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St Patrick’s Day activities for couples

Check out these fun and creative St Patrick’s Day activities for couples! Whether it’s making leprechaun popcorn, speaking with an Irish accent or playing some Ireland-inspired games, you’ll find something here to mark the 17th of March!

A couple having fun doing activities together with their St. Patrick's Day hat and headdress

Using holiday inspiration for date night (or date day!) creates a ready-made theme that adds to the fun and novelty of the occasion – two factors which turn a good date night great.

I’m personally in favor of celebrating every holiday I can. But one that’s super fun would have to be St. Patrick’s Day, the national day for the Irish.

That there are 70 million of us around the world who have ancestry going back to the Emerald Isle should be reason enough to mark the 17th of March on our calendars.

But that aside, who can resist Irish food, Irish accents and the luck of the leprechaun?

However in all seriousness, if you’re wondering what activities you can do on St Patrick’s Day that aren’t simply resorting to a few pints of Guinness down at your local pub or a whiskey binge, here’s plenty of ideas for a St. Patrick’s date.

From games, to movies, to snacks and just all round crazy suggestions, you’ll find some “grand” St Patrick’s Day activities for couples that will make this day a fun celebration – alcohol optional.

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St Patrick’s Day games for adults

Coins and clover leaf spread out the wooden table

Playing games is one of my top picks of fun activities for couples at home. These St Patrick’s Day games for adults can be easily played with two people.

Gold coin toss

This game works best when you have a prize riding on the outcome. I suggest something Irish themed like these St Patrick’s Day novelties.

Place a container (bonus points if you use a hat like this one) the ground at an agreed upon distance from where you are both sitting or standing.

Take turns throwing these chocolate gold coins into the hat.

Winner is the one who gets the most coins in!

Lucky flip card game

Channeling the luck of the Irish with this game. At 25 minutes to play, it’s perfect if you’re wanting time to do all the things.


Much like Monopoly, though this game has you buying Ireland's treasures - everything from the potato to Irish pubs -rather than streets. On the back of all the deeds you'll find information on that aspect of Irish culture too!

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St Patrick’s Day snacks

Playing these games will make you rather hungry, so consider having some St Patrick’s Day snacks to munch on while you play.

Alternatively make the actual creation of these snacks, or these St. Patrick’s Day cookies or St. Patrick’s Day treats part of your St Patrick’s Day date.

St Patrick's Day snacks

(Other fun St Patrick’s Day date ideas involving food include having a St Patrick’s Day brunch, St Patrick’s Day dinner and St. Patrick’s Day desserts).

St Patrick’s Day movies

Couple on the couch watching a St Patrick's Day movie as one of the fun St Patrick's Day activities for couples.

Watching a movie is a low effort, fun way to have a St Patrick’s Day date.

If you have any snacks left over, you may want to take them to the couch, where you can settle into watching any one of these classic films.

My Left Foot

This 1989 biopic chronicles the life of Christy Brown who was born with cerebral palsy and can only control his left foot.

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Far and Away

This 1992 film is worth it alone to see Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in the second of three movies where they played a married couple while being one in real life.

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The Guard

If you're looking for some laughs, this 2011 comedy features an Irish cop with a penchant for alcohol, drugs and prostitutes who is forced to work with an uptight FBI agent. What could go wrong?

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The Irishman [DVD]

You could also check out The Irishman (2019). While this film has no connection to Ireland per se other than the main character is of Irish descent. But it's an intense film all about a Mafia hitman you are sure to enjoy.

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The Commitments

The 1991 tale of the rise and fall of an Irish band. A great hit, though I confess "Mustang Sally" always makes me want to leave the room.

Michael Collins

This 1996 film is a gritty, hard-hitting look of the IRA in the 1920s and their battle against the United Kingdom which although ends in victory, then denigrates into civil war.

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The Magdalene Sisters

This disturbing tale of life for three "fallen" Irish girls in the 1960s will have you grateful for your freedom.

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Creative St Patrick’s Day activities for couples

A basket filled with towels and a green bath bomb

If you’re looking for something a little more creative to do on St Patrick’s Day then this section is for you.

Creative activities for couples on St Patrick’s Day include:

  • attending a St Patrick’s Day parade
  • taking part in a St Patrick’s Day running event
  • visiting an Irish History Museum
  • researching an Irish poet and recite a poem to each other
  • going to the library and get out some fiction by an Irish author (I can totally recommend Marian Keyes)
  • speaking to each other in an Irish accent all day. Don’t know how to speak with an Irish accent? I’ve got you covered!
  • Once you have your Irish accent mastered, attempting to say any of these Irish sayings in appropriate moments. You could even make a bingo game out of it!
    • Tis only a stepmother would blame you.
    • Never scald your lips with another man’s porridge.
    • There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
    • Do not take the thatch from your own roof to buy slates for another man’s house.
    • It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.
    • Here’s to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.
    • Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.
    • The cat is always dignified until the dog comes by.
    • Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.
    • If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.
  • Creating a You tube play list of your favorite Irish musicians and have a concert in your living room. The following Irish singers and bands won’t disappoint:
    • Enya
    • Sinead O’Connor
    • Snow Patrol
    • The Corrs
    • The Cranberries
    • The Pogues
    • Thin Lizzy
    • Van Morrison
    • U2

Come the 17th of March, why not try some of these fun St Patrick’s Day activities for couples. There’s a wealth of fun ideas to choose from for a St Patrick’s Day date.

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