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St Patrick’s Day Party

18 Mar

We were in charge of throwing the St Patrick’s Day Party at our office this past Friday. 150 employees and a limited budget, so we had to get creative.

Guess How Many - St Patrick's DayTo drum up some excitement during the week, we created a “Guess How Many” game with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The items included rolos, skittles separated by color and placed in the color of a rainbow, and marshmallows. This jar was placed on the front desk and each employee got one guess. Whoever guessed the closest won the jar!

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We had live music by a very talented son of an employee.Cornhold and Cabbage sign {St Patrick's Day Cornhole Game}C&C

We had our first annual cornhole tournament which we named “CORNHOLE AND CABBAGE.” It was great to have an activity for everyone to do and people really got into it. There were 4 rounds and towards the end everyone was crowded around cheering for their coworkers.St Patrick's Day Prizes {Kisses, Skittles, St Patrick's Day themed scratch off ticket, flag, and green gift card} We had prizes for the top 3 winners of the cornhole tournament and also prizes for the best St. Patrick’s Day outfit. The prizes were green cups purchased from the dollar store filled with kisses, skittles, a St Patty’s Day themed scratch of ticket, an Irish flag, and a gift card. The gift cards were either for Publix and Starbucks because they are both green.DSCN3407

A decoration which we then gave as a prize.

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Photobooth 1  Photobooth 2

The photobooth was a lot of fun! Some props were purchased like the boa and glasses and then we made the sticks using free printables from here. The customizable “Photobooth” sign was also a free printable found here. We pinned a St Patrick’s Day themed table-cloth to the wall and had an instant DIY photobooth.

We had a few snacks like chips and guacamole {going with the green theme} and cupcakes and cookies with green and white icing and shamrock sprinkles. The beverages included wine and of course GREEN BEER!

Green Beer

The party was a huge hit and didn’t break the bank. The decorations were simple, but balloons and streamers go a long way. The point of the party was to get the employees together and the cornhole game was a great activity that got everyone involved.

Hope you all had a very happy St Patrick’s Day!

xo, Kim and Kelly

BBQ Beer Chicken

4 Feb

We both love pulled pork, so why not pulled chicken? When we stumbled across this recipe via Pinterest {of course!} it was a must try.This was a great addition to our Super Bowl menu yesterday. This recipe makes a lot, so it is great to have as leftovers the next day, or make for a tailgating event with lots of your friends.

BBQ Beer Chicken in the crockpot:

What you’ll need:

3 pounds boneless, skinless fresh chicken breasts (6 large)
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup beer {any kind you like} We used a dark beer and the flavor was great!
4 cups (32 ounces) of barbecue sauce {any kind you like} We used Jack Daniels BBQ sauce which is our favorite.
Hamburger buns
Coleslaw

Directions:

1. Add all the ingredients, aside from the chicken, to the crockpot and combine.
2. Add the chicken to the crockpot. Make sure to submerge the chicken into the sauce so it’s covered.
3. Set your crockpot to low for 6 hours.
4. After 6 hours, shred the chicken and then add it back to the sauce in the crockpot. Let the shredded chicken sit for about 15 or so minutes so the shredded chicken absorbs the sauce.
5. Serve on hamburger buns and top with coleslaw or any other topping desired!

Pulled chicken sandwich

*Note*
The chicken may take longer or shorter than 6 hours depending on the size of your crockpot. After 4 hours, check the chicken to see if it is ready to be shredded.

Xo Kim and Kelly