Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Irish Festival and St. Patrick's Day

For us in the McDonald family this is the month to celebrate being Irish. It all starts off with attending the North Texas Irish Festival. This year it was great and we even got the typical cold rainy Ireland weather to go with it. We enjoyed looking at the booths and tasting some of the local fare, but the music and the step dancing was the best. Sarah was mesmerized by the Irish dancers and after watching their show she danced non-stop for about an hour making up her own steps and what not. So needless to say....she is going to watch her first Irish step dancing class in a couple of weeks and we will see what we will do from there. I think a new activity is on Sarah's horizon. It was all great fun and really has us all looking forward to our Ireland trip this summer!

Now that we are all in the Irish spirit....let's start preparing some fun treats for the kids to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few of my favorites!

Rainbow Cupcakes (Current March 2010 Family Fun issue)

Green Pepper Shamrocks

Jello Pot of Gold in a Lime Cup

These I made this morning for Sarah's Daisy Troop. Rainbow Fruit Cups. You could also top them off with a little white yogurt and golden raisins (gold at the end of the rainbow!)

I used Strawberries, Oranges, Pineapple, Green Grapes, Blueberries, and Purple Grapes

As we say in the McDonald family....there are only 2 types of people in this world.
Those that are Irish and those that wish they were!

1 comment:

Green Girl said...

We LOVED the rainbow cups...so cute! Goes along with Green Girl's theme of eating from every color of the rainbow!

I just realized you have a blog and so I eagerly caught up with your most recent blogs. You have a great way with words and I really enjoyed reading about "The McDonald World!" Thanks for sharing!

Also, I agree...there are those who are Irish and those who wish they were Irish. (My maiden name is Connor.) :)

Have a great day! We are headed off for the Arbor Day Celebration!

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