If you’re looking for some fun family activities and ideas with which to ring in the greenest holiday of the year, look no further! With the help of my addiction to Pinterest, I shall now share with you my five favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed ideas.
Idea #1: Make your own Shamrock Shakes
As a kid, my parents always took us to McDonald’s for a Shamrock Shake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (usually after a meal at home consisting of corned beef, cabbage and scones my mom made green with food coloring). With this recipe from Babble’s The Family Kitchen, now you can make your own version of the McDonald’s classic holiday shake at home with just a few simply ingredients.
Idea #2: Make “Leprechaun Candy”
If you’d prefer to get your family to eat an extra serving of fruit on St. Patrick’s Day rather than drink milkshakes, Sweet Treats and More has a super easy and creative way to make “Leprechaun Candy” using just two ingredients, one of them being grapes!
Idea #3: Decorate with a free St. Patrick’s Day printable
Print and frame this crisp, clean subway-style art and decorate your mantle or shelves. Eighteen25 makes amazing, free downloadable art for personal use — stop by and enjoy some in your own home.
Idea #4: Host a leprechaun-themed treasure hunt for the kiddos
Idea #5: Decorate AND learn about science by making crystallized shamrocks
Housing a Forest’s Borax crystal shapes are so cool, I want to make a bunch of them myself! For instructions on how to do this fun experiment with your kids or heck, even your grown-up friends — these look so cool.
I hope you enjoyed these fun ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and that you have a fun-filled holiday. Don’t forget to wear green — getting pinched is the pits!