A HUGE THANK YOU to Love the Day for their generous St. Pat's printables. Nearly everything you see: Come In sign, cupcake wrappers, Happy St. Pat's Day shamrocks, flags, cupcake toppers, tent card, bottle flag and photo props were all part of a free printable collection Love the Day so generously issued, and that I shared on Home Confetti's Facebook page. The collection really made the table! The beautiful subway art was a free printable from A Little Lovely, which I also shared on my Facebook page. You can still download these and save for next year. Download Love the Day's St. Pat's collection here. Download A Little Lovely's St. Pat's subway art here.
- The main activity I organized for the kids was a hunt for chocolate gold coins. I think they were thrilled when they realized they could eat the coins; they weren't just plastic. Each child got a small black cauldron pot to fill during their hunt and take home with them.
- Remember the jewelry craft and the pot of gold game? I had those set up, too.
- And, of course, we had some fun with Love the Day's photo props. Those are my two leprechauns up there!
Since this was basically a two-hour playdate with children 5 and under, I served easy snacks: popcorn, cupcakes, colored Twizzlers and vanilla pudding that I turned green with food coloring. I forgot the green grapes in the fridge. Figures I'd forget about the healthy item! The "Shamrock Juice" was Gatorade's Tropical Blend. It was the only green drink I could find that wasn't lime flavored!
All this, plus some dress-up outfits, a bouncy castle and water table made for a very fun day!