Have a Very Green St. Patrick’s Day!

Leprechaun Under My Carpet by kevinpoh (CC BY 2.0)

You know, there is just something about St. Patrick’s Day that I just love. Maybe it’s the great Irish food, or maybe it’s the cute clover patterns. However, it’s probably all the green, green, GREEN. Regardless of why you love this holiday, let’s all get together and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style!

St. Patrick’s Day DIY

Irish Ferries by Bob McCaffrey (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Irish Ferries by Bob McCaffrey (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Have a lucky party for your lucky day? Try looking around you to see what you can do to make your home more festive! If you have a Keurig in your home or workplace, you’re probably inundated with those little K-Cups on a daily basis. Instead of throwing them out, try to upcycle them by turning them into little leprechaun hats! This tutorial is for pilgrim hats, but painting them green instead of black will make it look perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. If you are looking to hand out party favors, you can paint those little Tupperware tubs you have green. Put a little sash and a clover on it and you have the perfect place to stash your pot of coins!

St. Patrick’s Day Food

Mmm... cheesy cream of potato soup by jeffreyw (CC BY 2.0)
Mmm… cheesy cream of potato soup by jeffreyw (CC BY 2.0)

Having difficulty deciding what to eat on the 17th? Why not cook up some traditional Irish food, all vegetarian-friendly, of course! I’m a particularly big fan of vegetarian shepherd’s pie with lentils and mushrooms. This is a hearty dish that is sure to fill up both you and your guests at your party. If you’re looking for some other ideas, try this delicious colcannon! Colcannon is a traditional Irish potato soup that they serve on chilly days. Whip some up for yourself this St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Green

Fresh herbs on my balcony by suzettesuzette (CC BY 2.0)
Fresh herbs on my balcony by suzettesuzette (CC BY 2.0)

Ever want to have some fresh herbs to spice up those dishes you just made? Try growing an herb garden! Although not a strictly traditional St. Patrick’s Day pastime, I can’t recommend growing your own seasonings enough. You can also get moving to your local park and try planting some trees. There are just so many ways that you can be green on the greenest day of the year!

What do you do to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Tell me all about it in the comments sections!