9 Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Having five kids forces me to get creative with keeping them busy each day. One of my most favorite ways to do that is to have them help me with decorating the house for each holiday. We decorate for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and even St. Patrick's Day! Why would you NOT add a few rainbows around your home to help brighten your day? {Trust me, they'll make you smile!}Today I have 9 St. Patrick's Day crafts that you can do with your kids that will have your home leprechaun ready in no time! And, there's even a couple crafts for gift-giving and wearing./1/ Rainbow Pots O' Gold - A simple terra cotta pot, a rainbow of paint colors and a bag of candy will make the perfect gift or table place setting!/2/ Lucky Clover Patch - Make this craft now and add a clover each … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Party Food!

I just love the colors that are associated with St. Patrick's Day.  Who doesn't love rainbows, glitter, pots of gold, and lots of greens!?!For your St. Patrick's Day Party this year, how about you serve up these healthier party foods that your guests will love!Menu:Rainbow Vanilla Pudding topped with Homemade Whipped Cream Shamrock Mini Pizzas Rainbow Fruit PlateRainbow Pudding adapted from Kid's Kitchen Ingredients3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup corn starch 1 cup 2% milk 2 cups whole milk 1 egg 3 egg whites 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract gel food coloring (Americolor) - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extractHow-ToStir … [Read more...]

A Sweet St Patrick’s Day

It seems that most holidays get way more sweet treats than others-I love the idea of making St Patrick's Day a little sweeter! While you're making your corned beef, how about adding these special treats in as a dessert and make it a night to remember?The Sweet St Patty's Menu: Mint macaroons with chocolate ganache Irish Creme hot cocoa with mint (there's also a non-boozy version too!) The Irish LassAre you excited? I know I am! Let's talk set up and then get to the recipes!First, I LOVE vintage plates. Any reason to bring them out, I take. It really feels like you're adding a super special touch, but it doesn't take any more energy. I really love these.Next up? Let's cook!The Mint Macaroon (makes about 12 cookies or 6 sandwiches)Don't be intimidated by this … [Read more...]

7 Easy Rainbow Snacks for Kids

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Add a splash of color to your children's snack plate with these fun recipes.Fruit in all of the colors of the rainbow? Wonderful. Fruit in all of the colors of the rainbow on a skewer? Brilliant. Your kids will love this snack after school or anytime.Rice Krispy treats are a tasty treat any day of the year. When you add the colors of the rainbow something magical happens.These Rainbow Gelatin Orange Wedges take a bit of time in preparation. But, the presentation is so much fun!These Chewy Rainbow M&M Cookies are always a hit in my home. Given a choice between a plain old chocolate chip cookie or one with bright and colorful M&M's my kids will always choose the M&M cookie. Always.Wait until you see the … [Read more...]

Leprechaun Chocolate Bark

It's magically delicious!This chocolate bark recipe is such a great way for the kids to get creative in the kitchen and decorate some homemade leprechaun inspired candy. Or how fun would it be to quickly whip this leprechaun chocolate bark and pack it in your kids lunches? I know I'd be excited to have this for a little treat on St. Patrick's Day!Simply round up your favorite white and green sprinkles and decorate to your liking. You can even throw on some edible star sprinkles to make it extra magical!The bark also keeps well at room temperature, even though it probably won't last long because it's so delicious!Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope it's magically filled with chocolate!Leprechaun Chocolate Bark Ingredients2 cups 60% Ghirardelli chocolate chips 1/4 … [Read more...]

Shamrock Fudge for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and there are delicious St. Patrick's Day recipes flying all around the place. This delicious fudge in shamrock green is sure to be a favorite!  Shamrock Green Mint Fudge for Saint Patrick's Day is the perfect fudge to take to a party - or keep for yourself.Shamrock Saint Patrick's Day FudgeShamrock Fudge is an incredibly simple, but super fun and delicious treat.  Minty and chocolatey, and of course, bright green.  This fudge is sure to be a hit wherever you serve it! Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Fudge Ingredients:10 oreo cookies 1 container vanilla frosting 12 ounces white chocolate chips 2 teaspoons real mint extract food coloring (to desired color)Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Fudge Directions:In a food processor, … [Read more...]