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The Ultimate Guide To St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day so why not celebrate with some fun St. Patrick’s Day Traditions?

I happen to be Irish, but my husband is Italian. He’s always gotten such a kick out of how I go all out for St. Patrick’s Day each year that he couldn’t wait to see what I did once we had kids. As you know holiday traditions are so my favorite things to do with my family. St. Patrick’s Day might be one of the smaller holidays throughout the year, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had by everyone. 

Aside from the fun and silly parts of St. Patrick’s Day it’s also a day packed with history so taking the time to teach kids the reason behind the holiday is something I highly recommend. 

Here is some fun St. Patrick’s Day Traditions To Try This Year

Setting  a leprechaun trap

This is my all-time favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The night before St. Patrick’s Day have your children set up a leprechaun trap with an old shoebox that you can easily decorate. When they wake up they won’t find a leprechaun but instead, the box will be filled with chocolate gold coins. My kids still get such a kick out of this silly tradition. I take it a step further by creating a small, easy to clean up mess that was created by the sill leprechaun overnight. 

Dress The Part

Are you even celebrating St. Patrick’s Day if you aren’t wearing green? Celebrate by St. Patrick’s by donning your favorite green outfit and get ready for a day filled with fun!  Represent the Emerald Isle by wearing something in that hue. If you really want to go all out here are some fun festive shirts you can get from Amazon. 

Toddler Girls St Patricks Day T-Shirt | Lucky and Magical Unicorn, 5/6 Lime

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Throw A Party

A great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your friends and family is to throw a St. Patrick’s Day themed party. You can have a craft station for the kids where they create a fun leprechaun themed craft or games where they have to pin pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. There are so many ways to make a St. Patrick’s Day party fun for everyone. 

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Shamrock Crafts

As always one of my favorite holiday traditions to do with my family is fun themed crafts. There are so many simple St. Patrick’s Day crafts you can do with your family every year. 

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Get your house ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some festive decor. Easy ways to decorate for St. Patrick’s day include shelf decorations, cut out shamrocks, throw pillows or wall hangings. You don’t need to go too crazy – a handful of changes will go a long way. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

We are lucky enough to live in NYC so we go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade whenever we can, but we love our small, local parades even more. I know many cities across the country host a yearly St. Patrick’s Day parade that’s worth checking out with your family. 

Baked Goods

Another classic St. Patrick’s Day tradition is baking a festive treat. Maybe green cupcakes, shamrock cookies or good ‘ole fashion Irish soda bread. Whatever you decide to make I’m sure it will be delicious.

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Irish Food

Why not end St. Patrick’s Day with a classic Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. We always eat this traditional meal every year for St. Patrick’s Day dinner and everyone loves it. It’s the perfect way to end a fun-filled day. 

May The Luck of THe Irish Be With You

However, you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I hope it’s a magical day for you and your family. 

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