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As if the Easter Bunny, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy aren’t enough, the Leprechaun comes to visit us on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are our favorite leprechaun tricks!
It didn’t start out that way. He just started visiting two years ago.
And then he skipped a year.
I’ll explain :)
My parents were visiting two years ago for St. Patrick’s Day. Mom and I thought it would be fun for the leprechaun to come visit.
And it was fun.
Here are 9 fun leprechaun tricks that our little guy played on us!
1. The leprechaun put the ketchup in the shower, and the shampoo in the fridge. (We knew it was him because he left shamrocks behind)
2. He turned the milk green!
3. He closed up all the toilet paper rolls with his shamrock stickers.
But the worst thing that the mischievous leprechaun did?
4. He put tattoos on the kids when they were sleeping!
And not only did he tattoo the kids, he got Grandma and Grandpa, too! Grandpa likes making silly faces for the camera.
The leprechaun wasn’t all tricks. He left a small bucket of treats, too :)
I can’t tell you how much fun the kids had. They laughed and giggled and raced around the house to see what else the leprechaun might have done.
Some other things they found:
5. The bags of Cheerios and Life cereal (the ones we let them eat regularly) were switched with the Lucky Charms and Apple Jacks! When the boys went to open the Lucky Charms, they pulled out Cheerios!
6. The boy’s pajamas were in their underwear drawer, and their underwear were in the hiding spot under their beds.
7. Their toothbrushes were under the candy in the pantry.
8. Their toothpaste was in the fridge.
9. Their shoes were lined up nice and neat… except they were mismatched.
For every mischievous act, the leprechaun left a sticker to tell the boys it was his fault.
Last year, we were in Hawaii during St. Patrick’s Day. We had no idea that when we got home, one of the first things the boys would do was look around the house to see if the leprechaun stopped by while we were gone.
And for the last year? The leprechaun has received more mentions than the Easter Bunny and Santa combined. So naturally… I have started to plan early this year.
I wish I had thought to grab some extra tattoos when we started, because those “pinch me” ones were priceless! But look what I found last week:
Body stickers! Body stickers (vs. tattoos) mean that you don’t have to sneak into your kid’s room in the middle of the night, get them wet with a washcloth, and try to apply a temporary tattoo to a sleeping child. Score!
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My kids love the leprechaun’s tricks and treats. Last year he left a scavenger hunt and at the end was a pot of gold coins, some chocolate and some were real dollar coins. Sometimes he turns furniture upside down, takes clothes out of drawers, makes green jello and leaves it in the fridge, leaves shamrocks around, gives a variety of green candy, etc.
We also celebrate with shamrock floats: lime sherbet with sprite or 7-up. The kids look forward to it every year.
I think this year we will fill the sink with green water and change all the lightbulbs green! Our kids will love it! Usually our leprechaun changes the milk to green, leaves a trail of Skittles to a small bucket of gold candy coins, flips over the kitchen chairs and does something silly to the kid’s shoes. (Last year they were in the freezer; the year before they were all tied together!) I also got a banner that reads “I love Shenanigans!” and a few leprechaun/St Patty’s Day window gels to leave on the mirrors.Our kids can’t wait to make their trap tonight! They have some very clever ways to finally catch that sneaky leprechaun! Always so much fun!
Every year I sprinkle green and gold glitter on the window sills and door frames and then use the eraser on a pencil to make tiny foot prints in the glitter. Last year there was a note written backwards on our front window that read “shhhh, this way” in green puff paint and another on the kids bedroom window that read, “lucky you.” Treats scattered along the stair case and a mess of partially eaten treats in the kitchen. Green toilet water is every year.
This year I’ll be filling the sinks with green Oobleck (1 Cup Water, 1.5 Cup Cornstarch, green food coloring – just mix together) and gold coins.
The leprechauns also manage to find anything rainbow colored that we own and throw it on the floor.
I really like the body sticker idea, maybe next year.
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