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St. Patrick's Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of everything Irish. From the food to the Celtic music to the beer, there never seems to be a shortage of fun on this holiday. If you're not sure how to celebrate or just want some new ideas, here are a few fun St. Patrick’s Day activities that are perfect for all ages.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: On St. Patrick’s Day, it is tradition in many cities and towns to host a St. Patrick’s Day parade. This is a great activity for families or groups of friends. The parade will get everyone in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with the themed floats, traditional music, and festive costumes. Find a parade near you on this site that lists parades by state. Extend your St. Patrick's Day celebration with a pre or post parade party! 
  • Shamrock Cookie Party: If you love to bake, a shamrock cookie party is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. A shamrock cookie party is guaranteed fun for kids, moms, and families. You can personalize your cookie party however you want, but here are the essentials...First, let guests know about your party with fun St. Patrick’s Day themed invitations. Next, do all the prep work for the cookies you want to make (sugar cookies are recommended). This includes making the dough, buying frosting, and all of your St. Patrick’s Day inspired baking decorations. On the day of your cookie party, bake the cookies and let everyone decorate a few of their own cookies with different colored frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings. Supply festive cookie bags so guests can bring their cookies home at the end of the party. This St. Patrick’s Day activity is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday with friends, family, and kids.
  • St. Patrick's Day Potluck: Have fun with a St. Patrick's Day dinner party and get guests involved with a potluck. Create a list of Irish-inspired potluck items, including everything from the main meal to sides to beer and liquor. Set everything out buffet style for guests to try. For an added touch, create festive little signs to identify the items on the table. 
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