St. Patrick’s Day | 12 Ways to Celebrate Like the Irish!
If you don’t come from an Irish family or have Irish roots, that’s A-okay. Because during the month of March and on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is invited to be a wee-bit Irish! If you’re looking for wonderful ways to get festive and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish, you’ve come to the perfect place.
We’re about to dive in and discover 12 creative and traditional ways to celebrate like the Irish. Keep on reading to discover just how easy it is to fully immerse yourself in the season of green. These fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas will spark your creativity and inspire you to get your green on right now! I guarantee this page will become your favorite St. Patrick’s Day resource, so take a moment and pin this article to >>PINTEREST. Okay, let’s get right down to it. Here are 12 excellent ways to celebrate like the Irish!
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Decorate Your Home With a Splash of Green
Get into the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Decorate your home with splashes of green. St. Patrick’s Day ideas include a green tablecloth in the dining room, St. Patrick’s Day dishcloths in the kitchen, a lovely green vase or green candle on the table in the foyer, and green-and-white pillows or a green throw blanket in the living room. Near your front door post up a St. Patrick’s day garden flag to greet arriving guests. In stores right now you’ll find a wide variety of fun and inexpensive St. Patrick’s day decor items that are disposable at the end of the season. For the best selection of St. Patrick’s Day items shop early!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Listen to Irish Music
Ramp up the St. Patrick’s Day season with beautiful Irish music. Stream Irish tunes throughout your home and become familiar with Irish singers and the lyrics to Irish songs. Sing along and feel the essence of Ireland. A great way to channel the green vibe of Ireland is to enjoy Irish music by The Irish Rovers along with an Irish music collection by Bing Crosby. When you begin to resonate with lively Irish music, take things one step further by signing up for Irish folk dancing lessons with a friend.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Don’t Forget to Wear Green!
Celebrate like the Irish by showcasing your love for the color green! Scour your closet and drawers and pick out your favorite green accessories. Have fun with the planning process and get festive. There are so many wonderful ways to integrate green items into your outfit on St. Patrick’s Day. And if you forget to wear green on March 17, watch out! You could get pinched.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Include Your Dog in the Festive Spirit
Dogs are part of the family. So include them in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Dress up your dog in a cute little St. Patrick’s Day outfit and have a photo shoot. Post up the best images of your dog sporting green to Instagram and Facebook. Get ready for ooo’s and ahhh’s! Everyone loves photos of darling pets, especially when they’re caught celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a sweet and stylish way.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Cook an Irish Meal or Irish Pub Favorites
Bring the tantalizing flavors of Ireland to your kitchen table. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish comfort food and Irish pub favorites. Think Irish stew, bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, steak and kidney pie covered in puff pastry, stuffed cabbage leaves, shepherd’s pie, Irish colcannon and soda bread and scones. If you’ve never cooked an Irish recipe before, now is the perfect time! Draw your inspiration from the season.Learn how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day like the Irish! Click To Tweet
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Enjoy an Irish Drink
Become familiar with the tastes of Ireland. Visit an Irish pub and partake in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Order up a few Irish staples and discover some new favorites. Top Irish drinks include Guinness, Irish Whiskey, Irish coffee, and Baileys Irish cream. If you prefer an Irish staple that does not contain alcohol, you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish with a strong black tea blend (no milk, no sugar).
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Bake St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
Channel the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by baking up a beautiful batch of sugar cookies. Enjoy great St. Patrick’s Day fun with family and friends by getting creative decorating the cookies together. Begin by selecting a lovely set of cookie cutters that best represent the shapes of the season: shamrock, leprechaun, pot of gold, and a top hat. Did your last batch of sugar cookies bloat up in the oven and become unrecognizable blobs? Here’s the perfect sugar cookie recipe for making sugar cookies that maintain their cookie cutter shapes: Best Sugar Cookie Recipe.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
The fun scavenger hunt games above can be easily adapted for St. Patrick’s Day. Add a few shamrocks to the search list. Use a simple plastic black cauldron as a pot of gold. Use mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as the “gold” pieces. The first game is for outdoor scavenger hunts. The second is for indoor scavenger hunts. This wonderful St. Patrick’s Day activity is perfect for children and families.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Read an Irish-Themed Book
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish by getting familiar with Irish literature. A great introduction to Irish history is the book “101 things You Didn’t Know About Irish History”. For a more lighthearted read that blends recipes, cooking and adventure, pick up “A Catered St. Patrick’s Day.” After reading an Irish-themed book you’ll beam with green pride knowing you’ve got this being Irish thing down pat!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Watch an Irish Movie
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day sit back, relax and enjoy a few tales from the Emerald Isle. Great Irish movies include: The Last Light, an Irish Ghost Story; St. Patrick, the Irish Legend; Braveheart; The Last Leprechaun; The Miracle; Into the West; Patriot Games; The Crying Game; The Snapper; and many, many more! The Irish are well-known storytellers, so there’s no shortage of fantastic Irish movies to choose from.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Mail St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards
Share the joy of the season by sending out beautiful, thoughtful St. Patrick’s Day cards to family and friends. There’s nothing like the joy and excitement of receiving an unexpected greeting card in the mail. On St. Patrick’s Day let the ones you love know that they’re thought of fondly. Don’t be surprised if next St. Patrick’s Day you too receive a sweet green card in the mail.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party
There’s still plenty of time to plan a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day party! I love ordering party supplies from Amazon.com (see photo links above) as they’re super affordable and they arrive very quickly, usually within a few short days. So start by sending out St. Patrick’s Day invites and ordering party supplies. Plan a sweet St. Patrick’s Day menu that’s easy to prepare. Include a drink, appetizer, or dessert that’s green. On March 17th everyone is invited to have a great time and celebrate like the Irish. Let the St. Patrick’s Day party begin!
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