St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, provides an especially fun opportunity to invite mischief and whimsy into your family and home, in the guise of leprechauns who might pay a visit.
This site about St. Patrick’s Day symbolism tells us that the wee leprechauns are actually a bit ornery and need to be lured away from their habitats to reveal the hidden pots of gold. This site reveals some St. Patrick’s Day history, and tells us that the holiday was a minor one until relatively recently. I’ve also observed that increasing numbers of people like to celebrate holidays in memorable and fun ways with their families. Here are a few ideas:
Create miniature letters, either for the leprechauns, or that the leprechauns might leave behind for your little ones after a visit.
Want to try to catch a leprechaun? Make a homemade leprechaun catcher. This one is made with PVC pipes and the proper lures and traps. Simple ones can be made with propped-up strawberry or other fruit containers or laundry baskets and a thimble or cup full of gold glitter to lure the leprechauns.
Leprechaun tend to leave traces. Here’s how to make leprechaun footprints to surprise your family.
Looking for an outdoor adventure for St. Patrick’s Day? Go on a four leaf clover hunt.
Or find nice flat rocks and paint them for luck.
Of course it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without wonderful green food!
These yogurt pretzel shamrocks are pretty and easy to make.
This is a very pretty and scrumptious looking green velvet St. Patrick’s Day cake.
Have fun with these whimsical Pot-o-Gold cupcakes.
These Leprechaun hat s’mores look very yummy.
.. As do these St. Patty’s Day brownies.
This fun Jell-o Rainbow is a super memorable treat.
Miniature leprechaun burgers are another hit with wee folk.
Share the leprechaun love! This cute printable helps you leprechaun your neighbors.
I hope you enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!
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