October 5, 2013

Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

It's almost October, so I wanted to share a fun idea for your next Halloween bash! 


For the past few years we've gone to my best friend Brandi's house to celebrate Halloween and go trick-or-treating. She loves to plan out a Halloween-theme menu. 

Fruit-O-Lanterns I

One year she wanted me to make little orange jack-o-lanterns to fill with fruit salad. She found the cute idea online and sent me a picture. To save time instead of carving out the faces, I used black electrical tape to cut out the faces. I started with the traditional jack-o-lantern face, but then I got creative and made other Halloween characters! My favorites were the black kitty, ghost face, and skeleton face that looked like Tim Burton's character Jack. 






Fruit-O-Lanterns II

Since the fruit-o-lanterns were a huge hit with the kids, the following year I decided to make them again! This time I wanted to actually carve out the faces out of the oranges. First I cut the tops off the oranges. Then my husband, Jimmy helped me scoop out all the orange pulp to hollow them out. Then I drew different faces on the outside of each orange and carved out the faces. I used the tiny saw you get in pumpkin carving kits since the oranges were so small. 







If you want a healthy treat for your next Halloween party, try out these Jack-O-Lantern fruit cups! The kids (and adults too) will love them! 

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