St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day is, hands down, my mother’s favorite holiday. Of all time.

 

And not just because the traditional corned beef and cabbage and potato meal is the easiest one-pot meal in the history of all meals. Just toss everything into a big pot and boil.

 

And not just because her name, Molly, is not her given birth name. It’s a nickname from her childhood that has withstood 75+ years. It’s a nickname she was given after an old-time radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly. Her brother was anointed Fibber McGee (luckily his nickname did not stick.) ;)

 

And not just because she’s 100% Irish through-and-through. She’s proud of her big M and little c maiden name. McGahan.

 

St. Patrick’s Day is my mom’s all-time favorite holiday because of the social side. The going to the bars. With friends. And making new friends.  She’s a social butterfly …

 

especially when fueled by  a glass of Chardonnay.

:)

But my mom has to sit out this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Well, more like lie out.  And walk out. And rehab out.  You see, in the most inopportune of timing, her 80-year-old hip decided it was time to break.

 

Now, in true Irish spirit, my mother had always predicted her hip breaking incident would happen while sitting on a bar stool.  She’s said this for longer than I can remember. But she wasn’t on a bar stool …

 

she was disembarking from a casino cruise …

 

and in my book, that’s a solid hip-breaking-bar-stool runner up.

 

Seriously, though, she’s doing well. Surgery was successful. And now the rehab begins.

 

So I dedicate today’s St. Patrick’s Day round-up post (featuring link ups at the Super Saturday Link Party) to my 100%-Irish-big-M-and-little-c-fibber-mcgee-and-molly-nicknamed-St.-Patrick’s-Day-loving mom.

 

Love you mom!

 

 Stacking Luck Letters from The Happy Scraps

st. patrick decor ideas

Glitter Shamrock Button Covers from Crafty Journal

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Lime Sherbet Floats from The First Year Blog

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Bailey’s Chocolate Cookies from Life, Love & Sugar

bailey's irish cream recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Banner from Circusberry

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Lucky Charms Bark from Life With The Crust Cut Off

Lucky Charms Bark

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece from Remodelando Casa

st. patrick day centerpiece

Bailey’s Mint Oreo Ice Cream from Blahnik Baker

baileys recipe idea

Hanging Shamrock from Suburban Wife, City Life

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Irish Soda Bread from Three Kids and a Fish

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Green Ombre Swirl Cake from Say It With Cake

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St. Patrick’s Day Subway Art from I Dig Pinterest

subway art for st patrick day

Modern St. Patrick Day Crafts from Kraft & Mint

st patrick craft ideas

Shamrock Sun Catcher Kid Craft from ABC Creative Learning

kid craft for st. patrick's day

Pot of Gold Cookie Favors from Semi Sweet

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Dollar Store Pot of Gold Kid Craft from Tales of a Ranting Ginger

st. patrick day craft for kids

St. Patrick Day Scrap Banner from Living Frugal with Erika

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No Bake Leprechaun Nibbles from Juggling Food, Family & Chaos

st patrick day treat idea

St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies from Frugal Mom Eh

St. Patrick Day Recipe Ideas

Lemon Lime Mock Parfait from Robyn’s View

lemon lime dessert recipe

 Bailey’s Irish Creme Cake at The Painted Apron

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Lucky Charms Trail Mix from Sweet Pennies from Heaven

Lucky Charms trail mix

St. Patrick’s Day Pretzels from Upstate Ramblings

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Lucky Mint Steamer from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Lucky Charm Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables from Something Splendid

st. patrick day free printable

 

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Comments

  1. says

    That SPD banner is really cute! And the Lucky Charms bark? Adorable. But I can’t even imagine how sweet it is! Happy SPD to you and your family. Send best wishes to your very Irish mother for me.

  2. Laurie says

    I just made Irish Soda bread Saturday and I think I’ll be makingthe Bailey’s Cookies next! From one Mc to another…wishing your Mom a speedy recovery!

  3. ctrochelman says

    Thanks so much for including my Mint Steamers in this lovely round-up! Sorry to hear your mom can’t participate in this year’s festivities….hope she gets better soon!!

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