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We just finished celebrating Valentine’s Day. Now, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are right on our door step! While Easter will obviously get the spotlight, let’s not overlook St.Paddy’s Day. You don’t need to go all out, or even buy anything extra to make it memorable. So, put away the glue gun and the Michael’s coupons. We have 10 ideas that use things you probably already have around the house, and take very little effort.
Erin Go Bragh!
1) Come to our Summer Camp Fair!- Lucky for us, our fair takes place on St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we’re having a leprechaun trap contest judged by our friends at Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, and shamrock scavenger hunt. Proceeds to benefit Camp Footprint.
2) Make a leprechaun trap- You know your little ones will love it and leprechaun traps seriously couldn’t be easier. Think of it as Elf On The Shelf without the creepy 24 hour surveillance thing. Plus, you only have to remember it once. First, get a container of sorts. Think: cereal box, Solo cup, shoe box, whatever. Have your kiddo really think out their plan for catching a leprechaun. If they are able, have them write the plan down and sketch it out. Next, help them gather their tools/supplies and get to work. Remember, this project is all on them to use what you have on hand. Seriously, there’s no need to hit up a craft store unless you want to. When the kiddos go to bed on St. Patrick’s Day Eve (is that a thing?), knock down the trap so it looks like a leprechaun got loose. If you want, leave behind gold-foil chocolate coins, pennies, gold dollars, or Rolos. Basically, something “gold.” Or don’t! There are no rules here, guys. Remember, if you set the expectation for awesome leprechaun leave-behinds, you’re going to feel obligated to do so every year.
3) Gold-foil chocolates or Rolos- As we just mentioned, these are always a hit. Even if you don’t want to make a trap, you can always sneak some gold-foil chocolates into your kid’s lunch bag or give them some as a treat when they get home from school.
4) Wear green- Easy-peasy and totally doable! If you’re feeling especially crafty, tie-dye some shirts or fun socks!
5) Add a few drops of green food coloring to whatever the heck you want! -Seriously, like anything. Think: toilet water to make it look like a leprechaun tinkled and didn’t flush, milk at breakfast, cookie dough, pancake batter, biscuit dough, anything!
6) Lucky Charms, y’all. Lucky Charms everywhere- Serve it for breakfast with a note that says, “I’m lucky you’re part of our family.” Put them in rice crispy treats, cookies, or pancakes. Pack them for a school snack... Just go nuts!
7) Handprint shamrocks - We love a good craft that’s easy, fast, and only requires two supplies. Three if you include baby wipes to quickly clean hands. How cute would these be with the phrase, “I’m lucky to have you in my family” written somewhere on there?
8) Make slow cooker corned beef cabbage- We snagged this recipe from Pinterest and it couldn’t be easier! Psst: Follow us for more Pinnable goodness.
9) Fried eggs in green peppers- Easy, way healthier than pancakes, and delicious. Heck, we may make these on a weekly basis.
10) Parents: The party doesn’t stop when the kiddos go to bed. End the day with a Guinness and a cookie. Extra points if it’s green. You earned it!