St. Patrick’s Day is a party in Chicago. But if you’re not in the mood to bar hop this year, don’t worry about missing out on the fun. The truth is, you don’t have to leave your apartment to enjoy some Irish-inspired festivities. Here are some tips for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home.
Treat Yourself to a Full Irish Breakfast
Start your St. Patricks Day at home with a full Irish breakfast. The hearty meal typically consists of salty breakfast meats like sausages and bacon along with eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes. To make it authentic, include a black or white pudding in your spread.
Sip Some Drinks in Your Apartment
Evenings at home in your apartment are made better with some drinks. If you’re of legal drinking age, consider purchasing a special bottle of Irish whiskey to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home. If you’re not a whiskey fan, try a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail — or go for green beer.
Bake Irish Soda Bread
What better day to bake Irish soda bread than on St. Patrick’s Day? If you’ve been meaning to give your bread-baking skills a whirl, we recommend starting with this recipe. It’s pretty straightforward, so you don’t have to be an experienced baker to give it a shot.
Watch Irish Films in Your Apartment
Another excellent way to partake in holiday celebrations from the comfort of your couch: treat yourself to a movie marathon. Check out this list of Irish films for binge-watching inspiration.