The Ultimate At-Home St. Patrick’s Day Guide

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and, with coronavirus still at large, we bet you’re not feeling so lucky about planning a fun St. Paddy’s Day with your kids.

Fret not, mom and dad. The annual St. Patrick’s Day events that you know and love might be on hiatus but you can still celebrate the holiday from the comfort and safety of your own home. This guide is here to help you take all of the guesswork out of your prep work with Irish-inspired food, crafts and activities that your kids will love. So, what are you waiting for? Don your favorite green duds and start planning your St. Patrick’s Day festivities today.

The food

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is the reason for the holiday and there’s no better way to celebrate the origins of the holiday than by introducing your kids to the culture that inspired it. Food is a great gateway into Irish culture. From local spots that serve green treats (and beer) to authentic Irish cuisine you can try at home, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate through food. Here are a few Metro Parent posts that feature some of our favorite ideas:

The fun

Besides food, families can celebrate the luckiest of holidays through crafts and activities. Shamrocks, rainbows and leprechauns are all favorite holiday imagery, but you can also get creative with Irish flags and really anything green. Here are a few fun ideas to try:

Not feeling a craft for the holiday? Some local spots are offering virtual or smaller scale in-person events to celebrate the day. Get the latest on those events here. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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