Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day!

I decided that I wanted to start celebrating all the holidays and not just the big ones that everyone celebrates.  St. Patricks day isn't normally celebrated in our family so I decided to change that this year. I wanted to make pretty decorations, yummy food and fun memories. 

We made a table setting with gold under our rainbow.  Jordan loves balloons so I knew she would like this table when she woke up in the morning.  We have bags of rainbows and gold (skittles and rolos) waiting for us when we woke up in the morning. 

I invited my mom and Terry over for our St. Patricks Day dinner.  I was a little nervous since I wasn't sure how anything was going to turn out but in the end I think it was a success. 

One tradition we started was the clover under the plates.  Everyone has a clover under their plate but only one had a 4 leaf clover.  That person was Lucky enough to get to bless the food and they also get a special treat.  This year it was a large bag of skittles and a package of Rolos.  My mom was the lucky one this year.  Before we ate we also learned who St. Patrick actually was and what he was known for.  That was interesting to learn since I never really knew why we celebrated this day.   Then it was time for dinner. 

 We had a yummy rainbow fruit tray to snack on while we waited for all the food to get done.
 As well as spinach dip and crackers.
 What would St. Patrick's day be without Corned Beef and Cabbage.  It turned out so good!!
 Green Jello Salad
 Clover Rolls
 And rainbow ice cubes.  I was the only one who chose to have colorful soda but I thought it was fun.
It was so nice to have my mom and Terry there and make new traditions on this day.   We also had some yummy green rice crispy treats with marshmallows in them
We then ended the night with some green candied popcorn and an Irish movie called Waking Ned Devine.  It was an interesting movie. 
We continued the festivities into the next day for family home evening.  After our lesson we made St. Patrick Day pictures.

We look forward to celebrating more St. Patrick Days with our new traditions and more holidays to come. :)