St. Patrick’s Day Picnic and Crafts with Solo Products

green solo cup st. patrick's day hatsSolo sent me some products and asked me to make some crafts with them for St. Patrick’s Day.  I know these cup hats have been done before but how cute are they!  I kept this first one really simple.  At first, I had wanted to fringe the felt on the bottom but loved how they look like little top hats.  And kids love them.  Just look how excited my son is to wear it for a photo.

Leprechaun hat with Solo CupAll you need is a cup, a little felt, some string or ribbon and a little hot glue.  My glue gun had its way with my thumb during the making of this craft.  I took some ibuprofen and I’m doing ok now.  Use hot glue at your own risk!

st. patrick's day hat with gold flowerI made a little girl’s version too.  Because girl’s stuff is so cute.

Little Girl's St. Patrick's Day HatAnd then I asked one of my favorite neighbors to wear it for me.  She was WAY happier to help me with a photo than my son.  And I didn’t even have to bribe her.  How refreshing.

picnic for St. Patricks DayI am going to be leaving to go out of town on a mother/daughter trip early on St. Patrick’s Day, but if I was staying home, my family would totally be having a fun picnic at the park.  It would include a scavenger hunt for treasure and other fun activities as well as yummy food.  Or maybe we would just do a big charcuterie spread with meats and cheeses.  I didn’t have a bunch of cheese on hand for the photo so I substituted the “cheese” banner.  I created a Pinterest board for my St. Patrick’s Day picnic, check it out.

plastic plates for teenage mutant ninja turtle craftAnd while I was messing around with the Solo products, I realized that I could make a homemade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for my son.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Play OutfitIt is totally going to fall apart by the end of the day (the straps are made from flagging tape.  Ribbon would hold up way better) but that will save me from having to store it…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Outfit out of platesI also think this method would be cool for making super hero chest shields.  Doesn’t he look so tough?  He was much happier to wear this for pictures.

What are your big plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

*Disclosure:  Solo sent me product to use for crafting.

Light Cider by Michelob for your summer entertaining

Have you tried Michelob Ultra Light Ciders yet?  They are yummy, refreshing and perfect for summer entertaining.  The light apple flavor is perfect for those who don’t enjoy traditional beer and wine drinkers will surely love these too.  Seeing as how we are moving in to the hottest part of our summer, these will be my go-to drink to cool off with.

I love to share new things with my party guests and I will definitely have these on hand for my end of summer barbeques.  The best part is they are gluten-free!  I never like for my friends with special diets to feel left out.  These Light Ciders are sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next party.

Had I thought ahead, I would have picked up some apple Izze Soda for the boys and we would have had the perfect family picnic.  Instead they chose to entertain me while I tried to take some pictures.  Why yes, that is the sprinkler my oldest son is doing.  That is his signature move.

Michelob Ultra Light Cider’s can be found at your local grocery store!

*I was given Michelob Ultra Light Cider to review as well as all this summer picnic entertaining stuff from Crate and Barrel.  All opinions are mine.