The Best of Parenting TikTok: The St. Patrick's Day Edition

From leprechaun traps to messes, these families went all out for St. Patrick's Day

By Macaroni KID February 27, 2024

St. Patrick's Day is a time for green, gold ... and a bit of mischief! If you're looking to add a sprinkle of fun to this festive holiday with your kids, TikTok users have you covered. Here's a roundup of five easy and entertaining ideas that we loved and promise loads of laughs and memorable moments. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

IsntWhatsUpMoms brings a compilation of five delightful pranks for St. Patrick's Day that showcases her commitment to the festive spirit:

@isntwhatsupmoms 5 PRANKS for ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! 🍀 #shorts ♬ original sound - WhatsUpMoms

User Kimber.key shows a ton of commitment here ... more than I have! Am I the only mom who can only think of the mess?

@kimber.key I had a lot of fun setting this up. can’t wait to see the kids reactions. #kidsoftiktok #stpatricksday #leprechaun #green #newtraditions ♬ St Patricks Day - Christophe PETREL

PTCKat takes the festive spirit to the streets with a blowup leprechaun costume. I think I may need to find this and dress up to pick my kids up from school on the Friday before St. Patrick's Day! #Ilivetoembarrassthem


Leprecahun dancing around town spreading Irish cheer!! ☘️💚☘️💚

♬ Irish Jig - Irish Pub Society

Love this cute leprechuan trap from WhatILoveToDo ... and the simple way the parents found to make it seem like they really caught one! 

@whatilovetodo #stpatricksday #saintpatrick #Leprechauns #LeprechaunTrap #leprechauntrapideas #saintpatricksdaycountdown #BigFamily #SpecialneedsFamily #SpecialneedsMom #MakingMemories ♬ original sound - whatilovetodo

Kelsewhatelse offers a brilliant solution for busy parents with her "lazy mom's guide" to a leprechaun hunt. This hack involves creating a magical adventure for the kids without the need for elaborate prep.

This mama has it FIGURED OUT and we're here for it.

@kelsewhatelse Here is an easy leprechaun hunt activity with kids- perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Lazy mom hack- Don't write out all the riddles, you just have to magically be able to read "leprechaun writing". I've done this for several years now with my kids and I imagine it'll still work for at least a few more! We always have a blast! #momhack #momhacks #parentinghack #stpats #stpatricksdayactivities #stpatricksdayscavengerhunt #leprechaunhunt #momsoftiktok #toddlersoftiktok ♬ original sound - KelseWhatElse

☘️ Happy St. Patrick's Day ... most especially to all of you ambitious parents out there! We'll be watching TikTok for inspiration. ☘️