I'm not sure how it has evolved into something that we celebrate, but it sure has! My kids LOVE St. Patrick's Day! While the boys were at school, a leprechaun trashed their bedroom. Crepe paper was everywhere, and green candies were thrown all around the bedroom floor.
After school, the kids set up a leprechaun trap. They found an old shoe box, carefully set some change inside, with the hopes of luring the leprechaun close enough to trap him. Rumor has it that if you catch a leprechaun, you get all of his gold. Our leprechaun was a little mean with his tricks this year. He dumped a white powder around the front porch, took their money, and drizzled a gooey blue liquid all over their trap. It made for a very fun afternoon.
We finished our day off with Mint Chocolate Brownies. They were Heavenly!