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A few months ago we had some of our best friends over for a day full of fun Halloween Activities, and we had so much fun that we knew we wanted to do it again. The holidays completely slipped by us, but we got together this weekend to have some St. Patrick’s Day themed fun! We planned some fun activities and snacks all green and gold themed. Here was our spread:
I picked up most everything we needed from Amazon and grabbed a few last minute items at Hobby Lobby! My friend, Bonnye, was in charge of snacks and dessert
Bonnye can get really creative with her snacks and gets all the credit for this guy, his adorable cuteness & how yummy it was! She says he was easy to make too, lol!
This little leprechaun is so good you may not want to eat him!
To make the cheese ball, take all of your ingredients (except for the bell peppers, carrot & olive) and mix together in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until blended very well.
Using wet hands, scoop entire mixture out of bowl and place on plastic wrap. Wrap it up and form into a ball then place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
Use veggies to decorate, cutting the hat into a top hat shape and enjoy! Serve with cut up veggies and crackers!
We served the cheese ball with a green fruit tray! We munched on this while my husband made a totally non-St Patrick’s Day themed dinner for us, his secret recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs! LOL! In hindsight, I should have made something like Shepherd’s Pie but we still have time before the actual holiday!
I made the kids some yummy Leprechaun Punch to drink! I used to always love special punches with I was a kid! It was always a little touch my mom added to actives that made it extra special.
The punch was simple to make and was a twist on an orange one I usually make for parties! I used equal parts Pineapple Juice, Ginger Ale (sprite would work too), and a small packet of green lemon-lime Koolaide for color. I served it Rootbeer Float style over a big scoop of Lime Sherbert and topped it off with a golden straw. Coolwhip or Whipped Cream could be added for some extra jazz!
The mommies were not partaking in the green punch! It actually would have been pretty tasty with vodka but I’ve had an aversion to drinks colored that brightly since some rough nights in college, Haha! We went for the non-Irish themed Field House Cabernet! We were recently turned onto the Scout and Cellar brand wines because we both like to enjoy a nice glass or two of wine without over-doing it and without destroying our diets! Scout and Cellar
For dessert, we kept things fun and simple, and were actually shocked to see this was probably the kids’ favorite dessert we have ever done! We used powdered sugar donuts for the Rainbow’s clouds, and fuzzy pipe cleaners to string Fruit Loops on! They loved making their Rainbows all a bit different, and honestly, are there many guilty pleasures better than powdered sugar donuts??? NOPE! Luke got the bright idea to shove some pieces of chocolate candy into his donuts and, yall, he may be on to the next million dollar invention! That paired very nicely with the Cab! LOL!
I thought we would try some new activities we have never done before, but what can I say? Slime rules the kids’ world right now! With my main slime maker down to one arm right now, we decided to try out Elmer’s Magical Liquid, a slime activator, that makes making slime super easy. All you do is mix this with your chosen glue, we picked Elmer’s Clear Glue, and some glitter glue and you’re all set. You can add extra food coloring or glitter if you want!
The first round of slime we made was gold slime! Micah added the glue, Magical liquid, Landry added the gold glitter glue, and Ellie (aka Queen Elsa) added some yellow food color and mixed it all up!
You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day slime without making some green slime too! So we got out another bowl. This time Landry added the glue, Micah the Magical Liquid, Ellie the color and glitter, and Luke mixed.
Ellie decided this slime needed some more sparkle so she added green and gold sequins to it then the boys all mixed it again!
I do think the sequins made the slime, for sure! The Magical Liquid really made the
I found these great little slime containers as well so they would stop using all of my left overs tupperware!
Next up, we decided to try a new activity and make St. Patrick’s Day Catapults. For this one, all you need are popsicle sticks, rubber bands, plastic spoons, and Lucky Charms.
Start by taking 7 popsicle sticks and wrapping a rubber band tightly around one side. Side note, unless you want your helpers to eat all the marshmallows (10 min before dinner), you may want to wait to on putting the cereal out!
Take the other two popsicle sticks, and rubber band them on one end, then put the first stack through the middle of the two
Take your plastic spoon (we went with green to stick with our theme) and use a 4th rubber band to secure it to one of the popsicle sticks in the two stick stack. Slide it through the middle rubber band as well! Load your catapult with your Lucky Charm Marshmallows!
We used little black cauldrons (treasure pots) as our targets. I did not count on this activity being as messy as it was! Good thing we have dogs to help clean up! LOL! There was cereal all over the kitchen, and the dogs were stoked.
Our third activity was another classic we brought back from Halloween! I actually had another idea planned but the kids wanted volcanoes again, lol! Anything that is messy right?
This simple and classic experiment just needs a few things you already have in your kitchen: baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring. We put a different color in each cup with vinegar, and the baking soda in our treasure pots.
We had so much fun with our St. Patrick’s Day themed activities. By the time we finished with the volcanoes, dinner was ready and the kids were hungry!
I had picked up St. Patrick’s BINGO from Amazon to play. Bingo is always a huge hit with my kiddos!
Mad Libs is another fun activity, and I always get excited when I find one with a holiday theme! My kids love filling them out, and they’re one of those great sneaky educational items! They’re practicing their grammar and creativity while having fun!
We also planned to read “How to Catch a Leprechaun” and build our own Leprechaun traps. I will probably still do that with the boys next week. It’s such a fun idea, and there are millions of ideas on Pinterest for Leprechaun traps!
So “Cheers” to St. Patrick’s Day!!! We had such a fun night celebrating. How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your home? Let me know in the commnents! For your convenience, here are some of the plans that we used!
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