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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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St Patricks Day Water Bottle Craft

St Patricks Day

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Do you have family and/or friends that live out of town but you still would like to send them a personalized gift? How about making a water bottle craft? It is easy, fun, and don’t take a lot of time or money to make. You can get creative and have fun and you can let the kids get involved and help with this craft.

I made a St. Patrick’s Day water bottle to show you how easy it is. My niece’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day so I decided that I would give this bottle to her for her birthday. See just how flexible this craft can be?

I just happened to have a green water bottle so with this being for St. Patrick’s Day I decided to go with this one, but you can use any water bottle – just drink the water (or other bverage), wash it out real good, and take the label off. Then go shopping :-). Find items that will fit into your bottle – note the different sizes of the tops of bottles and what will fit inside them. Once you get your items into your bottle, just seal it up and you can make a label to go on it.

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Cinnamon Roll Recipe: Shamrock Style

Shamrock Cinnamon Roll Recipe

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This Shamrock Cinnamon Roll Recipe is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!

Delight them “Irish Style” when they wake up on St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock shaped cinnamon rolls. This recipe adds a twist to the traditional cinnamon roll and makes it unique and fun. Plus who doesn’t like waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls in the morning.

Ingredients

2 cans Great Value Cinnamon Rolls with icing

 

Shamrock Cinnamon Roll Recipe Directions

Unroll the Great Value Cinnamon rolls.

Take the first cinnamon roll and start rolling the ends toward the middle (it will resemble a heart) . When the spirals look the same, pinch the dough one half of the roll then start rolling the dough from the unrolled end to form a matching spiral. When each spiral looks the same, pinch the dough between the two spirals to make a point at the bottom.

Repeat with two more rolls.

Arrange the heart shaped rolls into a shamrock shape on your cookie sheet.

Take 1 Cinnamon Roll to use for stems and cut off a small piece. Place under the heart shaped rolls.

Repeat with remaining Great ValueCinnamon Rolls.

Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from oven and glaze with included frosting.

*I love cooking with the Great Value Cinnamon Rolls. They have the same quality as Name Brands but for a fraction of the cost*

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Grown-up Green Eggs and Ham

Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

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I still remember being in 1st grade and reading Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. I could probably recite most of the book if I was inclined to try but I do digress. I also remember the day they made us try Green Eggs and Ham. I was not an adventurous kid and did not like to try new things. My mom learned the hard way once with Pierogies.  However, surrounded by class mates I was not going to be the only one not trying it. I soon realized that it tasted the same as regular eggs and ham. Now that I am older my palate is slightly more expanded and I want more flavors with dishes. I have amped up my recipe so that I get the flavor but it is not too much to turn off for my children.

Grown-Up Green Eggs and Ham!

 

Ingredients

8 eggs

1 can spinach, drained  (You could also use fresh spinach)

1 cup ham (diced)

1 tsp butter/margarine (you may also substitute cooking spray)

½ cup mozzarella cheese

Green Eggs and Ham Directions

In a medium bowl, wisk eggs together.

In a separate bowl mix together chopped ham and spinach

Preheat a medium skillet and melt butter to coat the bottom of the pan.

Pour in egg mixture to pan and cook as you would for scrambled eggs

In a small skillet heat up the ham mixture till it is warm.

Combine the ham mixture with the egg mixture and top with cheese.

Remove from heat and serve with toast.

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St Patricks Day Centerpiece Sweet Pot of Gold

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

My usual bonding time with my 6 year old son usually involves running around, playing basketball or other sports but this week I decided to do something different just like doing some craft for St Patricks Day. I asked him and he said that he loves coloring, balloons and sweets so we decided to combine it all together and make a St Patricks Day Centerpiece.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Materials:

  • Papers in white, green, black and yellow colors.
  • Sticks
  • Balloons
  • Ribbons
  • Chocolate Gold Coins
  • Green Candies/Sweets
  • Small Container

 

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

You can use any small container for this project. If you don’t have a green one, you can just wrap the outside part with a green colored paper. For this project, my son own a small green sand pail so we decided to use it.

Tie a black ribbon (black paper will also do) around the container. Add a small square yellow paper with cut out square inside to serve as a buckle design. The container will look like it has a leprechaun’s belt.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Draw a rainbow on a white paper. I traced the rainbow and then asked my son to add the colors. This is a great way to teach your little ones the colors of the rainbow.

Cut out the rainbow and glue a stick at the back.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Place several paper linings inside your container. In my project I lined it with black and green paper. Then I placed some crumpled black paper inside.

Add the rainbow.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Add balloons on a stick. I decorated it with some curled ribbons.

Place the chocolate gold coins inside.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Draw and cut out some shamrocks and leprechaun’s hat.  Then place a stick at the back of each. It will look nicer if you’re going to make them in different sizes.

Also, you can cut the sticks in different lengths so when you place them in the container your designs are of different heights. This makes it look more interesting.

Of course, to make the centerpiece sweet, don’t forget the treats. Place your sweets on a stick.

And you’re done!

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

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March 7, 2013

St Patricks Day Lucky Shamrock Sprouts

Lucky Shamrock Sprouts

Shamrock-sprouts

Isn’t this Shamrock Sprouts from Housing a Forest super cool? This is a  fun project that you can make with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day, not only will you have fun time doing this with them, you’ll also teach them how to take care of plants and cultivate their green thumbs.

For the instructions on how to make shamrock sprouts, check out Housing a Forest!

shamrock sprouts

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DIY St Patricks Day Shirt

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St Patricks Day Centerpiece Sweet Pot of Gold

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St Patricks Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap!

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