Every year I surprise my kids with a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast AND Scavenger Hunt! How did this start you may ask? Well, I have a little troll doll that has a St. Patrick’s Day outfit and we’ve come to call him Leprechaun Nickel. Every year, he is the one that brings the sugary breakfast goodies and clues for the hunt!
One year my daughter even lost him at the City Museum in St. Louis and I had to quickly order another one on Amazon Prime! 😉 I want to thank Oriental Trading for supplying the party favors AND scavenger hunt prizes! Yay!
Let me introduce you to Leprechaun Nickel.
I set up a breakfast for each kid… Us adults just get the leftovers! lol! Every year I do something a little different and I have a lot of items I’ve kept and reuse over the years, such as the headband and also metal tin you see the popcorn in. The green table cloth, polka dotted napkin and rainbow plates really made this plate setting colorful and fun!
This Years St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
Green Milk with a clover leaf straw
I used the clover leaf straw again and added powdered donuts to it.
Chocolate Lucky Charms (I think this is new!)
Green Jell-O and even some sliced up bananas in a tiny St. Patrick’s Day mug.
Buttered popcorn with green sprinkles!
After the kids are done eating, we then start our St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt!
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
I leave a pot of gold on the breakfast table with the first clue.
Then the kids follow the clues to get to the next clues. I change these cards up every year to make it interesting. I’ve had the kids go downstairs, in the garage and even outside to find more clues. I usually add a little inexpensive prize with each clue. Here you’ll see glitter clover tattoos and light up batons.
As you’ll see, Oriental Trading has a lot of really nice prizes such as these kick balls and even rubber ducks!
My daughter will love these St. Patrick’s Day bears and the last clue has the kids go on a hunt to find gold coins that I have hidden in a room (or sometimes even outside!).
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
The last couple of years I have even added a craft for the kids to do after the scavenger hunt. This year I selected a simple pin and bead craft from Oriental Trading.
I hope you have some fun ideas on how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home with your children. If you’re looking for some inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day party supplies or prizes, be sure to check out Oriental Trading!
Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. St. Patrick’s merchandise was gifted to me in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.