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Erin Go Bragh! How O2O Members Commemorate St. Patrick's Day

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~Irish Blessing

St. Patrick’s Day, like Mardi Gras, is one of those holidays that has morphed into a boisterous day of food and drink marked by a signature color. Most people recognize that the day commemorates the death of Patrick of Britain who is best known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. The traditional “wearing of the green” on this day is said to harken back to his use of the clover or shamrock to teach the concept of the Holy Trinity. March 17th became a feast day to honor Saint Patrick in the early 1700s.

Now, in 21st century America, St. Patrick’s day is all about consuming Irish foods and beverages, making green tinted desserts, wearing green, and sporting shamrocks on our socks. It’s a fun day that can be celebrated by anyone, Irish or not, religious or not. So here are some things O2O members, friends, bloggers we love, and others have provided for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Food

Jessica at Muthering Heights likes to prepare some Irish fare for her family.

Here’s a little shameless plug for my own article about what constitutes a truly authentic Irish meal.

Leprechaun’s have nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this Leprechaun Ale from Nothing But Country.

As Susan at She’s Becoming Doughmesstic points out, many of those blogging about St. Patrick’s Day are either going the green route or the cream route, Irish cream that is. She chose cream and whipped up these decadent Dark Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies.

My niece introduced me to these delightful cupcakes from the BrownEyedBaker. Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes, inspired by the cocktail of the same name, will make your St. Patrick’s Day fun and festive.

And though we’re not exactly sure what this has to do with St. Patrick’s Day, it is food related and free so…why not? Burger King if offering free French Fries on March 17th. Erin Go Bragh?

Crafty and Inspired

We can’t get enough of this super cute Rainbow Marble Maze made out of Q-tips from The Crafty Crow. It’s more Irish legend that Saint Patrick inspired but it’s just so fun!

A fun way to add St. Patrick’s Day touches to your home and table is through printables. Courtney at Pizzazzerie has some adorable ones to share with you!

At Naturally Educational, Candace shares some fun activities for the kids.

Kelly at Faithful Provisions pinned her favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas on a Pinterest board.

And Alison at Ingredients, Inc. has a round-up of St. Patrick’s Day eye-candy on her site.

Miscellany

If you’re planning on kicking back with your pals and some Guinness or Jameson. Be sure to check out the drinking songs & sing-a-longs playlist on Spotify. And if you’re tempted to call it St. Patty’s Day, please don’t go there as these guys at Paddy, Not Patty implore.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a special way? Have your shared about it on your blog? Let us know in the comments!

Photo credits: Fiona Shields on Flickr, Clever Cupcakes on Flickr, and Micorsoft Clip Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. We celebrate with our kids making actual Green Eggs & Ham and reading the Dr. Seuss book. Way too fun! =)

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