It’s the most wonderful time of year—at least if you’re Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and today we’re going through several of the most popular preparations to get ready for the big day. Read on for ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day party.
1/ Find Your Wardrobe
If you’re headed for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, you’d better dress the part. After all, you don’t want to get pinched. Show your green gusto with a T-shirt that gives a nod to your heritage as well as your personality, like this option.
If you’re going to an outdoor celebration, consider a shamrock scarf, which is also a quick way to dress up a plain outfit. And, don’t forget to add a little jewelry. Slip on a shamrock bangle, which has both the color green as well as Irish-inspired charms, or choose an understated pair of stud earrings. This set features three options, giving you a range of choices for daily wear.
2/ Remember the Kids
Get the little ones in on the fun, too. Books, games, and characters are a great way to teach them about their heritage or explore the folklore. For example, this plush leprechaun sings “Too-Ra Loo-Ra Loo-Ral.”
You’ll probably find they also love green leprechaun hats, which seem to be readily available this time of year. And, even the tiniest member of your crew can dress the part in a striped dress or romper.
3/ Fly the Flag
Whether you’re riding a float in a parade or hosting a St. Patrick’s-themed dinner at your home, be sure to include a salute to the Irish flag. Show your family pride with a personalized version that features your coat of arms. If you’re out and about, a lapel pin featuring the Irish flag is a subtle, sophisticated way to incorporate the flag into the day’s events.
4/ Eat (& Drink!) Up
A few Irish delicacies are sure to put you in the spirit of the day. Use a mix, like this one to cook a loaf of soda bread. Have a pot of tea, like this Irish Afternoon Tea ready when guests arrive. And, finally, don’t forget the cookies to go with your tea. Try a box of these shortbread classics.
5/ Honor the Saint
Last but certainly not least, be sure to honor the saint for whom the day was named. You may say a prayer or attend mass in his honor, or find a way to incorporate a little piece of his history into your celebration. For example, this prayer block acknowledges his impact and adds a bit of green to your home.
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