If you’re wondering how you’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, you can still enjoy yourself and stay safe whether COVID-19 is a problem or not. All it takes is a bit of creativity and a positive mindset. Consider these fun and secure ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year.
Create an Inspiring Card
Getting creative can be meaningful when you make someone you care about an inspiring card. You have the unique chance to brighten their day with something you made with your own two hands. You can use a few materials, including cardstock, markers, watercolor paints, crayons, objects found in nature, and others. Firstly, consider whether you’d like to make a card with inspiring words, pictures, or both. You may also purchase a card-making kit online. If you need help, try watching a free online video tutorial.
Donate to a Green Cause
Everyone needs happiness, especially on holiday, and you have the opportunity to help them feel like someone cares. You can give someone less fortunate than yourself hope by donating to a green cause of your choice. Besides this, giving selflessly to someone in need can make you feel like a better person. Some organizations to consider donating to are The Nature Conservancy, Green Peace Fund, Rainforest Alliance, and Environmental Defense Fund.
Bake Delicious Treats
Almost nothing can give you comfort and joy like a baked holiday treat. If you’d like to contribute to helping the environment, you can make vegan treats. Additionally, you can wrap colorful treats in a basket to give to loved ones. You can find delectable recipes online such as festive Oreo Mint Chocolate Cupcakes, Irish Soda Bread, or Shamrock Patties.
Decorate Your Space
Decorating your house for St. Patrick’s day can make the day more cheerful for everyone. You can encourage your whole family to get involved by making decorations together. If you don’t feel up to this, another option is to purchase decorations. Kids can make shamrocks, leprechauns, or pots of gold. Your family can hang a cheery wreath on the front door to inspire passers-by.
Remember to Wear Green
No matter what you do, always remember to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. First of all, you might get pinched. Another reason is to get in the holiday spirit with family and friends or by yourself. You can also use this day as motivation to dress up in a glittery green dress or fashionable suit and tie. Put the children in frilly green dresses or t-shirts emblazoned with leprechauns. Further, you can make the dog a costume or bake treats that are safe for pets.
Play Exciting Games
Playing games can not only be a hilarious way to pass the time, but playing can be helpful in exercising your brain. You can find free tutorials, printables, and games to purchase online or locally. Games for kids include Leprechaun Tag, Shamrock Scramble, Rainbow Relay and more. Kids and adults can have fun playing games such as Shamrock Tic Tac Toe, St. Patrick’s Day Word Search, and St. Patrick’s Day Photo Booth.
Other exciting ideas are immersing yourself in Irish culture, watching a holiday-inspired movie, attending a virtual St. Patrick’s Day parade, setting up a scavenger hunt, making some homemade green slime or mixing up a Shamrock Peppermint Shake. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday alone or with family around, make every effort to keep the day bright and merry. No matter what, remember to stay safe by practicing social distancing and commit to having one of the best St. Patrick’s Days ever.