Our St. Patrick's Day festivities have evolved through the years as my children have grown. Gone are the days of Leprechaun surprises, chocolate gold coins, and rainbows made of fruit. You know what? I do miss those days, but I am enjoying how we celebrate now just as much. This year, Madison and I planned and hosted a special tea the day before St. Patrick's Day. She and I made some delicious tea party sandwiches and a brand new punch recipe, purchased some cute sugar cookies and excellent locally made scones, and brewed some Irish tea. We added some green grapes, and Peyton made a delicious Irish Apple Cake.
Madison, my sister Margie, me, Kyrstin, Flynn, and Peyton are all ready to enjoy our afternoon tea.
St. Patrick's Day itself was quiet. In the morning, I prepared a delicious Irish Stew that cooked all day in the crockpot and added a locally made Irish Soda Bread for dinner. Peyton brought a homemade Boston Cream Pie for dessert.
Holidays are special to our family. But then every day is, right?
Have a cozy weekend, my friends!
I will be around to visit!
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I love how you celebrate the holidays! I remembered at 3:15 yesterday afternoon that it was St. Patrick's Day, and thankfully I have an Instant Pot! The corned beef came out so good and tender. Anyway, it's so nice you all gather together so frequently, what fun! (and that stew looks so good!)ReplyDelete
I was texting my teenager at 3:15 to get the instapot out because I forgot about the corned beef too! I usually bake it in the oven bag, but the instapot made it so tender. I'd glad I'm not the only one who forgot!Delete
The tea party looks absolutely perfect!! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
It's so nice how you celebrate the holidays. Your tea party looks amazing and that Bostom Cream Pie...Wow that looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend!!
What a perfectly lovely celebration! We are still deep in the Lucky Charms and candy stage but there is beauty in all stages. So glad you had time with your people!ReplyDelete
This looks like such fun. Those scones look just like the ones I bake here, plus soda bread is always a hit at our house.ReplyDelete
Looks like a beautifully festive St. Paddy's! And the food you share here always looks and sounds so moutherwateringly good that my belly literally grumbles. Such a sweet group of ladies and 2 lovely celebrations. 🍀ReplyDelete
It was the loveliest two days, and I’m so happy to create new traditions with you while remembering the old ones! 🤍ReplyDelete
I love the special way you and your family celebrate every holiday. You are making wonderful memories. That is such a cute picture of all the girls in your family at the tea party. You and sister sure look alike. Have a cozy weekend. See you again soon!ReplyDelete
It all looks so delicious. What a lovely way to celebrate. XReplyDelete
Hi,I too love the way you Celebrate everything and in such a lovely way.We don't so much in England ( unless you're Irish of course lol ).You have the most wonderful family and home.I love seeing your home and beautiful scenery.Happy Weekend.xxReplyDelete
It all looks wonderful, such a great family celebration. I love an afternoon tea, such fun.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful table set for St. Patrick's Day - the cookies, the sandwiches, and the scones. My friend from church first introduced me to scones years ago, and I'd prefer them to cakes; not so much sugar. Your Irish plates are so pretty, and I smile every time I see that candle holder. You and Madison did a great job on everything. The Irish stew and bread look delicious, and I can't believe Peyton made a homemade Boston Cream Pie. It looks amazing.....and festive. What a special day and a dear photo to remember the tea day. Oh, and I forgot about Irish tea. Love that, and will have to get some.ReplyDelete
Have a restful weekend, Billie Jo.
Everything looks yummy and festive! I miss the way things used to be, but making new memories is what I do too:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!ReplyDelete
What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's day! I absolutely love afternoon tea. I drink tea at home almost every afternoon. I adore your shamrock tea cups and saucers - they are gorgeous! So happy you were able to celebrate with your family in such a fun way! Also, love your tablecloth. You seem to have such a nice collection of tablecloths. Hope you are having a great weekend enjoying this first day of spring! It's around 60 degrees and very windy here. Stay cozy!ReplyDelete
I just wanted to say I think it's so wonderful that you have so gracefully accepted life's changes to your traditions, and can appreciate the new ones equally! It's a gift to your children. My mom has a very hard time accepting change around traditions, especially holidays, and it makes it very difficult for her adult children.ReplyDelete
Thank you. And thank you for visiting!Delete
Every day is special, but holidays and our traditions make days memorable and meaningful. Loved seeing all of your tea goodies.ReplyDelete
That looks so fun and everything looks s delicious.ReplyDelete