March 15, 2017

A Little St. Patrick's Day Tea Party

Yesterday we took a little break during our homeschool day for a St. Patrick's Day Tea. I insist on calling it a "Tea", despite the fact that I am the only one who actually drinks tea. : ) We also enjoyed green hot chocolate as well as some festive punch. For snacks, Peyton made the best chocolate cookies with green m&m's, and I found some Irish shortbread cookies that were amazing!

The refreshments were great, but even better was the time we spent together, gathered around our old kitchen table, talking and laughing and simply being. I've found that being mindful about living in the moment allows me to enjoy and appreciate days like these...the ones that are so fleeting. : )

When Flynn and I finished her school, we snuck out to the kitchen and decorated the table...

I found these cute little Leprechauns on Zulily, and set one at each place.
I like to find things that the kids can keep and take with them to their own homes.
My hope is that they will continue these traditions with their own little ones someday.

Tea for me...

Green cocoa for the girls...

And punch for the guy.  : )

It was a sweet little treat in the middle of our snowy Tuesday.
And it was good.

Have a lovely evening, my friends!
Thanks for visiting. : )


  1. Sounds wonderful! So glad you are making wonderful memories and great traditions for you and your kiddos.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Hugs, Amy

  2. What a sweet little tea! And whenever I see Madison's instagram, I can't help but to think of you!

  3. I've always loved how you live holidays so fully. What happy memories and I have no doubt that your kids will hold on to so many of these traditions as their own! Cheers, I miss you beautiful friend and am looking forward to spending more time in the next few weeks catching up with you through your posts! :)

  4. I love it! We are having a prolonged St. Patrick's Day here too. We started this morning because certain people (not me surely, except...) couldn't wait to have Lucky Charms. Tomorrow is preschool St. Patrick's Day since there is no school on Friday. And then Friday we will have our house party. :) I always make Irish soda bread because I love it and sometimes mom gets to pick!

  5. Beautiful placemats and teacups. Your children will have wonderful traditions to pass on to their children. Lovely.

  6. OH how lovely and pretty and festive. And I adore the idea of finding little things that add to their collection so that they can carry on those same traditions. Love all of the St Patricks Day inspiration my friend. Wish I could have been there! Oh those cups!!!

  7. This is wonderful! I adore that you are a creature of tradition and making memories! ♥ Everything looks lovely and those cookies! Yummy! ♥♥♥
    Also loved hearing your voice on Snapchat...:)

  8. Such wonderful traditions you do for your Kiddos Billie Jo! You guys truly have THE MOST FUN!! I'm sure they will treasure these memories for many years to come. ;)

  9. What a sweet tea party, Billie Jo!

  10. Your Irish Tea looks wonderful, Billie Jo. I'm sure you are making wonderful memories that your children will carry with them. Every item on your table is so charming. May the luck of the Irish be with you! ♥

  11. {{{grinning}}} Lovely, friend...lovely.

  12. What a sweet tea party! THey'll remember this forever and will pass it down to their own wee little ones!

  13. Looks so lovely! I just love celebrating the holidays too :-) Have a wonderful day!


  14. Everything looks so lovely! I haven't a doubt your children will carry on the traditions through your example. What a wonderful mother you are!!

  15. So festive and fun!! The cute little leprachauns are such a sweet touch for them to keep forever.

  16. I think this is the cutest tea party I've seen. I wish I could attend. I LOVE tea!

  17. What a beautiful tea party - I will need to copy next year! I am the only one who will drink tea too. Please share how you made hot chocolate green!! Lovely decorations, so sweet for your family! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy (Alyson)


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Billie Jo