Welcome to the annual Haigler Family Green Dinner Party!
Our kids remember how we’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at home before with our annual green party and they were asking days ago if we were having it again! I LOVE that they remember our silly traditions and that they want us to continue. These are the traditions I hope they continue with their own families as they grow older.
This year was different for me.
I didn’t go to the Target Dollar Spot. I didn’t go to the Dollar Tree to get green goodies.
My only stop was the grocery store this afternoon – for food and this gorgeous fern I couldn’t pass up for $10.99! Harris Teeter at Potter and Chestnut for you locals – seriously the prettiest ferns I have seen in a long time, at the floral department inside beside the bakery.
Here’s what I’m learning – you don’t have to buy ALL the party stuff to have a special celebration. You can create a beautiful memory using what you already have at home! And that’s exactly what we did.
The focus this year was letting the food be our decor. Green grapes. A gorgeous pineapple. Strawberries with the green leaves left on top.
A green apple sliced and laid in a green bowl. A small watermelon cut and left on the green rind.
Green leaves cut from the plants in our kitchen set inside Glennie the Great’s green glasses. The green fern I can keep for months (as long as I remember to water…hahah).
A gold tablecloth from my stash upstairs, along with green lined table runners purchased by Glennie the Great for me years ago on clearance. Those cloth teal napkins tied with green ribbons have been inside my dining room drawer for years!
Our kiddos absolutely LOVED walking into the kitchen for a special Green dinner!
Our menu for the evening was all green too, of course.
They were so excited!
You don’t have to wait until a holiday. You can create a color themed dinner anytime – just for fun! Go around your house collecting everything you can find and incorporate it all into your dinner setting. Search for foods to make a color menu that your kids will think is super fun. They might even get excited about eating spinach and Brussel sprouts!!!! HAHAH!
The kiddos were wiped out after spending the entire day outdoors.
Oh, yes. They are mine. Look at that sass!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!
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