Leprechauns, gold coins, and rainbows are back: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for people who want to indulge in the green beer. If you have kids, arts and crafts is a great way to spend quality time with them.
Although, some of them may already be bringing home their creation that they completed at school. If that’s the case, cooking could be another great way to celebrate this lucky day. Anywhere from Irish meals to green themed portions, it’s a great way to keep the creative juices flowing. Check out the list below for more great ideas on this Irish holiday!
4 activities for your day full of luck
1. Arts and Crafts
Even if arts and crafts isn’t within your talent zone, don’t shy away! A pipe cleaner shamrock bouquet is easy as pie and will only take 30 minutes to complete! You can use pipe cleaner’s to shape them into whatever form you prefer so for St. Patrick’s Day use green ones and form them into green shamrocks. Once the shamrock is complete attach a straight pipe cleaner to the end and place into a vase. After you’ve completed several a shamrock bouquet will look lovely around the house!
In the spirit of the Irish, what could be more appropriate than cooking a traditional Irish meal? The “Dublin Coddle,” which dates back the early eighteenth century, is a safe, easy bet. It includes Irish sausage, bacon, onion and potatoes. Once prepared, taking only 15 minutes of your time, it is left to slowly cook for over 4 hours.
3. Themed party
If the day isn’t focused on your kids, having a St. Paddy’s day themed party might be the choice for you. Have your guests dress up in anything green related to the spirit of the Irish. Leprechaun beards and gold in your pocket could always make for a good outfit.
4. St. Paddy’s cocktail
Out of all the cocktails I found Irish Julep was definitely my favorite. It’s also super easy to make! It’s made up of only 4 ingredients:
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
DeKuyper Creme de Menthe
half and half
mint sprig for garnish
Not only is it delicious but it also keeps the St. Patrick’s Day tradition alive with its green tint.