Christmas, Halloween and Easter get all the play when it comes to child-friendly holidays, but a sleeper celebration is out there, biding its time in a tidy little bed of four leaf clovers. (Editors note: my wedding calligrapher "farmed" four leaf clovers in her backyard. Not my preferred way to break the tedium, but hey...)
Mama Bean executed these sleeper celebrations beautifully, and when we were little, my siblings and I would wake up each St. Patricks Day to a scene straight out of Lilliput. Leprechauns had visited my room in the middle of the night, and they had left their stuff everywhere. Tiny tea sets. A dinette with breakfast half-eaten. Slept-in sheets in miniature. It was magical and mischievous and awesome, and amidst their mess the leprechauns left little satchels of chocolate coins.
Todays finds will elevate your parental game to JV holiday all-star. Tiny furniture of the non-Lena Dunham varietal could occupy a window sill. A kaleidoscope of nano-candy might park itself in a sneaker. Before an evening of hijinks can commence, a leprechaun's gotta eat. A tiny Irish breakfast is a predictable but satisfying choice. Finally, if you are looking to blow some pre-adolescent minds, go full-on terrarium.
People say parenting is about the little things, and this one particular little thing was so big that this excited little girl is blogging about it 25 years later. Slow clap, mom.
Retro furniture. $20. Lynne+Marie.
Candy curiosity jars. 3 for $20. Starfirewire.
Teeny tiny Irish breakfast. $20. Petite Creation Miniatures.
Live moss terrarium. $45. Gypsy Raku.