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Green is such a wonderful color to love and it is a popular color, perhaps given the up and coming holiday it is more popular than ever. You can be green with envy, or love the green color of money, enjoy green monsters, green lollipops, green shamrocks, green Eggs n’ Ham(lol), green grapes, green hair or maybe even just the green of the St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a few ideas for going green for this fabulous celebratory day, even if you are not Irish!
Foods, this ought to be easy, but did you ever start thinking of what foods you can make that are really green? If you are staying home with the kids and just celebrating, here are a few items you might try to make dinner a little more ‘green’ in color to celebrate the day of the Shamrock. How about smashed up potatoes with green onions through them or just food coloring those mashed potatoes(beware green teeth result). Green Cabbage, Green peas, green asparagus, green cupcakes, green broccoli, green salads with green celery and green cucumbers. Don’t forget about green dip for chips, just swirl in the food coloring and away you go! Milk shakes are always fun, just grab mint chocolate chip ice cream, toss it with some milk in the blender and a Green Shamrock Homemade Shake you have. Don’t forget to deck the shake out it mint Oreo cookies to make it a truly Leprechaun friendly brew. As for the adults in the crowd, brew that coffee and stir in Bailey’s Irish Cream, as it does not get more Irish than this.
Activities for kids and adults are often harder to conjure up, but this one will have those who have drank a bit too much happy to find, so Erin-Go-Seeking(lol, love my humor) and the little kids will love their golden finds because they are totally edible. Get some Gold Chocolate Coins and if you have kids hide them(write a list of where you put them, because your celebration might include a libation and a moment of forgetfulness) the kids will love seeking the Leprechaun’s Gold. As for the adults, if you are going out, or you are an establishment hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party, get the gold chocolate coins, and hide them all over, including to the bottom of seats, adults love to play games and we love chocolate, why would we want the Leprechaun to hoard al that gold?
Office Snack. Yes we adults love our day, so if we can’t drink our way through it, we can still eat our way through it at the office. Try this great food that will have everyone sweetened up and looking for a cherry.
Face painting of shamrocks is fun and easy, turning beer into the color green and adding Irish Soda Bread is also an easy way to greet the day. Don’t forget the fun dangling green necklaces that you can find at the dollar tree!
Here are a few fun Burg Things going on, make sure to confirm everything as these are just what I have found, but I can not confirm them for you. Sites are listed so you an check out the details.
Now let’s find a few fun things around the Burg For the Holiday so we can all turn Green for the day!
Blvd Of The Allies St. Patrick’s Day Parade runs from 10a – fire trucks, bands, horses and tons of fun for families
Here’s A Deal you want to take advantage of : All Fridays In Month oF March at The Andy Warhol Museum from 5-10p are free Admission.
Have Fun for St Patrick’s day At Fifth Avenue Place - facepainting games and crafts with much more. See site for details.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, may you find that pot of gold, get yourself green and find the other side of the rainbow!