Making this St. Patrick’s Day unforgettable

Bridget Janis, Features Editor

St. Patrick’s day is always a fun little celebration, an excuse to avoid doing schoolwork at the very least. And damn it, this year doesn’t have to suck just because we can’t go out.

Let’s take the time to find the joy of St. Patrick’s Day and get in the spirit of the holiday. Here are some fun tips and tricks you can try out this Wednesday evening all while social distancing and still celebrating. Just remember there is still a pandemic, so maybe skip out on the “kiss me I’m Irish” part.

Of course you have to start off the day by eating a bowl of Lucky Charms. I don’t even know what other kind of cereal you would eat anyways, I mean do you want to start the day off right or what? 

From there, you can always get right into things and make yourself a St. Patty’s Day themed mixed drink. Be sure to pace yourself. In fact, it might be better to take a lunch break and head to McDonalds for a Shamrock shake. 

Once you’ve got your beverage of choice, you can spend the day doing St. Patrick’s Day crafts. For instance, making a fun tissue paper clover is a really simple and fun way to keep yourself busy. To create your own little lucky four leaf clover, you just take a bunch of green tissue papers and cut them into little hearts to glue together on paper or a pipe cleaner.

Another fun arts and crafts option is making a paper plate rainbow with a fun pot of gold at the end. To do that first you cut an arch in your paper plate to make the rainbow, and make sure to color it in. Then add a fun pot of gold made out of construction paper, attach it to the end of your rainbow’s arch. Once you’re finished you can put some chocolate coins on the paper plate rainbow and watch how quickly the vibe starts to feel like your lucky day. 

If you happen to finish any of these fun and family-friendly crafting ideas, make sure to email a picture of your work to The Oakland Post at [email protected].

Finish the night off strong by watching the iconic “The Luck of the Irish” Disney original on Disney+. While it might be cheesy and weird, it sets the right tone for a great St. Patty’s Day.

If you want a different movie choice, try watching “Leap Year” to get a more mature rom-com vibe for your St. Patrick’s Day night in.

Even though you’ll probably be staying socially distanced and safe by getting drunk or sipping on your shamrock shake at home, still make sure you’re wearing green. You wouldn’t want to have to pinch yourself. And look, if you’re not wearing some type of clover necklace or leprechaun hat — you’re just doing it wrong.

Remember, you don’t have to be Irish to be lucky on St. Patrick’s Day. And also remember that it is a Wednesday, so try not to tank your entire school week by going too hard on green booze. 

Stay safe and be well! Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!