I love St. Patrick’s Day.
Mostly because I’m Irish and Irish families have a way of passing pride for their heritage down from generation to generation, but also because I love any excuse to celebrate.
I’ve tried a lot of tricks through the years to make St. Patrick’s Day fun for my not-so-Irish husband, some of which have been pretty epic fails. (A particularly disastrous batch of green-colored cookies come to mind…) And while St. Patrick’s Day may just represent one giant excuse to drink a lot of green beer for some couples, for this couple, this year, that’s not really an option.
Hey world, guess what?
So this year, I’m on the hunt for a few more meaningful ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a couple, hold the green beer. (At least until next year, thanks.)
1. Cook up an authentic Irish dinner together
I will admit that corn beef and cabbage is a hard dish to pull off romantically. (The after-effects may sort of kill the mood.) But for a more couple-friendly Irish meal, try an Irish stew with a side of beer bread. Nothing like a meal together to get the soul stirring — and isn’t there something rustic and romantic about a crusty bread and steaming stew?
2. Go out to an Irish pub
Brave the crowds on St. Patty’s Day to hit up a local Irish pub for some comfort food and beer (for those able to drink it). There’s nothing like an authentic Irish vibe to get you in the celebratory mood.