St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and it’s a great time to celebrate all things Irish. If you’re in Independent Living in Boca Raton, FL, there are many ways you can celebrate the holiday with other people. Here are some suggestions:
Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a popular tradition that is believed to bring luck and fortune, so it should be no surprise that most of us choose to wear our favorite shade of color on this day. Whether it’s a pair of socks or an entire outfit made entirely of green clothing items, we want to ensure that our homes are decked out with as much green as possible!
Host a Party
It’s time to celebrate! You can host a St. Patrick’s Day party at your Independent Living community and invite friends and family. Make sure to have plenty of food and drinks for everyone. Also, ensure fun activities for the guests to enjoy during their visit. If you have access to a dance floor, it would be best if this was set up in advance so that people can have some good dancing music playing while they are visiting with one another or celebrating at midnight on St. Patrick’s Day.
Make Your Favorite Irish Meal
You can also make your favorite Irish meal at home. If you’re a fan of corned beef and cabbage or Irish soda bread, this is the perfect opportunity to try out some recipes that will bring a little of Ireland into your home. You could make some bangers and mash or coddle (a stew made with sausage, potatoes, and onions).
You can use food coloring to make green treats, but there are also other ways to do it. Try adding spinach or kale to your favorite muffin recipe, or try a new flavor with some fresh mint leaves in your next batch of brownies.
The green food coloring in those delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream cones is just one of the many ways you can bring some Irish spirit into your day. And if you’re feeling extra festive, consider wearing something that shows off your Irish heritage with pride, like a leprechaun hat or green lipstick (if you’re bold enough).
Go to an Irish Concert
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, check your local newspaper or radio station to see if any Irish concerts are taking place. You can also look in the yellow pages under “Irish pubs” or “Irish churches.” Finally, ask around at local Irish community centers to see if they have any events planned for St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
Listen to Irish Music
Whether you’re an old-timer or a millennial, there are plenty of great Irish songs to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. You can listen to the classics from your youth (or maybe even your parents’ youth), like “Danny Boy” or “Galway Bay,” or check out some newer artists like The Corrs and U2 (who both have strong ties to Ireland). If you’re feeling adventurous, try some traditional Gaelic tunes too!
Whether you’re celebrating with friends or family, there are many ways to ensure your St. Patrick’s Day is full of fun and good memories. If you have questions about how to celebrate this holiday in an Independent Living community, feel free to contact us at 561-332-4698 today!