3.18.2014

St. Patty's Day {2014}

Being that Kevin and I are both Irish, St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite days.
Plus let's be honest...I love celebrating any type of holiday.
My girls are really into St. Patricks Day and are determined to catch a Leprechaun.
Here is how we celebrate the day....
 The Leprechaun leaves them Lucky Charms for breakfast which is a huge treat because it's a sugar cereal!
Their milk is also dyed green.
 Boulder's water is also turned green:
The Leperachuan causes some racous in our house...flips some picture frames upside down:
 Leaves a mess in our bathroom:
 Claire had to make a trap for school and I thought it was so creative. Kevin helped her with the design, but Kate & Claire mostly executed the entire thing!  
They wanted to trick the Lepechaun into thinking that it was a slide, so they took a slide from their doll house & made sign that said "Fun Slide"
 At the bottom of the slide was the "trap door".
 Inside the trap was some doll furniture, so that the Leperchaun would think that it wasn't a trap, but a cozy place to hang out.
 I thought it was so cute & well thought out. 
Too bad the Leperchaun didn't get trapped ;)
While the girls were at school, the Leprechaun was mischievous  and switched the girls quilts and name pillows.
 He also messed up Luke's name canvas by flipping it upside down:
 He also left a map for the girls to fin their treasure.
 Every year, he leaves a map with a trail of gold coins that leads them to a little gift.
This year the pot of gold was in the play structure.
It is so fun to see them so excited about the map & treasure.
Gold coins leading the way to the treasure:
The "treasure" is always something small.
 This year, it was a book for Luke and the girls each got some water colors & some rainbow loom bands. The Skittles are for me & Kevin :)
Confession: The water colors were leftover from Claire's Tangled Party and the rainbow loom rubber bands were supposed to be in their stockings at Christmas, but I forgot to put them in. Same with the book for Luke. Ha! Gotta love having random stuff stored in my gift closet ;)

Dinner was Guinness Stew, Smashed + Loaded Potatoes & Broccoli:
 And, of course, Green Beer:
For the kids, I made Green Rice Krispy Treats. Just make normal Rice Krispy Treats & add a few drops of green food coloring as you are melting the butter/marshmallows.
Kevin & I had Oreo Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie for Dessert {Recipe HERE}. YUM.
  Of course I wore my green jeans today. Love these pants!
It was a fun day doing little things to make memories for our kids.
Kevin and I were talking about how fun these little holidays are. 
Yes, some people might roll their eyes at us for doing ridiculous things like this on holidays that don't really matter, but to us, this is the stuff memories are made of.
I love spending a few minutes dying things green and making green food and sending my kids on a treasure hunt. It is so fun for us. It only takes a few extra minutes out of my day, but to see the wonder & excitement on my kids faces makes it all worth. 
They are only kids once...and next year Kate will be 8....will she even believe anymore?
My motto is to make it fun while it lasts! But, to each their own!
 We are part Irish, so it is fun for us to celebrate St. Patricks Day.
It made our Monday a little more bearable!

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Hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day!
Do you do anything special to celebrate? 

9 comments:

  1. I love your fun tradition!
    Honest request...will you go back to how you used to post your outfit pictures? I really prefer the old way. Now I can't see what you are wearing and the angle is all funky. Just my humble opinion.

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  2. So cute!!
    I love the map to their treasure :) I'm going to have to do that with my boys!
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  3. This is so creative. When my kids are old enough can your same leprechaun come to my house and stir up trouble?

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  4. You are such a creative and fun mom!!! What great memories you are making!!!

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  5. I completely agree - all of the little things you do to make holidays (big and small) special is what your kids will remember. We celebrate them all around here too. It takes 10 minutes out of my day to make a small holiday extra special for my kids. It's well worth it to see the joy on their faces. Love the treasure map idea!

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  6. I love this idea! And the thought of having a little leprechaun running around its kinda like Santa haha! Where did you get your leopard print shoes? Love those.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. St. Patrick's Day is always such a fun day here as well. I love the scavenger hunt you have for your kids. Wow they sure found a pot of gold waiting for them:)

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  8. I LOVE all the things you do for your kids and their birthdays and the way you celebrate holidays big and small! You're a good momma who enjoys getting creative. Your kids are going to have such amazing memories!!

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  9. What adorable ideas! I bet the kids all had a blast. Perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

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