Posted on Mar 16, 2016
Happy Saint Patricks Day with In Home Senior Care
The 17th of March is widely known and celebrated as St Patrick’s Day in the United States. This popular holiday is not only useful for traditional Irish themed events. It’s also a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring and an excellent excuse to get out of the house and enjoy friends and family.
A fun way to spend St Patrick’s Day with our senior loved ones is to create a progressive dinner with friends and family in the neighborhood. Gather friends and family to figure out which portion of dinner each would like to prepare. One home can start with drinks, the next would host appetizers, and the following homes would prepare dinner and dessert. It’s a great way to socialize with friends without having to leave the neighborhood.
If your senior loved one enjoys crafts, they might appreciate a St Patrick’s Day afternoon filled with all things green. Create a shamrock themed craft event with paper straw toppers, hair accessories, and shamrock-shaped matted photo frames. Mason jars filled with green and white candies are cheerful and fit the Irish spirit of the holiday. Some local shops might even have live shamrocks available for purchase, which is a great way to brighten up a windowsill. Remember to also wear some shade of green to avoid the traditional pinch!
Food is a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day too! Typical Irish dinners such as corned beef and cabbage is a popular way for many Americans to dine with Ireland in mind. Add food coloring to breakfast to create green pancakes that are as pretty and festive as they are tasty. Shepard’s Pie is a delicious and traditional Irish comfort food to serve on March 17th. Sweet Irish soda bread, apple oatmeal crisp, mint chocolate Guinness brownies, and anything with cabbage or Reuben is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Regardless of the foods, games and decorations planned, the most important part of any holiday is the people who celebrate together. Whether it’s a night out on the town, a progressive dinner in the neighborhood, or a mini event at home with family, simply getting together will make this a Happy St Patrick’s Day to remember.
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