How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a baby
With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, follow these 5 fun, easy, and family-friendly tips to make sure you and your little one enjoy the festivities!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and things are starting to look green! It’s a festival for people (and babies) of all ages. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a baby – you simply need to embrace the holiday spirit! Here are 5 fun things you can do with your little one this St. Patrick’s Day:
1. Getting your little one to look the part:
St. Patrick’s Day with a baby would not be complete without dressing them up for some adorable photos! It’s not always about dressing them up as a leprechaun, though – you can also dress them up like your favorite green vegetable (like an avocado or broccoli), try a new costume (like a green parrot or frog), or even a green cartoon character (like Shrek or “baby Hulk”)! Something as simple as green socks (or even a green diaper!) will bring out the holiday spirit!
2. Send positive green vibes:
Set the mood for St. Patrick’s Day by making a big deal out of it, just like it was their birthday! You can find almost anything you need at your local dollar store. Send “positive green vibes” to your little one by decorating with green streamers, green wall hangings (like leprechaun hats and shamrocks), green towels, green toys, and even by incorporating green baby bowls and plates. All this, with a touch of traditional Irish music, and you will set the holiday mood for your little one!
3. A green meal:
No festival is complete without food for the occasion. On special occasions, it’s fun to eat delicious treats with your family – and what better occasion than St. Patrick’s Day to have some tasty green treats? If your baby can eat solid or semi-solid foods then it’s time to get creative in the kitchen! You can plan your meals from breakfast to dinner around the “green” theme. You can start breakfast with green pancakes, have cilantro-lime green rice with pesto chicken for the main course, green smoothies, and make delicious sides like minted pea mash, avocado mash, etc.
4. Celebrate the festival:
If you live in a big city, find out what events are going on in your community. St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the most fun and family-friendly parties you can attend with your little one. From live music to dancing, and parade floats, this is truly a fun way to spend St. Patrick’s Day with your baby. If you are around live music, always remember to protect your little one’s hearing from loud music.
Some of us relate festivals to doing great deeds for those in need. St. Patrick’s Day can also be celebrated by donating to charity or taking your little one to the charity with you. Teaching your kids at a young age to give back to the community will prepare them for a better tomorrow.
5. Quality family time:
Most of us lead busy lives, and all know that it is hard to find the right work-life balance. We do not get to spend nearly as much time with our little ones as we would like to. Festivals are the perfect excuse to catch up with your family and get some quality snuggle time with your baby. Watching movies, playing games, or even doing something as simple as making family videos will make memories that you will cherish tomorrow.
St. Patrick’s Day is another great way to make fun, lasting memories with your child that they will cherish when they grow up. Regardless of whether or not you are Irish, St. Patrick’s Day about spending time with your loved ones. Get your kids involved in your preparations, build up the excitement, and make a big deal out of it – and try to find the leprechaun! Fun family moments like these make memories that last forever.