When you were younger, you had to plan your celebrations and parties around school, work, raising a family, etc. Now that you’re older and/or retired, you’ve likely got a lot more time on your hands. That’s a good thing because there are lots to do out there, including socializing and celebrating.
Retirement age individuals like to party and celebrate the holidays just like everyone else. With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to introduce yourself to your inner Irishman. We are going to introduce you to some fun activities and great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your golden years.
Go On A Spring Picnic
With the weather turning warmer in many regions, outdoor picnicking will be on the rise. Keeping in mind that picnic foods are a bit different than sitting down to a big plate of corned beef and cabbage, here are some suggestions as to what you can take along on your St. Patrick’s Day picnic:
- Cured salmon
- Irish apple cake
- A thermos of Irish coffee (and the fixings)
- Irish soda bread
- Your favorite brand and kind of potato chips (It’s potatoes, so it’s Irish!)
- A thermos of tea and some custard creams
Create A Collage
From paper clips and buttons to magazine pictures and everything in between, you’ll always be able to find something with the color green in it. Get your creative juices flowing by creating a St. Patrick’s Day masterpiece – a collage. Get some canvas or poster board, glue, scissors, and anything and everything green you can get your hands on.
Hold An Irish Cooking Contest
If you know a number of people who like to cook or bake, one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is with a cooking contest involving some popular Irish dishes. Here are some suggestions:
- Irish stew
- Soda bread
- Potato soup
- Shepherds pie
- Seafood chowder
Everybody Loves A Costume Party
Sure, you’re going to see a lot of green at a St. Patrick’s Day costume party. But there are numerous selections and alterations that can be used to make each and every outfit different. Feeling stumped as to how to dress up? Check out these St. Patrick’s Day costume ideas on Pinterest.
Don’t forget to hire an Irish band or play some recorded Irish music. It might be time to brush up on your bagpipes!
Get Ready to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Discovery Village At Boynton Beach
At Discovery Village At Boynton Beach, there’s always something to do, particularly during the holidays. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. When special days and holidays roll around, we, courtesy of our Celebrations Activities and Events program, do it up right. From crafts to card games and from dances to all out parties, our events and activities abound at Boynton Beach Retirement Community. Check out our calendar here.
But wait, there’s more. What special event would be complete without a special meal? Our Sensations Dining program frequently provides themed cuisine, prepared fresh by our chefs, for holidays and other special days.