Well another holiday is here, which means that I was ready to go to make a festive little lunch for my kids. Although I really don't consider St. Patrick's Day a holiday per say, I still try and make these kind of days a little more special than the rest. And just because we're not Irish doesn't mean we can't celebrate with the best of 'em!
This is a really simple lunch that doesn't take much time at all to put together. Which was perfect considering I had piles of laundry waiting to be folded and put away and my husband magically disappeared as soon as the laundry basket hit the bed.
The sandwich took a lot of bread. It took 6 slices, which is absurd considering that I had to make two of these little clovers! But I really couldn't think of anything else St. Patty's Day-ish to make. I just cut out 6 hearts, smeared some good 'ol peanut butter and honey on them, and sandwiched them together. And took a left over piece of bread and cut out a rectangular shape to make the stem.
I sliced up some cucumbers and just placed them inside a little container. And also added two orange pixie sticks. If my kid's teachers are reading this, I do apologize for that. But I didn't have many colors to work with and needed something orange. So sorry. Good luck keeping them still.
For the cheese stick leprechaun, I just cut out the hat and a little orange beard and taped them on. I hot glued the little yellow piece of paper to the back of the hat and then hot glued a four leaf clover I had cut out from some construction paper. That was probably the most annoying thing I have tried to do this week. AND it doesn't even really look like a clover. There are far too many little leaves. But you might not have even noticed if I didn't mention it. Okay, quit looking at it!
I put some lucky charms into a baggie and stapled a bag topper I had made to the top of it. You can download that HERE. Easy peasy!
For the juice box, I simply covered it in some green construction paper, and then cut out some black construction paper and taped that around the juice box. I cut out a yellow buckle and taped that to the front. Done.
You don't have to spend a lot of time to make a special holiday lunch for your kids. And things don't have to be perfect. (I'm still trying to learn that). I just do the best I can and work with the amount of talent the good Lord gave to me. And so be it if my clover has a few extra leaves. Maybe that means my kids will be extra lucky. No? well,..I tried.