St. Patrick’s Day.
People celebrate the day with parades, wearing of the green, and drinking beer (sometimes too much). One reason St. Patrick’s Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first day of spring. One might say it has become the first green of spring. So we wear green.
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Kids will enjoy fun crafts, games, history, and clip art and other fun ways every family can honor the festive holiday. If you’re a grandmother like me, you would be cooking some traditional Irish recipes for a true St. Patrick’s Day feast and have your children and grandchildren gather up for the day. Oh such a favorite thing to do.
Perhaps it’s due to the day’s high spirits that many drinks to much. I always tell my grandchildren too much of anything always seems to end up being a bad thing in some aspect or another. I tell them stories about my childhood St. Patrick Days and of course, stories of the famous peach cobbler and how we await Peach Cobbler day after the St. Patrick’s celebration, so much fun for my childhood.
Our family always find time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day wearing green that my grandchildren enjoys so much. My eldest daughter would make green jell-o for a jelly dinner, or green jell-o jigglers cut into shamrocks for a snack. She’ll gather all the kids in the kitchen and decorate cupcakes with foil-wrapped coins and rainbow sprinkles- all with a touch of green! My eldest grand daughter would put pink carnations with freshly-cut stems in a vase with water mixed with green food coloring then put green streaks in everyone’s hair. The day would be full of green for me.
Their grandfather would pick up some Irish soda bread at the bakery, and just after we all have eaten lunch, he would cut a bunch of shamrocks out of green paper and hide them around the house for the kids to go on a hunt to find them. Smiles never go away from my face as I look at him rewarding our grand children with candy coins. Did you ever have that feeling of having your children and grandchildren your most precious achievement?
Now, I’m excited about another day with them on Cobbler’s Day. I’d be sharing the famous peach cobbler recipe that I just got from Your Smart Kitchen newsletter. Be with us then!