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A Shamrockin' Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick's Day on a Budget

A Shamrockin' Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick's Day on a Budget

St Patty's is all about going out with your friends (and celebrating Saint Patrick's life, of course). But the tabs can add up quickly when going from bar to bar. Here are some fun and inexpensive ideas you can do with your roommate(s) instead!

Potluck Dinner 

Invite your friends and family over and ask them to bring an Irish dish to pass! Staying in and cooking at home will help save you money and avoid the crowds. For more fun, have a few people bring a green-themed board game! But we must remember one of the most significant parts of celebrating St. Patty's Day: the beer. If you're feeling up for it, make your own green beer at home by mixing a drop of green food coloring into your stache!


Staying with the food theme, plan an outdoor picnic if it's nice out! Invite your friends or roommates, and bring green-themed food/snacks. Remember that even a little green food coloring can go a long way. Along with food, a good picnic always has a game involved. So, plan to bring a deck of cards, board game, football, or even a simple word search to complete with your roommate. Here's a list of our favorite green-colored meals for a St. Patty's Day Picnic. 


If you want to take the educational path, set up a Saint Patty's Day Trivia. All you need to do is look up a few facts about Saint Patrick and then quiz your roommate(s) and friends! You can also spice up the fun by adding some alcohol. Take a drink for every answer you get wrong!

At the end of the day, Saint Patrick's Day is about celebrating with your favorite people. If you choose to use or suggestions or not, remember you can add green food dye into essentially everything! is the smart, simple, safe way to bring roommates together. Millions have used to find their perfect roommate. 

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