I’m not Catholic, so I didn’t grow up learning much of anything about St. Patrick. As far as I knew, his holiday was about drinking, leprechauns, and getting pinched if you didn’t wear green. Which made a young child wonder why this guy was a saint.
However, I’ve since learned that St. Patrick was captured by Irish Pirates at age 16 and taken from his home in Britain to be a slave in Ireland. He spent six years there before returning to his family. Afterward, he dug deeply into his faith and later returned to Ireland as a missionary, spreading Christianity and, as legend has it, using the three-leafed shamrock to explain the trinity.
While we usually think of St. Valentine’s Day as the holiday that gets attention with our spouse, a Facebook page commenter recently posted: “St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. Any fun ideas that you are planning with your spouse?“
And because this is the holiday of luck, here are seven suggestions for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with your spouse, from romantic to sexy.
1. Snuggle up and watch a movie set in Ireland.
I’m partial to the classic The Quiet Man, that film being my favorite John Wayne flick, but you can find a list of possibilities here: 43 Of The Best Irish Movies To Watch Before You Visit Ireland.
I do not vouch for those movies being good or even okay to watch! Do your homework, y’all. (Common Sense Media and/or Focus on the Family’s Plugged In will often have a movie review that tells you exactly what to expect.)
2. Dance together to Irish music.
Pick an Irish/Celtic playlist on Spotify or Pandora, grab your partner, and dance to the the rhythm! Or try one of these options:
3. Wear undies that say on the front, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish.”
4. Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Resources from The Dating Divas.
The Dating Divas is a website dedicated to dating your sweetheart after you get married! They have hundreds of ideas, including holiday-themed dates. And yes, they have St. Patrick’s Day.
5. Dye your down-there hair green.
Yes, it’s really a trend. One I don’t understand, but hey, if you feel so moved, WikiHow even has instructions.
(Gives a whole new meaning to “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”)
6. Leave notes around the house, leading your spouse to the bedroom.
- “Feeling lucky? Head to the bedroom.”
- “Don’t kiss the blarney stone. Come kiss me!”
- “You can rub me for luck!”
- “I don’t need Irish whiskey to make me frisky!”
- “I want to taste your lucky charms!”
- “Irish you were inside me!”
- “Let’s rock, baby. Let’s sham-rock!” (I don’t even know what that one means.)
7. Make Love.
What? You don’t think that’s Irish? I beg to differ. Ireland’s fertility rate is 1.92 children per woman, so some couples on that big island are having sex. Follow suit, and go have fun!