With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to grab the craziest green and gold apparel you can find and dig out your favorite Irish recipes. According to the National Retail Federation’s St. Patrick’s Day Spending Survey, total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $4.6 billion.
Average spending for this years festivities have increased to $36.52 per person on all things Irish.
If you’re looking for fun and frugal ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here are some ideas to help you stay within your budget.
Cook St. Patrick’s Day themed food and drinks. All you need is a bottle of green food coloring to add some fun to your food. Everything from green eggs and ham to green beer. Check out all the awesome ideas for green themed foods here.
DIY your own green outfit. Get creative! My favorite part about St. Patrick’s Day is getting my outfit ready. One year my friend and I dyed white t-shirts green and painted shamrocks on them. Not only was it cheaper than buying something at a store, they were unique!
Host at home for a more affordable and relaxed atmosphere. St. Patrick’s Day is all about socializing. Instead of going bar hopping, why not host a celebration at home. No reason to stand in line for overpriced drinks; invite friends over for some green beer and some yummy St. Patrick’s Day themed foods!
Check out our image below for a deeper look on what consumers are spending this St. Patrick’s Day.
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