St. Patty’s Day Printables from Pinkadot.  Who doesn’t just love to celebrate each and every holiday?  Kids grow out of it too soon, so enjoy it with them while you can.  If this isn’t everyone’s philosophy, then SHHHHHH!  (Don’t tell my husband.)  He puts up with all my excessiveness, overplanning, overthinking and excessive spending on holidays, big and small.  I remember a time when he put up a bigger fight, but now, I would almost say he has accepted it.  The key is to include him.  Or thats what works for us, anyway.

St. Patrick’s Day Printables

Here is a little sample of the St. Patrick’s Day printables that have been selling in the seasonal section of Pinkadot on Etsy.

Mini Favor Tags.  These are business card sized tags (3.5″ x 2″) which print 10 to a page.  Attach a Hershey Kiss with double sided tape or hot glue, and you have an easy, fast and afordable treat to celebrate the holiday.

Circle Tags / Cupcake Picks.  The standard sized circle tags print 12 to a page.  As with all our circle tags, we recommend using a 1.75″ – 2.5″ craft punch or simply cutting into squares with a paper trimmer or scissors. Attach to lollipop sticks for cupcake picks or string it around a baggie of treats. These are super versitile and have dozens of other uses.

Favor Tags.  The tags are 5″ wide and fold over. This version prints 4 per page and can be personalized!  Most stores carry the cello bags in the party section which fit these tags perfectly.  Just fill the bags with an treat you like (the ones above are filled with Lucky Charms cereal), fold the bag over until it is cinched to the right size, and staple the folded cello to the back flap of the tag, leaving the front to fold over with a nice and clean look.  More of this favor below… with a simple homemade kettle corn recipe to go inside!!!

 

Shamrock Snacks Anyone?

Feeling lucky, yet?  You ought to.  This posting comes with a Colored Kettle Corn recipe!  We can call it “Leprachorn” or “Shamrock Snack” or whatever other clever name you want to attach to it.

My family has a serious love for popcorn.  With the exception of my husband, which is still a sore spot for me since he only just told me a few months ago that he doesn’t really like popcorn all that much.  WHAT?!?!?  Gigantic betrayal, right???  I mean, for the last 18 years I thought we shared something special, but now to find out he has been merely tolerating it… slap to the face.  I have good news, however.  Our children love it, so this mommy won’t be snacking alone.  Moving along… Kettle corn is a good, less sugary and FAST alternative to homemade caramel corn.  Plus, you can add coloring to make it super extra fun!

Colored Kettle Corn Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 drops of liquid food coloring
  1. Set your stove to medium/medium-high and place a large pot on the burner.  Be sure your pot is nice and hot before begining or the sugar will overcook.
  2. Put all ingredients into the pot and cover with lid, tightly.
  3. Shake pot often so that the sugar does not burn (and this also helps to coat the popped corn with the pretty colored sugar).
  4. Listen for popping!  When it slows down, remove from heat and shake a few more times before removing the lid to be sure you don’t get a kernel pop in the face.
  5. Pour into a bowl, shake on a little salt on top if you like, and stir a few times.  As the corn cools, the sugar hardens and the pieces with seperate.
  6. Enjoy right away or pack it up into individual serving sized bags and tag them with Pinkadot printables!

This was my first go at coloring the corn and I am happy with it. I will definitely be trying more colors.

 

For more information on uses and material recommendations for your Pinkadot printables, please check out our site FAQ page.  You can shop these and other printables at our Etsy shop.

 

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