Fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Party: St. Patrick’s Day party supplies
This year, celebrate the wearing of the green in ways that’ll get Irish eyes smiling. And since everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll make lots of folks happy by throwing Celtic celebrations done up in green, dressing in appropriately zany getups or passing some yummy snacks around. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing Shopping: St. Patrick’s Day party supplies
Get your party started with scads of goods in green, including shamrock-shaped appetizer picks, foil balloons, drink coasters, bottom-lit drinkware (to turn beer an appropriately jade shade), plus all manner of other decorative tableware to serve your St. Patrick’s Day feast.
Party: St. Patrick’s Day cookies
Bing Shopping | St. Patrick’s Day cookies
This holiday isn’t all about drinking and dancing silly jigs – kids and non-imbibing adults still like their themed treats, so stock up on ready made (and scrumptious) goods to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Green sugar sprinkles abound on “clover” cookies, but we also love the unexpected, like emerald-hued fortune cookies.
Party: Shamrock bakeware
Bing Shopping | Shamrock bakeware
If you’d rather showcase yourown creations for the “eating of the green,” try cake pans, muffin tins, cookie cutters and silicone molds crafted in that iconic shamrock shape and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re making a batch of cupcakes for the occasion, shamrock-decorated cups add the finishing touch.
Party: St. Patrick’s Day party invitations
Bing Shopping | St. Patrick’s Day party invitations
The middle of March is a particularly good time to throw a party, as the tail end of winter could obviously do with a little cheer. Whether you’re planning a bash that’s silly or sophisticated, kid-friendly or adults-only, there’s a perfect invitation style ready to bring friends flocking.
Party: St. Patrick’s Day home decorations
Bing Shopping | St. Patrick’s Day home decorations
Kit your castle out with all manner of St. Patrick’s Day finery, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Pre-lit green garlands add a touch of class, while gangs of leprechauns crowd tabletop and party hearty from ceiling-hung cascades. Inexpensive knickknacks and flourishes abound, so you can go big even on a budget.
Dress Up: St. Patrick’s Day costumes
Bing Shopping | St. Patrick’s Day costumes
Show a little pluck of the Irish and get fully done up in a St. Patrick’s Day costume this year. Variations on the theme include totally goofy leprechauns, sassy and sexy women’s costumes, and of course miniature costumes fit just for the kiddos – or even your Irish wolfhound.
Dress Up: Irish pride shirts
Bing Shopping | Irish pride shirts
The easiest way to dress up for the holiday, a tee shirt will get your pride point across effortlessly. Now you just have to choose from thousands of designs, including the tricolor flag, the ever-popular shamrock, the even more popular (for obvious reasons) “kiss me I’m Irish” slogan, and myriad more St. Patty’s Day sentiments.
Dress Up: Irish knit sweaters
Bing Shopping | Irish knit sweaters
Snuggle against those chilly March gales in the gorgeous warmth of a chunky knit sweater. Since we’re talking all things Celtic, choose one along the lines of an Irish fisherman sweater, an Aran Islands creation or a toasty merino wool cardigan. The Irish know a thing or two about bundling up against wet, windy weather.
Dress Up: St. Patrick’s Day clothing accessories
Bing Shopping | St. Patrick’s Day clothing accessories
Want to make it through St. Patrick’s Day pinch-free? You’d better get your green on. There are some really silly picks out there, like tiny leprechaun hats and green sunglasses. Lots of giant, sequined, green bow ties are on offer too, but if you’d rather skip the novelty items, choose a demure scarf instead.
Dress Up: Green nail polish
Bing Shopping | Green nail polish
Do your pinching -- or avoid being pinched -- in properly verdant style with a manicure of glamorous green. It happens to be a super-trendy polish color, too, so you can wear these way beyond the middle of March. Choose from tons of tints, including demure pastel mints, shimmery jade greens and the deepest forest hues imaginable.