Have you started to think about how to save money on St. Patrick’s Day Fun? It’s one of my favorite holidays, and will be here before we know it. One of my favorite things about St Patrick’s Day is that I don’t have to worry buying gifts. I do have one birthday the day before St Patrick’s Day, but I already bought one of the Alessie watches. Yepie, don’t with birthday shopping, time to focus and save money on St. Patrick’s Day fun. So what are some ways we can save money on St. Patrick’s Day?
Here’s a few ways all you lads and lassies can get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by:
Plan – Start planning now. If you start your St. Patrick’s Day planning now, you’ll have time to search for the best deals. If you wait it’s likely you will not only spend more money, but it’s likely you will have to get what is available rather than have control and get what you want.
Stay Home – This can be one of the biggest money-saving tips of all. There’s no reason to hit the town for fun. Staying home and inviting over some close friends can be loads of fun and a huge savings. It’s been my experience staying home is more fun. There’s no need to worry about how you’re going to get home, crowds, where to go, and all the other drama that often comes along with going out.
Discount and Dollar Stores – Hitting up the dollar stores. If you start now there’s normally some great items to help you sport your green. Look for great items such as decorations, those fun green glasses, straws, etc. These are great places to start, but start early it’s likely everyone else will be trying to save money too.
Thrift Stores – If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day clothing stop by your local thrift store. Rather than paying full-price for a shirt you will wear once, try the thrift store. It’s been my experience thrift store shopping is always a hit or miss, but it’s likely someone did not want their “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt from last year.
Borrow – There’s nothing more fun than raiding your friends closets. If you’re only going to wear it once, and cannot find it at the thrift store or discount/dollar store ask around and borrow it.
Shop online – This is one of my favorite tips, and something that I practice. I purchase almost everything online. Good news you still have plenty of time to buy what you need online. Don’t forget to look for great coupon codes and discounts. There’s normally some pretty great deals when it comes to holiday shopping.
Check your closet – What do you have left from previous years, or that could be used this year. There’s no reason to buy something new every year, just do something new, or buy something new that changes it up.
Shopping out of season – It’s the perfect time of year to look at those winter cloths sales racks. Everyone is gearing up for spring. Be sure to the out of season clothing that is on clearance. You can do this both online and at your local retail stores. There’s some awesome online sales right now. (Tip – be sure to check those price tags. Don’t buy it just because they “say” it’s on sale.)
Food – Have everyone bring something green. It’s a green theme, and it’s okay to ask everyone to bring their favorite green themed dish. You’ll save loads and loads if you ask everyone to join in and contribute.
Drinks – Have everyone bring their own drinks. If you’re planning on having alcoholic drinks, you supply to food coloring and make some green beer. This is super fun, easy to do, and you never know who will end up with green teeth, lol.
Reuse – Grab last year’s green clothing, needle, thread, and some fun patches or beads. Hit the arts and craft section and let the creative inner you go.
Eating out – Look online, places like Groupon often have some awesome deals. Check them for St. Patrick’s Day deals.
Involve the Kids – there is no reason to pay a baby sitter. Unless you’re planning on seriously partying down, invite the kids to joint he fun. Avoid paying a baby sister, and come up with a fun way for the kids to have some fun. Normally I let my oldest daughter invite over some friends and put them in charge of games. They love being involved and playing a role, and everyone always has so much fun.
Whatever you decide to do, have fun and be safe. Do you have any tips to help everyone save money on St. Patrick’s Day fun? If so we would love to hear them, leave me a comment with your favorite money-saving tip for St. Patrick’s Day. Regardless of what you plan to do on St. Patrick’s Day, be safe. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone.
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