Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. – Irish Blessing
St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Deals, Specials and Limited Time Offerings:
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year so look for lots of places to offer their specials the whole weekend!
Arby’s – now serving their Mint Chocolate Shake to celebrate the season
Bennigan’s – To celebrate their founding in 1976, they have a$19.76 Irish themed special for the season. Get one appetizer, one dessert and two entrees for $19.76. For the complete menu see the Bennigan’s Promotions page.
Brugger’s Bagels – Green bagels have been a tradition at Bruegger’s for more than two decades, and this year, they’ll be available March 15 to 17 at participating locations. Pre-ordering is available now and is highly recommended, as green bagels tend to sell out every year. Also on Bruegger’s site is an offer for $2 off the Big Bagel Bundle (13 bagels, which can be made green). The coupon is redeemable March 15 to 17.
Cracker Barrel – Want an authentic Irish meal? Cracker Barrel is serving Corned Beef and Cabbage March 11-17, 2019. The dish features hand-sliced corned beef with boiled cabbage, sweet whole baby carrots, and red potatoes, served with Spicy Brown Mustard. Comes with homemade Buttermilk Biscuits or Corn Muffins. Visit the Cracker Barrel website for more details.
Dairy Queen – Through Sunday, March 17, buy one Blizzard and get a second one for 99 cents at participating locations.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Throughout March, get medium iced coffee for $2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at participating locations. They also have Irish Creme coffees and Mint Brownie Donuts for a limited time.
Krispy Kreme – Grab a green Original Glazed Doughnut on March 15-17, 2019, an annual tradition for St. Patrick’s Day. You also have a chance to win a dozen doughnuts a month for a year! For participating locations and more details see the Krispy Kreme St. Patrick’s Day Page.
McDonald’s – The iconic green “Shamrock Shake” is back for the year until March 24. Not all locations off it so use the Shamrock Shake Finder on the McDonald’s mobile app to track down a participating one near you.
Sonic – Waiting to see what their offer is. It’s been $.50 corn dogs, half price cheeseburgers and half price shakes in years past. They have not announced yet.
Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
- St. Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat. (May-win Su-cat)
- St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17, the date of St. Patrick’s death in 461AD.
- The total spent on St. Patrick’s Day by Americans celebrating will be about $4.6 billion dollars.
- There are NO female Leprechauns… so where do they come from?
- A pot of gold with 1,000 gold one ounce coins would be worth about $1.26 million dollars.
- The first American St. Patrick’s Day party took place in Boston, Massachusetts.
- It is St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s day – NEVER St. Patty’s day.
And why do you get pinched if you aren’t wearing green? That’s another American invention during the first celebration in Boston. They thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the naughty Leprechauns who apparently run around pinching everyone they see that isn’t wearing green!
St. Patrick’s Day things to make:
St. Patrick’s Day Candy Science
Walking Water Rainbow Experiment
Got little ones? This Paper Plate Rainbow Craft is great for them!
And for eats today, we’re making Spinach Muffins for breakfast (they’re green!) and Shamrock Chips for a snack and we’ll have Irish Soda Bread with dinner!
You can also make these super cute, super easy Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls!
Need a green drink? Here’s a Healthy Green Smoothie!
Need more ideas? Here are 21 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas.
And my favorite Irish proverb: You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind. Which means, don’t just think about it – do it!