Saint Patrick's Day--What We Ate, What I Wore, and What Was on My Table

Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock Shaped Pancakes

I am a bit behind at sharing about our Saint Patrick's Day festivities but I figured better late than never, right?  We started the day off with shamrock shaped pancakes (using this cookie cutter technique and a little green food coloring).  

We usually have dinner with my parents on Sunday nights, so I took out a couple of my Saint Patrick's Day dishes to dress up our table.  I have really downsized on my holiday decor, so I am down to just a few dishes and one little shamrock ornament.  Yet somehow, in just those few items, the dinner still felt special.  

I picked up these cute polka dot napkins to use for Easter but I thought they would be fun to add a little color to my green table.  How easy does napkins and paper straws dress up a table?!  I am now adding fun napkins to my party supplies list.  I also recently purchased a new burlap runner from World Market.

Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape
Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape
Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape
Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape

I made sure to wear my from Banana Republic outlet (recent).

Saint Patrick's Day Broccoli and Cheese soup

I made a new recipe for broccoli and cheese soup which proved to be quite tasty.

Saint Patrick's Day Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

And like every year, we finished it off with mint chocolate chip milkshakes.  It's my favorite part.