St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner - just next Tuesday! So, at CouponPal we’re getting ready to wear green, eat some corned beef and cabbage, and maybe drink some Guinness (you know, just to properly celebrate). A few of our favorite blogs gave us some other ideas on how to commemorate the holiday. Read on for tips on everything from what to eat to how to decorate!
Get in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit by decorating your mantel with shamrock-themed crafts. Dagmar Bleasdale put together several great suggestions, including where to find some Irish-themed items. Not much for decorating? Just add some green accents around the house, and you’ll be up the right alley!
We can think of nothing better than donuts mixed with alcohol (just kidding of course!). But, The Frugal Navy Wife posted a recipe for Chocolate Guinness Baked Donuts that sounds simply to die for. Oh, and they have a Bailey’s Irish Cream Glaze on them - now we’re talking! Excuse us while we go bake a dozen of these, stat!
Even if you don’t have kids, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to throw a party. Momtastic offers some fantastic recommendations for party activities that are perfect for kids (or for when you’ve had some of that aforementioned Guinness). Play hot potato, ‘pot of gold toss’, or check out any local parades in your area to get in the spirit. Just make sure to have fun while you’re at it!
If you can’t make it to Ireland to properly celebrate, try these activities at home (from The Penny Hoarder), like researching Irish history, having a treasure hunt, making corned beef and cabbage, or whipping up a batch of Irish Potato Candy. These ideas are all pretty low-budget, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much on the holiday!
There are tons of crafts you can make to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and The Centsible Life has put together plenty of ideas for you (from a shamrock pinata to a leprechaun pillow box). There’s also a yummy recipe for a Mint Chocolate Shamrock Shake that you can sip on when the big day arrives!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!