Thursday, March 15, 2012

Handcrafted Holiday - Last Minute St Patrick’s Day links/ideas/fun!!!

St Patrick’s Day was a favorite of my mom’s when I was little.  Up until I was 23, March 17th was the ONLY time I ate meat.  I looked forward to my mom’s annual corned beef feed and goodness, was it good!  Roasted parsnips along side boiled new potatoes with corned beef that fell apart in your mouth, perfectly cooked cabbage, and good beer (or root beer)!  YUM!  Cyan and I are making that meal on Saturday for not only St Patty’s but also the grand finale of her study of Ireland. 
Here are some of the ideas that I have been bouncing around:
#1: Totally off-color, but how much fun would THIS be for a 5 yr old boy to wake up to St Patrick’s Day morning???
With all our talks of stinky pee (it’s the magic way to get a little boy to eat a boatload of asparagus, btw) he would think it was funny!
#2: I also think this would be an awesome trick to play on my teen as he does the breakfast dishes! 
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(Now you know what I really use food dye for most of the time!  Winking smile )
#3: There are several St Patty’s Day scavenger hunts going around Pinterest these days, but this one is my favorite! 
I printed them out and will be waiting with a bag of organic chocolate gold coins to hand out on Saturday morning.
#4: Pandora has some cool Irish music playlists that we have been listening to for the past week.  Our favorite search is “Irish Pub Rock” but “Riverdance” and “Celtic Music” was fun too.  (If you have really young ones that really love to sing along with the music you are playing, avoid the song “The Wearing of the Green”.  It’s historically accurate, but terribly morbid.)
#5: Cute idea for a St Patrick’s Day lunch over at My Mix of Six.  For more natural food ideas, I am removing the jello, green frosting cookie, and chips and inserting a lettuce wrap or green tortilla wrap sandwich and perhaps some rainbow fruit kebabs
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#6: Being a mama of very few wardrobe colors I love this idea from Ellinee Blog for being able to pin on your green!
Printable Shamrock for St. Patricks Day

These cute little pins are printed on cardstock and folded up for our homeschool co-op party tomorrow!
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
#7: Homeschool peeps.  This book and this website are awesome for looking into and finding out what St Patrick’s Day is all about!
Hope you all have a wonderful St Patty’s Day!


The Johnsons said...

Cute ideas! We're excited about the corn beef too! Not my husband 'cause it stinks up the house, but it's my favorite.
I tried blending almonds, thanks to your great thinking outside the box ideas, in my regular blender and it worked!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Im so glad that worked for you! :) I have done it in the regular blender and had it work, and also not. But the 'cream' is so good!! :)



ONNO said...

Love these ideas, especially the footprints on the toilet seat with the green pee!

Dani @ ONNO Organic Clothing

tren said...

Wow, how strange for me to see my friend's blog (My Mix of Six) referenced here, because I just found your blog at random. I like your remake of the green lunch. I admittedly feed my kids way too much sugar, but the grapes were the only good thing about the original green lunch, and as cute as it was, I would have felt a wee bit (okay, a lot) guilty sending them to school with all that to eat and nothing substantive.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Tren - It was a great idea! But you're right, it needed some protien to it for some staying power. I just love all the cute green ideas though! And crazy how small the world is!! :)



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