Fun News for Boomers and Seniors: St Patricks Day Activities and Ideas for the Sandwich Generation

by Kaye Swain

St Patricks Day activities for Sandwich Generation grandparents and their grandchildren as well as their senior parents are a lot of fun

Did you notice the cute St Patricks Day snowman and shamrock clip art in the right column? I had so much fun digging up great Valentine party food ideas, heart and flowers clipart, pink and red plates and tablescapes, vintage cards and other holiday blog party fun for you, I decided to do it all over again for St Patricks Day. 

Happy St Patricks day activities for the Sandwich Generation can lift the spirits of the whole family from elderly parents to young grandkids 100

I've already found several interesting tidbits to share with you today and hope to keep adding to this list through the first half of March. Anytime you want to check out if there are interesting new additions, just click on the St Patricks Day snowman clipart and he will bring you to this page. New items will be listed at the bottom as I find them, so just scroll down and see what's been added. And a tip of the St Patricks Day Hat to us all. :)

Three great St Patricks Day Hats - crowns really - waiting for all the festive St Patricks Day Activities

Speaking of St Patricks Day hats, I guess I'll start it off with an article I did last year. My grandsons and I had so much fun with these fun and easy St Patricks Day Hats crafts – they were simple for the kids and for us seniors who love them. I still get a big smile looking at the cute photos and remembering the fun family memories of that day. How about you? It would make for fun St Patricks Day activities for grandparents and grandchildren, that's for sure. :)

Yesterday, at Word-Filled Wednesday, I discovered the very talented Amydeanne has created a lovely computer wallpaper and March calendar with a delightful St Patricks Day graphics theme and a wonderful Bible verse to encourage us, decorate our computers, and even show off to our grandkids (bet our senior parents would enjoy seeing it as well).

Pretty spring flowers and St Patricks Day shamrock clip art to say Happy PINK Saturday to the Sandwich Generation

Lynn at Happier than a Pig In Mud has the cutest little green shamrock ornaments made out of yoyos (the cloth kind – not the grandkid kind :)  ).  What a fun and crafty way to create St Patricks Day decorations.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Valentine Party Blog Post at Cuisine Kathleen's and I'm already looking forward to her St Patricks Day Blog Crawl on March 15, 2011. Until then, we can click here to enjoy her cute St Patricks Day green shamrock plates, delightful decorations, and yummy food as well as her Shamrock Supper Napkin Blog Give-away

More cute St Patricks Day shamrock clip art to say HAPPY PINK SATURDAY to the Sandwich Generation caring for elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren

Thrifty Groove is redecorating in honor of St Patricks Day and she's got all the steps to some simple decorations that would make easy crafts for kids and seniors who want a new green centerpiece for the holidays. It's so CUTE! I loved her cute St Patricks Day leprechaun clipart at the top too. :)  And not only that, she has another article, Thrifty St Patty's Day Tray, with creative ways to save money while decorating for St Patricks Day. And one last, and very cute, St Patricks Day holiday party blog post, St Patricks Day Table for One – with green glasses and shamrock plates, talk about the perfect dinnerware to ward off pinches! :)

And WOW! Holiday Haven has already kicked off the festivities with her St Patricks Day Party Blog post, complete with cute green shamrock clip art that can be used as cupcake toppers, 30 green foods for us to eat, and her gorgeous tablescape complete with green decorations, lovely glass plates, and so much more. Her party even has a linky for others to add their own St Patricks Day Party Blog posts, so I'll be on the lookout for more fun to share with each of us. 

I'm linking up again this week with Bargain Hunting with Laurie for her Favorite Things Saturday, as visiting and enjoying Happy Holiday fun at sweet blogs decorated with everything from cute country clipart to green and pink dinnerware is always a favorite for me. And her blog is definitely decorated for St Patricks Day with a mantel full of cute green goodies from plates to unique Leprechauns.

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If you love vintage and adorable greetings cards, you'll love The Best Hearts Are Crunchy's St Patricks Day greetings cards. Full of cute clipart before clip art existed – both Flowers and an Irish Pipe and The Wearing of the Green have such cute cards. 

Wait til you see this cute cake for St Patricks Day at Frugal Upstate in the article, Tutorial: How to Make a Rainbow Cake. Six layers in different spring colors including green for St Patricks Day. Or you could do all six layers in green for St Patricks Day itself. Either way, think how cute the slices would look on green plates – or perhaps pink and green plates to set it off nicely. 

A sweet retelling of the story of St Patrick himself at Lori's site, All You Have To Give, along with cute St Patricks Day shamrock clipart with such powerful and encouraging Bible verses. Great to share with the grandkids, too!

Here's a sweet St Patricks Day party blog post from another grandmother,Lynn of Wildflowers and Country Roads, full of yummy cupcakes, great ideas – including a family favorite – Victoria Magazine, and such lovely flowers. Enjoy!

Love pigs AND St Patricks Day fun? Be sure to visit Happier Than a Pig in Mud. It's so CUTE! And a lovely St Patricks Day tablescape to enjoy, with delightful green checked dinnerware!

Bargain Hunting With Laurie has added another cute St Patricks Day party blog post with a tablescape for the young and another for adults - making it perfect for the larger Sandwich Generation family. And ohhhh, those cute Leprechauns! :)

Isn't it nice to know we can have such a fun time for St Patricks Day without ever leaving our home?  Perfect for those of us in the Sandwich Generation, busy dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents in our family and babysitting grandchildren. So don't forget to check back regularly for updates. Just click my cute Mr. Snowman clipart in the right column. And for more fun ideas and pictures be sure to pop over to Pink Saturday AND Rednesday. :) 

The cute red hearts for Rednesday and the St Patricks Day shamrock make this great clipart for SandwichINK to say HELLO
P.S. If you, like me, love cute St Patricks Day shamrock flower and snowman clipart, but can't draw a straight line (I don't even do great with crooked lines!), click here to check out Trina & Friends website. She has such cute country clipart at wonderfully thrifty prices – talk about creative ways to save money. :) 

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen

Thanks so much for the mention! I sure hope you will be joining in the party. We had over 80 last year, and it was a lot of fun!
This year there will be a give away from CSN , the topping on the Irish Coffee! :)

2 Kaye Swain

Sounds like fun, Kathleen, Thank you :)

3 Sherry

So glad you enjoyed the bird post! Very fun to visit you.
Sherry

4 Susan

Lots of St Patrick’s Day fun. Thanks for all of the great tips!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

5 char

It all looks like so much fun and I have to say I think snowmen in March are just perfect. Love all the green and celebration.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

6 laurie

Kaye, that St. Patrick’s snowman is just soooo cute! Thank you for all of the links to St. Patrick’s fun, and thank you for including my mantel in the group. I’m so glad you linked this post to Favorite Things Sat. Have a great weekend! laurie
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7 Donnie

I visit most of those lovely blogs and think you made some great choices. great post.
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8 Jeanne

Hi Kaye, you have some great shout outs for some fun blogs. Love the vases and flowers. I am not ready for St. Pat’s day at all. I better get busy.

Thank you for your sweet comment.
Hugs, Jeanne

9 LaVoice

I enjoyed visiting with you today. Loved seeing the cute pink vase and St Patrick fellows. Great idea.
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10 Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques

Lots of fun ideas here… I’m inspired!
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11 anne

I just love the flower and the pink vase, btw happy Pink Saturday to you. Visitin you here:

Here’s mine
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thanks
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12 Kaye Swain

Thanks Sherry. :) And thanks again for the cute pix of all the sweet birds. As I think I mentioned, my senior mom loves watching those cute birds while she is out gardening. It really is a highlight in her day, as was this :)

13 Kaye Swain

Hi Susan, Thanks for a delightful visit. :)

14 Kaye Swain

Hi Char, Isn’t that St Patricks Day snowman clipart just adorable. As soon as I spotted it I had to figure out a fun way to use it. Thanks for the visit. :)

15 Kaye Swain

Hi Laurie, Thanks for the fun visit! I’m definitely going to have to look for that magazine. What fun ideas you shared that I am enjoying passing on. Have a blessed and beautiful week! :)

16 Kaye Swain

Hi Donnie, Thank you so much. That’s so sweet. And holler if you find any I missed. :)

17 Kaye Swain

I’m so proud of me, Jeanne, I actually made some cute bouquets and a wreath for the outdoors. I’ll be sharing those on Friday, I think. :) I’m usually MUCH more behind :) :) :)

18 Kaye Swain

Hi LaVoice, Thank you :) Have a blessed week!

19 Kaye Swain

WOW! Jillian. Thank you for those high accolades. Your site is one that really inspires me :) Have a great week!

20 Kaye Swain

Hi Anne, Enjoyed your site as well – that pink motorcycle is great :)

21 Anonymous

wow Kay, all kinds of info. here today. I keep thinking about Easter, forgetting about St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the reminder and all the fun things to do. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. ~

22 Lynn

wow Kay, all kinds of info. here today. I keep thinking about Easter, forgetting about St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the reminder and all the fun things to do. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. ~

23 Jessa

What a wonderful post, full of so many great links, I went to check out the crafty ones as the kiddos and I are ready to spend a little time doing some. Thanks for linking this post to the St. Patrick’s Day party!!
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24 Carol

I always come away from my visits here with great tips and I even discover new blogs! And I’m just crazy about that polka dot vase with the daisies and shamrocks. Just adorable!
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25 Rebecca

I definetely need some senior ideas since I’ve been visiting the nursing home I’ve been trying to think of ideas to make it fun! Thanks!
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26 Kathy Matthews

Hi Kaye,

Wow, thank you so much for all of the St. Patrick’s day info! I can tell that you worked long and hard on this post. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.

God bless,
Kathy
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27 Kaye Swain

Hi Jessa, Thank you! Yours is such a fun blog as well – all full of Happy Holidays ideas! Delightful for those of us looking for a fun party blog post for the holidays. :)

28 Kaye Swain

Hi Rebecca, How sweet! And what a blessing you will be to them. Thank you :)

29 Kaye Swain

Hi Kathy, It was a long post but so much fun. And I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. :) Have a blessed week! :)

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