilarious. I wish Halloween wasn’t over so I could make these! Next year! This is coming from someone who flat out has a vomit phobia and doesn’t even have children to make these for, but I think they’re funny/cute and my husband would be very amused 🙂


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