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5 Festive Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2021

1. Virtually attend a St. Patrick’s day parade

With COVID still rearing its ugly head, in-person parades are probably not the best idea this year for your St. Patty’s day celebrations. But fear not, you can still attend a festive parade virtually. Cities hosting virtual parades include St. Louis (March 13th), San Francisco (March 13th), as well as Dublin, Ireland hosting a week-long celebration (March 12th-17th) that will have virtual festivities for the whole world to view.

2. Bake or make green food

All you need is a little food dye, and you can make pretty much any food green. If you want you can experiment on any food you see fit, or you can try some tried and true recipes for green cupcakes, peppermint shamrock shakes, or shamrock-shaped cookies with green frosting. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to get in the Irish spirit with some festive St. Patrick’s Day food (paired with a green mouth).

3. Plan a socially distanced scavenger hunt

Gather some family and friends and put together a fun scavenger hunt around your neighborhood or a park. Put on your green masks, stay socially distanced and see who the luckiest leprechaun will be that finds the pot of gold this St. Patty’s day!

4. Create a festive St. Patrick’s day craft

There are so many creative options when it comes to crafting. You’d be surprised what you can whip up with some green dye or anything shamrock-shaped, and just like that you have a festive holiday craft for your friends and family to enjoy. This can include making your own green slime, having a cookie decorating contest, or making shamrock cards.

5. Support a local Irish pub or restaurant by ordering takeout
If making your own festive food isn’t up your alley you can always order takeout from your local Irish pub or restaurant. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday and support local businesses during these tough times.

We hope you have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day, and you get to enjoy everything as green as possible!