I have to admit, I've never been one to get tanked on St. Patrick's Day, but now that I have kids that slim possibility has disappeared. Instead, we're going to honor all our Irish heritage with a whole bunch of these ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day if you're sober — or if you're a parent who, at the very least, has to get their kids out the door to baseball or ballet the next morning!
With a list of Irish ancestors a mile long, celebrating St. Patrick's Day has always been the big activity in an otherwise dreary month. As you get older, it becomes a little harder to remember that you don't have to step foot in a pub in order to be festive and have a great time. First things first, wear something green — it's just more fun. And it's not like there's a whole lot else that's green in a lot of places around the country at this time of year, not counting the St. Patrick's Day decorations, of course!
While it's definitely fun to drink Irish coffee and Guinness on St. Patrick's Day, it's not necessary to celebrate the holiday and doesn't exactly celebrate the best Ireland has to offer. Instead, pick up some Irish butter and queue up an Irish movie for an equally festive day.