Your home is your sanctuary. It’s a place of learning, of family fun, and of memories. When first looking at homes for sale in Denver, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Raleigh, or wherever you live, I’m sure you imagined all the celebrations and growth you would experience there. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday you can enjoy in your home. It doesn’t need to be huge or extravagant to be fun and to create a family memory.
Here are four easy and fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day:
1. Learn St. Patrick’s Day History
When you celebrate a holiday, you want to learn what the holiday is all about. As a family, learn about who St. Patrick was and how this holiday got started. How did the four-leaf clover become a symbol of good luck? St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for over one thousand years. There are a lot of cool things to discover.
2. Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party
Plan a celebration time with your family, neighbors and friends. Let your kids help by making homemade decorations and helping prepare the food. Try making some green avocado deviled eggs, shamrock smoothies, or rainbow bread. Some fun games you can include would be: Irish bingo, pot of gold, Leprechaun scavenger hunt, or a shamrock rubbings craft. Before your guests leave, have some fun themed party favors to hand out as they go, like: painted sham “rocks”, pot of gold balloon surprise, or a rainbow in a jar.
3. Play Some Irish Music
Listening to Irish music is like taking a trip to Ireland in your own home. There are loads of great Irish tunes on YouTube or in the iTunes store. You can try Irish soloists, instrumental or even Irish punk. You might want to try Irish dancing to “The Irish Rover” by the Dubliners & the Progues, or relax to the “Danny Boy” by Celtic Woman, tap your feet to “Ordinary Day” by the Great Big Sea, or discover the old time classic “Whiskey in the Jar” by the Dubliners.
4. Learn a Simple Irish Dance
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without at least trying an Irish jig. You’ve listened to some of the music and been tapping your feet anyways, you might as well hop up and try an Irish jig. Watch the basic style with the placement of arms in this video, or learn 3 simple Irish Hornpipe steps. They key is to have fun and learn something new!