I’m a day (or two) late and a dollar short, but we just finished all of our St. Patrick’s Day activities!
We started out with a very green breakfast. These are Mini De Wafelbakkers Frozen Pancakes I got from the frozen food aisle at Publix. I microwaved them for about 30 seconds, topped with whipped cream and Airhead Xtremes Rainbow. I had to cut the Airhead a little to get it to bend correctly.
Then, we had some Lucky Charms (my husband was more excited than the kids!) and some green milk I dyed with green food coloring.
Then, we went to see Zootopia with our friends. I brought along some St. Patrick’s Day snacks with us, including one that was naturally green (so the kids don’t get loaded up with artificial dyes). It was jus some kiwi and green grapes.
I brought along some snack for the mommies too. Peppermint Patties. I got the Irish You tags here.
I had originally planned on having lunch at home and making a cute green lunch, but we ended up at Chili’s. After that, we went home for nap time and then I had one more snack up my sleeve. Rainbow fruit snack. It’s just strawberries, oranges, mango and blueberries (I forgot and added kiwi after my picture).
After this, St. Patrick’s Day kind of got away from us. We packed up to head to my mom’s house for a sleepover, although we did bring Rainbow Cupcakes to the nurses at her hospital. These are them:
I baked this from a box (gasp!) and frosted them from a can (double gasp!), put mini marshmallows on for clouds and more of those Airhead Xtremes Rainbows. I had to cut the candy in half to fit on the cupcakes. The kids both had one at my moms also.
I did make these snack cups also, but they remain uneaten:
Those are gold coin chocolates on the bottom (a.k.a. gelt for my Jewish friends 😉 ) Lucky me, I had some laying around from Hanukkah. There’s a piece of parchment paper crumbled into a bar in the bottom with four coins around it. Then I had the girls help separate the skittle by color and layered them like a rainbow. I topped them with mini marshmallows and wrapped them up in plastic wrap.
We didn’t do crafts this year, but here are some we have done in the past:
I put them up in the house as decoration, along with these:
You can find the links for the printable on my Pinterest page for St. Patrick’s Day.
Now, we picked back up or St. Patrick’s Day tonight and made and AMAZING Venison and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie. I’m going to do a WHOLE NOTHER POST on it because it was SO GOOD.
Be on the lookout!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.