I happen to LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. I’m sure it has something to do with the Irish heritage in me. But I know it has something to do with the fact its just a fun holiday with no expectations other than just good hearty blusterous fun! Here are some fun and simple ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March 17th.
Decorate with Green
So every time I see a shamrock I can’t help but remember the explanation of the trinity in a classic comedy Nuns on a Run – “God is like a shamrock. Short, green and split three ways.” While not a typical explanation (or even accurate explanation) of the trinity, it does make me smile. And frankly, so do shamrocks. And an easy way to decorate is add some shamrocks. I did in the little leprechaun’s pot of gold that ended up being a pot of sparkly shamrocks. And I found all of it at the 99 Cent Store. Total cost was $4.
leprechaun’s black pot for gold
green Easter basket grass/shred
Cut the floral foam to fit and put it in the leprechaun’s pot. Cover the floral foam with the Easter basket grass, making sure to tuck in flyaway pieces. Lastly, stick in shamrock picks. Great table center piece for St. Patrick’s Day. Fun and simple.
Green Eggs and Ham…What About Drink Your Green?
So this is just having fun with the green of St. Patrick’s Day. A fun drink for adult’s that needs no added green is a Midori Sour. Pretty simple to make with one part Midori Liquor to two parts Sweet and Sour. To make it a little more fun, add green sugar on the rim of a champagne or high ball glass.
Another fun adult drink is to find an Irish beer and tint it green with a drop of food coloring.
And for the kids, Sparkling Green Ice Cubes! Using any lemon-lime clear soda, add a couple drops of green food dye to a cup of soda. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Add the ice to a glass of lemon lime soda and watch their eyes as the soda turns green.
A Home Cooked Irish Meal
I adore that grocery stores are on the bandwagon with St. Patrick’s Day. I purchase my corned beef in advance so I get a great cut and price. As I slow cook it (according to the package’s directions), I add potatoes, carrots and cabbage to the pot. I’ll even throw in some green beans. Served with traditional soda bread, which is super yummy, as well as some modern shamrock and green sprinkled sugar cookies and you have the perfect food menu for a healthy and delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.
Find the Leprechaun Inside You
Enjoy some mischief and sport some St. Patrick’s Day adornments. There are tons of spoof and fun items out there to enjoy. Last year we did mini green top hats for laughs and this year we will be going all out with oversized green shamrock ties, supersized bling green hats and stylish shamrock sunglasses. We are going to look so FABULOUS…well, at least we will be festive.
As I said, fun and simple St. Patrick’s Ideas. What are some of the things you do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?