St. Patrick’s Day falls on 17th March every year, to commemorate the saint, St. Patrick. Though this had begun as an Irish celebration, it is a fun day for Americans to gather and enjoy their time with their loved ones. After all, there’s no harm in celebrating more fun events with your family! Even though St. Patrick’s Day has a reputation of being a “wilder” celebration, seniors can have great fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day too! If you are looking to get together with your family and friends to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, here are our top ideas so that you can have the best day possible.
Having An Irish Themed Meal
It goes without saying that the best part about special occasions would be the spectacular food. Having a meal allows you to sit down with your loved ones and catch up with them about the ongoings of their lives, whilst digging into a scrumptious meal. This is a family-friendly way to enjoy the celebration, especially if your extended family has younger children. If you are unfamiliar with Irish cuisine, here are some food items you can prepare. Soda bread, corned beef, Irish stew, colcannon, and champ are some of the delicacies that the Irish enjoy back in Ireland.
You can even consider hosting a potluck and asking the people attending your party to bring food items that are colored gold and green. Your table design can have green napkins, green plates, and green cups to add to the festivity!
Doing Irish Arts And Crafts
Another way to make this celebration more family-friendly would be to engage your guests in a crafts-making session. All you need for this would be a pair of scissors and some paper, and your guests can get creative. You can also opt to just cut out paper shamrocks or make shamrock crowns for the guests to all wear. To add an element of competition, you can also get everyone to make the same type of craft within a time limit and crown the person with the nicest craft as the winner. After this crafting session is over, you can hang up these decorations and let everyone admire the fruits of their labor!
Attending An Irish Parade
When an Irish parade is mentioned, you may be hesitant because the image of wild party-goers may spring to your head. However, there are many family-friendly Irish parades that are available. These tend to be less crowded, so if you have any issues with your mobility, you can easily be wheeled around in your wheelchair. It also allows you to get outdoors with your family and celebrate this fun event!
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