St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner on Thursday March 17th and we can’t wait. It is one of our favorite holidays for food, drinks, family fun and Irish culture. From yummy treats, to decor tips, there are ways for you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you want to go all out, or are looking for subtle festive spirit, We’re bringing you 3 easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Enjoy a traditional meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef and cabbage has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day in America. While it is an Irish dish, it has taken on new life with rambunctious yearly celebrations of the holiday in the United States. When prepared correctly, it is a delicious meal that will get you feeling Irish, if only for a day.
Epicurious has a traditional recipe for corned beef and cabbage from the book: Irish Traditional Cooking by Darina Allen. The recipe is straightforward, easy and downright delicious.
You can also add a twist on the recipe by using Guinness beer to cook your meat and vegetables. Or try mashed potatoes with your meal.
2. Sip on something green
Green beer has become a St. Patrick’s Day favorite and it is easy to make at home. Be sure to use a light beer so the food coloring blends in without changing the flavor of your drink.
For nonalcoholic fun, you can make a green smoothie for breakfast with this yummy Green Apple and Spinach smoothie from A Beautiful Mess.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love this recipe from Oh She Glows for a Peppermint Patty Green Monster Milkshake. It is sweet, cold, creamy and so delicious. You’ll want it all year long – not just for St. Patty’s!
3. Paint the town green
Break out your best green clothing and shamrock accessories! You can decorate your cubicle or office at work, and spruce up the house for a St. Patrick’s Day themed get together with friends.
Throw up these easy shamrock party streamers by StudioDIY around the house or the office for a pop of festive color. Studio DIY also has some great printable festive St. Patrick’s Day notes for you to give to friends, family or co-workers.
Add a little luck to your look with easy adorable shamrock hair pins. Martha Stewart has the tutorial for you to subtly add a little festive flair into your outfit.
These are some fun, easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What are your favorite ways to get into the spirit of the holiday? Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Remember to break out some green, and let out your Irish pride on March 17th! Stay tuned to our blog for more great content on all things eat, shop and play.