Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patrick's Day Party 2011

I'm Irish.
Not just a little Irish.
My name is Colleen Erin.
My Grandma came over from the Emerald Isle on a boat in the 40's to marry her American soldier.
When I was 13 my family travelled to Ireland to meet all the Irish relatives.
I come by my "thing" for St. Patrick's Day honestly:)

This year we hosted a little party.
Here are some of our favourite elements...

I got the idea for these cute little guys HERE.

We painted rocks gold and hid them all over the house for the younger kids.
We told them that the leprechaun left gold behind.

We made a trap the night before.

We left a little gold at the top for the greedy little fella.

It worked!  Look who was stuck in the trap in the morning!!
My younger kids, Caleb especially, were so excited about this!

felt, pipe cleaners, wooden bead, orange embroidery thread, google eyes, puff paint and hot glue.

We made cute rainbows using the edge of our hands.

Of course we had fun nails.

We made bean bags.

We played hot potato and a few other games.
felt, puff paint, dry beans

Paintings doubled as place mats:)

Mason jars got belted.
(with paper and secured with hot glue...which popped off nicely when the party was over)

Green smoothies!!

peeled apples

Irish Soda Bread
A tradition in my family.

Potato Leek Soup
(eaten with green spoons:)

Lucky charms squares.
I got the recipe HERE but I opted for chocolate Lucky Charms.
So not normal fare around here.
This was a super big treat!!

Gold loonies left behind by the leprechaun:)
Little cone shaped baskets to collect the "gold" hidden around the house.

The party people in their green!

This was such a fun party!
The kids won't be forgetting about Mr. leprechaun anytime soon.
He will be a tradition for sure!


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