5 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day


It’s not long to go now until St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th March. Whether you are Irish or not, it is a great excuse to share the love with your family and friends and to drink a Guinness or two. Follow these tips to make the most of this fun-filled day.

1. Send greetings cards

Before the big day itself, be sure to buy some St. Patrick’s Day themed greetings cards and send them to all your family and friends. This is a great way to keep in touch with your loved ones at a time of year which can otherwise be quite quiet. We stock some fantastic St. Patrick’s cards, so why not have a look? You will be donating money to a good cause with your purchase too.

2. Organise a green-themed party

Why not get your organising hat on and get your friends and family together for a big party? Set the dress code as ‘anything green’, and let people get their creative juices flowing. You will get some great photos and have a bit of a laugh.

3. Cook up some Irish grub

If parties aren’t really your thing, why not have a delicious dinner serving up traditional Irish meals? Browse for online recipes for colcannon, Irish stew, shepherd’s pie and potato bread. Irish food is delicious, hearty and comforting!

4. Visit a local parade!

You can bet there will be a St. Patrick’s Day parade going on somewhere near where you live! Parades are a fantastic way to get a sense of community spirit, and are great fun for all the family. Have a look through your local newspaper to find out if anything is going on.

5. Download some Irish tunes

If all else fails, download some songs from Irish singers and bands and play them loudly in your car! The Dubliners for example are a great choice for traditional Irish music, and U2 produce more modern tunes.

Whatever you do, remember to have fun and stay safe!