St. Patrick’s Day usually brings large parades, community events, and other social activities. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic restrictions mean the yearly events are canceled. Are you looking for last-minute activities to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out the following St. Patrick’s Day ideas for you or your entire family to enjoy.
Make a Leprechaun Trap
St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete without tales of leprechauns. Use the tales as inspiration to make a leprechaun trap. Cereal boxes and craft materials are perfect supplies to build a trap. Get creative. Take photos and try to catch a leprechaun for his gold.
Draw, trace, or print a blank shamrock. Use the shamrock as a template.
Paint or color the shamrock.
Glue glitter, split peas, yarn, sequins, macaroni, or other material to your shamrock. (If you do decide to glue items to your shamrock template, use card stock to print the outline)
Decorate and hang your shamrocks around the house.
Use your decorated shamrocks as placemats for a traditional Irish meal.
Traditional Irish Meal
Preparing a traditional Irish meal is one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Pinterest has numerous recipes to follow. Whether you prepare the meal yourself or involve the entire family, try something new.
Irish Lamb Stew
Irish Soda Bread
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Watch St. Patrick’s Day Movies
St. Patrick’s Day is a great day for family movie night. (Yes, you and your cat count.) Make popcorn, eat green candies or order pizza. And watch a great movie to celebrate the day.
St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. Do you need a quote, blessing, or a toast for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out the following St. Patrick’s Day quotes and sayings for inspiration.
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. —Adrienne Cook
“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.”—Irish Blessing
“Whether I drink often or just once in a while; I’m always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle.” — Pat Maloney
“May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.”—Old Irish Blessing
“You gotta try your luck at least once a day because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.”—Jimmy Dean
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”—Irish Blessing
“May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.” —Irish Blessing
“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” –Nora Roberts
“Luck is not chance / It’s Toil / Fortune’s expensive smile / Is earned.”—Emily Dickinson
“Here’s to you and here’s to me, I pray that friends we’ll always be, but if by chance we disagree, the heck with you and here’s to me.” — Irish Toast
“The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all, no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.” — Stephen Gwynn
“A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” —Irish Proverb
“Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four-leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes. Now imagine if people simply lived like this were true.”—Richelle E. Goodrich
“Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world that offers fewer and fewer supports.” —Kenneth Branagh
“For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!” –Thomas Augustine Daly
“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”—Irish Blessing
“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.” –Pope John Paul II
“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.”—Norman Reedus, “The Boondock Saints”
“Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.” —Irish Proverb
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” — Irish Blessing
“St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” — Anthony T. Hicks
“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door.” —Irish Blessing
“There is luck in leisure.” —Irish proverb
“May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace.” —Irish blessing
“I am of Ireland, / And the Holy Land of Ireland, / And time runs on’ cried she. / ‘Come out of charity / And dance with me in Ireland.” William Butler Yeats
Are you ready for new drawing prompts for March? Drawing is a great way to pass the time on rainy or snowy days. Set your creative skills in motion. Do not worry; no one will judge your drawings. Enjoy yourself or make drawing a family activity.
March brings St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Equinox, and much more. The warmer weather presents a perfect opportunity to get out and take pictures. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts.
Selfie (The first day of the month calls for a new selfie or two)