St. Patty’s Planning

St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty big deal for our family, for obvious reasons. I’ve already busted out our box of decorations. The Irishman has been collecting these things his whole life and we bought some great stuff in Ireland so we have quite a few interesting pieces. Once I get around to taking pics, I’ll post em. Some of our Irish stuff stays up year round so that makes it easy.

We’re having a party, surprise surprise I know. We traditionally do it pretty big, but since we’ve become parents this has changed a bit. I just went through some of our old St. Patrick’s Day party pics and might put together a flashback post (if I can find anything bloggy appropriate.)

We already know we’re going to make Corned Beef and Cabbage. I’ve tried to make it for years but as if to prove I’m a true Italian, it always comes out terrible. I don’t know how I can mess up sticking beef and cabbage in a crock pot but trust me, it’s possible. So, the man will take care of that part of the evening and I have moved on to treats, yum!

I have my supplies ready and am just watching the clock tick away until I can put them to use.
I’ve got my sprinkles, icing/chocolate coloring, and of course my shamrock cookie cutter.

I’m going to make St. Patrick’s Day themed chocolate covered pretzel rods.  
I may attempt these molds (again) but they always come out badly so we’ll see how motivated I am
I’m undecided between cookies and cupcakes. I’m leaning towards cookies so I can use my cookie cutter but I have a tub of frosting that’s been calling my name so I may do cupcakes. We ALL know I might just do both but for now I’ll pretend that I’m thinking about it.
These are my inspirational photos and I will guarantee mine look nothing like this : )

Finally, I want to make a rainbow fruit salad. Why? Because I saw it in Parent’s magazine and have been obsessed ever since.
Or maybe a skittles rainbow, it would be much easier.
And of course, no party would be complete with some Lucky Charms
Maybe I’ll even make Kaylin this Leprechaun Lunch….Maybe….
Can’t wait to get started!


  1. I love St. Paddy’s Day! Thanks for the reminder to pull out the the decorations!

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  3. There are some great ideas there! I love St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorites of the year. The hubby doesn’t quite share my love, but he humors me because he knows how much I love it :)

  4. Hmmm those look tasty! You’re making me hungry 😀

    I convinced my mother to celebrate St. Patrick’s day but she’s not aware of the holiday so I informed her 😀 We’ll be keeping it light since it’s our first time ^_^ Easter is right around the corner and that’s a big holiday like the Christmas season for my mum!
    Great to see you’re trying and keeping up with what you want to share with your kids.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I love it all! So many great ideas. I’m definitely going to do the fruit rainbow for summer time parties. Thanks for sharing these.

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