Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

I think the only thing more fun that St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday no matter where you are.  We had an after school bus stop play date planned and were also having friends over for Shepherd’s Pie and spades.  I was working so in my frenzy to get everyone up and in some sort of green and out the door I completely forgot I had picked up Lucky Charms for breakfast.  It didn’t even dawn on me until they were already on the bus so I took a few minutes before leaving myself to set up for an after school snack.

We didn’t even pull out our Naughty Leprechaun book this year, but it tells the tale of two leprechaun twins and how they come visit your house for three days before St. Patrick’s Day (a la the Elf on the Shelf.)  I had obviously missed the two prior visits, so I just had a little naughty and nice for this one day.  Honey helped me toss some TP up on the chandelier (because my boys love anything and everything potty related), and I raided his wallet for some money to put in their pots of gold.

The rainbow glasses were in a package from General Mills a few years ago, the bowls were Target and I think the plates were Target or WalMart, but I’ve had all of it for years.  The Happy Everything tray is still my number one, most favorite holiday piece because you have one thing that is small enough to have a place for year round and you only have to store a little container of attachments.

I picked up the two shamrocks at Trader Joe’s and kept them on the table in this soup tureen for the last week.  I’ll plant them outside in a pot this week and they should last straight through to the first freeze next winter.

The littles were so excited to kick off the festivities as soon as they got home from school.  After our own little snack it was time to head out with the other bus stop kids for some hard playing outside.

I made this Irish flag veggie tray (and was shocked it mostly got eaten!) for the kids and took a plate of creme de menthe brownies for the moms.  I had enough left of both to replenish the trays when our friends came over for dinner later that night.

Speaking of our friends coming over, adults and kids alike loved the Shepherd’s Pie and there wasn’t a scrap left at the end of the night.

I hope y’all had a great and very green day!  I’m ready to take down the shamrocks and move on to Easter.  We need to refocus on our 40 bags in 40 days and Living Lent cards.  This last week we sort of fell off the train all over the place.

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