Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. The one day a year where everyone pretends they’re Irish, drinks copious amounts of green beer, and hopes to get lucky. If you’re a college girl wondering what to do on this day, fear not! I’ve got you covered with some fun ideas to make your St. Paddy’s Day one to remember.

1. Dress up in green and embrace the spirit

This one’s a no-brainer. Dig out anything green from your closet, put on some shamrock earrings, and get in the spirit of the holiday. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, go all out and dress up as a leprechaun. Just make sure you don’t get too carried away with the green body paint, or you might end up looking like an extra from The Walking Dead.

2. Have a St. Paddy’s Day-themed party

Gather up your friends and throw a St. Paddy’s Day bash. Make sure there’s plenty of green beer (or green punch, for those who prefer a non-alcoholic option) and some festive snacks like shamrock-shaped cookies or Irish soda bread. Bonus points if you can find some decorations to make your place look like a leprechaun’s lair.

3. Take a trip to a local Irish pub

If you’re lucky enough to have an Irish pub nearby, why not pay them a visit on St. Paddy’s Day? You’ll be able to soak up the authentic Irish atmosphere and enjoy some traditional Irish fare like bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie. And of course, there’ll be plenty of Guinness flowing.

4. Participate in a St. Paddy’s Day parade

Many cities and towns have St. Paddy’s Day parades, so why not join in the fun? Grab some friends, deck yourselves out in green, and wave your shamrocks as you march down the street. Just make sure you don’t get too rowdy and end up getting kicked out of the parade.

5. Go on a green scavenger hunt

Create a list of green items and go on a scavenger hunt around your campus or town. Some ideas might include a green traffic light, a green hat, or a green plant. The first person or team to find all the items on the list wins a prize.

6. Make some St. Paddy’s Day crafts

Get your creative juices flowing by making some St. Paddy’s Day crafts. You could try making some paper shamrocks to decorate your room or make some rainbow-colored bracelets to give to your friends. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for all things crafty.

7. Watch some Irish-themed movies

If you’re not feeling up for a big night out, why not snuggle up on the couch and watch some movies with an Irish theme? Some good options include The Commitments, Brooklyn, or of course, The Quiet Man. Just don’t forget the popcorn (and the green M&Ms).

8. Cook up some Irish cuisine

If you’re feeling culinary, why not try your hand at cooking some traditional Irish dishes? You could make some corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, or soda bread. There are plenty of recipes online to get you started, and you’ll be able to impress your friends with your newfound cooking skills.

9. Go on a pub crawl

If you’re feeling brave (and over 21), why not hit up a few different bars on a St. Paddy’s Day pub crawl? Just make sure you pace yourself and stay safe. And remember, it’s not a race, it’s a marathon.

10. Attend a St. Paddy’s Day concert or show

Many musicians and performers put on St. Paddy’s Day

shows, so check out if there are any happening in your area. From traditional Irish folk bands to modern Irish rock groups, there’s something for everyone. You could also try attending a performance of Riverdance, the famous Irish dance show that has been entertaining audiences for years.

11. Host a potluck dinner with Irish-inspired dishes

Gather your friends for a heartwarming potluck dinner, celebrating the rich flavors of Irish cuisine. Encourage everyone to bring a unique dish inspired by the Emerald Isle, allowing you all to explore new recipes and savor scrumptious food together. Add a dash of excitement by hosting a friendly contest to determine the dish that captures the essence of Ireland the best.

12. Visit an Irish cultural center

If you happen to be near an Irish cultural center on St. Paddy’s Day, don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Irish history, culture, and traditions. This visit offers an invaluable opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s rich heritage. And, as a delightful bonus, you might even learn a few Gaelic phrases during your time there.

13. Take a scenic hike to see some greenery

Check out the awesome scenery by going on a hike through some green spaces. Look for a local park or nature trail where you can have a chill walk or even a tougher hike. To make it even more fun, bring along a picnic packed with Irish-themed snacks and enjoy them while taking in the sweet views around you.

14. Make some green cocktails

Whip up some cool green drinks to get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit. You can try making a green margarita, a kiwi martini, or even a peppermint patty shot. Just remember not to go too wild, or you might be stuck with a nasty hangover the next day.

15. Volunteer at a local charity

Show some St. Paddy’s Day love by giving back to your community through volunteering. Lend a hand at a food bank, animal shelter, or even a community center. Helping others is always an awesome way to make any holiday extra special.

16. Host a “Shamrock Shuffle” dance party

Time to break out those dance moves and throw a “Shamrock Shuffle” dance party in your dorm or apartment. Make a playlist with the best Irish and party tunes, and deck the place out with green and gold streamers, balloons, and confetti.

17. Attend a virtual St. Patrick’s Day concert

In the age of COVID-19, many events have gone virtual, and St. Paddy’s Day celebrations are no exception. Check out if any virtual St. Patrick’s Day concerts are happening and attend them with your friends from the comfort of your own home. You could even set up a virtual watch party and celebrate together online.

In conclusion, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day as a college girl. From dressing up in green to hosting a potluck dinner, there’s something for everyone. Just remember to stay safe, pace yourself, and have a great time. Sláinte!

What do you think?

What do you think? Are you excited to try out some of these St. Paddy’s Day ideas, or do you have some of your own to share? Whatever you decide, make sure to stay safe, have fun, and enjoy the holiday with your friends and loved ones. And if you have any other suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

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