Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I just have to share some photos from yesterday. This year is our 7th year of running the St. Paddy’s Day Dash in Seattle, supporting the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Detlef Schrempf Foundation supports many Northwest children’s charities. When you register for the run, you have the opportunity to donate additional funds to organizations such as Camp Fire USA Puget Sound Council, Seattle Children’s Autism Center, Inspire Youth Project, and the Healing Center. Learn more here. Aside from our money going to a good cause, we have a core group of friends that run this with us every year, and it is one of my favorite traditions. After the 6k our dear friend, –an avid non-runner– Mel, hosts a party for us and she continues to outdo herself every year. She opens her home to us, so we can change and get into some warm clothes –it’s Seattle, obviously it rains on us– and then she feeds us delicious food. Does it get any better?
Here’s the group, pre-race.
Boys will be boys…monkeying around while waiting to cross the street.
The ladies, showing off our tutus. I will put together a tutorial early this week on how to make the tutus. They are so easy!
Mel putting the finishing touches on the Baileys & Coffee shots. Also pictured, chocolate chip scones. I know, wow.
Champagne & pineapple juice, accessorized with shamrock ribbons and straws. Adorable aaaand tasty.
Mini Chicken & Waffles. Hold on to your hats…this is the first of the mini breakfast foods that Mel served. Genius idea!
Mini Coconut Shrimp & Waffles. Ridiculously good.
I’m not sure what Mel called these, but they were essentially Mini Omelets, with cheese and veggies. Also pictured in back, dried nectarines with blue cheese and nuts.
Mini Quiche with Chicken Sausage.
A dasher brought Mini Cinnamon Rolls. Yum.
Another friend brought these Pistachio Pudding Cups, always a hit in our group.
And, I was boring. I brought some of the mimosa fixin’s but also these little fruit skewers, with honeydew, kiwi, and green grapes.
The genius behind mini breakfast foods, Mel.
Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions?