Everyone is Irish on March 17. - FamilyEducation

Everyone is Irish on March 17.

March 17,2009
Julie Deaner
Today is St. Patrick's Day! The one day of the year where everyone is Irish, even if you aren't. Most typically think of leprechauns, pots of gold, and mass amounts of people wearing green and drinking on St. Patrick's Day. But as a family, how can you celebrate this public holiday that usually revolves around drinking? Here are a couple of ideas: If you plan to entertain on St. Patrick's Day, our party planner will help you organize games, activities, recipes, and festive decorations. As a family, start by working up an appetite with the kids and make some festive decorations. Kids won't just be creating crafts, they will also be learning about the history of the holiday. Next, fill those Irish bellies with a good meal! Get in the Irish spirit with filling soups, hearty meat and potato dishes, and delicious sweets to finish it off. And of course, indulge in a delicious Guinness, or two, after your long day of celebrating. How do you plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Do you attend parades, celebrate at home, or entertain guests? Let us know your traditions for this lucky holiday.