St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional celebration commemorating St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, and is observed on March 17th. While it is unmistakably an Irish festival, it is a major event in many cities and villages throughout the globe. While some of these celebrations can get a little boisterous, there are many ways for those over 50 to participate in the festivities and have a good time with their friends and family.
The following suggestions are terrific ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Have A Community Dinner With An Irish Theme
An Irish-themed supper is a fun opportunity to get seniors together, socialize, and commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. Setting the table with Irish-themed paper plates and pouring green punch is an easy way to add some brightness to the feast, no matter what you serve. To add a little additional Irish spirit to the meal, scatter some paper shamrocks and green beads on the table.
Have A St. Patrick’s Day Painting Party
Arts and crafts are one of the many fun ways you can keep active during the pandemic. Organizing a St. Patrick’s Day painting and craft party for your loved ones is a wonderful way to engage in the festivities. Don’t be concerned about your painting abilities! Rainbows, shamrocks, leprechauns, and gold pots are all basic symbols that are simple to make. Painting and crafts will also allow your loved ones to express their creativity while improving their hand-eye coordination.
Bake Green Treats
Seniors will love cooking a variety of tasty snacks to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. Cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and Rice Krispy treats with a St. Patrick’s Day twist are all relatively easy to create. Simply gather green sprinkles, food coloring, chocolate gold coins, and St. Patrick’s Day-themed candy (Reese’s and M&M’s have special releases every March) for a fun day of preparing delectable treats.
Attend A St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Seniors can enjoy the celebrations as a group or with loved ones by attending a St. Patrick’s Day Parade or neighborhood festival. You may obtain information about any local parades or themed events that are accessible to the public by looking at your local event calendar. It’s also a good reason to get outside and enjoy the sunlight and get some Vitamin D. On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s said that the sun always shines!
Learn Some Irish Dance Moves
Most St. Patrick’s Day festivities include traditional Irish dance. It’s always wonderful to see the bright and dynamic steps, but it’s much more fun to execute them yourself! It’s usually a plus if you know an experienced Irish dancer who can teach you a few steps. To dance a jig, though, you don’t require lessons. Put on some traditional Irish music and start dancing. Dancing has been shown to improve mood and is a fun way to get some exercise while having a good time.
Play Some Irish-themed Games
Change up your normal game night with a fun twist. Lucky Bingo is a terrific way to sprinkle in some St. Patrick’s Day fun for large gatherings. It’s simple: take a traditional bingo board and change the top letters to L-U-C-K-Y. To add a festive touch, use green bingo dabbers and stickers to embellish the cards. With the luck of the Irish on your side, you may expect a thrilling game.