St. Patrick's Day Fun: Low Cost Ways to Celebrate Your Irish Heritage

Posted on 03/12/2012

More than 45 million Americans claim Irish heritage, making it the second largest ethnic group in the country. If you’re of Irish descent now is the time to celebrate your roots with some low cost St. Patrick’s Day fun.

Party Like a Leprechaun Whip up some corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and a batch of Guinness chocolate cupcakes and invite over your friends for an Irish feast. Print out free cupcake toppers like these from and send guests home with an adorable pot of gold (also known as Rolo candies) with free help from

Affordable Irish Recipes
Food is a big part of any culture—especially in Ireland. Whip up some traditional Irish fare with the help of the brand new Flavors of Ireland cookbook by Margaret Johnson. It’s on sale for just $15.59 on

Free Printable Sat. Patrick’s Day Irish Poem
Frame this lovely Irish poem courtesy of The Spotted Olive to remind everyone who passes that you are proud of your Irish heritage. Download it, print it on 8.5” x 11” card stock or photo paper, trim and frame!

Win a Trip to Ireland
What better way to celebrate your Irish heritage than by visiting the mother land? Enter daily at International Delight’s Facebook page to win a trip for two to Ireland. Plus 15 lucky runners up with get a year’s supply of coffee creamer.

Certificate of Irish Heritage
The Irish Government issues Certificates of Irish Heritage to those who have at least one Irish ancestor. And from now until the end of March you can save 33% on the cost of your certificate.Now you’ll have documented proof of your Irish roots.

By Alison Storm

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