st. patricks day 2019

Discussion in 'Seasonal Celebrations' started by housewife2, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    i just decorated my small tree for st pattys day. hung out the wreath and put up my flag
     
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  2. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I will get out my kitchen St Patty's day towel. lol
     
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I will take my stuff out soon too. I made a clothesline last year and a top hot for the mantle.
     
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  4. Lori K

    Lori K Member

    Having lived 35 years in Chicago's far south side, the Southside Irish Parade marched down Western Avenue less than 2 blocks from my home (and 2 doors from my brother-in-law's home) for many years. So, St. Patrick's Day has been an important part of my family's heritage and celebrations for many, many years -- first, at my brother-in-law's home and, after he moved, then at ours. It was an annual party that started mid-morning and continued until after 9:00 PM. Now that I've moved to the suburbs, the tradition continues (though not as long). When the 1st of March hits, the shamrock-decorated wreath will go up on the door, finger-, hand, and dish towels will come out, as will some artwork and decorative items, and the street banner than hung on Western Ave. in memory of my husband will be hung. I'll host a group of family and friends on St. Patrick's Day for appetizers, corned beef, assorted salads, and desserts, and we'll raise a glass or two in honor of our heritage, while listening to Irish music in the background. And, who knows, we may even start a parade of our own through the neighborhood -- depending on the amount of Guinness, Jamesons, and Baileys that's consumed.
     
  5. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Thanks Lori, You reminded me to start making my corned beef! I'll pull out my recipe now.
     
  6. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I'll put up the extra decorations on March 1st.
     
  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Oh Lori...this cracked me up.
     
  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    St Patrick's day is one that slides under the radar a bit here. Have never really celebrated this holiday. I have gone straight to decorating for Autumn which starts for us on March 1st.
     
  9. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    I'll put up wreaths on the doors and shamrocks in the windows on March 1st. That's about the extent of our celebrations because M has competitions each year on that weekend.
     
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  10. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    If the whole house wasn't upside-down would love to have people over for St-Pat's…. so tired of the cold and snow and being stuck in the house.
     
  11. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    I'm skipping st pats and moving on to spring and Easter. I hope to finish up today.
     
  12. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Scheduled my St. Patty's Day dinner this year. It's been awhile, so I'm excited to have some friends over. Having my grandaughters birthday fall on St. patrick's day has kinda thrown our old traditions to the side. I never know if we'll have a birthday party to go to or not. This year it falls on a Saturday so they'll have a party that day for sure and we'll have our dinner on Sunday.
     
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  13. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about how our seasons are different in the Northern and Southern hemisphere and how I equate holidays with certain seasons and colors. It is interesting how things are marketed here. For instance, spring is shamrocks, bunnies, chicks, flowers and pastel colors all because of St. Patrick's Day and Easter. You're entering Autumn with Easter around the corner. How are things marketed in Australia for the blend of that season and holiday?
     
  14. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Have my wreaths up and tablecloth on the dining table! Actually just took down all the greenery and white lights I left up after Christmas. Clean slate time! Things will be pretty basic until Easter time approaches!
     
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  15. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Took out my box of St-Pat's decor (tiny box), will put up the clothesline and the hat on the mantel this week
     
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  16. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    We've been invited to an Eat, Drink and Be Irish party on the 16th. :)

    As of right now I am planning to make a Shepherd's Pie. But instead of ground beef I'm going to make one of my "go to" crockpot roasts - shred that meat and use it in the pie filling. I'll top with PW Mashed Potatoes and then with shredded cheese - Sharp Cheddar and an Irish cheese of some kind.

    And I'm going to make a Bailey's Chocolate Cheesecake too. Because, well, I can!!!
     
  17. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I got the shamrocks out and the wreath up today!
     
  18. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Stopped in at the Dollar Tree yesterday and got all my cards purchased. Even signed and addressed them last night.
     

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