St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the biggest celebrations of the year. The holiday’s popularity is no surprise given all the fun activities everyone can enjoy. Here are some family friendly ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Go to a Local Parade
One of the most exciting things you can do on St. Patrick’s Day with your family is go to a local parade. At a parade, you can enjoy Irish dancing, music, foods, and plenty more St. Patrick’s Day traditions. You can also see cool sights in your area; Chicago folks love to watch the annual dyeing of the Chicago River.
Have an Irish-Themed Meal
You can also challenge yourself at home and make an Irish-themed dinner. Slow cook corned beef and cabbage or enjoy Irish shepherd’s pie with mashed potatoes. Don’t forget to leave room for desserts like a homemade version of a Shamrock Shake.
Start a Treasure Hunt
Another family friendly idea for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is to start a treasure hunt. Hide fake gold, candy, or four-leaf clovers in your year or in a park. Then set up clues for where the treasure may be. A treasure hunt can be a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity for both kids and adults.
Attend a Service
St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday and celebrates the life of St. Patrick. If you are religious, you can also commemorate St. Patrick’s Day by going to a local church service where you can not only celebrate but also pass on the history of the Irish holiday to your loved ones.
Make Arts and Crafts
An additional fun activity you can do is make some St. Patrick’s Day-themed arts and crafts. This is something you might want to do in the days leading up to the holiday, but you can make something fun and creative with art supplies like a rainbow, leprechaun, pot of gold, and more.
Enjoy a Movie
End the day on a relaxing note by watching a movie with your loved ones. There are plenty of family-friendly movies you can enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, like Luck of the Irish, which is currently available on Disney Plus. If you have issues hearing the TV, take advantage of wireless television speakers that you can place on the top of any chair in your home.