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Finding the Pot o' Gold: A St. Patrick's Day Party Filled With Treats For All

Mar 11 2014 - 4:32am

We love any excuse for a party, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. Though most St. Paddy's Day celebrations involve green beer, Irish soda bread, and some form of corned beef, it wouldn't be a real party without cupcakes, shamrock cookies, and a few leprechauns.

That's the same philosophy Jenny Keller had when she planned a neighborhood St. Patrick's Day party [1] in her local park. After several days of rain — she is located outside Seattle, after all — the driving force between Jenny Cookies (who also threw that amazing Cinderella party [2]) knew there had to be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. After whipping up some green-themed snacks and sweets, she set the kids free to find hidden treasures around the park. Read on to see all the details of this fun and festive afternoon party.

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The Food Table

Rather than limit food options to just sweets, Jenny offered up lunch and snack foods for the guests.

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Sweets Galore

Why offer just cupcakes when you can serve up cupcakes and brownies?

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Snacks Are Served

The green St. Patrick's Day theme was carried through the afternoon's snacks. With green wraps, shamrock-shaped (and -colored) sandwiches, and grapes, everyone was sure to know which holiday they were celebrating!

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Green Drinks

No, green beer wasn't served, but green apple juice boxes and appropriately labeled bottles of water were available.

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Leprechaun Brownies

Sneaky lil leprechauns made their way onto brownie bites.

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Treasure at the End of the Rainbow

Kids took home favor bags filled with rainbow Twizzlers and a few "gold" coins.

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Pot o' Gold Cookies

It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without a pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow — in the form of Jenny's signature cookies.

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Shamrock Cookies

Jenny's signature style also made its way onto shamrock cookies . . .

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Rainbow Cookies

. . . and rainbow cookies.

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Rainbow Cupcakes

Using multicolored sour belts, Jenny created rainbow cupcakes for the party.

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The Lineup

The green-clad party guests (no one wanted to get pinched!) lined up before starting the search for the pot of gold.

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And the Race Was On

The kids ran to find pots of gold hidden throughout the park.

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Treasure Finders

Once the pots were found, the kids examined their loot.

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The Loot

Beaded necklaces, play jewelry, and other treasures were hidden in the buckets.

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Gold Coins

A lil leprechaun and the treasures he found.

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Jenny and Her Leprechauns

Jenny and her little leprechauns posed at the end of the party.

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