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Easy St. Patrick's Day Dessert- Pot O' Gold Truffles

Although there seem to be an ever-increasing amount of healthy St. Patrick's Day desserts out there, I am going to the other end of the spectrum. This particular dessert is rich in many ways (See what I did there? Pot o' gold? Rich? ;) and so easy, I was able to mostly make it one-handed while rocking my 3 month old last year. I came up with the idea after looking at the masses of Girl Scout Cookies I just had delivered, particularly the Thin Mints. Yes, I could freeze them and in a chocolate-craving-frenzy cram the whole sleeve in my mouth one night, or I could create a new dessert out of them for an upcoming party. I did my jeans a favor and proceeded to do the latter.

Pot O' Gold Truffles

  • 1 package Girl Scout Thin Mint or Keebler Grasshopper Cookies (9 oz)
  • 1/2 package softened cream cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 bag chocolate chips, melting chocolate, etc... (12 oz)
  • Gold sprinkles or edible glitter

Directions

Use a food processor to crush the cookies into crumbs. Mix in the cream cheese. Roll 1 in balls out of the mixture and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or nonstick mat. Stick in the refrigerator for a half hour to solidify before rolling in chocolate. When they are solid enough, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (if using a microwave, be careful not to burn the chocolate!). Roll balls in chocolate and place back on cookie sheet. Place a small spoonful of gold sprinkles directly on top; you can make an indentation after they have set up in the fridge for a bit if you want them to look more like "pots." Let them firm up in the refrigerator for a few minutes so the chocolate firms up and you are good to go!

What are your favorite St. Patrick's Day recipes?

Adapted from Six Sisters

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11 St. Patrick's Day Ideas for kids

Growing up we didn't celebrate St. Patrick's Day very much.  I might of worn a green to school but that was about it. I think we are about  1% Irish. as far as I know.:) March is a very big month in our house, we have 2 Birthday's, with spring coming in March it just make sense that we celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Truth be told I don't need much of an excuse to celebrate. A few years ago I used a free printable for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast for the kids and they LOVED it!   Of course now I am always on the look out for the best ideas for St. Patrick's Day!

Pack a green lunch and include one of these St. Patrick's Day Lunch Notes from Chickabug, they will sure to be a hit at the lunch table!

Both my kids love playing Hide and Seek and searching for anything that might have a reward at the end. This fun Treasure hunt from OOPSEY Daisy ends with a  pot of gold and goodies at the end!

 

These two fun rainbow activites with free Printables from Spot Of Tea Designs are perfect for toddlers. This would be the perfect St. Patrick's Day playdate activity!

My almost 8 year old is just starting to get into making Cootie Catchers. When I came across this free St. Patrick's Day Cootie Catcher printable from Birds Party, I knew it would be a hit with her classmates!

A little green food dye can turn an ordinary breakfast it too an fun St. Patrick's Day one that both the young and the old can enjoy! The these ideas from The Crafted Sparrow.

This free printable from Sweet Little Peanut will allow your kids to create rainbow art easily with cotton balls and fruit loops!

We absolutely adore these adorable Money Cakes from Oh Happy Day! If it involves chocolate coins we are in!

A fun way for your kids to show their St. Patrick's Day spirit is by creating green rainbow loom bracelets for their friends and to insure they will not be pinched with the free printables from Paging Supermom!

Add some green to cupcakes, Straws or whatever it is your will be using on St. Patrick's Day with these printable Shamrocks for Lia Griffith.

Celebrate in style with these DIY St. Patrick's Day Poppers from Studio DIY.

You cannot forget to set up a trap for that sneaky Leprechaun! We love this easy idea from Moms and Munchkins.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day has become a fun tradition in our house. The kids look forward to setting up a trap for that sneaky little Leprechaun and finding gold coins throughout the house!

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family?

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Go Green | St. Patrick's Day Outfits for Kids

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!  Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day outfits for kids to get them in the spirit.

Outfits that can be used after a holiday are always a plus.  Your girl can be green on the holiday and then all spring long.

little girl st. patrick's day outfits

Outfits from left to right:  Gymboree, Gap Kids, Tea Collection, Gymboree

For baby's first holiday it's fun to go all out.  Graphic onesies and tees are a fun way to commemorate the day!

St. Patrick's Day Outfits for Kids

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Get the guys in on the green.  Show off their individual style by mixing and matching pieces below to create a fun look that can be worn past the holiday.

boys st. patrick's day outfits

Striped tee, green polo, plaid shirt, vintage tee, jeans, plaid pants, khaki pants, sneakers, deck shoes

Do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day or risk the pinch?

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Shades of Green | Mom Style

Yes, Emerald Green is the 2013 color of the year! Now that the buzz and excitement of this fabulous news has died down, reality sets in.  Don't worry! Today we're showing you how to wear green. Green is actually very versatile. When paired with some unexpected colors, it elevates your wardrobe from so-so to HEL-LO! Take a look at the pairings below, then raid your own closet to find fun pieces to mix and match. Most of the items shown are under $100, so no worries about breaking the bank. A Ride on the Color Wheel

Colors that are complementary (as in, they are particularly pleasing together because they play up each others intensity) can be found opposite on the color wheel. Shades of red (ex: pink, magenta, Merlot) are complementary colors to shades of green. Green also looks good paired with colors that are immediately next to it on the wheel. Let's give it a spin, shall we?

how to wear green | the little style file

Shirt: H&M Skirt: J. Crew Earrings & Bracelets: Bauble Bar Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe Shoes: DSW Eye Shadow: Nars Lip Gloss: Nars Nail Polish: butter

This hue is an intensely saturated version of green- gorgeous on nails, shoes, bags, you name it. The richness of the shade can be balanced out by a pale pink. Add as many mixed thin and chunky gold bracelets as you can- the more the merrier for this trend. Aviators are always in style, so switch it up with a pretty pink.

how to wear green | the little style file

Pink Dress: Gap Chevron Necklace: BaubleBar Glasses: Newlook Earrings: Max & Chloe Coral Bib Necklace: Max & Chloe Shoes: Nine West Mint Dress: ModCloth Belt: Gorjana Nail Polish: essie Lip Gloss: Estee Lauder

Yum! This cool, refreshing color pairs wonderfully with a bright pop of coral. Jump on the floral bandwagon and spring for a fun pair of printed shoes. Go glam with cat eye sunglasses- this is the hot shape for shades this season.

how to wear green | the little style file

Dress: Reiss Coat: Vince Camuto Scarf: Banana Republic Shoes: Anne Klein Belt: BCBG Bracelet: Fornash Clutch: Aldo Nail Polish: Estee Lauder Eye Shadow: Shiseido

Why even venture outside of the green color family? For ideas on pairings with different shades of green, grab a paint swatch. Pair different shades together for a cohesive look. If you go head to toe in one color, it can actually be slimming! Using different textures and fabric can also add intrigue. To make it easy, limit the palate to two shades and balance out the look with neutral or gold accessories. A well-cut trench coat and classic nude heels are two investment pieces that will become staples in your wardrobe.

Do you find yourself adding items in your spring wardrobe? What is your advice for how to wear green?

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Seeing Green

I decided that green was my favorite color back when I was in elementary school, and I've loved it since. Deep greens, pale greens, bright greens... they're still my favorites. Green also makes me think of green grass and freshness of spring coming soon! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I've assembled some of my favorite green kids clothing and accessories for this season! We have picks for girls, boys, and babies for ya today.

 

Green Kids Clothing | The Little Style File

 

Top Row:

Flowy Pleat Top- This sweet top is perfect for spring! I love how little girls can just run freely in it, and feel like a princess with the flowy fabric. Contrast the wider silhouette with fitted leggings and your girl will be comfy and absolutely darling.

Long Sleeve Jersey Polo- I adore little boys in stripes. The shade of green is beautiful, and works with most skin types. It's also long sleeved, which is nice for added warmth until temperatures get higher.

Printed Footed Sleepers- Babies in footed pj's are so cozy and adorable! It's such a short period of time that they can be so cozy in one piece and this green one is ideal for spring.

 

Middle Row:

Stripe Toddler Polo- Wide stripes in deep green & light blue! Sometimes it's fun to play up the preppy look and the colors are perfect together.

Printed Leggings- My daughters want to wear leggings constantly because of the comfort factor. They can be worn with tees, tops, and dresses. We love the cheerful polka dots as well.

Crewneck Sweater- The perfect sweatshirt for boys and girls. The right texture and color to add softness and warmth.

 

Bottom Row:

Bow Tie in Seersucker- I love bow ties on little boys. This one is classic with stripey flair and would dress up an Easter outfit perfectly.

Aplique Jersey Dress- Sweet green with a pink bird for baby girls. Long-sleeved cozy dresses are ideal for baby girls, especially when they're made of a practical cotton jersey material like this one.

Pull-on Pleated Skirt- Light and airy, this skirt would be just right for my older daughter. She wants to wear princess dresses and skirts every day, and this one would twirl with the best of them! Add a patterned tee or tank and some flats and she'll be thrilled with you!

 

Enjoy the greens this season!

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