St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

by Jamie on March 15, 2012

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I’ve forever been a procrastinator, it’s kind of my thing. I’ve always needed the pressure of a deadline to get my butt in gear. In college, I was that girl that would stay up for 2 days straight chugging coffee and eating Combos while cranking out a 20 page paper. Not much has changed – but instead of papers, I’m all kinds of last minute with holiday themed blog posts.

I wanted to make St. Patrick’s Day goodies for our Irish themed potluck at work, so I hit up Pinterest for a little inspiration. I fell in love with themed Gumball Tubes when I saw Bloom’s Blow Me A Kiss Tubes for Valentine’s Day. Seriously adorable and so incredibly creative!

I ordered my tubes from Bloom’s Etsy Store, purchased the gumballs from the party store and downloaded these cute party tags designed by The Tom Kat Studio. The tags are totally free to download – which is pretty fantastic. I’m guessing most you don’t have plastic tubes laying around, but I think these would be pretty adorable and equally as festive packaged in small cellophane bags.

Next, I whipped up a batch of Party Popcorn from She Wears Many Hats. I’ve been dreaming about this sweet and salty creation since Amy posted it a couple of weeks back. I raided my stash of green and white sprinkles and within a few minutes created a deliciously addictive snack that is sure pair perfectly with all that green beer!

If you’re also a procrastinator, I say embrace it because although these treats are pretty last minute – I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy March 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

TOO cute! What great, no-sweat ideas that are so creative. Thanks for these!


Bloom Designs Online March 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

How adorable! Thank you!


The Italian Dish March 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Oh, I love this! Thanks for sharing. I Pinned it!


Kim - The TomKat Studio March 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

I’m so thrilled you used our free printable tags! The gumball tubes look adorable!!


Claire March 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

I love how unique but super easy these are! So so festive.


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 16, 2012 at 3:37 am

Oh yeah, I’m familiar with procrastination, too much so!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

Ha! I’m a total procrastinator too. Seems to work out for you though. You come up with the most delicious recipes!


TidyMom March 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

I flip back and forth on procrastination…… Love all your goodies Jamie!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

The little tubes are a great idea and the popcorn looks fantatsic. I’ve had popcorn on my mind. I’m going to check out the recipe!


Mireia March 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Lovely treats :)


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. March 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I am soooo using the sprinkles-in-popcorn idea for my husband soon… Notre Dame-themed popcorn, anyone?


Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch March 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

These are perfect, Jamie! What a great idea for anytime to celebrate Spring, too!


Tracy March 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Love these last-minute St. Patty’s Day ideas!


Jade @ Maids March 20, 2012 at 4:31 am

yay! you amaze me with your simply work :)
nice , thumbs up ya hihi!


nancy March 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Absolutely adorable. What size gumballs did you use and where can I find them? I think you mentioned where to purchase the tubes, but I am unsure of where to find gum balls to fit the tube. What size tube is it? Are they big or small? I think I have seen gumballs at the dollar store but not sure they are the right size. Thanks. I am thinking along the lines for the kids easter baskets.


Jamie March 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I picked up my gumballs at the party store. They came in bags of about 55 pieces – according to the package, each gumball weighs 8 grams. Hopefully this is helpful!


Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies March 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

I really want to make that popcorn. I’ve been in love ever since I saw it on Amy’s blog too.

Reply March 14, 2013 at 8:18 am

I found you on Pinterest and was inspired to use your cute ideas for our school’s Teacher Appreciation. Check it out at Thank you for the inspiration!


Katherine March 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Where did you find the gum balls ?



Jamie March 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I found them at Party City, most party stores have them in a huge variety of colors. :)


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