This St. Patrick's Day, you don't need to search the bar for someone wearing a bright green "Kiss Me, I’m Irish" t-shirt to get lucky. All you have to do to is plan the perfect Irish-inspired night in with your lucky someone, just follow these four must-dos:
Get Down in Green Pajamas
The time-honored tradition of pinching those who don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day shouldn't end when you kick off those heels or when you throw off that tie. So to avoid being poked and prodded by your SO all night, slip into an over-sized green t-shirt or be that couple and go all out in matching onesies. Whatever you choose, your festive attire is guaranteed to spice things up.
Order Up Bangers and Mash
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Every Irish pub has this meaty dish on the menu. If you've always opted for the classic Fish and Chips, know this: Bangers and Mash is the perfect comfort food to enjoy before spring commences on Monday. Typically, it's a heaping helping of buttery mashed potatoes served with two "bangers" aka sausages, topped with gravy and sprinkled with parsley. Make it yourself or take it easy and order in. The choice is yours!
Pour a Guinness as a Night Cap
Can't make it to Dublin this St. Patrick's Day? Turn your bedroom into a brewery or just pick up a six-pack of the infamous stout. If you pour it properly into your favorite pint glass, the dark beer will have a nice and creamy head that will go down smooth—especially when paired with a hefty plate of sausages.
Watch a Galway Girl Take On "Brooklyn"
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Nominated for three Academy Awards, this romantic drama is the perfect way to end your date night in bed. Based on the novel, "Brooklyn" chronicles the life of a young Irish woman's immigration to New York. Spoiler alert: she falls in love. It's a heart-felt story that'll remind you just how important immigrants are to the fabric of America. We can't think of a better way to end a holiday that honors the patron saint of Ireland.