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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because there are no expectations and no gifts involved. It’s simply a fun day to wear a weird color and celebrate. It falls on our Spring Break so it’s even more fun that I get to include the older boys and their friends in all the festivities.

We played several games which you can print out for free over on Executive Homemaker. This is my Green Day Memory Game that I made into a poster board with ribbon to hang the cards.

Today little Emily asked me why the Memory Cards were all attached. I giggled and told her because I used to have a lot of time and enjoyed making things like that. However, the real reason is that I’m a complete control freak and when D1 & D2 were toddlers they made games very difficult to play. Attached to a posterboard, all the cards stayed where I wanted them to. {{LOL!}}

All the kids drew silly faces on green balloons. I was amazed at how much they got into this, especially the older ones. Turns out they thought there was a prize involved for the craziest face. {{Note to self next year}}

We played St. Patrick’s Day Bingo with rainbow Skittles.

I also read a short story about the Legend of St. Patrick and then ask them questions which are on the back of a puzzle of a Leprechaun.

While the younger kiddos were playing games with me, I had the older girls hide 6 pots of gold for the older boys to find. Once found – the boys hid them. Afterward, we took them outside to play Red Rover. They came in hungry and thirsty, ready to eat green food and drink.

I just love having these little people in my home. One of them commented that I have a party for every holiday. I told her, “I’ll take any excuse to have you in my home sweetie!” That pretty much sums up why I love to do what I do – I love creating memories. Good and happy memories are very important to me and if I can do that for my kids and maybe someone else’s kids to; count me in baby.

It was a wonderful day and I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have spent it with friends.

4 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. i ALWAYS think of you on St. Patricks day! You always have a fun way to celebrate it with your kids! You are a fun mom to throw parties all the time and to celebrate each season! i love it!

  2. Looks like you had lots of fun!!! Anyone get pinched??? It's not as much fun with just Mike and I – but I did the "everything green dinner", with Green mashed potatoes and green gravy! I used a florecent green and they were REALLy pretty and bright!!!! Plus broccoli, cooked cabbage, celery, salad, pickles,green drinks and shamrock cookies – (took most of those to Scouts that night!) and a Shamrock cake just for fun because I bought the pan really cheap!!!Of course I had St. Patricks napkins and green glasses and plates and etc. Mike was a good sport and did eat everything without complaint! I hadn't warned him – so the green potatoes and gravy were a bit of a surprize!! But they were yummy – so it went well!
    Glad you guys had such a fun time!!!

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