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Fun Things for Adults to Do on St. Patrick's Day - How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Updated on February 24, 2014
Happy, happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy, happy St. Patrick's Day! | Source

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Adults can have fun on St. Patrick's Day, too. It's not all about the kids having fun. Adults can wear green, and adults can pinch each other just like kids do to the offender who does not wear green.

If your green isn't obvious on the outside, you can even use the age-old excuse, "I have green underwear!" Most folks don't ask for you to prove that, although there will be some who do. I am sure of that.

One thing we can skip out on as adults are all the silly (sometimes fun) little crafts that kids get a kick out of making on St. Patrick's day. We don't have to color green shamrocks (unless we want to) or have a three-leaf clover hunt (unless we've had a few drinks) to have a good time with our friends.

No, my dear adult friends, we can keep things simple and have a rocking green time on St. Patrick's Day, whether we spend it at work or somewhere else.

Wear Green Clothing

K.I.S.S . . . . No, I'm not saying to "Keep it simple, stupid," but how about a "Keep it simple shirt!" A green one, to be sure. This is easy. Be as subtle as you want with your work clothes, if you need to be, with at least just a touch of green. Or go all out!

If you can, get a fun outrageous green T-shirt, especially if you're going out for the evening. Tone it down for work if you need to. You can purchase a shirt or make your own design on a cheap store-bought green shirt. Let your imagination take control. That's your craft assignment for the holiday.

Wear Green Jewelry

If you don't want or have green clothing to wear on St. Patrick's Day, then opt for some green jewelry. I have some plastic shamrock earrings and a long necklace with a green three-leaf clover on the end of it.

Jewelry can be a more subtle way to wear green, or you can go all out and pair it with your obnoxious (or otherwise) green attire

Paint Your Hair Green

Whaaaaat? Did you say to "paint your hair green"? Yeah, well, why not? It's only for a day.

Green hair doesn't have to be forever. Get that temporary spray that you can wash out. Wear your green "do" to work if you want. Or don't. It will certainly be a lot of fun if you go out for the evening!

Drink Something Green

Well, hopefully by now, you've picked out your green attire. You have picked out that outrageous green T-shirt and the fun earrings or other jewelry, right? Maybe you are even considering the green hair. Okay, or maybe not. Some of you will. (You know who you are!)

So you're ready to go. A fun activity on St. Patrick's Day is to go out for a drink, particularly a green beer. Many bars and restaurants serve green beer just for the St. Patrick's Day holiday.

Hey, it's an excuse to go out. If you're like me, you may NEED to get out more. If you're not into beer, head to McDonald's. Most years, they have their famous (or infamous?) Shamrock shake. Green and minty. Mmmmmmm . . . .

Green Beer

Make your own homemade green beer!
Make your own homemade green beer! | Source

Have a Green Themed Party

Since you have picked out your greenery for attire and are considering (yeah, I know you are!) spraying your hair green for a day, why not go all out and have a green theme party? Not up to it? Get some friends to help.

You can get decorations--shamrock cut-outs, green streamers, for example--pretty cheap. Check out these St. Patrick's Day party supplies that are fun and affordable. You can even find ideas for games and party favors.

Make some green foods, too! You can cut up green veggies, such as cucumbers, broccoli, celery, and green bell peppers. You can open up jars of pickles and green olives. Have homemade guacamole and other green dips. You might even find green chips for the occasion. There's green gelatin with kiwi. Want something warm and baked? How about baked zucchini? Oh, the possibilities. And, yes, you can even make your own green beer. Check out these green appetizer recipes here.

Beginner Irish Dance

Dance a Jig!

Again, whaaaaaat? Did you say "dance a jig"? Yeah! Well, why not? If you want to have fun, do something different. It's a lively Irish dance, so have some fun with it. If you're having that green party (No, we're not getting political, here), get your friends to join you in trying to learn some steps.

Or learn it all by yourself to impress your significant other. Whatever you do, have fun with it!

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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh yeah, peachpurple, I wouldn't want to dance a jig any other time. Would you? ;-)

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love your ideas, dance a jig, only when nobody is at home

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kelli--You ran a 5K St. Patrick's Day marathon? I've never heard of such a thing, but that's great! Way to go! Thanks for reading and leaving your message.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      midnightbliss--Great ideas about the nails!!! Happy St. Patrick's day!

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      5 years ago

      Ran a St Patricks Day 5K!

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      Haydee Anderson 

      5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      I love all of these suggestions! Actually, I prefer one of each to really get into the spirit of Saint Patty's Day! You might consider adding something creative for the girls to decorate their nails with... ;)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      teaches--Yeah, the green hair is a bit extreme but could be fun for someone who likes to go all out! One of those green shakes does sound good. I haven't had one in years!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      The green hair is extreme, but I can see how it would be fun for those who love celebrating in style. I am going to try a green shake (hopefully, a low-fat-calorie treat) to honor the day. Great post!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      FlourishAnyway--That's so funny! Love it!!!

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      5 years ago from USA

      I love to do green food on St. Patrick's Day. My dad also dresses as a tall leprechaun and rides his bike to my daughter's bus stop to embarrass her by wishing all the kids "Top O' the Morning!"

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Rebecca-The green beer IS real! Or was, rather. LOL. I made it myself!! "oodMay"--you're funny!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The green beer photo looks so REAL! March is around the corner. This gets me in the oodMay.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Christy--That's great that you smile a lot. I love it!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I usually wear green and smile a lot :)) I am thinking what a fun idea the green-themed party would be!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yes, Ruchira, here's to green and prosperity! Thanks for the compliment. I am often inspired to write holiday hubs. Thanks!

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      5 years ago from United States

      I try to wear green and accessorize green too :)

      gotta have fun cause green is a lovely color and is also a shade of prosperity. always write such appropriate hubs...loved it!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Let's do it, midget! :-) It's a fun bandwagon!

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Jumping on the bandwagon and wearing green on the 17th! Sharing!!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Faith Reaper--I knew someone would take me up on the green hair idea. LOL. And I always wondered if the green eye thing works. Does it? I could get green contacts. haha! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, I may just have to give that green hair a try this year! LOL You have some pretty good ideas. I usually just wear something green and when I forget, I say ... my eyes are green ... I know ....

      Happy St. Patrick's Day early,

      Faith Reaper


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