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We here at Cornhole Worldwide absolutely love St. Patricks Day. Between parades, bar crawls, and general shenanigans with your lads you may get a little caught up in the hustle and bustle of this fun filled holiday. Here is now you can create your own luck this St. Pat’s Day.
1. Make Plans in Advance
This is crucial. Not having a halfway hashed out plan means that someone will probably be left behind, or they may not be able to find you and your group in the first place. Make sure you have a plan and at least have these questions answered before hitting up the festivities:
- Where will you meet?
- Where will you go?
- Are any locations cash only?
- Where will everyone park?
2. Map it Out
This goes into the point of “Where will you go?” above. Have in mind an area of town you enjoy. If you like a livey atmosphere look for an Irish pub in your area. If you want a more laid back atmosphere try a wine bar (Pro-tip hardcore St. Patrick’s Day goers won’t be at wine bars) Now if you plan on going multiple places be sure you designate a driver or have another form of transportation lined up (taxi, uber etc) Know what routes will be open and not blocked by a parade or large drunken groups of people.
3. Don’t Forget to Eat
Food is definitely not the center of attention on St. Patricks Day, but many restaurants will have Irish cuisine on special. Corned beef hash anyone? Also if you do plan on having some drinks, not getting food in your stomach is something you will regret. See what specials local restaurants have going on and try something a little different this St. Pat’s.
4. Find a Fun Spot to Hang Out
Sometimes everyone is so focused on going to as many places as possible on St. Patrick’s Day that they end up not enjoying the day at all. If you find somewhere that has fun activities and fun people around, hang out for a bit. If you happen upon a game of cornhole we highly suggest you stay and play. If you are new to cornhole here are some basic rules and a few heckling tips for you.
If you are with kiddos, take them to a parade or small festival. Keep a close eye on them and let them wear their ultra cool 4 leaf clover sunglasses.
5. Enjoy the Kitche
This is not a holiday for those who want to be “cool” Dress silly, have a few brews, compliment the guy in the kilt and don’t make fun of the girl in the huge green tutu. This is a fun holiday not a time to criticize those who want to go a little overboard. If you are dressing up make sure you check the weather before going out. March is a tricky month, it could be 70 degrees and sunny or 40 degrees and rainy.
6. Wear Green
Obviously! Even a little bit will keep you from getting a pinch.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that should be zero stress. Find a group of good people, put on that crazy green leprechaun hat and have a fun safe St. Pat’s Day this year!
What is your St. Patrick’s Day plan?