Saint Patrick's Day is March 17, and if you're like me, you've probably had a love-hate relationship with it. From drinking Guinness for breakfast in my 20s to sidestepping drunken frat boys on my way home from work in my 30s, the holiday has certainly had it's high and low points. But now, as a mama, I've come to love it all over again, but for totally different reasons. Now St. Paddy's is a day to act silly, drink Shamrock Shakes and wear wacky outfits. Here are 8 St. Patrick's Day activities for kids and the kids at heart!
I'd be remiss not to mention that St. Patrick's day stands for more than just green foods, green beads, and leprechaun jokes. It is a celebration of Irish culture, and for those with Irish roots, it's a great chance to teach your kids about your heritage. One of my favorite St. Paddy's Day ever was spent in an old-school Irish bar in South Boston, or Southie, and not a hint of green could be found. Rather, everyone wore white wool sweaters, or Aran knits, a traditional Irish look.
So whether you want to teach your kids about an authentically Irish holiday, or just want to have an excuse to celebrate something, anything, after this long, cold winter, we've got 8 fun ideas for you and your kids to do this St. Paddy's Day.