Character Dining at the Garden Grove Restaurant

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

I have been a Disney fan for as long as I can remember.  I have so many happy memories of watching Disney movies with my sisters, my first trip to Disneyland as a kid and our first trip as a family to Disneyland with our own kids.  One thing I remember clearly from my first trip to Disneyland was standing in line to get the autographs and pictures of the different characters all over the park.  My sisters and I loved this almost as much as the rides because it made the experience so much more real to us.  So when we were booking our trip to Orlando at the Swan and Dolphin Resort and I found out they had a character dining experience, I knew I wanted to go.

This post is sponsored by the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  All opinions are 100% mine.

After a long day of walking around Hollywood Studios, my husband and I were starving.  We took the short walk back to our hotel where we picked up our luggage from the bell hop and checked into our room for our final night.  (Read more about our stay at the hotel HERE.)  We deposited our stuff, freshened up and walked downstairs to the Garden Grove Restaurant.  Our plan was to show up soon after the restaurant opened at 5pm so we didn’t have to wait in any long lines.  This worked to our advantage and we were one of the first people seated.  (You can find more information on menus and reservations by clicking HERE.)

In the middle of the dining area, there is a large 25′ oak tree that is stunning.  The entire atmosphere of the restaurant is set up so that you feel as though you’ve stepped into Central Park.  The tree itself is covered in lights and lanterns that add a special ambiance.  All the tables in the restaurant surround the tree and it’s visible from every table.  At night the lights are dimmed in the restaurant and the tree is lit up.

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

The Garden Grove is set up as a buffet style restaurant and they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They do the character dining experience in the evenings all week, and at breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only.  I had checked out the menu ahead of time and everything looked amazing.  When we were seated, our waiter, Gaven, informed us that because it was Friday night, the menu was their seafood buffet. 

As soon as he said that, my mouth literally started to water.  I absolutely LOVE seafood, but living in Utah I don’t get to enjoy much of it that is really fresh.  When he left, I scooted on over to the buffet and piled it on.  I did try to balance things out by getting some mashed potatoes, salad and a slice of prime rib, but let’s be honest: I really just at the seafood, especially the crab.  Oh. my. goodness.  Steaming, freshly cooked crab dipped in melted butter is absolutely in my top 5 favorite foods in this entire world.  I was in heaven.  My husband was laughing at me until he tried some too and then he couldn’t get enough either!

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

We hadn’t been there for long before the characters started showing up.  Goofy stopped by our table first and after we’d gotten a picture with him, he tried to walk off with me.  It made everyone around laugh and then he let me get back to my food. 

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

Next up was Pluto who begged for scraps and was his usual doggy self.  He actually stopped by our table a couple of times since the restaurant wasn’t overly crowded so we got some fun pictures with him. 

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

After that, Chip and Dale came out together.  They kept making kissing noises at me and they were just like how they are in the cartoons.  It was also fun to see the characters interact with the other guests there, especially the ones with kids.  It made me miss our kids and wish they could experience the dinner with us.  They would have loved it so much!

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

After I’d stuffed myself silly with crab, I had to check out their dessert table.  Our waiter had told us that there was a chocolate bomb that was amazing and I wanted to try it out.  I grabbed one of those, as well as a chocolate tart, a mini carrot cake cupcake and a pots de creme (pronounced: po de krehm) with a raspberry sauce on top.  I started with the cupcake and it was delicious.  It had a cream cheese filling and a marshmallow texture type frosting with a fancy disk of white chocolate on top.  Next up was the chocolate tart.  The filling was rich and decadent, the crust was flaky and there was a dollop of cream on top.  After that, I tried the pots de creme.  Oh my word.  It had a vanilla bean custard on the bottom that was so creamy and smooth it literally made me groan.  Add the raspberry sauce on top and it was a match made in heaven.  Finally, I had reached the final dessert: the chocolate bomb.  It had a chocolate disk on the bottom with a piece of cake on top and then chocolate mousse, all covered in dark chocolate and topped with a small bit of edible gold leaf.  I seriously felt like I was on an episode of some dessert baking competition on Food Network after eating these desserts.  They were SO good.

Experience the magic of Disney by going to a character dining restaurant at the Garden Grove restaurant at the WDW Swan and Dolphin Resort in FL.

I absolutely think that the character dining experience was one of my favorite parts of our trip to Orlando.  It brought some of that unique Disney magic right to our table and created some fun memories.  I liked that the characters took the time to visit each table and it didn’t feel rushed at all, which I really appreciated.  Our experience at Garden Grove was amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Have you ever done a character dining experience? 

My Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

A little less than two months ago, my husband sent me a message that he’d been invited to go to a training event in Orlando.  Jokingly I replied, “Can I come?”  His response: “I can ask.”  As it turned out, I could come and the minute I heard ‘yes’, I was searching online for the best flights, calling family members to ask if they could watch our kids and dreaming of sunny Florida.  (I’m a planner, remember?)  Midway through the day I asked my husband if he knew the name of the hotel they were putting everyone up at: “Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort“.  Um, what?!  That’s right my friends.  We were going to be staying at a WDW hotel and I was doing a happy dance in my living room.

This post is sponsored by the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.  All opinions are 100% my own.

When I first pulled up to the hotel, it was nighttime and everything was lit up.  The hotel has 11 floors and has huge swan statues on the top of each wing of the hotel.  With the lights shining on the swans as well as the beautiful fountain out front, I knew I was in for a treat.  Walking into the lobby, it is bright and welcoming.  You can see straight through to the other end of the building where it opens out onto the grounds.  When I first was looking at the hotel’s website, I realized that the hotel is actually two hotels on the same property: the Swan and the Dolphin.  They share many of the amenities, such as the pools and other entertainment, but each one has different restaurants and dining options to offer.

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

For the first two nights, I stayed in the west wing of the hotel in a grand deluxe king room.  It turns out that we were originally booked into a queen room, but we were able to switch to a king room that also happened to be wheelchair accessible so the bathroom was bigger and there wasn’t a sofa.  Our room had a balcony that looked out onto the grounds behind the hotel (facing the back of the Dolphin).  I had a great view of the little lake (Crescent Lake) and one of the pools and there were lots of palm trees close by as well.  The room was clean and bright, with a desk, TV and a mini fridge that included two complimentary waters (great for drinking and refilling at the parks!).

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

Our third night, we changed rooms and stayed in the east wing of the hotel.  Our view wasn’t as nice in terms of being able to see the grounds, however, we were able to look down into the courtyard area and it was a little more shaded.  We stayed in another grand deluxe king room that was almost identical to our first room but the bathroom was smaller and it had a sofa.

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

Each morning for breakfast, we headed down to the Java Bar.  We don’t drink coffee, but there were really good muffins and pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants) as well as fresh fruit, cereal, bottled smoothies and a few other basic breakfast items.  It was located towards the back of the hotel near the exit to the grounds and the water taxi, which made it really convenient to grab something and get on our way.  The only other place we ate at on the Swan hotel property was The Garden Grove Restaurant for a character dining experience, which I’ll be posting about later this week.  For now, suffice it to say that it was amazing!

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

The grounds of the hotel are absolutely beautiful.  When you walk out the back doors of the Swan, directly in front of you is a large walkway that leads to the Dolphin.  It is open in the middle with flowers and palm trees and flanked on either side with a covered walkway.  The walkway spans a portion of Crescent Lake where a water taxi comes by every 20 minutes or so to take you to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios.  On one side of the property are three different pools: two lap pools and one larger grotto pool with a waterfall and water slide.  There are also a few hammocks near the pools and on the beach.  We relaxed on the hammocks a couple of different times and it was soooo nice.  On the beach, they had a playground for kids and two or three volleyball courts, along with some loungers.

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

On the opposite side of the pools was a bridge over the waterway and a path that led to Hollywood Studios or the Boardwalk.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get to explore the boardwalk but we took the walking path to and from Hollywood Studios a couple of times and it was about a 12 minute walk.  I loved the option to walk or take the water taxi, especially at night when the park had closed and everyone was trying to get back to their hotel.

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

An overview of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Buena Vista, FL

One amenity that I found extremely helpful at the Swan was the option to have the hotel hold our luggage for us.  Because we had to change rooms for our third night, we didn’t have a place to put our luggage while we were at Hollywood Studios.  So in between when we had to check out at 11:00am and when we could check back into our new room later that afternoon, they held our stuff for us until our new check in.

All in all, our stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort was amazing.  Their proximity to the parks, especially Hollywood Studios and Epcot, made its location ideal.  The rooms were large and welcoming.  We loved the grounds and their list of amenities and services made our stay comfortable and hassle-free.  I would absolutely recommend this hotel for both families and couples.
 
If you are going to be traveling to Florida to visit any of their Disney theme parks or Universal Studios, definitely consider looking into the Swan and Dolphin to see if it’s the right fit for your family.

Mommy Style Monday: Favorite Things Box (Spring Edition)

These are a few of my favorite (Spring) things!  See what I received in a surprise Springtime box!

As of last Monday, Spring has officially sprung!  I always look forward to this time of year.  I am definitely not a cold weather person and the minute it’s warm enough for me to sit outside without a jacket, I am throwing open windows and letting the fresh air in.  We just got our garden boxes ready to plant some vegetables and I love the smell of dirt and the joy that comes from planting, growing and eating that food.  My kids get so excited when we start seeing “popcorn trees” (ie. white flowering trees) blooming all over the neighborhood and the life springing up all around makes me smile.

I’ve done a couple Mommy Style Monday’s in the past (here and here).  Usually it is based around a theme and each of the participants writes about it.  This month we were supposed to think about our favorite things that have to do with Spring, put them in a box and ship it off to a fellow blogger friend to enjoy.  (I sent my box to Britt over at My Little Sunshines who is actually a friend of mine in real life, although the rotation was completely random.)  In turn, I received a box of my own from Rachel at Tutus and Heels.

These are a few of my favorite (Spring) things!  See what I received in a surprise Springtime box!

Rachel and I actually met last September when we helped out with a photo shoot for Favor Cart.  I’ve been following her ever since then and it was fun to get a box from her and see what her favorite things are in the Springtime.

These are a few of my favorite (Spring) things!  See what I received in a surprise Springtime box!

There is something so exciting about knowing that you’re getting something sent to you in the mail, but not knowing exactly what it is you’ll be getting.  When I got my box, I took it inside and immediately opened it up.  Check out the fun stuff I got from Rachel!

These are a few of my favorite (Spring) things!  See what I received in a surprise Springtime box!

These are a few of my favorite (Spring) things!  See what I received in a surprise Springtime box!

Super cute, right?  She sent note pads and pens (perfect for all the list making I do), a little zipper pouch, a couple of fun paper straws, brightly colored clothes pins that spell out the word ‘spring’, stamps, a yummy grapefruit candle, gold washi tape, chocolate eggs and 3 delicious cake bites from a local bakery called the Sweet Tooth Fairy.

You can take a look at the other boxes that were sent around as part of our Mommy Style Monday: Favorite Things Box (Spring Edition) by clicking on any of the links below:

Kiana  |  Glitter & Donuts
Madeline  |  CaseyLand
Cayli  |  Nightchayde
Rachel  |  Tutus and Heels
Erica  |  Good Job Momma
Chandler  |  Life as a Larsen

If you want to sign up to participate in the next Mommy Style Monday Favorite Things Box in June, you can use this link HERE.

What would you include in your own favorite things box?

{Free} Printable Packing List

Print out a copy for each member in your family to help everyone get packed up for your next trip!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I would be going to Orlando this month for a much needed vacation with my husband.  This will be the first vacation he and I have taken together that is more than an overnight since our first child was born over 5 years ago.  As you can imagine, we’re pretty dang excited!  My goal at the beginning of this week is to get all packed up and ready to go.  I am a list maker and so it should be no surprise that I have made a packing list for myself to make sure that I don’t forget anything I need to take with me.  Some people have the attitude that if they forget something, they can just pick it up wherever they are going.  If that is you, then awesome!  But I am totally a planner and that kind of stresses me out.  So, lists.

If you are like me and like to make lists, but also want to save yourself time and energy, then today is your lucky day!  I have a free printable packing list for you.  Just print it out each time you need to pack for any type of trip or vacation, fill in the quantities and check each item off the list or cross it off if it doesn’t apply to you.  There are also a few extra lines in each category to add anything else you need to take with you.  Print one out for each member of your family to help everyone stay organized.

To download, click on the image.  You can choose a pink or blue title.

Print out a copy for each member in your family to help everyone get packed up for your next trip!

Print out a copy for each member in your family to help everyone get packed up for your next trip!

Also, you’ll definitely want to check in next week!  I’m going to be sharing my review of the amazing hotel we’ll be staying at and I can’t wait!

Book Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows {Plus Book Club Discussion/Questions}

Book Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Plus Book Club Discussion/Questions) 

If you’ve been around my blog for long, you’ll notice that most of the books I do reviews on are young adult fiction.  Most recently, I finished The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (who also happens to be a co-author of one of my favorite books, My Lady Jane–read the review HERE.)  Books have always been one of my favorite ways to escape from the world.  My husband often teases me that when I’m reading a book that I can literally shut everything else out and not be aware of what’s going on around me.  I love a book that pulls you into its world and makes you feel like the characters are real people, leaving you wondering what happened to them after the book ends.  I love finding a book that I want to read over and over again, until the book is smudged with fingerprints and can’t stay all the way closed because the spine is so broken in.  These are the things I look for in a book.

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My Summary and Review: (5 stars)
The Orphan Queen is the first book in a two part series.  It is told from the point of view of Wilhelmina Korte–who goes by Wil–, a princess whose kingdom was destroyed 10 years before by the Indigo Kingdom during the One Night War.  She, along with other rescued orphan children of nobility, call themselves the Ospreys and their mission is to do one thing: restore Wilhelmina to her rightful place as Queen of Aecor.  As part of their plan, Wil and her best friend Melanie must infiltrate the castle, posing as nobility from a kingdom destroyed by Wraith–a byproduct of magic and the reason magic is forbidden.  But Wil has a secret that she’s managed to keep hidden: she has magic.  By day, she must pretend to be someone she’s not.  By night, she spends an increasing amount of time with a vigilante only known as Black Knife, helping the weak and poor in the streets of Skyvale, and struggling with her feelings for him.  But the Wraith is coming closer and Wil’s magic just might be the only thing strong enough to save them all and give her a chance at regaining the throne of Aecor.

The Orphan Queen kept me at the edge of my seat and I stayed up more nights than I should have reading it.  The book does end with a cliffhanger, but the copy I read had a couple of chapters from the second book, The Mirror King.

Book Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Plus Book Club Discussion/Questions)

Book Club Discussion Questions:

  • An osprey is a bird of prey.  Do you feel this name was well-chosen for Wil and her friends?
  • Why would Wil and her friends choose a bird to represent the name of their group?
  • What was the most surprising revelation/twist to you?
  • Do you agree with Patrick’s methods?  Would you consider him a good leader?

If you’d like to read the other book club reviews, discussions and questions, you can click on the links below:

*Reviews and/or discussion questions may contain spoilers*

Summer 2016 Reading List Reviews and Ratings
The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi

Happy reading!

    Rainbow String Art Tutorial

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    When it comes to crafting, I like to try everything.  I have an entire craft room full of all sorts of supplies for everything from vinyl, embroidery, scrapbooking, acrylic paints, a million brads, felt, adhesives…phew!  And that’s not even close to everything.  Something I’ve been wanting to try my hand at is string art.  I’ve seen it all over and there are so many shops that sell it.  My friend Sarah over at Making Joy and Pretty Things recently did a cute string art heart for her daughter’s nursery.  I commented on her post and told her I’d been wanting to try it out myself and she suggested I do one for St. Patrick’s Day.  So I did.  *wink*

    I went back and forth on what I wanted to do.  I did sketches, looked at images on Google and finally settled on a rainbow because there are really only so many images that go along with St. Patrick’s Day.

    Here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need to make your own:

    • piece of wood, desired size
    • 1″ nails
    • hammer
    • embroidery floss, desired colors
    • outline of image (printed out)
    • vinyl for wording (optional)
    • acrylic paint (optional)
    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    To start, I had my husband cut a piece of wood for me from a scrap piece we had lying around.  I used a 2×6 and cut it so it was 7″ tall x 9″ long.  (Seriously, why don’t they call it a 2×7?)  Sand down the edges for a cleaner look and wipe off all the dust.  I found an outline of a rainbow with clouds that I liked, saved the image, opened it in a word document and printed it out.  When selecting my rainbow image, I counted the number of arches so that I could have six colors (I left out indigo).

    (Originally, I had planned on painting it my wood, but I got a little ahead of myself and started putting nails in.  Once I realized this, I was about half way done nailing and didn’t want to take it all out and start over.  So if you’re going to paint it, definitely make sure you do it before you get too far.)

    Next, I cut the paper so it would be the same size as my piece of wood.  Then I grabbed a couple of nails and hammered them in on opposite sides to keep the paper from moving.

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    I started with the clouds.  I put a nail at each of the points and then filled it in from there, trying to space them as evenly as possible–probably about 1/4″.

    From there I moved on to the curve of the rainbow, continuing to space the nails about 1/4″ apart.

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    Now you grab your first color of embroidery floss and tie it on to the nail that will be your starting point.  I started with the red for the first arch of the rainbow because I wanted the white of the clouds to cover all of the ends of each color.  I wrapped the floss all the way around each nail at the top of the arch so I had a straight line, then I started randomly looping the floss between the first and second row of nails until I got back to the beginning.  I tied it off by tying it to the tail of the string I started with.  I continued this until I got all the way through each of the colors of the rainbow.

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    When I got to the clouds, I tied the string to a nail, wrapped it all the way around each nail so I had an outline and then started randomly looping the floss until it had the same type of coverage that the arches had.

    Since I was left with space at the top of the rainbow, I decided to add some vinyl that said “Over the”.  I designed the words in my Silhouette Studio software and cut them using black adhesive vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    And that’s it!  This project cost me nothing since I already had everything I needed at home, but even then, it is a fairly inexpensive project since embroidery floss and a package of nails are a dollar or less for each.

    Simple rainbow string art tutorial that can be used to make any shape you want!

    Have you tried string art before?  What image would you want to create?

    St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids (Ages: 3-10)

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.

    One year when I was about 9 or 10, I decided not to wear any green on St. Patrick’s Day.  The truth is, my eyes are green and I wanted to play a trick on my friends so that when they pinched me for not wearing green, I could turn around and pinch them back 10 times.  (That’s the rule, isn’t it?)  I remember other years trying to be sneaky about where I placed my item of green: underwear, socks, a hair elastic, a bracelet or earrings.  Now that I’m older, I still think it’s fun to celebrate this tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day and my kids have loved it the last couple of years as well now that they are old enough to correlate green with the holiday.  And ever since having kids, I try to find a book or two that goes along with the holiday that we’re celebrating, including the one about leprechauns and pots of gold.

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    With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week, I thought it would be fun to gather a list of children’s books about the holiday.  I remember some of these books from when I was in elementary school and I know my kids will love them too.  I’ve included a direct link to the book as well as the age range that is suggested for each book.  I hope you’ll be “lucky” enough to find a book or two to help celebrate this fun holiday! *wink*

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
    Ages: 4-10
    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling
    Ages: 3-5

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting
    Ages: 4-7

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen
    Ages: 4-8

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    How To Trap A Leprechaun by Sue Fliess
    Ages: 3-6

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Teddy Slater
    Ages: 4-8

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
    Ages: 5 and up

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George by H. A. Rey
    Ages: 3 and up

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan
    Ages: 6-8

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover by Lucille Colandro
    Ages: 3-5

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson
    Ages: 3-7

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    The Little Leprechaun Who Loved Yellow by Sally Huss
    Ages: 2-8

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk
    Ages: 2-5

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    A Fine St. Patrick’s Day by Susan Wojciechowski
    Ages: 3-7

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Discovery In The Woods: A St. Patrick’s Day Surprise (Leprechaun Adventure Series: Book 1) by Sandy Barton
    Ages: 8 and up

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball (The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids, #4) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
    Ages: 7-10

    15+ books for kids ages 3-10 about leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day and being lucky.
    Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian
    Ages: 4-7 

    And if you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out this round up of 60+ coloring and activity pages!  You could easily use any of these books plus the printables found above for an awesome low-stress, kid-friendly holiday celebration.
    What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions?