Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

by | Mar 18, 2009 | Crafts, Liturgical Year, St. Patrick's Day, Wooden Saints | 5 comments

With getting ready to leave for my Grandfather’s funeral, and the downpour we had the past few days, I ended up canceling our plans for “St. Patrick’s Day at the Park.” Wouldn’t you know that the sun would finally come out, just as we all were to have met?? Anyhow, I just couldn’t pull it off this year. My children still had a nice St. Patrick’s Day at home, and we will head to the park another time, hopefully soon!

Here are a few pictures from our day…

We read lots of picture books and had Shamrock Mint Cupcakes. The cupcakes were very easy to make and looked so cute!

We colored a couple pictures of St. Patrick.

My friend Marci put together a cute little Shamrock craft, which she shared with us.

The boys St. Patrick and St. Joseph Lap books are coming along nicely. I’m sure I will post pictures when they are done!

My girls had a blast making their dipped Oreos, despite how serious they looked in the pictures! lol!! They were determined to get the sprinkle on “just perfectly!”

I finished painting St. Patrick to add to our Alphabet of Saints

Rascal decided to make an appearance as “St. Patrick!”

Snack time was so much fun with our Oreos, Cupcakes, Green M&M’s and Irish Floats (limeade over a scoop of lime sherbet).

For Dinner we had our Irish Beef and Guinness Stew with delicious Irish Soda Bread, followed by green Pistachio Mallow Salad.

It was a nice day, despite our sadness over losing Grandpa (aka Great-Grandpa)… The day ended with a phone call from my brother asking Rascal and Chiquita to be Ring bearer and Flower Girl for his upcoming wedding in June. He also asked Captain to be one of the Altar boys, serving with my youngest brother. Exciting!


  1. Debbie

    Your stew looks delicious!

  2. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks Debbie! It *really* is!! We’ve made this (on and off) for years, and it has always been a favorite!

  3. Lena

    Jessica –

    Beautiful creations!

    I pray that you have a safe travel. I think you may be visiting nearby. The weather has been gorgeous.

    May your grandfather have peace in the presence of Our Lord and Blessed Mother. May he have Eternal Rest and the Perpetual Light of Heaven shine upon him. Grant him Lord the knowledge of our prayers that he may know the love and peace of prayer with you, Amen.

    Pax –

  4. Angela

    What a wonderful celebration! St. Patrick’s Day kind of got lost in the shuffle here . . .


  5. Anonymous

    What a lovely day! And a personal visit from St. Patrick!!!

    Few could boast such an honor…

    Thanks for sharing!


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