When you have kids, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day stops becoming about drinking green beer and starts to look a little bit different. In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day focuses more on family, friends, history, and the abundance of food than it does on alcohol.
St. Patrick’s Day is known as the Feast of St. Patrick, and is supposed to be a feast day instead. If you are looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family this year, here are a few ideas!
Feast for St. Patrick’s Day
As I mentioned earlier, St. Patrick’s day is known as a feast day. In Ireland, they spend the day focusing on delicious food and spending time with loved ones to honor Saint Patrick. On St. Patrick’s Day, prepare a feast big enough for a Saint to enjoy with your family! Make St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes, a homemade shamrock shake, or even make some green pancakes! Here are some great traditional recipe ideas for your Feast Day:
Make a St. Patrick’s Day Craft or Do a St. Patrick’s Day Activity
One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids is to do a fun craft or activity to celebrate the day! Crafts are the perfect way to get everyone in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Here is a whole list of St. Patrick’s Day crafts that you can do with your kids. If crafting isn’t your cup of tea, you can also look into doing a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity instead! Here are some fun activities to do as a family:
Read Irish or St. Patrick’s Day Stories
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by gathering around to read Irish or St. Patrick’s Day themed stories! You can find a ton of these books from your library, or you can buy them and start a new family tradition! Here are some great books to read:
- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
- How to Catch a Leprechaun
- The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day Curious George
- That’s What Leprechauns Do
- Ten Lucky Leprechauns
- The Leprechaun’s Gold
Shamrocks are a staple of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday! Not only will planting shamrocks last way longer than a piece of green candy, but they will teach your kids about growing plants too! You can plant your shamrocks indoors, outdoors, or even give a potted shamrock as a gift if you prefer. If you are thinking of growing shamrocks this St. Patrick’s Day, here is a guide that you’ll want to check out before you start!
As you can see there are so many fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family! I hope this list has inspired you to come up with some fun ways to celebrate this holiday with your family.
What do you do as a family for St. Patrick’s Day?