40 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids

Keep kids entertained this holiday with these 40 Fun New Year’s Eve party ideas! Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids! Celebrating the new year is always a highlight in our house. A New Years Eve Party can be a wild fun time spent with family and friends or a quiet night at home […]

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Magic Seeds Elf on the Shelf Idea

Our Elf on the Shelf delivered magic seeds from Santa and delicious fresh gingerbread cookies grew from the seeds after a few days! We love this funny idea for a Christmas elf along with a Free Printable Letter from Santa. Fun Elf on the Shelf Idea for Magic Seeds That Grow Cookies If you have […]

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Peppermint Chocolate Popsicles

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32 Indoor Crafts For Kids

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Turkey Vegetable Tray

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Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake

 

Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock-Shake

Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

Cute Cat Donuts make the purr-fect treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make cat donuts and enjoy a free printable tag for Valentine’s Day gifts or a cat themed birthday party.

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day.

Cute Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

We LOVE cats around here, and I can’t tell you how much I love these cute Cat Donuts! Thanks to fun food contributor Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, for making these for us today! These donuts are purr-fect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Jill’s fun food edible craft tutorial and free printable Valentine gift tags! ~ Amy

Originally published on February 2, 2015 

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Valentine’s Day Cat Donuts

Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite times of the year to create fun food ideas. I was inspired to make these lovable Kitty Cat Donut Treats seeing Amy’s new cat Apollo that even has his very own Instagram account–> here!

These fun donut Valentine treats are so easy to make. They would be adorable at a cat themed birthday and also really cute for Valentine’s Day class parties at school. We have included a Free “You are Purrrfect” Printable Tag to display with your lovable kitty treats!

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How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. This fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Hearts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles
  • White Cookie Icing
  • White Jimmies
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black Edible Marker (optional)

Cat Donut Directions

You can leave the edible candy eyes the way they are, but we like to make the pupils larger using edible marker for a sweet look. We do this quite often and you can make them look however you would like. Attach them right above the hole in the donut using the icing.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a candy heart in the hole for the nose. Use the icing to make the mouth…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a red heart sprinkle in the mouth to look like a little kitty tongue…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Cut the top sides using a knife & press in two more candy hearts with the point facing out to make the ears…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Attach on white jimmies using your icing to look like whiskers…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Even the kids can help make these and you can use any color of hearts that you like.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea! Cute for a pet themed birthday or Valentine's Day. Livinglocurto.com

Free Printable Gift Tags

We created a lovable paw print for your kitty treats. You can simply place a heart candy in the hole to display them.

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Download the Free Printable Tags

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Free Printable “You are Purrrfect” Tags

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Jill Mills - Living Locurto ContributorAbout Jill Mills

Jill Mills & her three boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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The Best Emoji Party Cakes & Desserts

Emoji cake ideas and dessert inspiration for an Emoji Party. From birthday and graduation parties to school events, an emoji party theme is fun for all! LivingLocurto.com

After designing some cute Emoji Party Printables, I thought it would be fun to share sweet dessert ideas to go along with the party. Well, after searching high and low, I’m pretty sure I have found the BEST Emoji Party Cakes and Desserts to wow your guests!

Emoji Party Ideas! Colorful Free Party Printables perfect for any Emoji Fan. Emoji Poop Invitations, Tags, Water Bottles and Gift Wrap. Emoji birthday party fun. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Both kids and adults will love to pick out their favorite emoticons in dessert form and eat it up. I would personally pick out anything chocolate so in this case, it means eating poop. ha! I have to admit that the poop desserts are my favorite. Since my kids love the poop emoji the best too, I can see some homemade poo desserts in my near future.

With so many adorable cakes, cookies and cupcakes, you’re sure to find the perfect dessert inspiration for any kind of party. From birthday and graduation parties to school events, an emoji party theme is fun for all!

Enjoy these creative dessert recipe ideas with our favorite smiley faces, hearts and even cute poop!

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Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite candy saying.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

I love making treats for Valentine’s Day, especially easy desserts that I can make with my kids. These Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are one of the EASIEST no bake goodies you can make!

Rolo candy is one of my favorites and adding them to pretzels makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. I’ve made the usual Rolo pretzel treats, but added some Valentine’s Day conversation heart candy to turn them into a cute holiday treat!

These yummy chocolate pretzels are perfect to make for class parties, package as gifts or just make and gobble them up at home! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying.

Originally published January 15, 2016

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

I’m trying not to eat sweets since I’m on a diet, so I asked my kids if these were good. With their mouth’s full, they both said YES! I then ended up caving and eating a bunch. Argh! And yes, the kids were right:-) 

The next day, I sent the rest of them to school with my daughter to hand out to her friends. Apparently they all loved them as well. So these treats are definitely kid approved!!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

How to make Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

You’ll need:

  • Pretzels
  • Rolos
  • Conversation Hearts
  • Wax Paper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Dump out your conversation hearts and find the best ones with the writing directly in the middle.
  3. Line wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Add pretzels and place a Rolo candy on each one.
  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  6. Remove from oven and gently press a conversation heart on top of the candy.
  7. Let them cool and eat!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite candy saying.

  • 1.5 cups Pretzels
  • 1.5 cups Rolo Candy
  • .5 cup Conversation Hearts
  • Wax Paper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Dump out your conversation hearts and find the best ones with the writing directly in the middle.
  3. Line wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Add pretzels and place a Rolo candy on each one.
  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  6. Remove from oven and gently press a conversation heart on top of the candy.
  7. Let them cool and eat!

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Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are an easy dessert for Valentine's Day school parties or gifts! Kids love picking out their favorite candy saying.

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The Grinch Christmas Treats

The Grinch Christmas Treats! Adorable fun food ideas for your next Holiday party. Grinch cakes, popcorn, cocktails and school snacks.

One of our favorite Christmas movies is The Grinch. We watch it every year and it still reminds me of when I was a kid waiting for it come on T.V. each year!

If you’re planning a holiday party, be sure to add a few of these fantastic Grinch Christmas Treats to your recipe list! Play the DVD and serve up some green Grinch cocktails, Grinch cake or make some healthy Grinch treats for school parties. This list is for The Grinch fans out there. Enjoy these adorable party recipes!

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