With all us moms and dads have to remember on a daily basis, we don’t blame you if you forgot to stock up on Kiss Me, I’m Irish tees and shamrock socks in preparation for St. Patricks Day. But that doesn’t mean you have to send your little leprechaun to school without a speck of green. Here are seven simple (and sometimes silly) ideas for how to add some instant green to their look today, to ensure no one gets pinched.

leaf crownPhoto: The Twig and Toadstool

Make a Leaf Crown
Forget the store, just stop by the nearest tree to complete your “Luck of the Irish” look. Just follow this easy tutorial from Twig and Toadstool, and your little will rule the day.

green lunch Photo: Mom100

Pack a Green Lunch
Pesto, broccoli, edamame, kiwi, grapes, bell pepper, celery, green apple—we are betting your fridge is stocked with green, so why not challenge yourself to pack an all green lunch today?The Mom100 has more great ideas on adding some color to packed lunches, so check it out here.

green_juice_mustachePhoto: Yo Hutch via Flickr

Sport a Green Juice Mustache
This idea is so easy it involves doing LESS than you do on a typical day. Just blend up a greens filled power juice and skip the clean up after, and let your little smoothie sipper sport a green juice mustache all day. Some dripped on their shirt? Even better.

Don A Broccoli and Kale Corsage
This one is sure to garner giggles from their schoolmates. Just bundle up a few of the prettiest greens from the crisper drawer and make a prom-worthy (and Iron-packing) corsage. The best part? A healthy snack is always at hand…literally.

green_pjsPhoto: Neeta via Flickr

Raid the PJ Drawer
No green tees or pants? You may have more luck in the pajama department. For this fun day make a wardrobe exception, and let them wear those dino PJs out into the world.

Green-Hair-Picture-DayPhoto: Krazy Coupon Lady

Green Hair, Don’t Care
All you need is a stick or two of green chalk, some warm water and a little hair gel for an instant and very temporary (promise!) hair dye. Follow these simple instructions from the Krazy Coupon Lady and your kid will head to school looking like you planned for this holiday for weeks.

Raid Mommas Jewelry Box
We are betting there are some faux emeralds or even forgotten Mardi Gras beads in that jewelry box of yours, so let you littles sort through your stash and come up with something sparkly and green. Just be sure and remove any actual valuable from the pile of options! 

Do you have any easy ideas for showing your Irish spirit on St. Patrick’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!

–Erin Feher

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