7 Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Spouse

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 community member recently posted: “St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. Any fun ideas that you are planning with your spouse?

Challenge accepted!

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.

Maureen O’Hara & John Wayne in The Quiet Man

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.”

Found these on Amazon.com – click the image to see

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!

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22 thoughts on “7 Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Spouse

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    There’s an old Irish blessing: “May you spend eternity with the Holy Family besie a lake of beer.” And if that ain’t Heaven, what is?

    You get a special poem for this post, J. Lucky(?) you!

    To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day,
    it’s all about the beer.
    It should be green, but anyway,
    keep a tankard near.
    You really shouldn’t drink alone
    so grab your precious mate,
    round up some friends by phone
    and attend the drunken state.
    I’m really nae a drinking man,
    it’s truly not my station,
    but the day the horse got in the tram
    did require explanation…
    “Kiss me, dear, drunk or sober,
    for YOU are my lucky four-leaf clover!”

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  2. Greg

    #8 for the husbands: buy a kilt. Wear it traditionally, authentically. If you happen to be of Celtic descent and you know or can discover your family’s tartan, all the better. And has greater applications than just a one-off for St. Patrick’s day: for parts of the US where it gets oppressively hot in the summer, trust me—there is nothing more comfortable than wearing a kilt.

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      1. Greg

        That’s *awesome* that he owns two. Brilliant.

        Kilts are Scottish and Irish. You can tell the difference by the tartans. A ‘tighter,’ more elaborate plaid is usually Scottish; ‘broader’, simpler patterns are usually Irish. But until Burns Supper becomes a thing in the U.S., the Scots are usually happy to pull the kilt out on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, at least, I am.

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          1. Greg

            That’s even more awesome. I want to get a utility kilt to go alongside my tartan kilt. Are you or your husband if Scottish descent? Parker’s a Scottish family name.

          2. J Post author

            We’re both very British Isles regardless. Not sure how much Scottish is in our heritage.

          3. Greg

            Utility or not, I trust he wears then culturally appropriately on St. Patrick’s Day, according to my idea #8 above.

      2. Eric

        Yes, kilts are primarily Scottish. However, you have to remember that many Scots migrated to Ireland. In Scotland the tartans typically go by the clan. In Ireland, the tartans go by the county. There is an Irish National tartan. Mine is County Cavan. (But I also have an Ancient Campbell tartan kilt.) Also, there is the solid saffron tartan that many Irish pipe and drum bands wear. https://www.lochcarron.co.uk/blog/scottish-irish-kilts-difference/
        Saffron was the color used in ancient Irish clothing, specifically the Leinie. https://albanach.org/the-léine-e9ddd96c35e

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  3. Matt

    Silly me…I was just going to have my annual Guinness and watch a Celtics game in observation… maybe stream a few different variations of “O Danny Boy ” during pregame. Never considered special underwear or dyed pubic hair as a part of the mix (that seems like a lot of effort for virtually no payoff).

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  4. Mike

    St. Patricks Day was big in our home. My parents were married on that day. They eloped to Las Vegas and my dad had $2.00 in his pocket when they got home. They could not even live together they were so poor. But, congratulations to me, I was born 9 months later.

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  5. E.E.W.

    Pubic hair dyed green, and trimmed in the shape of a shamrock? Too, J suggests panties with a big arrow pointing “down there,” and the slogan, “Kiss me–I’m Irish”? (Shaved down there, too, is nicer fo’ kissin’). Or a bedroom note on blushin’ pink paper lettered in green ink: “Irish ye were inside o’ me”? I know what my Victorian grandparents woulda thought o’ y’ ideas for “Let[tin’] y’ fountain (penis?) be blest” whilst ye “take pleasure with th’ wife of y’ youth,” J, me lady (see Proverbs 5:18-19).

    But more important, what does God think?

    God approves.

    The blest Saint Paul, writing in Colossians to disprove the Gnostic heresy that only the human spirit is good, but the physical body is evil, notes that Jesus came in a “body of flesh,” and this physical body died naked for our shame to make us “holy, faultless and blameless” toward God and toward our spouses (Col. 1:22). Indeed the Holy Spirit of God inquired through Paul, “Why do you submit to regulations” such as “don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”? Methinks that God had in mind havin’ romantic fun with y’ spouse on St. Paddy’s Day when He breathed these words o’ liberty to Paul (see Colossians 2:23).

    But don’t drink too much o’ that green beer, begorra, an’ go easy on th’ boiled cabbage. These kin both have some gassy side effects, which kin spoil y’ private bedroom romantic romp! E.E.W.

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