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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and families across the country are getting ready to celebrate the “luck of the Irish” with shamrocks, green decorations, and tasty Irish (and green!) treats.
While the ongoing pandemic means many of us will be celebrating yet another holiday from home, there are plenty of ways to get into the St. Patty’s spirit with your little ones. Here are some fun, family-friendly ways to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day at home.
1. Prepare a traditional Irish feast together.
We’re big fans of getting kids involved in the kitchen, and what better time to do that than a holiday meal? Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Irish soda bread are all St. Patrick’s Day staples that can be prepared at home together for a delicious family dinner. Give the little ones simple tasks like measuring ingredients and stirring them together, while older kids can help with chopping vegetables or peeling potatoes.
This Martha Stewart roundup features recipes for all these festive dishes and more (including a tasty Irish coffee recipe for the grown-ups!).
2. Plan a themed scavenger hunt around the house.
Gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins, a green hat or bow tie, rainbow socks, and paper shamrocks all make great items to hide around the house for a St. Patty’s Day scavenger hunt. Hand the kids a small bucket to start collecting items in their “pot of gold.” Then, give them a special green dessert at the end when they’ve found everything on their list.
3. Break out the craft supplies to make holiday-themed decorations.
With basic craft supplies like paper plates, construction paper, scissors, and paints or crayons, you and the little ones can create their own green wonderland of shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, and other St. Patrick’s-themed decorations to hang up around the house. Crafty Morning provides instructions for a multitude of on-theme craft ideas, from DIY leprechaun hats to shamrock “stamps” to rainbow wind catchers.
4. Learn some basic Irish step dancing moves together.
What could be more Irish than traditional step dancing? Inspired by cultural phenomena like Riverdance, you and the kids can queue up some YouTube tutorials (like these ones from LearnToDance.com) and try out some basic moves. This is a great activity for kids who are already involved in dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, and other activities that require precise movements and coordination.
5. Order St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Cups and bucket bouquets.
As our loyal customers know, we love celebrating every holiday with fun, on-theme Cookie Cups menu items! For St. Patty’s Day, we’re offering packs of Cookie Cups and bucket bouquets with green and yellow-iced Cups.
These limited-edition treats will disappear faster than a leprechaun’s pot of gold, so don’t miss out! Contact our store to place your St. Patrick’s Day order.