Even if we are not Irish, we still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It doesn’t matter how old you are. If you have been celebrating this special occasion, then by all means celebrate it. St. Patrick’s Day is your chance to eat scrumptious dishes, socialize with friends and neighbors and play fun and exciting games. In fact, there are so many activities on St. Patrick’s Day for seniors. All you need is to commit to one, or a few, that you are passionate about doing.
Watch a Parade
Many cities across the country hold St. Patrick’s Day parades. You can take this opportunity to go head out and watch a parade. Socialize while enjoying watching the spectacle. This is also a perfect day to get some sun. After all, by this time spring is about to bloom. If you can endure standing while watching, you may do so. However, if it is difficult for you to stand, be sure that there are seats set up for the audience.
Cook a Feast
St. Patrick’s Day can also be a good excuse for you to whip some magic in the kitchen and serve them to loved ones and friends. Yes, cooking may be time-consuming, but, if you have the passion to cook, you will find this activity fun and rewarding. You can invite your family and friends to enjoy the St, Patrick’s Day feast with you. If you plan to cook a traditional recipe for this occasion, you could cook corned beef and cabbage. Have carrots and potatoes as a side dish.
If you are good with crafts, you can try making DIY ornaments and decorations. This is not just a fun activity for this special occasion. You can also lower your stress levels, exercise your mind and boost your mood. You can crochet a leprechaun hat that is colored green. You may also make a rainbow with a pot of gold on its end, then use to decorate it on your front door.
Bake St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Snacks and Desserts
The dominant color during this holiday is green. It’s all about green. You can bake goods and desserts and color them green. You can make four-leafed clover cookies, a leprechaun hat and many others. Aside from it being a fun and creative activity, baking can also allow you to make healthy versions of store-bought goodies.
Invite Friends and Loved Ones for a Game Night
You can improve your cognitive abilities by playing games. You can host a St. Patrick’s Day-themed game night with your friends and family. At the same time, this activity can give you the opportunity to socialize with others. You can play bingo. How is this related to St. Patrick’s Day, you may ask. Well, you may use objects related to the occasion to daub the numbers on the card.
Another game that you can do on this day is a scavenger hunt. Although this may be more physical than bingo, you should remember that moving your body is always a good opportunity for you to exercise. This is your chance to burn some calories and stretch some muscles as you scavenge for clues.