St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. The kiddos are anxiously awaiting to trap some leprechauns, find some gold, and perhaps, hand out a finger full of pinches. If you haven’t started planning for this amazingly green holiday, we have some great ideas for you to pull off a hit that the whole family will love.
The best part of any holiday, and arguably any day, is food. You can rest easy with this delightful snack that starts with an incredibly nutritious base: apples! Green Granny Smith apples are the beginning of this deliciousness, plus they’re bit-sized for little mouths (which is code for: you can eat a ton of them without feeling guilty.)
You and the fam are bound to be thirsty after that sticky treat, and this effortless drink is equal parts adorable, festive, and effortless:
Keep that healthy vibe going with this food trick. It works as a great “I’m hungry!” solution, or as a simple side dish for lunch or dinner. Fresh veggies in fantastic shapes:
Ok, crafts. Some of us want to pinch ourselves out of a nightmare at the very thought of this word. But fear not! This idea is so simple, as is the cleanup. And there’s basically no St. Patrick’s Day without shamrocks.
Once you conquer that first craft, try something just a smidge gutsier. Kids adore saving coins, and St. Patrick’s day is all about the gold. So turn an old coffee can into a bank for all of those coined treasures. Of course, you’ll have to actually drink all of the coffee to make this craft work, but that wasn’t a problem for us, and we believe in you too.
To really get in on all of the seasonal fun, you have to look the part. Little girls in the house? Even better. Check out some DIY hair accessories to match the holiday. Even if you don’t DIY, benefit for those who do on Etsy.
After food and crafts, we all want to snuggle in with a good movie. Here’s a list of St. Patrick’s Day movies that are family friendly
And lastly, for those littles in the house who may not sit through an entire movie, help them set up friendly traps for leprechauns. You can totally have fun with the treats and surprises they get as a reward, and the kids’ grins and giggles will be more than a reward for you.