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2018 Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Dining Guide

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Dining, Family, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

You’ll have the luck of the Irish this year while enjoying delicious authentic food at one of these top dining destinations in Orange County. The Blind Pig Restaurant + Bar — Rancho Santa Margarita The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar serves up shareable gourmet American cuisine, by Executive Chef Karl Pfleider, with an expansive selection of craft beers and specialty craft cocktails, by Bar Manager Ryan Autry. For St. Patrick’s Day this year, the team will offer a selection of $5 craft Irish beers on tap, a featured Irish whiskey for $6, and a single malt flight, along with craft Irish-inspired cocktails to be paired with Irish-themed dishes on special like Bangers & Mash, Irish Beer Battered Fish, and Corned Beef. Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen — Brea, CA & Irvine The Latin inspired menu at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen...

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Last-Minute Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Events, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

Tomorrow everyone is Irish as locals dress up in green and enjoy beer, music, and good times. Still wondering what to do tomorrow night in Orange County? Here are some great last-minute St. Patrick’s Day activities happening around the OC. The Iron Press Anaheim Packing House 440 S. Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 714-533-7225 Waffles + beer = your answer to A.M. IPA’s with a tasty waffle pairing for those extra carbohydrates. Situated on the top floor of the Anaheim Packing House, the waffle sandwich and local brews bar will be featuring a selection of green beers (and ciders) from their lineup of 25 rotating taps. Hoppy Hour will be all day too, with discounts on beer and bar bites for the green-cladded! CaliVino 2410 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 939-7735 For those in the celebratory mood but...

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Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Events

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Events, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

C’ead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes To You! Whether you’re looking for a fun family event or a great date night suggestion, we have the ultimate guide to Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Events. We’ve also included a couple of delicious dining specials too. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Fenians Concert Coach House Concert Hall 33157 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, California 92675 March 17 at 8 PM Get a babysitter, and plan for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day date night with Orange County’s top Irish band, The Fenians. “Music Mixology” Free concert Anaheim Packing House 440 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805 March 17th 7pm to 9:30pm Pacific Symphony musicians are calling on the luck of the Irish and adding a special St. Patrick’s Day twist to the third edition of Music Mixology, a classical musician’s take...

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2015 Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in Orange County

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Events, Featured, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 1 comment

Get ready to follow rainbows, chase leprechaun’s and eat delicious Irish food with your kids this year on St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday isn’t just for adults and these are multiple fun family St. Patrick’s Day events happening this year in Orange County. Pretend City 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618 Tuesday, March 17th Green is the color to wear on this fun-filled day! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Pretend City. Activities include a treasure hunt, Irish art, and leprechaun visits. · Smart Art: Visit the art studio for a variety of Irish and St. Patrick’s themed art activities for your child to create. · Good to Go Activity: Visit the Farm to participate in the Irish Potato Hop. Children will learn a traditional rhyme while working on counting and gross motor skills. · Let’s Move: Play the Lucky Leprechaun...

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No Bake Fruit Loops Rainbow Bars

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Featured, Holiday, Recipes, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

While the kids were swimming outside, I was busy inside creating Rainbow Bars to sneak into their lunches Monday morning.  Rainbow Bars are like Rice Krispy Treats, but with Fruit Loop cereal instead.  You can quickly make these while the kids are at school, and ready to serve as a St. Patrick’s Day after- school or dinner treat. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 tablespoons margarine (works better than butter in this recipe), 16 ounces of mini marshmallows, and 10-12 cups of Fruit Loops, parchment or wax paper and cooking spray. Line a 9 x 13 pan with wax or parchment paper, coat with cooking spray and set aside.  In a sauce pan, melt 6 tablespoons of margarine over low – medium heat. Once melted, add mini marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.  Once melted, remove from heat and...

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Shamrock Baked Tortilla Chips

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Holiday, Recipes, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a kid friendly St. Patrick’s Day , I have just the thing.  Not only is this recipe easy, the kids can help every step of the way.   My three leprechaun’s and I created Shamrock Baked Spinach Tortilla Chips this afternoon. The ingredients and tools needed are simple and the kids loved prepping and cooking with little help from me. You’ll need spinach tortillas or wraps, cooking spray, salt to taste, and shamrock cookie cutter(s) and your favorite dip; we used classic humus. Start by preheating your oven to 375*. Place one tortilla on the counter, and press firmly down on the shamrock cookie cutter moving side to side to ensure the cutter pierces all the way through.  If the edges are resistant, use cooking scissors to trim. Place each shamrock on a cookie sheet. Using...

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2014 Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Events

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

St. Patrick’s Day is a day to eat green food, chase leprechauns and have fun at the various festive events around Orange County. We have a guide to help with planning the best St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County with your children this year! The Fenian’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration The Coach House 33157 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Saturday, March 15th at The Coach House with Orange County’s most popular Irish band! Plan to get a sitter for the night, and have a festive Irish date night with music, spirits, fun and more at this incredible event. The celebration begins at 8pm, and tickets are $20 each at the door. Pretend City St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Pretend City 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618 Dress your kids in green...

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Luck of The Irish St. Patrick’s Day Matching Game

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Crafts, Featured, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming upon us. I was trying to think of a way to incorporate a little game time fun into a craft my kids and their friends would enjoy. For as long as I can remember my kids have loved matching games. We have purchased countless games sporting all their favorite cartoon characters and numerous themes. Those games became my inspiration. I knew if I could come up with my own easy to make version, my children would jump at the chance to play. This would be the perfect opportunity to have some one on one time with my older boys and at the same time it would let my creative juices flow. This is a win-win situation in my household. After brainstorming a bit I came up with this easy to make Luck Of The...

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The Fenians St. Paddy’s Day 2014

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Events, Featured, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | 2 comments

I have to say I never used to like Irish music. In fact, when I met my hubby some 13 years ago, I just happened to be bar hopping with my girlfriends, and stumbled into the Harp Inn in Costa Mesa. He was playing with his band, The Fenians. What I remember most about that night, besides the cute bass player, was not so much the music, but the vibe that the music created; the singalongs, the dancing, the smiling faces. A sort of welcoming innocence in the midst of pints of Guinness and whiskey shots that you didn’t have at the dance clubs or other bars I had been in before. That was when the Fenians were just beginning to break out of the local Irish pub scene, playing at the Coach House and larger venues such as...

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Easy Ways to Bring St. Patrick’s Day Fun to Your Home

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Featured, Holiday, Parenting, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

They are small in stature, and some say they look like a tiny old man with red hair and a top hat. They seem to cause havoc around the middle of March. I’m referring to our yearly visit from that devilish leprechaun, who plays pranks on unsuspecting people on St. Patrick’s Day. Legend has it these Irish elves are shoemakers (cobblers). And, any leprechaun would not be complete without the illusive pot of gold. The pot is supposed to be hidden in a secret place known only to the leprechaun. If you catch a leprechaun, he will lead you to his pot of gold, and give it to you as a bribe to free him. Now that you know the mythical Irish background, how can you bring the magic of St. Patrick’s Day to your home? Try some of...

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Five Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Disney, Recipes, St. Patrick's Day, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My kids are setting their traps in hopes of catching a pesky little Leprechaun while I have been busy planning some fun kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day treat ideas. St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time to make fun food, play tricks and enjoy quality time together as a family. I always find the perfect inspiration for creativity at my favorite site, The editors at Spoonful have offered to share with us five kid-friendly snack ideas. We hope that you enjoy making some of these fun snacks with your kids. Keep an eye out for than tricky little leprechaun.   All photos, recipes and information provided by Disney’s...

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Ultimate Leprechaun Trap: The Leprechaun Playground

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Crafts, Family, Featured, St. Patrick's Day | 2 comments

When I woke-up this morning with a 102 degree fever. I chugged down some Tylenol, and got busy on creating a fun Leprechaun trap with my son Tyler this afternoon. What I thought was going to be a ton of work, ended up being one of the best bonding experiences together. I made a quick stop at Walmart before getting him from Kindergarten planning to make a simple “Pinterest inspired” trap. Well, he had other plans in mind when telling me his vision on the car ride home. I was inspired by his imagination that I turned around, for another Walmart stop to get the supplies he needed to make the leprechaun trap he had envisioned. Four glue gunned burned fingers, a little spray paint in the hair, and we were done! He wanted a train, not the $10...

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7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Green Festival

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Events, Featured, St. Patrick's Day | 0 comments

The Orange County Marketplace is hosting an Irish and Eco-friendly event on Sunday, March 17th for the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The event will feature “green” activities, music, entertainment and more from 10am to 4pm. The family-friendly event will feature: GREEN DANCING World Champion Irish Dance Troupes from Orange County perform jigs, reels and soft show numbers: Claddagh School of Irish Dance:10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Aniar Academy of Irish Dance: 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. Fearon O’Connor School of Irish Dance: 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. GREEN APPAREL Plastic Bag Fashion Show presented by HauteTrash at 11:30 a.m. Vendors selling fiber art, knitted items, paper jewelry, footwear from recycled tires and jewelry & accessories made from military items and ammo. GREEN TRANSPORTATION Eco-Friendly transportation displays by Plug-in-America, Smart Cars (So Cal Smarties Meet up) and Electric...

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Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in Orange County

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Events, St. Patrick's Day, Uncategorized | 4 comments

This St. Patrick’s Day there are a lot of family-friendly events in Orange County. Find a four leaf clover while hiking in O’Neill  Regional Park, dance to Irish music in Mission Viejo or find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow at Pretend City. Wear green and have fun spending quality time together as a family at one of this many St. Patrick’s Day events.   Pretend City St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 29 Hubble in Irvine Wear green to celebrate the luck of the Irish at Pretend City. Activities will include Leprechaun games, end of the rainbow treasure hunt and more from 10am to 3pm. Activities included in price of admission. Please enjoy this 2 for 1 discount coupon.   St. Paddy’s Day Pilgrimage O’Neill Regional Park 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road in Trabuco Canyon Enjoy...

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with OC Parks

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Events, St. Patrick's Day, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Get close to nature on St. Patrick’s Day with your kids at one these OC Parks family oriented events. Children can participate in ranger guided hikes, enjoy free admission to the OC Zoo, and go in search of a four leaf clover on St. Patrick’s Day. Visit O’Neill Regional Park for the St. Paddy’s Day Pilgrimage from 10 to 11 a.m. All ye lads and lassies will take a Ranger guided 2-mile hike through the park and learn a bit about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and O’Neill Park’s unique Irish heritage. Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Event Fee: Free Parking: $5 Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679 Special Instructions: Meet at Nature Center. Wear closed toed shoes. All ages welcome. Irvine Regional Park is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the Leprechaun Loop hike from...

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