No matter what your ethnicity, Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday we can all enjoy. There is one thing that can put a damper on the celebration, and that’s being on a budget. It’s hard to let go and enjoy Saint Patty’s when each cent you spend feels like it’s your last.
Things don’t have to be like that, though. It’s possible to both enjoy celebrating the Luck ‘o the Irish and keep your pot of gold filled. Here are few of our favorite ways to keep your Saint Patty’s Day in the green, not the red.
You know what doesn’t cost anything? Going and watching a parade. The biggest Saint Patty’s Day parade in Texas takes place in Dallas. If you’re nearby, you’ll have a blast watching the stream of green go by while the crowd cheers. If you’re not near Dallas though, don’t fear. There are plenty of smaller parades throughout the state. Just do a quick online search to find the nearest you, and go enjoy the day.
Don’t forget to wear something green unless you feel like being pinched sore by the end of the day!
While parades are fun, maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like crowds. Fair enough. Another fun way of spending the day that won’t strip your wallet clean is to throw a party or barbecue for friends and family. It’s really not that hard or expensive.
With ten dollars worth of dollar store craft supplies you can easily fill your house with green and gold decorations to get everyone in the spirit of the day. Make the party potluck by having everyone supply some of the food: chips, hot dogs, soda, beer, or if they’re feeling adventurous, a traditional Irish dish like Shepherd’s Pie. For an extra element of fun, board games are both cheap and enjoyable and will keep everyone engaged and entertained.
Alcohol is one of the most expensive pastimes there is, and Saint Patrick’s Day is practically a holiday devoted to imbibing. Even the cost of a few drinks at the pub can add up quickly, and tattoo removal or a DUI are even more expensive. This isn’t to say you can’t have a few drinks, but try to exercise some moderation and start only once the sun has begun to set. That’ll at least ensure you have fewer drinks than if you’d been drinking all day.
If you find you’re worrying about money come Saint Patrick’s Day, then it may be worth thinking about getting a payday loan. Payday loans are a fast way of getting accessible cash when you need it most. If you’re wondering “where are payday loans near me?” Then Texas Car Title and Payday Loan Services Inc. has you covered. Their online store locator will let you know which of their locations is nearest to you. Just fill out the simple request form and an associate will get in touch with your promptly to walk you through the fast approval process. Sliánte!