St. Patrick’s Day
I think every mom hopes to create wonderful childhood memories for their kids. And holiday traditions are always a great way to do that. Over the last year, the B-Inspired Bloggers have shared their creative family traditions for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. Now let’s see what these creative mamas do to create fun memories for St. Patrick’s Day!
16 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Traditions
1. A St. Patrick’s Day Playdate
“ Last year my local multicultural moms group put on a themed playgroup with storytime, crafts, and food. I am hoping that becomes a tradition!” Leanna of All Done Monkey
2. A “Lucky to Have You” Message
“[The kids get] messages from us to them on how we are lucky to have them in our family.” Sheila of Pennies of Time
3. A “Lucky Breakfast”
“We have a lot of St. Patrick’s Day themed meals the week before and then on the actual holiday we have a ‘Lucky Breakfast.’ It includes Leprechaun cakes, rainbows, Blarney Stones, and Liquid Gold!” Gina of Connecting Family & Seoul
4. Special Meals with Irish Symbols
“We wear green clothes and have special food [with Irish symbols].” Deirdre of JDaniel4′s Mom
5. Green Food Taste Testing
“I use the holiday to get my picky eaters to try new green foods with our taste test activity. They love it so much that we do a colorful taste test for nearly every holiday now!” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
6. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
“For many St. Patrick’s days as a kid, I remember my mom making corned beef and cabbage.” Sarah of Mom Endeavors
7. Irish Soda Bread
“We eat! We eat beef stew and Irish soda bread.” Jennifer of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
8. St. Patrick’s Day Treats
“We go the baking route and have made Rice Krispie Shamrocks and homemade marshmallows (an awesome sensory activity).” Chrissy of The Outlaw Mom
9. A Leprechaun Treasure Box
“We started a Leprechaun Treasure Box last year with the boys and it is a lot of fun!” Jaime of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
10. Shamrock Shakes
“Our standard celebration usually involves a rare trip to McDonalds for a Shamrock Shake.” Erin of The Usual Mayhem
11. St. Patrick’s Day Service Acts
“This year, we are doing a St. Patty’s Day themed service act each day starting on March 1st.” Sheila of Pennies of Time
12. Rainbow Crafts
“We love to do colorful rainbow crafts and activites. Our favorite so far was our St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Handprint.” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
13. A St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
“We always did scavenger hunts growing up and now I’m starting it with my son.” Melanie of Raise a Boy
14. A Leprechaun Visit
“Our boys wake up to evidence of a leprechaun’s visit. Trails of shamrocks that they follow to see if any gold waas dropped (and we do find some), green milk, [and] green toilet water (they find this hysterical each year).” Sheila of Pennies of Time
15. Leprechaun Footprints
“After the lights go out on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, our house comes to life. A sneaky leprechaun runs around the house playing games and tricks in celebration of the holiday. The kids awake in the morning to see what shenanigans the leprechaun was up to through the night. The kids are amazed to see that the little guy got into our green (washable) paint and left little Leprechaun footprints all over the place!” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
16. Wear Green!
“St. Patrick’s Day is when you can feel spring in the air, so we really embrace everything green!” Jennifer of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids? What traditions do you have?
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