Posted in March 2013

St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2013

Phew, I made it.  It’s only one day before, but I did promise a post before the holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday I’ve always struggled with decoration-wise.

The decorations I’ve seen are usually cheesy, bar/drinking-related.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Back in my days working in bars/restaurants, St. Patrick’s Day was one of my favorite nights to work because it was a money-maker.

For several years in a row, a local Irish bar hired me and a friend to paint faces.  We’d paint shamrocks on faces for a couple bucks apiece and got the keep all the money.  After 6 hours of this, that added up!

I would do that during the day and then go on to my regular bar shift and work the rest of the night.

Sometimes I’d wear a green bra that peeked out under a black top.  Or one year I used green food coloring and died a garter belt green and wore it under a short skirt.  Hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Now that I’m a mom-to-be though, my St. Patrick’s Day is more about kiddos.  Even though I’m not due until Mother’s Day this year, I’m already thinking about how I will celebrate with my daughter next year.

Luckily I still have that food coloring because this year I used it on this Lime Cheesecake Bars recipe to make a fun treat.

[caption id="attachment_504" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Lime Cheesecake Bars Lime Cheesecake Bars[/caption]

I adapted these easy no-bake Lime Cheesecake Bars from a Food Network Recipe and was very pleased with this result:

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(As were our guests we served them too…)

Here are a few more ideas to make this traditionally adult holiday, a bit more kid-friendly:

[caption id="attachment_509" align="aligncenter" width="192"]Lucky Charms A Lucky Breakfast[/caption]

via Thoughtfully Simple

[caption id="attachment_515" align="aligncenter" width="192"]Lucky Charm Treats Lucky Charm Treats[/caption]

via Bloom

[caption id="attachment_514" align="aligncenter" width="192"]Rainbow Brite Rainbow Brite[/caption]

via Creative Juice

[caption id="attachment_511" align="aligncenter" width="192"]Irish Eggs Irish Eggs[/caption]

Napkin

via Sheek Shindigs

[caption id="attachment_508" align="aligncenter" width="192"]Golden Favors Golden Favors[/caption]

via Bloom

Pink & Green

via Catch My Party

Baby

via Pink Newborn Services

Being a mom-to-be, I just couldn’t resist throwing this one in….

Check out more lucky St. Patty’s Day ideas on my Pinterest board.

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