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Tag Archives: st. patty’s day

green wedding day

14 Mar

If you haven’t noticed, this week is all about being green. All this color green is inspiring us to say I do {or dream of saying I do} in Ireland surrounded by the beautiful green landscape.¬†Or, just being in Ireland to cheers one another with a cold glass of Guinness…followed by photos with the famous beer mustache.

For all you Irish love birds:

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

{images via: green moss frame: Ruffled Blog | couple walking with umbrella: Jet Fete Blog | cascading hydrangea: Caplan Miller Events | ties: Martha Stewart Weddings | Bridesmaid dresses: Green Wedding Shoes | green shoes: Geneoh | white and green bouquet: No Knows Weddings | green table setting and apples: Green Wedding Shoes | green martini with clover: Style Me Pretty | table setting with clover in vases: Style Me Pretty}

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st pattys day fancy

13 Mar

Being married to an Irish man, I think I’ll win major points when I fancy up my St. Patty’s Day bash with these fun party ideas!

DECOR:

Too cute to pass up from {where else?} Better Homes and Gardens

DRINKS:

Jameson, Guinness and Baileys, duh ūüôā

APPS:

Be Different Act Normal puts a cute spin on sweet snacks.

Green paper straws from The Cupcake Social via Etsy

Rainbow fruit skewers from Quick Dish by Tablespoon are a MUST!

FOOD:

Irish Mashed Potatoes from Cooking Quinn
{find complete recipe here}

Lucky Spinach Quiche from Diamonds for Dessert
{find complete recipe here}

DESSERTS

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting from¬†Nook & Pantry
I love my Bailey’s and my hubby loves his Guinness – I’d say this is the perfect dessert for us!
{find the complete recipe here}

Irish Style Dirt Cake from Quick Dish by Tablespoon
Can you say YUM?!
{find the complete recipe here}

Mint Bailey’s Brownie Bites from Just Call Me Maria.
{find the complete recipe here}

{images via Be Different Act Normal,¬†Nook & Pantry, ¬†Quick Dish by Tablespoon, Diamonds for Dessert,¬†Cooking Quinn,¬†Better Homes and Gardens, Etsy, All’s Fare Food Blog &¬†Just Call Me Maria}

lucky charm

12 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebrated holiday in my house ~ after all, I have¬†an Irish hubby, a son named Jameson and a little Irish blood running through my mostly Italian veins.

This year, I created DIY¬†treats to¬†spread luck and cheer to¬†our family and friends. All they need to enjoy it¬†is a cold cup of milk and a spoon. I admit, it’s not the healthiest breakfast or snack, but kids love it, and it’s¬†justifiable at least once a year to celebrate the luck of the Irish.

Jenna at Fleur de Lis, a paperie, created these adorable “lucky charm’ custom tags to attach to my treat bags. {Call or e-mail her and for $10 she will send you the file of 10 Lucky Charm tags – she can receive payment over the phone}.

All You Need Is:

  • 1 box of Lucky Charms cereal
  • Green pipe cleaners or ribbon
  • Clear Party Bags {I¬†used Wilton Clear Party Bags, 4×9.5 inches}
  • Scissors to cut the¬†tags and bags
  • Custom¬†tags

How To:

  • Fill the bag with a cup or so of Lucky Charms.
  • Cut each tag, and punch a hole through each one to attach to favor.
  • Wrap or tie the green pipe cleaner around the bag tight, add the custom tag¬†and make either a bow or a 3-leaf clover to complete¬†the look.¬†
  • Gather the excess¬†bag on top, and cut to your preferred length.

For a gluten-free version for those with gluten intolerance {MANY members of my family}, I used the same cute tags and bags, but filled them with Lisa’s {With Style and Grace} Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies. SO yummy! I’ve made with¬†Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter…and both are absolutely divine. Sometimes gluten-free¬†food is not super tasty, but these do not even taste GF.

{To add a¬†special St. Patty’s Day touch, I added mint and dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Original recipe is best, but the mint was also delish}.

{images via Tutto Bella}