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Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is nearing, and now is the time to start thinking about all of the fun ways to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. It’s easy to let St. Patrick’s Day slip by without much notice. Don’t miss out on all of the potential fun that’s to be had. Take advantage of the holiday, and make some plans to party with your loved ones.

One thing to do that can be sort of fun, and educational is to trace your roots back within your family to see if you’re part Irish. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day, is even more fun if you’re actually Irish. You could be part Irish and not even know it! One way to find out is to use a service like Ancestry.com to find out more about your family’s history. It can be a lot of fun to learn where your family came from, and which nationalities make up your family tree. Right now, you can save $70.00 off a 6 month All Access Membership to Ancestry.com. This will make it easier and more affordable than ever to learn more about your family.

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Wearing green is a simple way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and is appropriate in just about any setting, be it school or work. You could always add a touch of subtle green to a uniform, or add a green accessory to your outfit if you can’t wear full on green. Some like to dress in green from head to toe. Kids love to dress up for St. Patrick’s Day. You can visit a local Dollar Tree to look for fun St. Patrick’s Day accessories like headbands, scarves, funny glasses or feathered boas. Just make sure to wear a little bit of green somewhere, or you might get pinched. You could even hide the green by wearing green socks or undergarments. Any touch of green will do.

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Making fun decorations and crafts with the kids is a great way to get them into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. You can make the decor as simple or as elaborate as you want to. Use construction paper to cut of green shamrocks and place them around your house. You could even make a fun game out of hide the shamrocks. The are tons of great craft ideas out there, too. You could make a mini pot of gold using a small clay pot, paint, and a bag of candy. Paint the clay pot black, and then let it dry. Fill it with gold foil wrapped chocolate coins (or Rolos, peanut butter cups, etc.), and leave it as a treat for the kids. You could also make a rainbow from rainbow-colored candies. Use cotton candy for clouds if you’re feeling super creative. Look for great deals on craft supplies at Michael’s. Stock up and save 40% off on Crayola products.

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without food and drink. You can host your own little gathering and serve Irish favorites like Irish Soda Bread, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, Reubens, and more! Use Lucky Charms cereal to make cereal bar treats for the kids. Serve green beer and pretzels to the adults as a party snack, and ask everyone to dress in green. Play a little Riverdance, and dance the night away! You never know how much fun you can celebrating St. Patrick’s Day until you give it a whirl!