This year we have to do non-food celebrations because our three year old is now being tube fed. So I'm not making this this year. But it was such a simple and fun thing, I thought I'd throw it out there.
I'm getting excited about making Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Pat's Day meal. I have always wanted to try to makeIrish Soda Bread. It isn't like our kids enjoyed it last year anyway. I know one whole recipe of Corned Beef and Cabbage is more than enough for my husband and me. So I'll probably invite my parents over. Then I'll make something for the kids. If you don't like Corned Beef and Cabbage, maybe think about making your regular food green.
The first year I was dating my husband, my Mom made a whole Turkey dinner for St. Pat's Day. But, she turned everything but the turkey GREEN! I swear! I'm not kidding at all. This was probably the first holiday meal my then boyfriend had eaten with our family. It was so much fun and is something I'm sure he will always remember. Kind of an initiation into the family;)
My point is that I hope you do something different to make the day a little special. You don't have to go all out. But something as simple as putting green food coloring in the bottom of a cup and then pouring milk into it for the kids. Watching their eyes as their milk turns green. Or the night before, make everything in the fridge green, and say it was the Leprechaun's that did it.
Make it a tradition to do something. Give the kids something to look forward to. Make memories with your family for them to cherish forever.