St Patricks Day is just a few days away! St Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, which is the perfect excuse to invite a few littles over for a magical rainbow party!
For smaller holidays, I try to keep things simple to minimize the workload, stress and cost. Think outside the box. Can you invite a few kids to the park for a St Paddys Day picnic meet up or host a little lunch in your backyard? Both are fun ideas and guarantee plenty of fresh air. Plus hosting outside means your house stays clean…WIN!
Hide a pot of gold in your yard (or the park) and send the kids on a treasure hunt. I found a gold pot at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and filled it with gold necklaces, coins and other sparkly treasures.
You can request each guest bring a green treat to share, or provide a simple lunch for everyone. A shamrock cookie cutter turns a pb sandwich into a clover in seconds, or wrap up green tortillas filled with meat and cheese. Make the food fun!
I love to send guests with a little take home treat. These colorful St Paddy’s Day favors are made simple with rainbow licorice and gold Rolo candy. You can pre-make them or provide all the pieces and have the kids create their own, which makes for a fun party activity!
If you’re anything like me, there is some sort of dessert involved. My go-to is obviously sugar cookies, which are easy to replicate for St. Patrick’s Day. You can find my recipe here!
What’s your favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
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Photos by Kelly Clare Photography