There are lots of reasons to love St. Patrick’s Day. Green is a great color, and the rainbows are a nice touch. I enjoy the recognition of Irish culture (which I’m sure is mangled beyond all recognition at this point by the commercial aspects, but still). The food is tasty and the crafts are fun. But one of my favorite things about the holiday is the fact that it’s the gateway to better weather! Even though it’s technically before we leave the cold of winter, I consider it the first spring holiday of the year. How’s that for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Mmm. Shortbread. Mmm. Chocolate. Oh goodness, do I want one of these Chocolate Covered Four Leaf Clover Shortbread Cookies from Got Chocolate now.
These End of the Rainbow Twirlers from Crafty Morning would be a cheerful kid-craft.
We tried these Irish Nachos from Closet Cooking last year, and I liked them more than I thought I would. Delicious, and very filling!
How cute is this Mini Top Hat from Stitched by Crystal? Visit the site for a full-size version as well.
If you’re in the mood for a subtle wearing of the green, try these Painted Shoes for St. Patrick’s Day from The House That Lars Built.
Share your leprechaun love with this Pot of Gold Ring from Divine Debris
This Shamrock Barrette from Crafty Staci is from a few years ago, but I still love it just as much as I did when I first made it.
This Shamrock with Moss from Making the World Cuter would be a great alternative to a door wreath.
If you’re in need of a St. Patrick’s Day treat to share, these St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Skittles from Cincy Shopper would be perfect.
I love that all it took was a different presentation to turn ordinary cinnamon rolls into these Cinnamon Shamrocks from Rhodes Bread.
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