I like to spread the theme out for a little bit. My kids like beef stew with a mashed potato "ghost". They also like the Mummy hot dogs. I've also tried blood soup with dead fish: creamy tomato with a fish shaed crackers floating in it. They also liks the science folcrum lever and wheel pasta. This is julieened carrots with ham sticks in a creamy tomato sauce over wagon wheel shaped pasta.
I have a young DD who is more into the dressing up "pretty" like princesses, bumble bees, etc. She adores butterfly pancakes or waffles. Take a pancake or waffle and cut it into quarters. Cut a banana into quarters. Put the banana on a plate and arrange the quartered waffles around the banana, pointy side touching the banana. Then smear of peanut butter. Let the kids decorate the butterfly with assorted fruit. We've used assorted berries, kiwi, halved grapes, crushed pineapple, what ever you have on hand.
I like the desserts that can be made. Nutter butter cookies dipped into melted white chocolate to create ghosts, chocolate sandwich cookies that can be made to look like spiders with the addition of licorice legs, witch sundaes: an upside down ice cream cone, use the pointy end cones. Put a scoop of ice cream in a dish, and little candies for eyes, black licorice hair and an ice cream cone to make the witches hat. I also like to cut the top of orange and put the orange segments into a bowl mix with vanilla ice cream. Decorate the orange with whole cloves to look like a pumpkin fill the orange with 1/2 vanilla ice cream and 1/2 the orange flavored ice cream. It's like an orange cream ice cream bar.
I like to have fun and surprise my crew from time to time.