Are you ready for March 17th? Do you know how you are going to decorate your house for St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to start creating some decor crafts. You can decide how you want to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day by learning a little bit about the holiday. St. Patrick’s Day is actually considered an annual feast day to celebrate one of the patron saints, St. Patrick.
March 17 is the date for St. Patrick’s Day since this is when St. Patrick himself passed away. In Irish culture, it is a national holiday and is considered a celebratory day but not an official holiday anywhere else. Knowing this background information can help you come up with some St. Patrick’s Day crafts. Perhaps you want to have a large feast like the Roman Catholic Church started in memory of St. Patrick? Or how about just “wearing green”? The city of Chicago actually dyes the Chicago River green to celebrate this day!
You need to decide how you would like to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day before starting the St. Patrick’s Day decor. Are you going to have a party similar to a Christmas or Halloween Party? Or how about just making your house look festive? Whatever path you decide, be sure to “think green”. Green has been trademarked the official color of St. Patrick’s Day and you better wear your green or you might get pinched!
Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day decor tips:
•Cut out shamrocks in green craft paper and hang them all over your house.
•Purchase a “leprechaun’s pot” and fill it with chocolate wrapped in gold.
•Dye your beer or party drink green.
•Eat some Irish soda bread (usually dyed green too!).
•Serve up the green food: Jell-O, lime pudding, key lime pie. I think you get the point!
•Dress up as a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day
•Get some green glow sticks and put them all over your house
•Purchase green lights for the outside of your house
There are many way to make your house look festive for St. Patrick’s Day. Have some fun with a green theme. One popular St. Patrick’s Day craft is to make a 4 foot rainbow and then make a 3 foot leprechaun at the end of your dinner table with a “pot of gold” on one side of the rainbow! That will definitely make for some dinner conversation! You can find practically everything you need for St. Patrick’s Day decor. How about dying your hair green? Not that risky? Try a green wig with a green vest.
If you’re decorating for a party, don’t be afraid to think outside the box a little. Will your party be adults only or is a family party? It’s always fun to have a hide and seek treasure hunt for the leprechaun’s pot of gold. A night hunt with green glow sticks to light the way is also a fun way for your guests to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day.
If you are cooking up a big dinner for St. Patrick’s Day, try out some traditional Irish food to go along with all your St. Patrick’s Day decor. Have a green tablecloth, plates, and dinnerware served with some green soda or alcohol. For the meal, many American’s have adapted chicken and rice with lima beams alongside sliced green maraschino cherries in coconut sauce colored with green food coloring. Don’t forget about a green salad with avocados and green apples!
Make your St. Patrick’s Day unique and fun for your family and friends. Get creative and remember to “think green”!