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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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Are you searching for unique, fun, and exciting ideas for St. Patrick's Day?  Well, you've come to the right place...

Sweet Treats

Let’s start with dessert first, shall we?  Get ready to indulge on colorful bits of happiness this St. Patty’s Day with these amazing festive treats…

50+ sweet ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day...

Rainbow Candy Bark by My Name Is Snickerdoodle * Drunken Rainbow Marshmallow Pops {which are a special treat for the adults} by Meaghan at The Decorated Cookie * Rainbow Chips by The Smart Schoolhouse * Shamrock Sugar Cookies with decorative icing tutorial at Bake at 350 * Leprechaun Popcorn…perfect for family movie night by the Mom Foodie * Rice Krispie Treats with a Rainbow Drizzle by The Smart Schoolhouse * & the cutest Rainbow Popsicles by CuteFetti.

50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day...

Homemade Shamrock Shakes * St. Patrick’s Day Oreos * and adorable Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes.

50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Your Family...

Leprechaun Bark * Rainbow Shortbread Cookies by MamaGuru * S’more Leprechaun Hats by The Cake Blog * St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes…super cute and easy, right? * Shamrock Pretzels * & Green Velvet Cupcakes….yummy!

Is your mouth watering yet?  I know mine is.  And, if those desserts didn’t convince you to drag your KitchenAid Stand Mixer out of the closet and begin baking again, maybe these will…

50+ Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day...

How beautiful is this Peek-A-Boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake by Mom Loves Baking * or these graham cracker rainbow DIY snacks by Kristen at Capturing Joy * or, last but certainly not least, this big scoop of Lucky Charms Ice Cream?

Yikes!  My stomach is growling!  I can’t wait to make some of these recipes for my family this St. Patrick’s Day.  How about you?

Now, let’s move on to Crafts & Activities to do with your kids this March.  Fasten you seat belts…there’s a lot of inspiration and crafty goodness coming your way…

Kid’s Crafts & Activities

A friend of mine recently shared with me that her little boy is so excited for St. Patrick’s Day this year, because he has made a very elaborate leprechaun trap. He checks his trap every morning.  He’s engineering it in such a way that he is sure he will catch a little leprechaun this year.  This story just made me smile.

Aren’t kids the best?  Their imaginations and creativity inspire me.

Here I’ve compiled 22 of my favorite crafts and activities for kids to do this St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m so excited to share these amazing ideas with you…

Recipes, Activities, & Gift Ideas for St. Patrick's Day...

Isn’t this Eraser-Stamped Shamrock T-shirt just the cutest?  Pair it with a rainbow tutu or leggings, and your little leprechaun will be styling’ this St. Patrick’s Day. I also loved this Pom Pom Rainbow Art and the Leprechaun Handprint idea by “Life Is A Lullaby”. (I’m kinda partial to their website’s name too!)

A Mommy's Guide to St. Patrick's Day Fun with 50+ Activities, Projects, Recipes & Surprises...

I loved playing with buttons when I was a kid, so the Rainbow Button Project really spoke to my inner child.  This Rainbow Slime & Lime Jello Glitter Play Dough will also be a hit with the kids.  These creative festive noisemakers are a “enter at your own risk” kinda project for the parents who really embrace noise, but the Rainbow Twirler looks like an easy, yet super fun craft…and quieter.

How about spending your day going on a Lucky Treasure Hunt, or taking photos together with these Printable Photo Booth Props?  Or, maybe you could build your own Leprechaun Trap (for free printables click here), and set it up at the end of your Rainbow Yarn Trail.

50+ St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Activities, & Traditions...

Who says you can’t play with your food, when your food can look so pretty?  I bet your little ones would love making these Twizzler Necklaces or Loopy Rainbows.

These Shamrock Glasses and Printable Clover Lei will surely bring some giggles, as well as these Lucky Shamrock Wands & this Pot Of Gold Paper Necklace.  This glittery Rainbow Play Dough will create hours of play too, I’m sure.

I love Scavenger Hunts, and this printable scavenger hunt from The Dating Divas is about as cute as they come.  Send your kiddos on a hunt for their own little pots ‘o gold.  How special is that?

If you are looking for some relaxation and festiveness as well, print this detailed Shamrock Coloring Page, and enjoy coloring with your kids…or maybe during nap time?

Breakfast & Lunch Ideas

I love the idea of having special breakfasts and lunches for the kids, especially during the holidays.  I’m practically in love with Bento Boxes.  I think they are so creative, and make lunchtime so much fun.  These printable leprechaun jokes/notes (click here & here) for the lunch box are another way to make this time of year special for your kids.

I also really like the idea of having a special breakfast the morning of St. Patrick’s Day that includes Rainbow Pancakes, Rainbow Fruit Kabobs, Green Milk, & even maybe these awesome Twix Cereal Bowls.  Check out these Free Breakfast Printables to make this morning extra unique.

50+ Activities, Recipes, & Traditions....Gifts/Surprises 

Have you heard of the new tradition of “Shamrocking” your neighbors?  The Dating Divas have an adorable printable, that encourages you to surprise your neighbors, friends, or family with some festive goodies to brighten up their day.  I think it’s wonderful to appreciate our neighbors, family and friends with little gifts and surprises like this.

Who in your life would love to receive a pot of gold like this one, or these Rainbow Seeds? Or, maybe you have someone in mind that would love these adorable Candy Tubes or Rainbows In A Bag?  Who says you can’t give special meaningful gifts during St. Patrick’s Day too.  I mean, I always get gifts since it’s my birthday, but let’s share the love of rainbows and clovers with our friends and family by gifting some of these cute ideas.  I’m sure they will love them.

50+ Unique Ideas for St. Patrick's Day...

I hope you enjoyed with post filled to the brim with my favorite St. Patrick’s Day Activities, Recipes, & Traditions.  Here’s to making each and every day special for our friends and families.  What tradition are you going to try this year?  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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