Add some magic to your St. Patrick’s Day with a visit from the little leprechaun! If you’re lucky, you’ll find a St. Patrick’s Day gift at the top o’ the morning.
St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th is a fun holiday to celebrate with your family. Sure, it’s not as big of a deal as Valentine’s Day or Easter, but making the day special with a few St. Patrick’s traditions will be make the day memorable and add a little festiveness to your life.
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A few simple St. Patrick’s Day traditions we love are:
- Eating Lucky Charms or green pancakes for breakfast (see the end of the post for a fun way to make it extra special!)
- Making Green Mean Machines, the perfect pinch-proof potion
- Having a St. Patrick’s Day family-friendly dinner (that’t not corned beef)
- Eating Leprechaun’s favorite treat for a family movie night
- Having a family home evening lesson all about St. Patrick!
But… if you are looking for a non-food St. Patrick’s Day tradition, this idea is for you!
Gifts from the Little Leprechaun
St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of gifts. Sometimes when holidays involve gift-giving, it can be overwhelming and stressful.
However, if your children are in need of something, maybe St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to surprise them with a little gift from the leprechaun.
These gifts can be as simple as chocolate gold coins spread around the house for children to find, or leave them a fun rainbow gift!
Rainbow Gift Ideas
- Colored cups and bowls from IKEA
- Crayola markers or crayons
- Watercolor paints
I’ve created an entire list of favorite Rainbow-themed gift ideas right here if you need some inspiration!
Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Gift
If you want to go with the “gold” gift, you could leave gold-wrapped Rolos or chocolate coins!
I created these cute treasure boxes with die-cuts from a craft store and filled them gold for my family! So simple, but festive!
What you need:
- small wood box or die cut paper box
- Rolos or chocolate coins
Dyed Milk From the Leprechaun
My children love waking up to find that a leprechaun has turned the milk green!
That leprechaun must know that children love eating their Lucky Charms, a once a year tradition, with colored milk!
I hope these simple ideas will inspire you to create a little extra excitement at your house!