When my son was younger it meant setting up a leprechaun trap. In some households, the Leprechaun causes trouble like knocking over chairs. I also always left a trail of shamrocks and gold coins that let to a pot filled with a few green colored gifts (usually candy and a swimsuit since its almost pool season here in Arizona). Even if you’re not Irish it’s still fun to be festive. Everything on my list is pretty simple and inexpensive.
Showing your family they’re special to you
7 Things to do for St. Patricks Day with Tweens and Teens
- Eat all things green – make all green foods for a meal.
- Irish dinner – Cook up (or go out for) a traditional Irish meal. Corned beef and cabbage is one my favorite Irish meals.
- Gift your teens fun green socks or St. Patricks’s Day pins. Something fun, simple and festive.
- Decorate the house for St. Patrick’s Day. This isn’t a holiday to go overboard with but you can add a wreath or welcome sign on your patio or a decoration or two in your home. I updated my mantel for the holiday this year.
- St. Patrick’s Day themed bento lunch – this one is more for the tweens than teens. The older ones you could add a holiday chocolate to their lunch.
- Dye the toilet water green. I don’t think boys will ever outgrow the amusement they get from this.
- Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. Serve it with green milk.