You know me, I love a good celebration.
Growing up with Lebanese and Swedish heritage, living in Australia I had plenty of cultural traditions and holidays to celebrate - but apparently I didn't think that was enough!
When I married Adam, I proudly embraced his Irish Heritage - and St Patrick's Day has become yet another holiday marked in my calendar.
Whilst living in London, it was much easier to find St Patrick's Day decorations and bits and pieces, however, I decided to find some easy decorating ideas to share with you so that you can celebrate wherever you are in the world.
Decorate with Treats
Perhaps the easiest centrepiece ever, these Green Le Creuset Mini Casserole Dishes that I found at Peter's of Kensington are like little pots of gold filled with chocolate gold coins (I found them at both Kmart and The Reject Shop) or tiny treasure troves filled with green lollies like these The Natural Confectionery Company Chews.
The bow clipped onto the tea cup was one I found whilst browsing through Hot Dollar and it would make the perfect take-home gift for your guests along with my DIY treat bags (get the printable below!).
For the "table cloth" I headed to my local Spotlight store to look for some green fabric and this green and white striped fabric was the perfect fit!
Before you head out to the shops, quickly measure the size of your table to make sure you buy enough fabric. If your fabric is too wide for a single piece - buy two pieces that are as long as your table and stitch them together, covering the seam with a table runner or another piece of plain green fabric (folded at each of the edges) to create a "faux" table runner. Easy and affordable!
These DIY treat bags are simple to make and super cute. Whether you want to use them as a take-home gift for your friends - or as a classroom or teacher gift for your child, they're sure to get a smile.
All you need to do is;
- Download my Printable St Patrick's Day Treat Bag Tags
- Print them out on A4 paper or light cardboard
- Cut each of the tags out (you want to cut it out so you have the top and bottom to fold over your bag.
- Fold your tags and attach them to the top of your filled bags with a staple or some double sided tape.
I found clear plastic treat bags in the craft section at Kmart for a few dollars which we then filled with gold chocolate coins for a festive leprechaun inspired treat.
As the Irish say;