We had our St Patrick’s day party with our homeschool friends yesterday. We have just one rule for all of our get-togethers: no stress.
So our parties are simple, our food is simple (but yummy), and we all share the work.
This time we ate sandwiches (we always just potluck sandwich stuff) and all sorts of green veggies and fruits in honor of St Patrick’s Day of course . . .
- honeydew melon
- celery sticks
- green grapes
- green apples
- green peppers
We also ate cookies, because what’s a party without treats? The shamrock sugar cookies started out as pumpkins since I didn’t have a shamrock shaped cookie cutter.
I just pinched in the sides to make them into four leaf clovers.
Then we made these super simple rainbow sun catchers. Remember the rule: no stress!
You just cut out pieces of clear contact paper into a rainbow with clouds shape. Then cut out little squares of colored tissue paper. I just did four colors: red, yellow, green, blue. I didn’t have orange on hand so we just did without . . . no stress.
The kids then applied the tissue paper squares to the sticky side of the contact paper and viola, no glue, no mess, easy peasy rainbow sun catchers. You could do this with any shape for any theme or holiday of course.
The last thing we did was head to the park, because what the kids want most of all is just to be together and to play.
Lunch: 20 minutes
Legos for kids/conversation for moms: 1.5 hours
Craft: 10 minutes
Playground: 45 minutes
Seems like a pretty good ratio of relaxation to stress to me. Easy peasy St Patrick’s Day Party, homeschool style.