Get Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day with a Mint Chocolate Shamrock Shake and an easy Clover Painting DIY
Feeling lucky? You should be! I got a St. Patrick’s Day craft, two desserts, and even a St. Patrick’s Day printable for you.
Growing up with red-ish hair and freckles, I always felt a special pull for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I remember always wearing green and even wearing a four leaf clover pins to middle school. Now I still wear green, I crochet my own lucky clovers to wear, and I add in some fun desserts or crafts for my family.
Not only is spring when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also Girl Scout cookie season. Now, I’ve never sold girl scout cookies, but I do buy them. And thin mints are always a favorite. I just love the combination of mint and chocolate together. I decided to take that thin mint combination and turn it into a Shamrock Shake that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Start by mixing up two shakes. You’ll need to make both a chocolate shake and a mint shake. I use vanilla ice cream as the base for my chocolate shake, adding in chocolate syrup and milk. You could also use chocolate ice cream and milk in a blender to make your chocolate shake. Pour the chocolate shake into the bottom of two (or more) glasses. Rinse out the blender and then make a mint shake using mint chocolate chip ice cream and milk. Pour the mint shake into the glasses, over the top of the chocolate shake.
To really make this fun for St. Patrick’s Day I topped my shake with some fun marshmallows and added in some green straws.
The thin mint cookie inspired mint and chocolate milkshake combination is delicious! This shamrock shake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Shamrock DIY Canvas
Lucky you, you don’t have to be an artist to paint this Shamrock Canvas! Some tape and tracing and you’ll have your own shamrock canvas in no time.
Shamrock Canvas Supplies
- Green paint in 4 multiple shades
- Metallic gold paint
- Gold glitter paint
Start by taping off your canvas into geometric shapes. I had 4 different shades of green paint and I taped off enough sections to be able to use each shade in 3-4 sections.
Paint the canvas, painting two coats onto each section. Let the paint dry and pull up the tape.
When the canvas is completely dry, trace a shamrock over the top of the canvas. Paint the shamrock with two coats of metallic gold paint and allow to dry. Finally go over the top with a thick coat of the glitter paint. Allow to completely dry.
My last addition to my shamrock canvas was to add felt balls to the outside of the canvas.
I used the felt balls to create a rainbow around the outside of the canvas. Attach the felt balls to the canvas using hot glue.
Your Shamrock Canvas is finished!
St. Patrick’s Day Party
I got together with a couple of my favorite bloggers to complete our St. Patrick’s Day family friendly fun!
Will you be packing your kids (or spouse) a lunch on St. Patrick’s Day? Make sure to include a St. Patrick’s Day printable from Shannon at Everyday Best.
You could even send a whole bunch to school with your kids to share with their friends! Or set the table at dinner with a joke at each place setting.
I’ve got a little guy at my house who doesn’t particularly like chocolate. (*gasp!*) While the rest of us enjoy a mint chocolate shake, I’ll make sure to serve him a Lucky Charms Cupcake! Chastity over at A Cowboy’s Life put together these sweet cupcakes. (They even use the same rainbow marshmallows as the shakes I made!)
Make sure to bring the luck this St. Patrick’s Day with these crafts and recipes!