For some folks, St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to party. Hard. It’s a time to indulge in all the corned beef, cabbage, and green beer their hearts desire. But for those of us who are over the party scene (or were never interested in it to begin with), the holiday festivities sound more like headache and hoopla. If you can relate, don’t assume you have to ignore the occasion altogether. Even if you don’t want to party hard, it’s still a great excuse to have some holiday fun. St. Patrick’s Day can be celebrated right at home in your apartment, and we’re here to show you how to do it.
Treat Yourself to a Full Irish Breakfast
Start your St. Patricks Day at home with a Full Irish breakfast. The meal originated to provide proper sustenance to farm workers who had a full day of hard work ahead of them and needed to eat some hearty food in preparation. The meal typically consists of breakfast meats like sausages and bacon, along with eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes. The inclusion of black or white pudding is what distinguishes a fall Irish breakfast from a full British breakfast. The meal often includes some Irish soda bread on the side as well (recipe below!).
Sip on Some Drinks
Quiet evenings are made better with some sophisticated drinks. If you’re of legal drinking age, consider purchasing a special bottle of Irish whiskey to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home. You don’t have to purchase the most expensive whiskey available, just something nice enough to sip on while you’re relaxing in your apartment. If you’re not a whiskey fan, try a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. We bet it’ll beat anything you’d get in a crowded bar.
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, start with this recipe. It’s pretty straightforward, so you don’t have to be a master baker to get it right.
Watch St. Patrick’s Day Shows
Watching holiday-themed episodes of good TV shows is an excellent way partake in holiday celebrations from the comfort of your couch. Check out this list of St. Patrick’s Day episodes, and prepare to binge watch.