4 Exciting Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Home

You can have just as much fun enjoying the holiday at home.

For many, St. Patrick's Day involves a parade and grabbing a green beer (or two) with friends at a local bar. But if you'll be celebrating everyone's favorite four-leaf-clover and leprechaun-focused holiday at home, how about starting with corned beef and homemade green beer for entertaining inspiration? We have plenty of other ideas to fill your holiday with a touch of the Irish.

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Cook an Authentic Irish Recipe

Shamrock Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup
Blaine Moats

Whether you’re home alone, celebrating with a partner, or just trying to keep the kids entertained, everyone needs to eat. And who says you can’t make a festive meal at home? We’ve got all the St. Patrick’s Day recipes for a delicious Irish-inspired dinner, including a cheesy beer and bacon soup, a delightful Irish soda bread, and of course, some tasty potato recipes.

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Mix Up a Green Drink

DIY green beer with various mix-ins
Brie Passano

If you want to make your own green beer, we’ve got you covered: our staff tried six different methods to create a festive beverage with whatever brew you’ve got on hand. If beer (or alcohol) isn’t your style, celebrate with one of our other green drink recipes for St. Patrick’s Day at home.

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Make a Festive Dessert

Leprechaun Bark
Matthew Clark

Once you’ve made your traditional Irish meal, you’ll need a tasty dessert to round out your celebration. Whip up one of our St. Paddy’s Day desserts; we promise you’ll like these more than a pot of leprechaun gold! Try your hand at a decadent rainbow cake, or opt for something a bit more simple, like leprechaun bark.

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Create a Leprechaun Trap

Green top hat made from green paper and
Courtesy of The Suburban Soapbox

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick's Day at home with the kids, set up a fun craft they can do independently. Leprechaun traps are a way for them to get into the holiday spirit. Most Instagram photos, like this one from The Suburban Soapbox, can be made with materials you already have lying around the house, n; noips to the store required!

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