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Create a few of your own shenanigans this St. Patrick’s Day for the family to enjoy!
Leprechaun Mischief Party
Another year for a chance to get our GREEN on! We have so much fun as a family on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an annual tradition at our house to let the leprechauns play around all night while we sleep. Bright and early the next morning we enjoy what they’ve left behind, one BIG Irish mess of complete fun!
This year Caitlyn, her cousin and friend had a blast trying to catch Leprechaun Pete! This ordeal lasted pretty much all day and I’m pretty sure it’s because of my party set-up and a few other extra clues Pete left behind. Take a look at my simple set-up that caused so much determination just to capture a little green man.
Leprechaun Pete lead Caitlyn on a treasure hunt right when she woke up. The look on her face was all worth the extra effort. The idea came from www.momtastic.com who already had the clues filled with cute limericks to download on her site. It might even be kind of fun to make up your own. At each location Leprechaun Pete left chocolate gold coins and finally his last clue lead her to the breakfast table where her treasure was waiting…a few REAL dollars in her little black pot.
What caught her attention most was not the money but his funny little footprint he left behind on her plate.
“Mom, I thought I heard something last night, did you see him because LOOK, he was here!”
A WEE bit of Fun!
Leprechaun Pete pulled all sorts of shenanigans! This is by far my favorite and one I’ll be doing again next year! My husband even got a kick out of it when he was the first one to see it. Thank goodness he played along and didn’t have a fit on how we were gonna get the paint off!
Top of the Morning Breakfast
I think everything tasted better all because of this one silly little footprint. I didn’t go wild on the green food coloring this year and kept my breakfast traditional all except for her glass of green milk to add to her lucky charm cereal. Easy for me and a complete joy for her!
Here’s where I got my inspiration from!
This mommy planned a simple yet lucky breakfast for her girls.
If your in the mood for a little more work but plenty of applause from the family try making these awesome pancakes by iambaker!
They almost look to pretty to eat!
Mischief at the Table
This was so much fun to put together the day of. While the kids were playing I’d sneak and add a few things to the table. This began that hunt for that little green man and it was so much fun listening to their plans each time a new clue was brought to the table. Here’s a few of the clues.
Foot Print Fun
I’m not sure how they gave me enough time to even do this but it all worked out with great timing and no evidence was ever found! I used a $1.00 store white table cloth and went a little crazy with the green paint. If your asking how just use your hand rolled up in a fist, paint the outer side curving around your pinky and stamp away. Use your fingertip for the toe prints.
“Look guys, he was here. We have to find him!”
Pot of Gold
Our pot of gold was a bowl of yummy golden caramel corn. It was so good I assume because before we even had dinner the popcorn was gone! The kids decided to leave trails of popcorn and well to their surprise the crumbs mysteriously disappeared, my only chance at tasting it thankfully!
“What other foods do Leprechaun’s like cause LOOK, he ate the popcorn!”
A Wee Little Pot of Popcorn
I set these out just so you could see how fun it might be to set them at each plate for the kids before they wake up. I’m glad I did this treasure hunt because Caitlyn is still talking about how fun it was.
End of the Rainbow
At the end of our rainbow or tissue balls, Leprechaun Pete left a pile of gold coins.
This is probably another favorite. A rainbow rimmed glass. Though there was no green beer on the menu these beer stouts were perfect for our St. Patty’s day celebration
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Irish Freckle Bread
I make this every year and it always turns out great! It’s a sweet yummy melt in your mouth bread to go perfectly with that corned beef and cabbage. Check out the recipe from Andrea Meyers at
Jello and Ice Cream
I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and new it would be on our menu for dinner. Glad I made it because it was super simple. The best part is you get two desserts in one, ice cream AND jello!
Mix together to dissolve:
2 Large packages (6 oz) each of green jello
1 packet of unflavored gelatin
4 cups boiling water
1 Quart vanilla Ice cream. Stir to dissolve. Pour into a 9 x 13 glass dish. Refrigerate overnight, cut and serve. The ice cream will float to the top.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!