St Patrick's Day tradition for kids!!!!
So, I honestly have no idea if this is a true Irish tradition, or just something an old co-worker's family did. Her family is VERY Irish, but I've yet to find someone who's heard of this. I thought it was a great idea, and have done it every year for my kids and probably will for a long time...
On the eve of St. Patricks Day, place "donut seeds" (aka Cheerios) on a plate and cover it with a napkin or towel. Have the kids ask very politely for the leprechauns to come and sprinkle their magic dust on the seeds to make them grow. The next morning, before the kids wake up, replace the "donut seeds" with actual donuts. Excitedly tell the kids that the leprechauns heard their wish, and enjoy!!!
My kids love this tradition, and hopefully yours will too!
Oh, and if you also want a little "eye candy" ladies, rent a copy of Darby O'Gill and the Little People... has a very young, VERY handsome Sean Connery! *RAWR*