I’m not Irish (as far as I know) but I’ve always had a fondness for St. Patrick’s Day since it is so close to my birthday. It’s a fun little holiday that has some neat traditions and plenty of scrapbook-worthy opportunities to enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day is still 5 days away (on March 17th) but I thought it would be good to get a head start on planning for some great green fun!
Scrapbook Lady says...
- Have everyone in your family wear green and set up the timer on your camera. Have fun posing and being silly!
- Have a meal of all green foods. I love this idea from Simple Creative Insanity!
- Eat Lucky Charms for breakfast!
- Document your Irish heritage (if you have any) on a blog post, or a scrapbook page.
- Eat an Irish meal and learn about traditions and customs behind the food.
- Write or scrapbook about a trip to Ireland or dream about why you want to go there someday. It’s more likely to happen if you write it down!
- Kate Hadfield has some fabulous Irish/St. Patrick’s Day doodles at The Lily Pad that would be perfect for a digiscrap or hybrid project. They are going in my shopping cart later today!
- Create a layout (paper or digital) using lots of green papers. I love the look of simple paper squares on a scrapbook page and it’s a great way to use a lot of different papers together.
- Learn about Saint Patrick and the meaning behind St. Patrick’s day. Wikipedia is a good place to start.
- Go see a St. Patrick’s Day parade (many major cities have them) and don’t forget to take your camera!
- Take pictures of as many green things you can find and create a collage or a scrapbook page with them. Here’s one I did back in 2006. I plan to do the same thing again this year.
Martha, Martha, Martha!
It is no secret that I'm inspired by Martha Stewart and her team of creative geniuses. So many ideas and so little time! It seems like this year I have seen some fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas that I've been bookmarking.
- Martha Stewart St. Patrick’s Day crafts
- Martha Stewart St. Patrick’s Day recipes
- Martha Stewart St. Patrick’s Day traditions
More great links for St. Patrick’s Day fun:
- Betty Crocker recipes, coloring sheets, and cake templates
- Better Homes and Gardens Irish foods
- St. Patrick’s Day on Food Network
- St. Patrick’s Day fun on Family Fun – tons of ideas!
- Make Bakerella’s Red Green Velvet cupcakes and or cake balls
- Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Bingo from Kaboose
- Coloring pages, crafts, ecards and more from Crayola.com
- St. Patrick’s Day ideas from the Homeschool Mom (not just for homeschoolers)
- Free gift bag set from Steph on The Daily Digi
- St. Patrick’s Day crafts and treats roundup on The Daily Digi and be sure to also check last year’s post there as well
Here are some of my past layouts and projects to inspire a bit of St. Patty’s day scrapping:
(All images are linked for full credits and journaling)
here’s an old paper layout I did about our St. Patrick’s Day green dinner back in 1999
Yes, we even ate green bread!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!