Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Mystery Dinner

So, I've been a TINY bit excited about tonight's dinner! I even made menus! I adapted this idea from this post I read for a Valentine's Day Mystery Dinner at Gourmet-Mom-On-The-Go.  But, we go out for a birthday dinner on Valentine's Day, and this idea was too cute to NOT do, so I changed it to fit St. Patrick's Day.

Here's what the front of the menu says:

Welcome to St. Patty’s Diner - - Where you will experience a four-course dining experience filled with mystery, silliness and giggles galore.

Follow the directions and choose your items for each course. You will need to fill out both forms the same – one for you to keep and one for Chef O’Malley.

Our apologies, Chef O’Malley doesn’t speak English very well, so you will have to translate the menu yourself. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Here's the items on the menu. They only read/see the item not in ( ). It's a Mystery, they don't know what they will be served until it comes.
  • St. Patty's Golden Nuggets (chicken nuggets)
  • Green Logs (green beans)
  • Lucky Puddle (ranch dip - turned green)
  • Leprechaun Clouds (green mashed potatos)
  • Bouncy Balls (green grapes)
  • Leprechaun Gold (lemon jello squares)
  • Irish Hay Mover (fork)
  • Leprechaun Shovel (spoon)
  • O’Saw (knife)
  • Leprechaun Sheet (napkin)
  • Leprechaun Pillow (roll)
  • Lucky Squares (butter)
  • Lucky Raindrops (green juice)
  • Rainbow (sprinkles for icecream)
  • Irish Snow (mint ice cream)
Needless to say, it was SO much fun.  My parents were here with us, so it made it even more fun.  Sitting around the table for an hour, laughing together - it was great! At the end the girls said, 'next time mom, you have to let us invite a friend, so they can know how crazy you are!' :)  Top that off with a day wandering around the zoo, a trip to get Andy's Frozen Custard, and being visited by leprechauns who turned the milk green, left green glitter and green mm's everywhere,and um, who even used our toilet. Well, it's been a great day!  I sure have LOVED St. Patrick's day these past few years - a great excuse to break from routine and enjoy some silliness!!


Dana-v said...

HOW FUN! I was sad it didn't fall on a school day this year.

MaryLynn said...

I wish I had thought of all the cool stuff you do when my kids were little

Lisa Larson said...

Love it! So cute :)