Looks like St. Patrick’s is here! Cheers!
This holiday is mostly about spending (especially on alcoholic beverages, let’s be honest), so saving some green can present a true challenge. But keep your head up, ‘cause we’re about to drop some tips to help you with this matter!
Create new drinks.
You know, there’s an Irish proverb: “It is sweet to drink but bitter to pay for.”, which is one worth keeping in mind. It all gives you an incredible opportunity to experiment! Get your friends and give yourselves a shot at inventing new recipes for some… shots.
Cook at home.
Holidays like this one give you a chance to try new recipes while creating themed food. And on St. Patrick’s the greener, the better: so cover your festive table with vegetables and don’t forget to bake some sweet cookies and cakes with green icing. Simple and tasty, what can be better? And it all is a great way not only to save money, but also spend some quality time with your friends and fam and honour Irish traditions.
If that’s not an option (too boring you say), well there’s another way to deal with it. In honour of St. Patrick’s many places offer discounts if you follow the dress code (which is easy).
Have your own celebration
I mean with all the dishes cooked and drinks made why not go a bit further and turn this whole thing into a legit party? You can ask your friends to bring some stuff of their own, and it will sufficiently simplify the whole organizing process. Also you can look for sales in various shops and gather freebies and put them to good use at home. Try shopping at shops like Dollar Tree or Party City, because you won’t actually need the stuff you buy for more than a day. And don’t forget about coupons, because many have them but not many know about them (like you know, we currently have one;) So go ahead: throw a party at your own place and proudly own it!
Postpone the holiday
There’s also one more idea for you to implement in order to save some more green: simply move the holiday to the weekends! After the boom is gone, all shops will be eager to sell out their supplies of all the green holiday-themed stuff. That’s your golden opportunity to both save and celebrate twice.
And yeah, this part is not just about the celebration itself. In the matter of green, you can also try to go green and save some money and resources not just for yourself but also for the whole planet. And you know, there’s one more good Irish proverb: “A light heart lives long”. So get rid of the things that weigh you down and if you have some of the books left in your room piling up and being a dust collector, then better go sell them, get some cash and toast with your good old buddies for the sake of your beloved college and, of course, St. Patrick.
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