You guys! I haven’t been so excited about something for a while! A couple of weeks ago, I picked up some green Lucky Charms, because I like to buy those for St. Patrick’s Day every year. I don’t buy name brand cereal, except for this box every year. Well, once I had it, I thought, I should put together a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast with it. So, yesterday as I was setting up the table, pretending it was St. Patrick’s Day, because that’s what bloggers do sometimes, I got SO excited! My boys (all but the baby, he was napping) were gone to school, so they have NO idea. I set it all up, took pictures, and got it all cleaned up before they got home, and I seriously CAN.NOT.WAIT to set this up on Thursday night for them to wake up to Friday morning. You might be thinking I’m crazy to be so excited over something so small, but lately, I haven’t been excited about much, and I’ve been so busy that I’ve had a hard time even focusing on being a fun mom, so I’m excited to do this for my boys. And bonus, they don’t have school that day, so it will be even more fun!
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Since I decided that I wanted to do a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast for them, I kept thinking of ideas I could use for it. After I picked up the Limited Edition Lucky Charms (grab them at your local store, they are much cheaper) I decided that I’d get some green bowls, spoons, cups, etc. Well, when I went looking for bowls, I had a hard time finding any, but I found some cute dessert cups, so I grabbed them. I already had some green mason jars. I picked up some green flatware as well as shamrock napkins. I pulled out some green paper straws and the pinch proof leprechaun hats too. I also pulled out the gold & green coins that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby. They made for a great centerpiece along with a simple paper shamrock in a jar.
After I put my green table cloth down, at the center of the table, I placed one of my green jars in the center with a slotted lid and put a Paper Shamrock in it. Very simple, but my boys aren’t going to care if there is a centerpiece or not. I spread out my plastic coins around the jar.
I grabbed a couple pieces of gold cardstock and a piece of green glittered cardstock and used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out some shamrocks. The were a fun addition to the decor of the table.
I set out my dessert cups as the bowls, the napkin, spoon and the jar with a straw to use as the cup. Doesn’t the Pinch Proof Leprechaun Hat look so cute with it all?!
I’m actually surprised at the amount of cereal that one of these little cups will hold. They hold quite a bit!
I’m just so excited for my boys to wake up to this on St. Patrick’s Day morning. It’s going to be SO fun! Well, fun as long as I have some green on…. 😉
So why not set up the table cute for the simple holiday, and let your kids know it’s okay to celebrate the small things. For dinner that night, we’ll be having our favorite St. Patrick’s Day meal, Corned Beef & Cabbage. If you’ve never had this, you need to try it. We just cook it like the package says, boiling it with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. My kids eat it right up! They love it!
I think I’ll leave the table set pretty much the same all day, just put some green plates out for dinner and we’ll be set!
I know it might sound silly, but I really am so excited about sharing this Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast with my boys. Maybe it’s because I’ve been dealing with lots of anxiety and a little bit of depression the last couple of months, and it just feels so good to be excited about something. 🙂
I hope you have an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day, whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I hope it’s a good day!
They will love it – you’re such a thoughtful mom.