Don’t let your St. Patty’s Day get neglected and forgotten this year. Plan a fun little family celebration with a mini dessert board filled with sweet treats, over the top shamrock shakes, and a kid friendly treasure hunt with Lucky the Leprechaun. Be sure to grab your Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables to elevate your fun!
Are you ready for Shamrocks and Shenanigans? St. Patty’s Day is one of those almost forgotten holidays just sitting there sandwiched between Valentine’s Day chocolates and Easter Egg hunts.
And if I am being honest, I don’t really remember St. Patrick’s Day as a child, it was one of those holidays that just sorta came and went. Sure, Mom always made sure we were dressed in green so the mean kids at school wouldn’t pinch us. But that was about the extent of it.
Then came the good ol’ college days, and I am quite confident I had some St. Patty’s Day fun. In fact, I went to a college that had one of the largest St. Patty’s Day celebrations in the nation. Green Beer Day at Miami University has definitely made a name for itself nationally. But let’s just be real, I don’t really remember much of them either, mostly because I had one too many green beers.
St. Patty’s Day Shenanigans:
But if you ask me, St. Patty’s Day has the makings for some serious enjoyment. Leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows and an excuse to celebrate? I mean doesn’t this combination just scream childhood fun?
So in an effort to make the often neglected holiday a little more special around here, I planned a little Mommy Daughter date for our St. Patty’s Day shenanigans!
I just have to tell you we had more fun than I even imagined.
And that my friends is what is so wonderful about celebrations. Not every event has to be a show stopper or a crowd pleaser. Even when you are planning small intimate family celebrations you can really kick things up a notch and create magical moments for the kiddos and meaningful memories for everyone involved!
With minimal plans, I set out to create a little Mommy Daughter day date. And, wow… just look how incredible everything came together.
So whether you are planning an epic St. Patty’s Day bash or just an intimate family celebration at home. I hope you will find some fun inspiration here, plus these free St. Patrick’s Day Printables are sure to make it a Shamrockin’ Good Time!
DECOR & FREE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PRINTABLES:
Our little Shamrocks and Shenanigans celebration was almost exclusively decorated using these fun custom designed St. Patty’s Day Printables. The LUCKY Banner made for the perfect backdrop to our exciting day. And lucky we were to have such a great time together.
I also added a balloon swag for the finishing touch.
FOOD & DRINK
MINI DESSERT BOARD:
This adorable mini dessert board was perfect for the two of us. But you definitely could use the inspiration to go even bigger and better. The mini dessert board featured Vanilla Bean Cupcakes adorned with adorable St. Patty’s Day Cupcake Liners and Toppers, iced cutout shamrock cookies, Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, Chocolate Covered Oreos and Chocolate Shamrocks. Green M&Ms were used as filler for the mini dessert board.
OVER THE TOP SHAMROCK SHAKES:
The highlight of our little day date was this amazing over the top shamrock shake featuring mint chocolate chip ice cream and a chocolate drizzle. It was served in a large glass with a St. Patrick’s Day sprinkle coated rim and piled high with whipped cream. Chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick, a chocolate covered oreo and a chocolate shamrock adorned the shamrock shake to really take it over the top.
We served it up large with 2 fun straws and these cute drink flags so we could share smiles between sips. But the addition of Bailys Irish Cream makes for the perfect Boozy Shamrock Shake if you won’t be sharing yours with your kiddo(s). You can grab the recipe here.
FOR EVEN MORE FUN:
As if the mini dessert board and shamrock shake didn’t offer enough entertainment for us. Lucky the Leprechaun stopped by and hid a pot of gold and arranged for a Treasure Hunt. My daughter had so much fun following the clues to discover her pot of gold. It was the perfect addition to a great day of laughter, cheer and excitement.
You can celebrate the everyday. Our little St. Patty’s Day celebration goes to show that even small intimate family affairs can offer truly magical moments and meaningful memories. You don’t need to have grandiose plans to have a good time. Small details can elevate your every event. You can find countless opportunities to have more fun in your home and provide more happiness in your heart!
From my home to yours, I hope you have an amazingly fun St. Patty’s Day. Don’t forget to click below to get inside the super secret After Party. Once inside you will get immediate and unlimited access to all the free printables, including those featured here.