To commemorate fall being in full swing, we decided to dive into the departure-of-summer spirit and give you some ideas to spruce up your cafeteria.
As different demographics celebrate Halloween, harvest and fall festivals in diverse fashions, we’d love to see what sort of tricky treats you have planned for your cafeteria. Be sure to send your photos our way (firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook Page) so we can highlight your unique creativity!
Need a place to start?
Take a look at these simple ideas school nutrition departments have done in the past.
Fun Food Names
Without changing your existing menu cycle, come up with fun creative names to describe your frightening foods. Foods like spooky spaghetti, moonlit milk, howling hummus or creepy corndogs can add a bit of fun to your meals without deviating from your plan one bit!
District permitting, get creative with your attire! Encourage the kitchen staff to dress up or keep it simple with hats, pins or shirts. We certainly do not want you to terrify your kids so generic costumes such as cowboy/girl, doctor, fireman/woman or your favorite cartoon will certainly add some enjoyment to your meal lines. Don’t want to buy a costume? Try putting together a goofy outfit from those decades-old, out-of-style threads that have made a permanent home in the back of your closet.
Transform your average cafeteria to something extravagant! Borders around bulletin boards, orange and black napkins or cotton cobwebs are quick and easy to create and disassemble when the festivities end.
Want to get your kids excited about school nutrition? Get them involved in the decoration process. This can be enjoyable for the students while also taking a load off the kitchen staff.
Have extra apples, cinnamon and pumpkin products laying around? Rather than let it go to waste, try incorporating this fall fares into your current recipes. For those of you who are extra bold, take a look at offering allergy-free spooky snacks and treats.
As I mentioned above, please feel free to share with us any creative ideas of your own that you have incorporated into your cafeteria. Share your phantom photos and scary stories with us at email@example.com or post to our Facebook Page so we can feature you with our fans!
We hope you enjoy your fall festivities!