Friday, March 11, 2011

St Patrick's Day Ideas

St Patrick's Day is in less than one week? Do you have your green outfit picked out yet? I am finding it's difficult to find an outfit for my 4 year old pink and purple daughter. Do you have the same troubles? Of course, I did always want to wear green because being pinched in elementary school was always embarrassing.

I've seen some very fun ideas in the blogosphere lately. I was never into celebrating St Pat's much beyond green eggs and ham and some green cookies. Sometimes foods dyed green just look so unappetizing. But I've seen some alternative ideas. Why not rainbow themed foods? Go with the leprechaun theme and finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Here are some ideas that I hope to implement next week starting tomorrow. I hope we'll feel up to going to this parade! What about you? What do you do?

I LOVE the look of these pancakes. I want to surprise my children with these when they wake up except that I'll make them leprechaun sized. But did you know what? After her pancakes were featured on some of the major blogs, she got a lot of hits. Great for her blog, right? But she also got a lot of flack for using food coloring in food for her children! Where have I been? I wasn't aware of the harm in that. But then she also got a lot of mean comments which she talks about on this post about the non-biblical view of the rainbow. Well, I fully support her photos and LOVE the idea of feeding my children these lovely rainbow pancakes!

Next up! Green Eggs and Ham!
Try Martha Stewart's easy Hollandaise sauce dyed green. Looks so easy! I am biased to eggs benedcit since I first tried them on my honeymoon at this 5-star resort hotel's room service! Soooo good! Last year I had seen ham with a green colored glaze. Does anyone have a recipe for that?

These are a fun variation of regular Rice Krispie Treats and presented so prettily. Recipe and pics found here.

Another dessert idea. I love the idea of these cupcakes. I might use these for this carnival birthday party too, except with chocolate frosting (though white looks better I just really like chocolate) and rainbow sprinkles.

This is a fun craft for the kids. Then you can always use the pots to help the kids start an herb garden!

Oh, and here's a fun clover leaf garland from Crafting Chicks you can hang for the day!

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