My 18-year old granddaughter Deanna woke up on her high school graduation day to find her front yard had been teepeed. It was quite a sight. Multiple amounts of toilet paper hung like skinny, white banners from the top of the trees all the way to the ground. The thorough teepeeing job reflected a huge admiration for my granddaughter.
So in case you would like to show that same admiration for someone, here are 16 tips on how to teepee trees in a front yard.
1. Buy a 12-roll packet of 2-ply toilet paper (1-ply TP is thin and tears easily) so you have enough rolls to dramatically teepee the yard.
2. You and at least one friend travel to the teepee target home late in the evening when it is very dark-like after midnight.
3. Before performing the tee pee decorative act, make sure the target house’s room lights are off, as that means the family is asleep.
4. Park down the street, where the target house residents won’t hear the car doors close.
5. Don’t forget to bring the pack of 12 rolls of TP with you when you silently tiptoe to her front yard.
6. Have a plan of teepee action that includes no giggling, laughing, or hooting during this adventure.
7. Each person unroll one toilet paper roll enough to fold over ending sheets.
8. To teepee the yard trees, tightly hold the folded ends of a TP roll in one hand and then, with your other hand, use an overhand motion and throw the TP roll as high as you can up over the top of a tree.
9. During the teepee process, run like crazy and catch the falling roll to avoid the “plop” sound of the TP landing in the yard and waking someone up. Or team up: one throws, one catches.
10. A thorough teepeeing of the trees demands repeatedly throwing TP rolls over the trees until you either: 1. Get caught, or 2. Run out of TP.
11. When the targeted house’s first window glows with light, use you escape route and beat it out of there. Leaving unused rolls of TP on the driveway is a nice touch.
12. Hope no one calls the police.
13. The next morning, discreetly asked the girl how things were at her house when she woke up.
14. Be prepared for her blast of disapproval over having her front yard teepeed.
15. Practice having a sad expression on your face as she rebukes you for your dastardly, teepee deed.
16. Don’t you dare laugh as she describes her father’s response to standing on a ladder with a tall pole pulling long, TP strands off the teepeed trees for over an hour.
I would suggest never teepeeing her house again.