When we think about St. Patrick's Day, brews probably comes to mind, as it is often thought of as more of an adult's holiday to celebrate. However, St. Patrick's day lends itself to great fun for kids too. We had a "rash" of good luck and celebration last week at Emmy's St. Patrick's Day tea party. The party was filled with the joy of painting, creating, and toasting with a green punch, of course!
This was an inexpensive gathering that was swift to put together and a unique way to have kids socialize and practice good "tea party" manners.
Before the youngsters came over, we designed two tables for the party. One table was for crafts, and the other was for the tea reception. The items ready-made and effortless to set up kept the party following and made for an easy-breezy clean up too.
The festivities opened with painting a monogrammed t-shirt with fabric paint and stamps. Each lady had their own monogrammed rainbow apron to guard their clothes while decorating their embroidered shirt. It was so enjoyable to see each girl's character shine through their t-shirt designs.
While the t-shirts were drying, we had our tea party. We used a white linen table cloth and a round blue floral table cloth for decorations, along with gold coins and flowers. The misses dined on vintage crystal plates and sipped juice using vintage crystal cups.
The girls' menu included turkey salad and ham tea sandwiches, "gold" cheese balls, rainbow chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, Irish green punch (sherbert punch), and Hawaiian punch.
After socializing over "tea," the ladies concluded the gathering with one last project, paper rainbows. We chose rainbows to highlight how St. Patrick used to share the Christian view of the rainbow as a representation of God's promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood.
The rainbows consisted of white cardstock, colored cardstocks, cotton balls, and glue. We precut the white cardstock in rainbow shapes for a seamless transition to our next activity. We had the girls tear rainbow-colored cardstock into small pieces while we shared the meaning of rainbows, and then each lady created rainbows with paper, cotton balls, and shamrock stickers.
The party lasted about an hour and a half, and we never imagined it would go so splendidly! The girls, of course, were absolutely precious and were so imaginative with each activity. All the projects went beautifully with all the girls even though there was a range of ages.
We hope this party gives you a little inspiration to celebrate this fun holiday with your kiddo and their friends. If you host a St. Patrick's Day Party, please send us a photograph on our Instagram Page @theoldrivernest. We would love to highlight your party in our stories. We also have a behind the scenes video over how we planned on our IGTV page.
If you would like more ways to honor St. Patrick's Day, click on the picture below. Brooke shares fun ways her family celebrates this fun holiday with family activities.
Wishing you the luck of the Irish,
Amber & Brooke :)