Friday, March 13, 2015

Leprechaun POOP!!

After Christmas I stumbled upon a large bag of red and green M&M's on clearance at the grocery store.  I came home and separated out all of the red from the green.  The red one's I included in Matt's Valentine's package and the green I saved for St. Patrick's Day.

(Yeah, I know the purple and green don't really match but I couldn't's SPRING!!)

Using a poem that I found on Crazy Little Projects (click here for the link) I whipped up this little sandwich bag topper and filled the bag with the green M&M's and some Rolo's.  It would work with any kind of candy that are green or gold.  Just the gold Rolo's would be so funny!

(click here to download)

I included our messages that we wrote at our last Bash for our family missionaries (click here for the post), some green cookies (Thanks, Tonya!) and this Irish Blessing for the package topper.  Simple.

(click here to download)

Leprechaun Mail

We had our family Bash recently and I had all the cousins write short notes to our family missionaries.  I tend to get better participation if I keep things quick and simple.  Too complicated or time consuming and their eyes tend to glaze over.  I found these cute St. Patrick's Day lunch box notes from Heather at The Chickabug Blog (click here for the free printable*) that worked perfectly. Some of them even have a question or wording on the top for those who can't think up something to write.

I wanted to put all the notes (there was quite a pile of them) into a small vellum envelope but I didn't have any on hand so I made my own out of waxed paper.  Not the perfect solution but I didn't have to go to the store.  Free is always better...just ask my husband.  After cutting out the envelopes, I closed them with a bit of Washi tape.  Cute.  Free.  Easy.  Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

click here to download the envelope template

*Used with permission from Heather at The Chickabug Blog.