Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these easy crafts, authentic recipes, great decorating ideas, and fun facts. You can even find out your leprechaun name!
Since both of my parents’ families came from Ireland, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has always been a big deal at my house. Here are a few things to get you in the mood to celebrate, too!
First you need your leprechaun name.
(Mine is Playful O’Gratin!)
Every leprechaun has that wonderful pot of gold. Here’s how to make your own.
Here’s another way to use a clay pot – make a leprechaun hat!
Everyone needs a lucky 4-leaf clover for St. Patrick’s Day.
Make your own easy paper shamrocks. Keep one and share the luck of the Irish to others.
Prefer edibles? Well, how about a tastier 3-leaf version:
Shamrock Cookie Cups.
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or even store-bought dough for the cup itself. Then decorate it with white frosting and add green licorice strips and M&M’s to make the little shamrocks on top. So cute!
Looking for fun St. Patrick’s Day decorations? How about some free printables to help celebrate.
Hang them up or put them in a frame for an easy decoration.
Or make your own with these FREE fonts which are the Celtic fonts I’ve used in this post).
I love Celtic knots! They are so intricate and beautiful.
Here is how to make your own Celtic knot pillow.
And of course, you really need some good Irish recipes for your St. Patrick’s Day meal.
Because I’m a librarian, I always need to know the “why” about things. So, here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick and why we celebrate him.
And, finally, here is my favorite Irish blessing that I’d like to pass on to you.
I created this little graphic for it. At the bottom of the picture is my claddagh ring that my sister brought back for me after a trip she took to Ireland. I wear it daily. (That’s an inside joke, since my maiden name is Daily 🙂 )
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
Now that you’re in the holiday spirit, here are some ways to get ready for April Fool’s Day. It’s coming up soon.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you wear green?
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