St. Patrick’s Day Fun! 15 ideas to do with your kids.

It’s pretty clear that we like to have fun with every holiday and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. So, whether you are having a party or just looking for ideas to do with your kids, we have some fun ideas for you to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.

Last year I made my girls these shirts. Click here to see this year’s shirts as well as a download for this template. Or click here to see our burlap stenciled pillows to see how to make the shirts below.  

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For breakfast I made them rainbow waffles and green milk.

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Then I sent them on a treasure hunt using these cute Shamrocks from The Crafting Chicks. {free printable}

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At the end of their treasure hunt they found these simple ‘pots of gold’. I found the glittered baskets at the dollar section at Target. The tags were also from the The Crafting Chicks.

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I like to change things up a bit and keep the kids on their toes, so this year I thought it would be fun to make them this simple breakfast. This is from Thoughtfully Simple. Free printable as well.

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And because my kids love any sort of treasure hunt, I found these cute printables for a treasure hunt from Oopsey Daisy.

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And because this just makes me laugh, I may have to add this to the hunt. This is from Differentiated Kindergarten.

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Here are two ideas to put in your pot of gold at the end of your treasure hunt. The M&M’s idea is from It Is What It Is and the rainbow Twizzlers idea is from Our Best Bites.

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Here are some other fun ideas.

Rainbow pancakes found at I am Baker.

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Rainbow cupcakes also found at Our Best Bites.

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Make green popcorn using Kool-Aid. What? So cool!

This recipe was found on Tasty Kitchen.

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This would be fun for a party! I found this on Pinterest and there was no link back to a website. Looks easy enough to make!

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If you are celebrating, don’t forget to check out our free St. Patricks Day Printables. Click on the images below to take you to the post to download the free printables.

Print on burlap.

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Print on paper (8×10 and 5×7 printables).

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Enjoy~

Jenny & Jess

March Mantle

 

It should be pretty obvious to all of our faithful followers that Jenny and I LOVE to decorate for the seasons and we LOVE to come up with very inexpensive ways to do so! Some of my favorite ways to decorate are with flowers, printables, and things that I already have on hand! My March mantle is very simple and I didn’t really have to buy anything new, just added a couple extra touches!

I don’t usually do a bunch of decoration for St. Patrick’s Day. I LOVED Jenny’s Printable so OF COURSE I added that to my mantle, you can find that here  and then I found another one on Pinterest (OF COURSE!) that I loved too! Who says you can’t do 2 printables? Or 3 or 4? Or maybe even more? Well…actually, let’s stop at 2 for now. This printable thing MIGHT get out of hand at some point (at least if they are in the same room, on the same mantle!). I already had a couple little flower bundles hanging around that I have used in the past for various decorative purposes so I decided to next try my hand at a Pinterest project that I had my eye on for while!

Remember this photo? I talked about doing this vase in my dollar store vase make over post here.

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Well I had an extra dollar store vase lying around and the last time I was in Michaels, they happen to have their Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint on clearance for about $5.99 plus I had an extra 20% off coupon so I got it dirt cheap (please don’t ask me to do the math here, I am the WRITER, MR. Plum Adorable is the Math Man- he could whip that up in his head no problem, I would be sitting here STILL figuring it out with my calculator and a dumb look on my face and I’m ok with that- I know my strengths!) So like I was saying- CHEAP! They used white spray paint above but I thought the frosted glass would look cool!

And this is all I needed to make it happen Cap’n!

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Next step was to add those bad boys (the rubber bands that is!) any which way I wanted!

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SO I took it out back and sprayed away, took a couple coats and about an hour to dry and then this was the finished product!

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And here it is on my mantle with my fun Printables and flowers too!!

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I kind of LOVE that vase and those flowers!! They are making me SO EXCITED for Spring! I hear it is eventually going to make an appearance. I have high hopes! Did I mention that school was 2 hour delayed start on Tuesday due to SNOW!!?? IN MARCH!!???? I’m gonna just keep looking at my pretty vase and flowers and keep hoping and praying for SPRING!!!

~JESS

Free Printable for 2 inch blocks {St. Patricks Day}

Don’t forget to sign up for Blue Skies & Butterflies giveway here!

 I’m not Irish, but KISS me anyway!

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Here is a fun printable to put on 2 inch blocks.

If you ARE Irish, then you can just cut out KISS ME!

Click HERE to download.

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Click below for more free printables for 2 inch blocks.

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~Jenny

Print on burlap & citrus filled jars {free Printables}

Last day to sign up for the giveaway! Click HERE to enter!

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Doesn’t that just make you smile?

It’s so ‘springy’ I love it!

I went through a coffee stand the other day and someone brought the barista these adorable mason jars filled with tulips.

LOVE. THEM.

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The barista and I started talking about all the fun ideas you could do with these. Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits…hmm, what else?

Since St. Patty’s Day is coming up I decided to make one with limes. I’m pretty sure whoever made the ones above just stuffed the lemons in them and then put the flowers in between. But I thought, what if you put a piece of pvc pipe in your jar first?

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I actually made this printable last year and put it out around St. Patty’s Day, but now that we have this blog I can share it with you.

For something a little different I thought it would be fun to print it on burlap. Did you know you could print on burlap? It’s really easy.

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Of course it’s just as cute on paper.

I know you love the limes as much as I do. 

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I’ve made two sizes for you to choose from.

For best results print on a quality matte paper on an ink jet printer.

 

Click on the image below to download the 5×7 print.

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Click on the image below to download the 8×10 print.

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I will be back in a few days with a free St. Patty’s Day printable for your 2 inch blocks!

~Jenny

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