Lucky Morning!

March 14

Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!  I’ve teamed up with 8 other bloggers to share inspiration and ideas for the festive holiday!  Visit all the blogs listed below and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the post to be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!  All blog links available at the end of today’s post.  Keep hopping along for plenty of fun!

St. Patrick's Day blog hop

Now I’ll share with you a simple but festive tradition we have in our home each St. Patrick’s Day…

a lucky Leprechaun breakfast!

In our house, St. Patrick’s Day is never an overlooked celebration.  Since my hubby has some Irish roots, my boys grew up believing that they were full-blooded Irishmen and would have been seriously disappointed if those crazy Leprechauns didn’t show up with all their shenanigans!  And even as they’ve grown, we still continue our holiday traditions…even though the Leprechauns have been instructed for some time now to no longer wreak havoc that requires cleaning!  Since those rules have been in place, the only things the “Leprechauns” leave behind are some gold coins in the shoes of both boys…a fun and still appreciated tradition!  But I do love celebrations so in the days leading up to March 17 I still like to serve up a holiday treat or two for my Leprechauns!  It can be pretty simple and definitely fun to dress up a table with food you would ordinarily serve anyway…like breakfast!  I’d love to share with you some whimsical inspiration for creating a St. Paddy’s Day breakfast that will definitely make your little Leprechauns have one lucky morning!

holiday breakfast table

i love using breakfast food or after-school snacks for creating an easy but festive holiday treat!  both categories allow almost endless options of prepared goodies to serve up making it practically effortless!  and when you use prepared or semi-homemade items, it leaves you with a little more time to add some holiday decorations or special touches that will make “easy” look grand!

balloons…

for extra whimsy i used inflatable letters to spell out “lucky” across the front of the table filled with ordinary breakfast food.  i love using balloons of all sorts…most often they’re very inexpensive and create a huge “bang” for very little!  these came from Target stores last year and were sold as a set but now you can find letter balloons in most party stores and online!  you might spend a bit more for these but the best thing is they’re reusable!  just re-inflate by inserting a heavy plastic or paper straw in the resealable holes, blow them back up and hang…no helium required! (unless you want them to float!)

lucky breakfast

background…

i recycled an old window pane to make a unique backdrop for the table and simply embellished it with holiday gel-clings!  a really sweet and inexpensive addition!  i also draped it with a strand of fairy lights for some extra twinkle!

window pane backdrop

food…

of course for a St. Paddy’s Day breakfast the cereal of choice would HAVE to be Lucky Charms!

Lucky breakfast

a bowl of oranges, and a pitcher of milk accompany the carby additions to the table…

Irish breakfast

it really doesn’t take much to add some holiday festivity to any treat.  these cinnamon struesel muffins from the grocer are topped off with simple, inexpensive shamrock picks and look adorable!

holiday muffins

and even though it’s not typically a breakfast food…i HAD to include a small bowl of chocolate coins!

Irish breakfast

St. Paddy’s sips…

it wouldn’t seem right not to have something green to drink for this holiday treat, so a pitcher of Gatorade in shades of shamrock stand in for the OJ!

St. Patrick's Day juice

diy…

you may have noticed the topper on the cereal jar…

Leprechaun hat topper

this was really easy to make by deconstructing a St. Patrick’s Day headband!  i just popped off the band…

DIY lid topper

and with a sharp knife added some slits to the bottom so it would slip tightly over the lid handle…

DIY lid topper

then just popped it on!

DIY lid topper

set the table…

for our holiday table i used a festive plastic tablecloth…and i don’t think you’re ever too old for rainbows!  this cutie from Target will make for easy clean up since big boys somehow can still be as messy as little ones (maybe worse!)

St. Paddy's Day table

a crate filled with party balloons mimics the rainbows and makes a really easy and colorful centerpiece!

balloon centerpiece

and two shimmery shamrocks are tied to the chairs at the head of the table with a smidgen of twine.  a lot of bang for a buck with these dollar store finds!

St. Paddy's day chair decoration

tiny additions altogether can make a wonderful celebration!  use one idea, use all, or add a few more…celebrate however it works for you and your family!

St, Paddy's table

a top of the mornin’ breakfast can be a fun way…

to make someone feel Lucky!

have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

go check out all the fabulous ideas from the other bloggers in this hop…and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
holiday blog hop
Lucky You Party by Elva M Design Studio | Top of the Morning St. Patty’s Day Breakfast from Happy Family Blog | Lucky Me I have You! party by The Party Porch | Festive Holiday Breakfast from Giggle Home Furnishings | Shamrock Drink Station + Pinch Me Punch from Legally Crafty Blog | St Patrick’s Day Celebration from AK Party Studio | Follow the Rainbow Treasure Hunt + Pot of Gold Pancakes & Parfaits from Jolly and Happy | Lucky Charms Sweet Cart from Pretty Twinkle Party | Green and Gold St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape by a la Mo
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(products found in Lucky Morning Breakfast:  gel-clings, headband, balloons, tablecloth, and napkins from Target stores.  honeycomb shamrocks from Oriental Trading.  shimmer shamrock from The Dollar Tree.  rainbow colored balloons and “let’s eat” sign from Party City.)

  1. Lynnette

    March 14

    A very lucky leprechaun to have such an awesome breakfast! I love everything!

    • Lori

      March 14

      Aww, thank you Lynnette!! XOXO

  2. Carolina

    March 14

    What a fun hop!! Loving it!!

    • Lori

      March 14

      Thanks so much Carolina! XOXO

  3. Mae

    March 14

    Top of the mornin’ to you! This makes me feel LUCKY indeed!

    • Lori

      March 14

      I’m glad it made you feel lucky Mae! Thanks bunches! XOXO

  4. Anonymous

    March 14

    What a great idea! I love the golden coins (never too old for that) and especially, the rainbow represented by the different colored balloons! Have a lucky day, Lori!

    • Lori

      March 15

      Thank you so much! I still love rainbows for St. Patrick’s day!! Have a great holiday too!

  5. jollyandhappy

    March 15

    I need to run out and get that tablecloth ASAP! I love your food table. So pretty!

  6. HappyFamily

    March 15

    Good minds think alike, breakfast is always a winner. Loving your party setup! We have such a great group for our blog hop.

    Cristy
    http://www.happyfamilyblog.com

    • Lori

      March 15

      Yes! Breakfast is a fun one! I adored your set up too! this is a great group and i’m so thrilled to be a part of it! xoxo

  7. Your breakfast spread is delightful and I love how you incorporated store bought items and blinged them up! That little hat topper on the top of the cereal makes me giggle!

    • Lori

      March 15

      Aww, thanks Meghan! I loved seeing all the inspiration too! So fun to do this with you! xoxo

  8. Goldie

    March 15

    This party is the cutest and I love all the details and fun ideas. Thank you for sharing!

    • Lori

      March 15

      Oh thanks Goldie! Likewise to your display! This has been so much fun! xoxo

  9. Nicole

    March 15

    Lori, such beautiful St. Patty’s day set-up! I love the hat on top of the cereal container! So creative! Love everything!!

    • Lori

      March 16

      Thanks so much Nicole! I had so much fun working along side you too! xoxo

  10. Toni K.

    March 16

    Love the diy crafts, such cute ideas!!

    • Lori

      March 16

      Thanks so much Toni!! xoxo

  11. Holly

    March 16

    Such a fun family tradition! I am a big fan of using the old windows for decor as well! So lucky to be a part of this blog hop with such talented ladies like you!

    • Lori

      March 16

      Thanks so much! It’s really fun to recycle those old things right?? Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!