(no, we’re not Catholic but I love those adorable little outfits with the blazers with the school crest on them, plus I figured MacLean could use a really healthy dose of guilt and responsibility. Sadly, MacLean has remained blissfully guilt-free.)
But the best holiday at the school was St. Patrick’s Day–and boy howdy, did we celebrate. We always made elaborate floats for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Salt Lake City, dressed up the kids, and cooked corned beef and cabbage till the whole parish reeked. Maybe you’re not quite as hardcore, but you’d still like to celebrate with the kids at school or even for neighbors...or just for you guys at home because why not tap into your Irish (or non-Irish) roots and have a little fun?
Here are 5 easy to assemble treats for St. Patrick's Day this year:
5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Treats
1. I save this for the kid’s teachers to thank them for everything they’ve done. I usually tuck in a gift card to Barnes & Noble or Starbucks. But it would also be great to show appreciation for a family member or even a neighbor gift.
2. Chocolate coins in a sandwich bag with a little printable on top. There’s loads of great St. Paddy’s Day printables you can download for free on How Does She.
3. Pretzel roads dipped in white, colored and milk chocolate and sprinkles. Such a fun kid’s activity–if you don’t mind a mess afterward. But seriously, these are totally worth it, especially if you put a layer of caramel on before the chocolate. YUM.
4.This treat almost makes me weep with its beauty. It’s a S’more (my favorite treat) and it looks totally adorable. Plus, it’s easy to make. You can find the Leprechaun Hat S’mores recipe on Cake Blog.
5. “You’re my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!” My overachieving girlfriend Monroe made this educational and taught our toddlers colors and numbers while making them. Showoff.