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Top 15: Last-Minute St. Patrick's Day Date Ideas

by on Mar 14, 2013

Didn't register for a pub-crawl?

OMG! Its St. Patrick’s Day! And neither of you registered for the pub-crawl. Don’t rehearse the panic - here are a few tips on how to celebrate themed St. Patrick’s Day with the last minute ideas in addition to parades, trips to the pub or wearing a green t-shirt. We’ll also give you a few stay-at-home, casual Irish date ideas to help you fill St. Patrick’s Day with green fun: shamrocks, leprechauns, green beer—and romance. So make it a great excuse to plan a fun day together.

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GET THE GREEN THEME GOING

Check out the St. Patrcik’s fashion musts: anything from green shoes and t-shirts with trendy green bracelets and speak with Irish accent. Is there anything hotter than an Irish brogue?

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START WITH AN IRISH COFFEE.

If green tea is not handy, start your St. Patrick’s date with a fresh Irish hot coffee gets a little added pep with the addition of Irish whiskey and Irish cream. The Irish coffee goes perfectly with delicious potato pancakes. If this recipe calls for the bacon – it must be good.

3

IRISH PLAYLIST

Depending on the mood you’re in, browse the i-tunes for Celtic instruments, U-2. or try young alternative acts like Two Door Cinema Club. Pandora’s got a few St. Patrick’s Day themed stations

4

FIND AN IRISH PARADE

Check out your local St. Patrick’s Day festival and see what’s happening. Wasted people might be gearing down to the parade, so come early for the parade and spend the day wandering through the street fair. The parade is a great way to enjoy a beautiful spring day together outdoors with live music, contests and food.

5

HAVE A PICNIC

Bake a loaf of traditional Irish soda bread and pack it with a batch or corned beef and cabbage. Set your blanket under a tree and look for four-leafed clovers together.

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6

GET INTO THE THEME WITH A GREEN DRINK

Create themed St. Patrick’s Day by making green beer. Adding blue food coloring to a light beer to make a verdant green. Try the recipe for Emerald Isle which is a minty gin cocktail for a perfect green drink for your St. Patrick's Day party for two. Our second favorite is the Caruso with a dash of mint served on the rocks.

Make it a point is to drink a green drink. Offer a green apple martini, have a glass of limeaid or enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day staple at your local McDonalds’ – a Shamrock Shake!

7

GIFT A POT OF GOLD WITH A TWIST

Wrap you day up by Gifting your sweetie a small pot with chocolate gold. Or you can set it on the place where it can be easy to find. Hide a note with an Irish joke and a piece of shamrock-shaped jewelry or a beer opener at the bottom of the pot.

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8

IRISH FEAST

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and continue the tradition by cooking up an Irish feast of corn beef and cabbage.

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9

GUINNESS CUPCAKES

Surprise your partner with Guinness cupcakes for dessert. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, these cupcakes will be a perfect addition to the day! Bake them with beer and ice with Bailey's-flavored frosting. To decorate, sprinkle with green jimmies and voila! Now you have it.

10

MAKE A HOMEMADE IRISH CAR BOMB

Mix it up a little with the Homemade Irish car bomb - another popular bar shot where you chug the drink shortly after the shot is dropped in the glass.

11

TV ROMANCE. WATCH AN IRISH-THEMED MOVIE

Moving right into the entertainment part: Watch The History Channel for great programs scheduled for tonight with the St. Patrick's Day in mind. Hope they’ll play the Cities of the Underground series!

For a movie, we recommend watching The Departed - it’s full of angst, but less hammy than Far and Away.

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12

MAKE GREEN POPCORN

Combine green popcorn with the St. Patrick's Day Date Idea #11. To be more creative, string the green popcorn onto a thread to make a St. Patrick’s themed necklace, which will become a snack as the night progresses.

13

DELIVER ST. PATRICK’S DAY PICK UP LINE

Deliver at least one St. Patrick’s Day pick up line for that extra kick:

“St. Patrick’s Day is like Valentine’s Day with beer, so let’s drink to love.” “Did my eyes just turn green? Because when I see you, I feel like I’m getting lucky.” “I may not have four leaves but if you kiss me, I’ll bring you good luck!”. “You must be part leprechaun because everything you touch turns to gold.” “I thought your smile was the shimmer from a pot of gold so I followed it and found something as bright and beautiful as a rainbow at the end: YOU.”

14

GO FOR AN EVENING STROLL

Slip on your comfy walking shoes and head out for an evening stroll. The two of you can look for four leaf clovers, or just pretty flowers.

15

BUY A LOTTERY TICKET

Often correlated with pots of gold and lucky leprechauns why not buy a lottery ticket! Maybe some of that St. Patrick Day luck will rub off on you.

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