I love celebrating holidays. Any excuse to do something out of the ordinary and create memories with my kids is something I am all about. I’ve got some Irish heritage and my puppy is from Ireland, so you know that when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got to make the most of the day. I’ve found some really fun things I want to share with you to create your own fun celebrations with your own families. Check them out!
First of all, we’ve got to look the part. You know that getting through March 17th without wearing your green doesn’t end well. No one wants to get pinched all day long! So I love these festive modern tees and sweatshirts for adults from Etsy shop Up2YourNecksinFabric. Now is the perfect time to do some shopping for the holiday as there are some great sales happening here. I love the sparkle of the green glitter shamrock tee to show off my heritage and to get the party started. These tees wash up so well and look just as great as the day it arrived. I’ll be able to wear it over and over throughout the years or pick up several different styles (which, I will admit, is most likely what will happen).
For little ones, I can’t get over the absolute adorableness of these toddler tees from PorchSwingApparel on Etsy. Seeing these makes me want to wear St. Patrick’s gear year round. These shirts are soooo cute and soft! There is nothing cuter than seeing little toddlers in these bright and fun tees. They aren’t just limited to St. Patrick’s Day tees, though, you can pick up literally hundreds of different styles, be it birthday celebration shirts, bridal, any holiday imaginable, and so much more. Go check them out and prepare yourself–you’re going to want to pick up a lot while you are there! It’s a great shop!
I mentioned my dog is from Ireland. That is true, she has been there, but I haven’t yet. It’s definitely on my bucket list. But, I can’t leave my Jack Russell out of the holiday fun when she truly is Irish! We’ve got to dress her up for the occasion, too! I love this green plaid collar from etsy shop Britches4Stitches. My dog loves this collar! It looks really great on her and it’s soft material is comfortable on her neck. It’s very secure and very well made. I highly recommend purchasing your dog collars from this great shop, the owner, Kara, was wonderful to work with to create a custom fit for my pup. I will definitely be back to pick up some other collars for the different seasons!
To add to my sweet dog’s apparel, I love these amazing dog tags from PetParadeBoutique. I had one made with my dog’s name and contact info on it, in case she were ever to get lost. These tags are so cute, I want to get so many different ones. Dogs need accessories, too, right? I love this shamrock tag that compliments her plaid collar. I also love the Harry Potter themed one I had made, which I will show you later this month–it’s adorable! These tags are wonderful and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Check out this great site and place your own order, you and your pup will both be so pleased you did!
I absolutely adore this handmade St. Patrick’s Day banner from Etsy shop MilliesThreads. Hand cut and sewn together, this is the perfect way to dress up the house for March! I love the quality of this banner that can be used over and over again. I love the gingham ribbons on the ends, too. Be sure to check out this adorable shop to pick up banners for every other holidays and special occasions.
Ok, now that everyone’s all decked out for the day, here are some super fun activities and St. Patrick’s Day themed items I think you need.
I absolutely adore this shamrock banner to dress up the house. Hang it anywhere to remind
What little kids don’t love fun surprises? I love these DIY Rainbow Surprise Ball kits from Easy Party Kits that allow you to hide layers of prizes in brightly colored crepe paper. Easy to assemble and fun for the kiddos to unwrap and discover lots of loot. It’s sure to be a super fun activity for little hands!
Things sure have become way more fun for St. Patrick’s Day since I was a little girl. How I would have loved this amazing scavenger hunt! Hadley Designs offers this printable and fun scavenger hunt to celebrate the day with your kids. Think of how much fun you will have creating new traditions and memories using these templates! Check out this fun shop, you can customize your own printables for any holiday or birthday and print off in the comfort of your own home. The quality of her designs are great, you will love them!
Another super fun activity is to make a leprechaun trap! Don’t know how to start? No worries! FLMomsCustomBoutique has just what you need in their best selling leprechaun trap box! This kit is loaded with fun activities for your kids to do. You can also personalize the kit for your child. There are portions in the box just for kids, as well as portions just for parents to make the activity super interactive and special. You will absolutely love this kit and will most definitely want to check the other fun gifts they sell on their shop, too!
For those who love to include their favorite 18″ doll in on the fun, I am loving this adorable St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold, perfect sized for your favorite doll. Loaded with gold coins, gold pieces and a pot of gold to find at the end of a rainbow, the lucky doll will also get to enjoy some shamrock cookies. Absolutely adorable and perfect to play with! You can find this golden gem, along with lots of other fun accessories, at Etsy shop MyClayMudPie!
So after doing some fun activities, you’ve got to come up with something festive and green to eat, right? Whip up a batch of your favorite treat and sport your love of all things Irish and green with this frilly and fun apron from ThatApronShoppe on Etsy. I absolutely love this cute apron and wouldn’t only show it off on St. Patrick’s Day, but if you love to have multiple aprons for all the cooking and baking you do year round, you will definitely want to check out JoAnna’s wonderful retro creations in her shop and pick up some of her fun aprons!
If baking isn’t your thing, or even if it is, I have to recommend these delectable treats from DrizzledDrippedDunked. Oh, my gosh! These Leprechaun treats are the cutest things ever! Look at these detailed goodies! Mini donuts, chocolate covered oreos, and hot chocolate bombs! This is the perfect specialty treat for every single one of your favorite people for St. Patrick’s Day! I can’t get over how cute they are and how scrumptious they taste. I want to order a bunch and take them to my neighbors to make their day lucky, too! I highly recommend making these a part of your celebrations!
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