With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, shamrocks, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Lucky Charms are showing up everywhere. These St. Patty’s Day Lucky Buckets make for such a fun surprise St. Patrick’s Day gift for the kids! We had so much fun with it, we went all out and had a full St. Patrick’s Day Party!
Saint Patrick’s Day
I absolutely love celebrating the every day. But there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with 2 young children. Charlie and Claire, now 8 and 3, are at such fun ages! Seriously, every day they bring me such joy! And just like their mama, they absolutely LOVE celebrating holidays. We’ve started traditions that we do every year on St. Patrick’s Day, but this year I have another trick up my sleeve to add to the list! I had so much fun putting together this surprise St. Patrick’s Day party for Charlie and Claire. And the best part? Putting this together in your own home won’t break the bank!
Corned Beef And Cabbage
Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, I always decorate the living room with pieces of fun four leaf clover decor, and I always I make the kids green eggs and ham, paired with Lucky Charms cereal, for Breakfast. After breakfast, I put corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot with potatoes, carrots, and onions and let it simmer alllllll day. My Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe is one of my absolute favorites! Then my parents come over and join us for dinner, and we finish it off by making homemade Shamrock Shakes! I LOVE this tradition so much! And I’m so excited to add these fun St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Buckets to our list of annual traditions.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
I know many of you put together Easter baskets for your kids. Easter baskets are always a highlight at our house too, which is why I’m here to start a NEW tradition! Introducing St. Patrick’s Day Buckets! These are so quick, easy, and most of all FUN to put together for the kids for any holiday! I just love celebrating every little moment with them. I initially planned to just surprise them with the Lucky Buckets, but I ended up grabbing other party decorations to really go all out! I used a green tablecloth we already had on hand and taped Shamrocks to the wall that I found at Hobby Lobby for only $2.99! The plates are from Target, and the banner was from the Target dollar bin. Love putting together a good party for the kids for a great deal!
Gift Basket Ideas
I got these buckets on sale at Hobby Lobby for only $3.99. You know me – I love a good deal! To add a personalized touch for both Charlie and Claire, I bought a gold paint pen and asked my sweet friend Gina (who has the best handwriting ever) to write both kids’ names on them in tinker toy font! Gina used to work at a gift shop, and yours truly would go in all the time as a young child. At the time, they offered hand lettering and pictures on bags, containers, and buckets, and I just loved it! They closed about 15 years ago, and this is my closest connection to the shop. And now, she is also a mom at Charlie’s school!
St. Patrick’s Day Treats
Once both Charlie and Claire’s names were on their buckets, it was time to fill them! I was so excited to fill these buckets with so many fun St. Patrick’s Day treats. One of my favorites is definitely gold chocolate coins. And, you can also find a green version at the Target dollar bin! Or, grab the regular gold coins from Hobby Lobby or See’s Candies. I also found these adorable necklaces, as well as a cute St. Patrick’s Day book. I added decorated Shamrock Cookies for only $1.99 from Target. So simple! Both Charlie and Claire also got a St. Patrick’s Day party hat (only $6.99 at Hobby Lobby, but often Holiday Decor is 30% off!) Plus, don’t forget the green and gold Easter grass to complete the look! I can’t wait to add these buckets to the list for next year and every year after that!
I just love incorporating simple ways to intentionally celebrate holidays. It’s such a great opportunity to create new traditions and heartwarming memories for the kids. When they grow up, those scents of corned beef or grocery store sightings of chocolate coins will make them think of you! I’d love to hear how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids. Are you planning to deck out the dining room or living room with St. Patrick’s Day Decorations? Do you have any ongoing traditions or something new up your sleeve for this year?
Looking for other ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year? Whip up a batch of Lucky Charms Bark to share with your friends at the office or set the table for a cute St. Patrick’s Day Party! Comment below and let me know how you end up celebrating. I can’t wait to hear all about it!