Monday, March 9, 2009

St. Patricks Day

What a fun little holiday to celebrate with little kids!! I love it because you don't have to go overboard, but with a little planning you can make it a special day for you and your family. Most of the ideas I will be posting are from, they have some great ones!!!

When the kids wake up and come out in the morning they will find the living room COVERED in clovers. The trick is there are only a few that have 4 leaves, the rest all have 3. Then we go on a hunt to find the lucky 4 leaf clovers, and the ones we find have chocolate coins taped to the back. We did this last year and Skylar loved it. I was planning on cutting all the clovers out but ended up finding a bunch at a party store that worked just fine, then I just made the 4 leaf clovers. If you do cut yours out I would reccomend laminating them so you don't have to go to that much work every year :)

I am excited to do this craft with my girls this year, it looks so fun!! This awesome stamp is made by using a heart cookie cutter on a potato, and then cutting the potato to make the heart shape. Then you use the potato as a stamp and just use a paint brush to make the stem. We are going to stamp a plain white tablecloth that we will be able to use every year in the future for St. Paddy's Day!

Okay, this next one is really fun!! After reading some kind of book about leprachauns and their gold, we went on a search for the gold at the end of the rainbow. I just hid clues all over the house and eventually they led to fridge, where Skylar found this adorable little bowl full of square yellow jellow jigglers. It was a blast!

Last but not least is our St. Patricks Day dinner. I am sure everyone has their own fun things they do, but of course it all has to be green! I have found a fun easy meal is fettuccini alfredo, breadsticks, salad, and of course a yummy green dessert. These are all super easy to give a green tint too, and the kids get a kick out of it! Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patricks Day!!


Mindy said...

Tonii you act like everybody goes to this much "trouble" for St. Patricks Day! So much for being on bed rest! :) jk You have some really cute ideas, I love them... but you gave me enough ideas for the next 3 or 4 years! I hope you are feeling well and keep that baby inside for a few more months! (As if you have a choice in the matter, right?!)

Kristen Weller said...

Wow- and I thought wearing green was festive enough. You do have cute ideas. I really like the green dinner- sounds more appealing than corned beef and cabbage!

Kristin Anderson said...

I love these ideas! I can't wait until we have kids so we can do these fun activities! When your kids get older they are going to love to look back at the great memories they created as a family!

Karlee Turner said...

Seriously are such a fun mom!! I can't wait to steal all of your ideas when I've got my own little ones!