St. Patty's Day + A Winner

Being Irish, I love St. Patty's Day.
Kevin also has Irish heritage, so our kids are about 25% Irish.
It's a fun & easy holiday to celebrate.
I just do a few simple things to make it more fun for my kids.  
They get Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast (which is a big treat since we don't buy them sugar cereal)
 Kate had to make a Leprechaun trap for Kindergarten, so we left it out in hopes of catching him.
(Her trap was an empty oatmeal box with green construction paper & washi tape) 
She wanted it to look like a Leprechaun hat, so she taped a base. She added a rainbow & a sign to lure him in. We cut a little hole in the lid & the inside was filled with glitter & 2 gold coins.
I thought it turned out cute!
 The Leprechaun not only left the Lucky Charms, but he turned the milk green, left a map and a trail of gold.

 Plus, it's fun to see the girls so excited about Lucky Charms, green milk & a treasure map.
Ready to find their pot of gold.
Nothing will beat what the Leprechaun brought them last year...their Big Sister T-shirts letting them know a baby was on the way!
Read about it HERE.

They were so excited when they found their treasure.

Nothing fancy, just a Pez dispenser & some bubbles. Each item was just $1.
Like last year, the Leprechaun didn't flush when he used the bathroom.
And, Boulder's dog water was turned green.
The Leprechaun left out forks instead of spoons (All the spoons were in the dirty in the dishwasher & I was too lazy to hand wash them)

Some may think this is over the top for a silly holiday like St. Patty's Day, but it took less than 10 minutes to set up the night before. My thought is that they are only young once and why not do silly fun things on holidays while they are still young?

Then we headed to church & I debuted my awesome green jeans I got on clearance. 
I was so excited to wear them (the rest of the outfit will be posted on my Pin-Spired post in 2 weeks)
Highlight of my day? 
An 80 year old woman at church telling me she liked my Leprechaun pants. 

We had a nice family bike ride to Kate's TBall practice.
We normally have Guinness Stew for dinner on St. Patty's Day, but since the weather was so nice, our neighbors decided to have a last minute St. Patty's Day BBQ Block Party. Guiness Stew is for dinner tonight!

Kate's St. Patty's request? Green Jello.

We have a winner for the $25 Shop Credit to Sewn with Love!
 Comment #70! Were YOU the Lucky winner?
Also, TODAY is the last day to enter the $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway HERE!!
Happy St. Patty's Day from the O'Larson's!
Do you celebrate St. Patty's Day? 


  1. I LOVE what you did for your kids for St. Patrick's Day. I will have to remember that for next for my four kiddos. The 80 year old lady?! Hilarious! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. So glad to see you rocking the green jeans and can't wait to see your whole outfit! I love the St Pattys Day festivities. Will def use some of these next year when the kids a re a bit older!

  3. So fun! I love what you did to celebrate! We are Irish on both sides of our family as well, and last year our youngest arrived the day before St. Patrick's Day, so now we think it's an extra special holiday. ;)

  4. OMG, Luke is looking like such a big boy in these pictures wahhhhh! Makes me realize that Liam will look like this very soon, too soon!

  5. So.stinkin'.creative. That's all I have to say about that ;).

  6. Love your pos and the fun St Patrick's day things you did with your kids. Visiting from GFC's blog hop. I"m following you on bloglovin. I would really appreciate it if you followed me as well.



  7. How fun! I love your photos so much, I can hear the joy through each and every one of them!

  8. Y'all are all out St. Partricks people and that is so cool! I love how you changed the color of the watar! Also love the comment the lady at church gave you on your pants!
    I'm visiting from All Things Alisa and am a new follower! I can't wait to get to know you more and would love for you to visit my blog!



  9. love what you did with your kids, such a fun holiday celebration. Also love the green dog water. Adorable on all fronts!!!

  10. You do the BEST stuff for holidays! I'm totally copying you when June gets a little older!

  11. I love what you did for you kids :) So easy and yet so much fun!!
    And I like the third picture a lot, you're babies are just adorable!

  12. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Props to you, super fun and creative mama! I see the Leprechaun's feet have grown bigger ;)...are those Luke's footprints? Can't wait to see your Easter celebrations post!
    - Kate

  13. Love love love it all!! I can imagine how much fun my kids would have with that! I always say I have good intentions but bad follow through I figured out it was laziness! Hmmm... Wonder what that ol' Easter Bunny will be up to?! Do you have any fun previous posts we can look at to get ideas for Easter coming up that you will share the links w me? Thanks!!!



Blog Widget by LinkWithin