St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day was always a fun holiday with my boys growing up.
The night of March 16th, every year, our house got turned upside down and on St. Patrick’s day morning we woke to a terrible mess.
Our house was ransacked by leprechauns, always leaving a trail of gold (chocolate) coins behind.
Chairs were on top of the tables and knocked onto the floor.
Jackets and other clothes were thrown about. (OK, maybe some of those weren’t the leprechaun’s fault)
But the best part was the green breakfast before the kids went off to school.
I will show you more ideas for this later.
For now though, here are some fun and easy cookies that make a great centerpiece for your table.
Everybody want to catch a Leprechaun and here’s a great way to do just that.
Catch your Leprechaun in a glass jar!
We used an inexpensive glass jar and filled the bottom with sugar and then placed our cookies inside to create our fun Leprechaun caught in a jar scene.
The sugar provides a beautiful bottom, but also gives you a way to stand the cookies up.
We used a Gnome cookie cutter to make our little Leprechaun. I love the tiny shamrock on his overalls.
Sprinkling his beard with orange sanding sugar made him look a little more magical.
These individual cookies are very simple to ice and then use sanding sugar to add that magical feel.
Hanging the rainbow was the trickiest part, but what would St. Patrick’s Day be without the tricks.
We simply added clear fishing line around the clouds and then secured it with the lid to the jar.
This allowed the rainbow to actually hang in the sky.
Here you can see the fishing line!
Whether you display your scene on the counter or kitchen table, everybody will love that you caught your very own Leprechaun!
More St. Patrick’s ideas coming!