St. Patrick's Day Party with Kids: Dos and Don'ts

April Peveteaux
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Some Luck o' the Irish

My son was born on March 17th last year so for the first time ever, we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in a big way. Since we're not even Irish, and most celebrations we've been to are a little too adult-oriented, it's been a challenge to eke out a slew of family-friendly party food, party wear, and entertainment options. So I did what most parents do: Scoured the World Wide Web and discovered the best and worst ideas. Here ‘tis, a list of St. Patrick's Day dos and don'ts, all in one place, just for you!

DO

Dress up the littlest ones. You only get a few years of making clothing choices before they start demanding pink tutus or stripping off every pocket tee you wrestle them into. So dress your babies in green! Preferably something like this handmade leprechaun outfit.

DON'T

Dress them up like slutty leprechauns.

DO

Have a fun game planned for the kiddos, like a St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt.

DON'T

Include items from the creepy neighbor's house who is always going on about his "Lucky Charms."

DO

Attempt an authentic Irish menu using simple recipes for corned beef, cabbage, or shepherd's pie.

DON'T
 

Make your kids eat blood pudding. Do you know what's in that stuff???

DO

Enjoy a libation in the spirit of the season (safely, in moderation, not while operating heavy machinery). After all, a relaxed mommy and daddy are a happy mommy and daddy.

DON'T

Even think about taking them to that fantastic Irish pub at the end of the parade route. You know, the one that suddenly becomes clothing optional after the last bagpiper has piped?


Happy St. Patrick's Day CafeMoms!

 

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