5 easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home

Krispy Kreme St. Patrick's Day Doughnuts, photo provided by Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme St. Patrick's Day Doughnuts, photo provided by Krispy Kreme /

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to involve a day at a bar, parade or other huge gathering. These give easy St. Patrick’s Day at home ideas get everyone in the spirit.

There are many easy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home. While the annual celebration of Irish community often involves a bigger celebration, this year’s celebrate looks quite different. Instead of focusing on what cannot be done, why not focus on what can be done. As St. Patrick used the shamrock to talk about three connected entities, everyone is in this together.

In the spirit of celebrating being a wee bit Irish, why not find a few fun, easy ways to bring a little green fun into the day. Here are a few ways that FoodSided will be bringing a little fun to the day.

Move over corned beef – why not bacon and potatoes

Traditionally, corned beef is a St. Patrick’s Day meal. While that recipe isn’t too difficult to make at home, it might be a little much for some people. If your favorite restaurant isn’t offering a St. Patrick’s Day meal via takeout, try a different Irish tradition, bacon.

Thick cut bacon and potatoes is another Irish staple. In many cases, people often have bacon in the house. Also, potatoes are a pantry staple. Serve the two together, pair it with a Guinness and say Slante!

Lucky Charms – it’s obvious

Even though some people might have cleaned store shelves, hopefully there are some Lucky Charms in the pantry. There is something simple yet fun about that cereal. This year the cereal added some pots of gold. Sometimes that little marshmallow treat in the bowl can be the smile that makes the day better.


St. Patrick’s Day donuts

Many donuts shops, like Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ and Tim Hortons have special St. Patrick’s Day donuts Make sure to check with your nearest location to see if they offer drive-thru, take-out or other delivery options.

Also, you can turn any donut into a St. Patrick’s Day donut with a little imagination. If you do not have any green sprinkles in the house, try drizzling some caramel over a glazed donut. Homemade caramel is simple and it can look golden. Maybe you can make your own pot of gold donut.

Make a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail

Instead of coloring you favorite beer green, why not shake up an Irish themed cocktail. From an Irish coffee to an Irish whisky cocktail to a Guinness, there are many ways to raise a glass on March 17. Plus, why not host a virtual St. Patrick’s Day happy hour. It is about spending time with others, sharing a story and enjoying a moment. All of those aspects can be done virtually.

Learn an Irish Proverb

In these uncertain times, an old Irish proverb comes to mind. “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.” While the world thrust upon is in chaos, everyone is in this moment together. Whether we look forward, now or back, we can only learn and grow from the experience.

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How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home?

“May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!”