I think I literally fell out of a chair the first time someone told me they don’t celebrate St.Patrick’s Day. Even though my heritage is a very small percent Irish, I grew up loving this holiday! My mom is from Chicago with fond memories of St. Patrick’s Day parades and Irish foods.
I’ve spent my whole life wearing green, planning St. Patrick’s Day activities, and prepping for my future as a date night blogger. March 17th is the perfect day to fit in a date idea for St. Patrick’s Day!
What to Do on St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day Date Ideas
Corned beef and cabbage
Corned beef becomes available at most grocery stores this week. It’s so flavorful, all you’ll need to do is add potatoes and cabbage to a slow cooker without any additional spices. It’s a meal my family looks forward to each year!
St. Patrick’s Day parade
Most major cities host a parade filled with green men with beards and lots of Irish music. Check you local listing, St. Patrick’s Day parades are a fun, quirky, and free St. Patrick’s Day activity.
Plan a trip to Ireland
You may wish you were flying to Ireland right this moment. If that isn’t possible, do the next best thing! Head to a bookstore and pick up a travel guide. Plan a dream vacation to visit Ireland.
Cook a green dinner together
If corned beef and cabbage isn’t your thing, a green-themed dinner may be! Maybe you’ll want green pancakes, a clean eating salad, and green veggies, or green eggs and ham. Get in the spirit with a green-themed meal.
Look up organized crawls in your area. But you could also do a quick Google search to find a bunch of pubs in your area. Even if you aren’t a drinker, it’s really fun to go experience a little Irish culture while you bar hop.
Drinking games (equally fun with non-alcoholic beverages!)
Embrace that Americans love holidays for drinking games. Even if you’re non-alcoholic, it’s still fun to look up a few drinking games and enjoy a green-colored beverage together!
Watch an Irish related movie
Take an Irish dancing class
Check out lessons in your area, or find a youtube tutorial. I promise, this is worth a laugh and you may create the next viral TikTok movie!
Watch The Lord of Dance
My mom shameless puts on DVD recording of Michael Flatley every St. Patrick’s Day. What I used to roll my eyes at as a teenager has become a really fun DVD to watch! The artists are incredible, and you’ll learn to appreciate traditional Irish music, dance, and folklore.
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