St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! This fun holiday has grown into a great celebration of Irish culture, history, and people so we can’t wait to take part in all it has to offer. But we also know life gets busy in the middle of March so we’ve come up with 5 easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. That way you can enjoy taking part in various St. Patrick’s Day festivities worry-free. Check out these fun activities you can do with your family in honor of St. Patrick’s Day:
MAKE GREEN FOOD
Chances are you’re going to eat something on St. Patrick’s Day, so why not make it green?! Make your morning smoothie a green smoothie. Pack green veggie straws, grapes, kiwis, cucumbers, snap peas, and bell peppers for lunch. For dinner, give an Irish-inspired entree a whirl, like bacon + cabbage or colcannon. Or stick to the classic morning fun with your kiddos by turning your pancakes and milk green! It’s so easy to have holiday themed meals when all you need to eat is one festive color!
One of the easiest ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is by wearing the color green. Whether that’s your shoes, shirt, pants, or earrings, wearing green can be pretty convenient. Not only is there a mythical legend that leprechaun’s can’t see you when you’re wearing green, but originally Irish Americans would wear green as a reminder that they were nationalists first. Wearing green is a great way to support the Irish community and celebrate this annual holiday.
GRAB A SHAMROCK SHAKE
Get ready to enjoy a very sweet treat for the holiday! The infamous Shamrock shake was created in 1967 by the owner of McDonald’s. Nowadays, you can still enjoy this popular shake every year at any McDonald’s near you! So if you’re on the go, take a little detour over to a golden arch drive thru and order this green mint-flavored shake for yourself or all your littles. This is an easy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without too much fuss and without even leaving your car! Shamrock shake date!
For an extra-fun and surprisingly easy activity with the whole family, set up a scavenger hunt around the house with clues that lead to some delicious treats! You could lead your kiddos to chocolate coins, sugar cookies, cereal boxes, you name it! Get creative! Make it easy by tying green string around the house that leads to treats or make little leprechaun footprints. The point is to be stress free, so you could even just hide treats around the house and send everyone off to find them.
WATCH A VIRTUAL PARADE
If you’re busy or in-person festivities are still being restricted, you can still have lots of fun watching a virtual parade with the whole family! Search for virtual St. Patrick’s Day parades online and enjoy the fun floats, costumes, and dances without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. And who knows, these videos may inspire you to go see the parades in-person next year!
There you have it! 5 easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for yourself or with your family. Depending on how busy your schedule is, you could do one of these activities or dive headfirst into all of them. If you really want to step up your game, you could also look up YoutTube videos and learn how to Stepdance! Whatever feels worry-free and fun for you, don’t hesitate to go for it for St. Patrick’s Day! Let us know below what easy ways you celebrate this fun holiday!
Kortni + Team