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A Light Heart Lives Long

One of my favorite Irish Sayings is

The light heart lives long.

I love this because even though life is hard, if we learn to take things in stride and put a positive spin on our struggles, life is much more enjoyable.

We can’t control everything but if we are optimistic,  we put less stress on ourselves and we are more likely to live a long, happy, and healthy life.

 Saint Patrick’s Day is a great chance to chill out and enjoy the people and life around you.

Here are some fun ideas for making the most of your celebrations.


MUSIC


To start out with, you are going to need some really great Gaelic and Celtic music.

I created the following song list for your convenience.

 


DRINKS


While you listen to the music and spend time with friends or family, here are some traditional and nontraditional drinks for you to enjoy.

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Irish Coffee with Irish Creme

Cucumber Mint Spritzer

 Traditional Mojitos 

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PRINTABLES


I love Irish Proverbs so I created a few for you that you can easily print out and frame.

The Light Heart Lives Long.

May you always have walls for the wind and roof for the rain,  laughter to cheer you and those you love near you.

There are good ships and there are wood ships.  There are ships that sail the sea but, the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

You can find this “good ships saying” in a number of colors here. 

 

 


MOVIES


Even if you don’t want to go out, you can still celebrate in the privacy of your own home while wearing your cozy pajamas.

(I’ll be honest, this is how I like to party)

Here are a few movies that are guaranteed to get you in the  Irish mood.

    
The Irish are famous for their bittersweet love stories.
I don’t know what it is.  They throw our whole heart into it but it rarely turns out well.
They are wonderful, moving stories though and they are definitely worth reading and watching.
Here are a few great movies.

P.S. I Love You

Film synopsis – As they rally around Holly and help organize her apartment, a cake is delivered, and with it is a message from Gerry. It proves to be the first of several meaningful messages — all ending with “P.S. I Love You” — which he had arranged to have delivered to her after his death.

 

 

Tristan and Isolde

Film synopsis – After the fall of the Roman Empire, English orphan Tristan meets and falls in love with Irish princess Isolde, however she is set to marry Lord Marke, who raised Tristan. While unaware of her identity, he has won her hand in marriage for his lord and future king of the two countries, but now the passion of the two young people causes a rift leading to a devastating battle.

 

 

Ondine

Film synopsis – Ondine is a lyrical modern fairy tale that tells the story of Syracuse, an Irish fisherman whose life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. She says her name is Ondine, which means “she came from the sea”.

 

 

 


CLOTHING


Target® has some fun items to help you with your Saint Patrick Day shenanigans.

They even have a kilt if you are interested.

(Irish kilts are generally a solid color but Scottish plaid kilts are so handsome…)

 


COCKTAIL NAPKINS 


 Here are a few fun cocktail napkin options to choose from.

(you know you will need these…)

 

 

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, and fun

Saint Patrick’s Day!

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. – Irish Blessing

Happy DIYing friends!

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