Monday, June 9, 2014

SPACE....It's cool!

I'm always looking for creative inspiration when it comes to Z's lunches. There are days when my wheels of creativity just aren't spinning. I saw this super cute space lunch from Selena over at How About Cookie and knew I had to copy recreate her awesome lunch. You can see Selena's great lunch HERE. I love how she repurposed the seldom used gingerbread man cookie cutter into a fun astronaut. Selena has an entire series of "gingerbread men on vacation", so stop by her blog and visit. Her blog is awesome, and her lunch making cuteness ability is off the chart.

P.S. Please note the reusable rocket ship themed placemat under today's space lunch. Yes, that's a reusable placemat. Super cute, huh?! The terrific people at Matkins were kind enough to send me one of their fabulous placemats to try out and review. This rocket ship pattern fits perfectly with Z's space lunch, doesn't it? I'm planning another lunch with it soon. Please stay tuned for an upcoming review and giveaway of Matkins in the next couple of weeks.

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In this lunch:
*astronaut shaped peanut butter and strawberry all-fruit spread sandwich- I used a gingerbread man cutter for the astronaut and a piece of Swiss cheese for his helmet. I used black gel icing for his mask.
*Swiss cheese moon
*carrot stars
*apricot half for the sun
*letter shaped crackers spelling out "SPACE"- I lightly colored in the letters with food safe markers to make them stand out.
*all-natural apple sauce with a few star shaped sprinkles
*linked to: Eats Amazing/ Fun Food Friday

I found the cute "It's cool!" cupcake topper at Hobby Lobby, and it quickly found it's way into my shopping cart.

Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch:


  1. This is so cute! I love that you made your own spin on it, the gingerbread man on holiday idea is just wonderful, one of those 'wish I'd thought of that' ideas!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!