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St Patricks Day Decor

St Patricks Day Decor

St Patricks Day Decor

Celebrate St Patricks Day at home by adding some fun decors that will spread some luck of the Irish. This St Patricks Day Decor is perfect for your Irish party and is super easy to make with kids. The great thing about this craft is that you can assemble this by using pre-made craft items or make the materials from scratch. Remember the important thing in making craft is to be creative in using materials that you already have so you don’t really have to spend much. Not only is making crafts a great bonding time activity for parents and children, but for sure this will also make this holiday more fun for the family.Continue reading

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

irish corned beef and cabbage recipe

In my family, corned beef and cabbage is a favorite dish to serve for St. Patrick’s Day. I grew up in central PA where sometimes we do things a little different. We have always made our corned beef and cabbage with canned corned beef. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I even knew that corned beef could be bought in the fresh meat department at the grocery store and just means that the cut of beef was cured with salt crystals called corns. Sad isn’t it? I still have never made this dish any other way. I know it may sound a little strange but it makes a delicious hearty stew. My family loves this Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe.

ingredients for making corned beef cabbage and potatoes

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe


Head of cabbage, chopped

2 cans corned beef

5-6 large potatoes, peeledand  diced

4 cups water

Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic to taste

Put all ingredients in a large soup/stew pot. Bring to a boil. Boil until potoatoes and cabbage are tender (about 15-20 min). Simmer as long as you like, serve hot. You could also make this dish in a crockpot.

bowl of corned beef and cabagge recipe

Just in case you really want to feel like you are dining in central Pennsylvania, you should have some crusty bread with homemade apple butter to go along with your Corned Beef and Cabbage. Oh and you should eat the leftovers for day and days and days until no one wants Corned Beef and Cabbage until next year. Happy St. Patricks’s Day! Don’t forget to wear green, you don’t want to get pinched.

I hope you enjoy this recipe that is one of our family’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions. We like to have fun and what better fun is there than good food, good friends, and great family fun. And since there is a little bit of Irish in everybody, please share with us some of your recipes, superstitions, or activities.

easy corned beef recipe

Also try this Easy Corned Beef Recipe!

Read out tips on buying corned beef, do you choose point cut or flat cut.

Check out these 12 Fun St Patricks Day Kids Crafts

Kid Jello Recipes: St Patricks Day Treat

Kid Jello Recipes

I love to cook with my kids. I especially like when I can make something quick and easy with them. I know that kid jello recipes are both yummy and tasty. I also know as a mom whose kids go to a nut free school that nut free school treats are necessary.  I also know that time is of the essence so we decided to make this cute St. Patty’s day party themed cup.

kid jello recipesThis is a jello recipe that kids can make . It is also a nut free option for a school treat for st. patty's day.


  • Jello cups
  • Rolos
  • marshmallows
  • toothpicks
  • whip cream


kid jello recipes

Open up your jello cup then stack a couple of clouds (marshmallows on the toothpick (you could use a straw)

kids st patty's day recipes

Cut the fruit roll up in strips. Then fold them in half. You can add extra clouds with the whip cream. The rolo is the pot of gold.

kid jello recipeskid jello recipes

kid jello recipesThis is a jello recipe that kids can make . It is also a nut free option for a school treat for st. patty's day.

Prepare fun stuff for St. Patrick’s Day, check out these:

How to make glowing cupcakes

How to make cupcake frosting glow

glow int he dark cupcakes


I wanted to make a recipe that even my nine year old son would think was cool. When I made this glow in the dark frosting  I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted good and was really simple to do. I was upset that I didn’t know about this chemical reaction earlier because I am positive I could have made this recipe more famous while attending college but anyway I figure sharing it on the internet would be a great way to make sure others get to enjoy the glow in the dark cupcakes.

glowing cupcake ingredients

Ingredients need to make cupcake frosting glow:

Frosting any vanilla or white kind will do

Tonic water

Green or orange jello depending on the taste you wish to achieve

a black light … you will not be able to see the glow without one of these. I bought mine on amazon. You can do the same Black light <—–  or my kids wanted this black light flash light

How to make cupcake frosting glow

how to make frosting

Pour jello in a bowl add 1/3 cup of tonic water

how to make cupcake frosting

Then you will stir the jello

neon food

Place the mixture in an icing bag and mix it. Leave some tonic water and jello to spread on top.

Making frosting for cupcakes

Make sure you fully ice your cupcakes

Glow in the dark cupcake

Turn off the light and on the black light… mix up the jello and tonic water again

glow in the dark cupcakes

Repaint the cupcakes to achieve the color you want! Then enjoy your new neon rocking cupcakes.

If you like cooking with kids check out our series! Easy Kid Recipes


easy neon

glowing cupcake

March 17, 2013

St Patricks Day Centerpiece Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

I am a Mother and everything I do seems to revolve around my little girls and my Son. My oldest daughter’s birthday is March 17, 2013 and I always try to do something special for her and this year I am getting her and the 4 year old help me make a center piece for her party!

The step by step instructions for St Patricks Day Centerpiece are as follows:

Materials we used

  • 1 bag of mini snickers (Gold wrappers)
  • 1 bag of kisses with almonds
  • 1 bag of Rolos
  • 1 bag of skittles
  • Shamrock garland
  • Styrofoam
  • Vase
  • Hershey bars
  • Other candies for bouquet
  • Shish kabob skewers
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

First we cleaned the vase and allowed it to dry. Then I had the girls to take some of the snickers, rolos, and kisses and place them in the bottom of the vase. Once we had what we thought was enough to make the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow we then opened the bag of skittles and dumped them in! Because the vase was a bit much bigger than I thought it was we had plenty of room left at the top so I used the garland to fill in the top. You could also use marshmallows here to make clouds but we opted not too because we were making a bouquet as the final piece. Next I cut a piece of Styrofoam to fit in the top of the vase to securely hold my skewers in place, Lesson learned I should have painted it to blend in with the center piece but I did not on this one. Now comes the part that an adult or older child will need to do. Take your Hershey candy bars and open the flap in the back, place a small bead of hot glue and then stick your skewers in place. Once you have the candy bar in place you can add a small dot of glue onto the flap to hold the flap closed. Once you have this you can start to fill in your center piece. I allowed my 8 year old to do this part with my supervision because the skewers have an extremely sharp point on one end. Once she had the candy in like she wanted it, we took the remainder garland and pulled it through the center piece to give it filler!

Above is a photo of my 8 year old holding her centerpiece that we will use at her party and then she gets to enjoy the treats and share with her friends.

Thanks Jennie Blizzard M. for this guest post!

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