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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Last Minute Style

St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that I think are fun, but don't put a lot of effort into beforehand.  Although when I look Pinterest I see lots of things that would be really fun to do with the kids, but somehow I never get around to them.  

My kids aren't a fan of spinach flavored eggs or pancakes that are dyed green with food coloring, so we kept it simple and had regular cereal for breakfast.  We didn't have any leprechan traps set up or any decorations to celebrate.  And we weren't planning on having corned beef and cabbage for dinner.  My husband isn't a fan and I've never tried it.  Maybe someday when everyone at my house isn't so picky.  I guess it's obvious that I'm not Irish.  Ha!

Today I figured that we'd be doing well by just everyone going to school wearing a little bit of green.  Easy peasy!  Although I did have to explain to my kindergartener why he should wear green (so his big brother wouldn't pinch him first thing in the morning...good thing his pjs had green on them.)

Then I decided to be adventurous and make my little guy and I a green smoothie.  

I had a half hour by myself while the kids were at practices, so I decided to make a little menu so they'd know what's for dinner.  (I ate dinner at the church at a Relief Society activity.)

Notice the little picture of the dessert?  It's my quicky quick drawing of this...
I had seen my friend Julia's post about the fruit rainbow that she makes for her kids every St. Patrick's day, complete with a pot of gold (Rolos).  Little did I know that Rolos don't all come individually wrapped.  Thus the sticks of rolos in the "pot".  Luckily I bought some Werther's today on a whim while I was out shopping today.  

Anyway...my kids were happy when I got home from the activity.  One of them even told me that I was a good artist.  Sweet!  I haven't drawn a rainbow in years!  

How about you?  Do you go all out for St. Patrick's Day?  I'd love more easy peasy, fun ideas!  

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