20 Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities To Spread Irish Cheer 2022

February 14, 2022

St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching! Not only is it a day to honor the patron saint of Ireland, but it is also a great occasion to celebrate the most Irish day of the year, no matter whether you are Irish or not. So, if you're not sure how to spend March 17 this year, then here are some fun ideas you can do with your loved ones in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

1. Wear Green

Wear Green

Punny tees are surely the best way to incorporate festive green into your outfit on March 17th. This personalized raglan shirt is sooo cute and will stand out even in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Customize the names, skin colors and hairstyles and get two, one for you and one for your bestie!

2. Slurp A Green Drink

Slurp A Green Drink

Drinking shamrock-colored beer is absolutely a must-do to celebrate St. Paddy's. For a vibrant green, add between two and five drops of green food coloring to a glass. The flavor does not change, only the color. And don’t forget to make a great best wishes toast with your squad!

3. Host A Scavenger Hunt

Host A Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a way to make St. Patrick’s Day more interesting? Then a scavenger hunt will help you enjoy a memorable and fun time with your little ones. There are many free printable St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt ideas available online. Just print one, hide the clues and create a “pot of gold” filled with sweet treats for your kids!

4. Make An Irish Dish

Make An Irish Dish

There are plenty of tasty Irish recipes out there to make your St. Paddy's Day festivities even more authentic, such as corned beef and cabbage, cottage pie or colcannon. This year, rather than going out, try making Irish food and invite your friends and family into your home. And display the holiday decorations, of course.

5. Decorate The Entryway With A Holiday-Themed Flag

Decorate The Entryway With A Holiday-Themed Flag

If you are on the search for an easy way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day without going overboard celebrating or decorating, a holiday-themed garden flag will be a great option. There are many personalization designs available, including dogs and cats and simple, traditional options like shamrocks, gnomes or green beer. 

6. Play St. Paddy's Bingo

Play St. Paddy's Bingo

Why not start your annual celebration with a St. Paddy's Day bingo game filled with cute little leprechauns, shamrocks, gold coins and rainbows? Just pick any free printable online and prepare a couple of prizes for the winners. It makes an awesome activity for both kids and adults to have a little magical fun this year. 

7. Attend A St. Patrick's Day Parade

Attend A St. Patrick's Day Parade

On March 17, head over to your local St. Patrick's Day parade and watch bagpipers, Irish folk dancers, floats, leprechauns and more play traditional music. Don’t forget to dress up in green, greet your friends, and spread the cheer of Patrick's day in its true spirit!

8. Plant Clovers

Plant Clovers

Not into parties and festivities? Then you can plant clovers to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit and wish good luck for yourself and everyone you love. Clovers are affordable and easy to grow and don’t need fertilizer or much water. Plus, they are also good for the planet.

9. Get Crafty

Get Crafty

The St. Patrick's Day leprechaun craft is super easy to make and kids of all ages will enjoy it. From cardboard tube crafts to paper plate crafts and more, there are tons of ideas for your kids to develop creativity while having fun. You can never have too much green!

10. Watch A Holiday-Inspired Movie

Watch A Holiday-Inspired Movie

Snuggling up with a special St. Paddy's Day drink on the couch and watching a holiday-inspired movie may be the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. There are a lot of good movies to choose from, from Leap Year (2010), The Luck of the Irish (2001) to Leprechaun (1993) or The Secret of Kells (2009). 

11. Send St. Patrick's Day Cards

Send St. Patrick's Day Cards

How about using St. Patrick's Day greeting cards to send out general best wishes to your loved ones and make everything extra magical? Not only do these cards show off your nearest and dearest, but they are also a truly heartfelt experience during the holiday. May the luck of the Irish be with you and your beloved recipients. 

12. Decorate Your Home in Green

Decorate Your Home in Green

St. Patrick's Day means green is everywhere. And a personalized doormat featuring festive green details will brighten your space and help welcome the guests. You can customize up to 3 fur babies, their names and your family name. Proudly display your Irish pride and give your front door a stylish new look!

13. Learn The History Behind St. Patrick’s Day

Learn The History Behind St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday, is undoubtedly a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of Irish culture. You can spend a day teaching your children about the facts behind the celebration by visiting a museum or reading up on classic Irish books. 

14. Listen To Irish Music

Listen To Irish Music

On March 17, listening to some Irish tunes will help you get into the holiday spirit. There are many different genres, from catchy songs by famous Irish artists and bands — like The Dubliners and Flogging Molly — to classic ones that have been the most magical soundtracks of all time.

15. Learn Irish Dancing

Learn Irish Dancing

There are many tutorial videos available on Youtube on how to Irish dance. Not only is it a fun and engaging activity for a group of family members or friends, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to acquire a new skill, participate in outstanding physical activity, and connect with a rich cultural tradition. 

16. Decorate Cookies

Decorate Cookies

Decorating cookies can be an essential part of holiday festivities, not just Christmas. Whether you're having a family get-together, hosting a cookie decorating contest, or simply looking for an interesting St. Patrick’s Day activity for the kids, there's no cuter way to spread the holiday cheer than with shamrock-shaped cookies!

17. St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

This year, how about leveling up your game by joining a pub crawl? If you’re spending your St. Paddy's Day in a new city, it's also a great way to experience the craft beer scene. With drink discounts, exciting holiday-themed games, and delicious Irish fare, your holiday will be such a fun and special day!

18. Hold A Contest

Hold A Contest

Don't limit your St. Patrick’s Day activity. Try something new by holding a contest, such as a cookie decorating, drinking contest, costume, or simply anything that you can think of so everyone can join the fun. One thing to remember? Let's go green: It's Saint Patrick's Day!

19. Support A Charity

Support a charity

If you haven't found your four-leaf clover yet, try making a donation on Saint Patrick's Day to wish for good luck and inspiration. There are plenty of large charities to support, or you can make it easier by donating food, water, supplies, and healthcare facilities to those in need in your local area. 

20. St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Tasting

St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Tasting

Irish whiskey is now the fastest-growing spirit in the world these days, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. You can grab a few bottles from your local liquor store and invite all your wine-loving friends to your house for a whiskey tasting party. May St. Patrick's Day bring you the best Irish whiskey to try!

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Wrapping Up

St. Patrick's Day should be about sharing love and joy, green costumes, delicious foods and drinks, and plenty of time spent with your beloved family and friends. This year, take the guesswork out of how to celebrate your Irish holiday and create a super special day that will be remembered for years to come. Wishin' you a wee bit of fun and a lot 'o' luck on St. Patrick's Day!