St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

16 Mar

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This post is super late, but if you’re last minute like me I hope it can be super inspiring.  As you know, I like to celebrate holidays with my kids by making them a special breakfast.  From holiday themed tableware to holiday themed food, I try to make it pretty special for them.  Last year, we celebrated St. Patrick’s day with a breakfast from “Lucky the Leprechaun” and a scavenger hunt for his pot of gold.

“Lucky” left them a bag of Lucky Charms cereal which could be eaten then or saved as a snack for later.

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I made them a Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow.  For the rainbow I used strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and purple grapes.  I used powdered donuts for the clouds, a pancake cut to make a pot, and scrambled eggs for the gold.

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They also got milk which I colored green with a tiny bit of green food coloring and a paper straw with a couple of fruit loops to make a rainbow.

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In the center of the table were some gold coins and the first clue to begin the scavenger hunt for the pot of gold.

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Madison read the clues which had the girls scrambling room to room.

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Until at last, the pot of gold was in the fridge.  They were rewarded with skittles and little chocolate coins as a treat.

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I enjoy making my children smile with these little breakfast treats, but these special breakfasts are truly a treat because they don’t get to eat Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, donuts, and candy on a regular basis…although they’d love to!  I started the Lucky Charms tradition years ago, but wanted to add another element with the fruit.  Looking back at it now, it was a lot, but they had fun and made memories and that’s all the matters to me.  Now I’m off to set up tomorrow’s special breakfast.

HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!!!

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One Response to “St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast”

  1. amariawheeler March 17, 2014 at 12:34 AM #

    That’s fantastic! Wish I had done something like this for my kids too!

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