Leprechauns, four leaved clover and kissing the Blarney Stone … don’t worry, you won't need any of these to be able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style on March 17th. What you will need is green – and lots of it – some traditional Irish food and drink, and a great sense of humor. Here are some ideas…
St. Patrick's Day Fashion
There's only one rule for St. Patrick Day fashion, and we've already mentioned it: wear green. Green is Ireland's national colour (appropriate, given that it's known as The Emerald Isle), and this is pretty lucky because green was a pretty essential color this winter and fall. Almost all of the big designers featured it heavily in their collections, and there's a lot of it still around, so you shouldn't have too many problems finding something suitable to wear. If you do, prepare to be pinched – one St. Patrick's Day tradition involved giving a good old nip to anyone not wearing the traditional green! If you really want to err on the side of tradition you could wear a spring of real Shamrock pinned to your jacket, but if Shamrock is looking a little thin on the ground in your neighbourhood, don't worry – anything green will do!
St. Patrick's Day Food
The traditional Irish meal is boiled potatoes and cabbage, mashed together with butter. Sounds good, huh? Corned beef is also a tradition, as is a pint of ale. Of course, you could give all of this a miss and go out to eat: there are no shortage of St. Patrick's Day menus and other celebrations for you to choose from.
St. Patrick's Day dolls
While you're making your preparations for your own St. Patrick's Day, don't forget about your dolls! There's a wide range of suitably green-themed garments available here at thedollpalace.com, so make sure your doll is prepared!