My family LOVES St. Patricks Day. It’s our chance to celebrate our Irish heritage. My mom comes from a long line of Irish that settled in Chicago. And you know that the folks in Chicago know how to celebrate the holiday by dying the river that runs through down town bright green, and well as other things…. But there are also a lot of fun and simple ways to celebrate the holiday.
I found a site that said the reason we wear green on St. Patricks day are: 1- To honor the Emerald Isle of Ireland. (A more fun reason) 2- To make us invisible to leprechauns and fairys that pinch non-green wearers.
First off, you have to have a T-shirt to make sure you are pinch proof. Every year my Mom buys t-shirts for all 19 grandkids and ships them all over the U.S. to make sure her grandkids are pinch proof. There are a ton of shirt options at the store but we have a simple printable iron-on available for free below that you can print and press onto a blank shirt. (Instructions for Iron-ons here.)
Next if you don’t have time to run out and get a shirt or make a shirt, our free “Pinch Proof” sticker printables are a great option. You can print these on a sticker page or just print them onto plain paper and pin them on with a safety pin.
So budget wise, there are some great options for decorating for the holiday. One of which is to take some simple dollar store decorations and spruce them up a bit. Take this glitter shamrocks for example. Buy 3 , alternating the colors. Simply add another hole at the bottom of two of the shamrocks and link them together with some twine and add some ribbon fringe.
This is a fun way to get kids excited about upcoming holidays. Holiday pillow cases. This tradition started out with special Christmas Pillow cases and my sister has taken it forward and made pillow cases for each holiday to give the kids a decoration of their own. It’s a fun reminder everyday. Here is the link to some free sewing instructions on Quiltmaker. We sell a simple print-and-cut-guide in our Etsy shop for making this cute box pleat trim. Click here for the link to our Etsy Shop.
Its so much fun to make a traditional St. Pattys meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage , but if you’ve got some picky little eaters there is a much better option. We grew up eating “Shamrock Soup” or Broccoli Soup on St. Patricks Day. This is a great and fun way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Costco has a tasty Broccoli Cheddar Soup ready made and its delicious. You can pair it with a grilled cheese, my favorite is made with the garlic butter spread. Enjoy and Happy St. Patty’s Day to you!
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Traditions