Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

Monday is Saint Patrick's Day! Don't let the fact that it falls on a Monday stop you from celebrating! Here are a few ways to celebrate all day long. 

  • A cute and silly way to start the day is to wake up to leprechaun tracks! You know those little guys are known for causing all kinds of mischief. Kids (and adults) will love to wake up to some little green footprints. You can put them all over the house, or just stick to one room. Maybe some footprints into the bathroom leading to a toilet filled with green water! Here is a great youtube video on how to make your own washable green leprechaun tracks! 
  • You can make breakfast festive too! If you don't have a lot of time a bowl of Lucky Charms and a glass of green milk (just add a drop of food coloring!) is a simple way to make breakfast more St. Patrick's Day-ish). If you have more time a stack of green pancakes is super fun. Just add a few drops of food coloring to your batter. 
  • Spend your afternoon making a fun craft. With just some paper and washable paints you and your kids can create a fun and pretty fingerprint rainbows. Just cut out and glue down a pot and use fingertips to create a rainbow pattern. You can also make 4 leaf clovers and even add some gold glitter. Here is a great link with all the instructions.  
  • Making a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner is not as difficult as you might think! My favorite way to cook corned beef and cabbage is in the slow cooker! You can't beat dumping all the ingredients in and forgetting about it until the smell starts seeping through your house. Click here for my favorite slow cooker recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage. 
  • Of course when we think of St. Patrick's Day many of us think of green beer. You can make your own by adding a few drops of food coloring to your beer glass and pouring your favorite light beer. If beer is not your thing you can try a mixed drink called the Drunken Irish Potato. Here is a link to the recipe. With only 3 ingredients this is an easy drink to make to toast to good cheer. And here is a Irish toast you can use...

We hope you have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day! 

1 comment:

  1. I don't drink alcohol, but I bet I could add food color to apple juice? That would be fun! Thanks for the ideas!


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