I am normally not a huge St. Patty’s Day fan. This goes back to the fact that I’m not a huge drinker or party girl, and even if I was, having a two-year-old kind of throws a wrench into all night party plans. But this year, I got excited about it. Really, really excited about it. It fell on a Saturday when the hubs was off work and the weather was perfect. And, it just so happens, that my kid looks adorable in green and has red hair. He totally pulls off the whole Irish look. So, this year quickly became my favorite St. Patty’s Day. I got to spend it with my two favorite boys. We celebrated with green….everything. And a lot of family fun.
What better way to kick off your St. Patty’s Day than by blowing bubbles? And I mean LOTS of them! Of course, while wearing green.
This bubble catching is hard work!!
Inside, we painted green toenails and played with all of the green letter magnets.
Then, we got to work making cupcakes! Yum!
While the cupcakes cooked, we had a wardrobe change. But of course, it was still green!
As the hubs points out, even his beer was green. Good call.
Now for the best part: eating the cupcakes! They are chocolate cupcakes with peppermint green frosting.
Think thin mint girl scout cookies in cupcake form. Amazing.
I think it’s safe to say that the cupcakes were a great success.
We couldn’t waste the lovely day, so we headed outside for even more outdoor play.
After his big hit and a few rounds of ball, we watered our flowers.
As the day ended, so did all of our fun family activities. We enjoyed some amazing dinner grilled out by the hubs and I enjoyed some leisure time reading a magazine while the toddler swayed in his swing. It could not have been more perfect. And then, in good old-fashioned St. Patty’s day style, the boys ended the night with shots. (Of tea. Don’t worry; no alcohol was involved.)
I felt so blessed on Saturday. Partially because it was a really good holiday, and I love a good holiday celebration. But mostly because we spent all day as a family, doing fun activities and enjoying the beautiful weather.
And who can resist this cute little Irish guy?
Happy St. Patty’s Day from our family to yours.