Holidays & Seasonal

St. Patrick's Day for Boomers, Zoomers & Seniors

Today is March 17, and even if you’re no longer in your 20’s or 30’s and interested in going from one bar to another to celebrate the day, there are still lots of ways to have some St. Patrick’s Day fun with friends. In fact, the Irish-themed ideas below are probably enjoyed to their optimum if you’re a retired (or about to be) baby boomer, zoomer or senior citizen, and have the afternoon before to prepare (or the morning after to recuperate).

Progressive Dinners…from stuffed spud appetizer’s at Tom’s apartment, to cloverleaf decorated cupcakes and Bailey’s Irish Cream at Joan’s retirement residence, and everything in between

Charades, Pictionary, or Scavenger Hunts with Irish-themed clues and prizes

Darts doesn’t have to be a game played exclusively in pubs, although it’s sure popular in Irish pubs….get a dart board and keep the drinks to (Irish) coffee, to cut down on casualties

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Irish Movie Night – Colin Farrell & Sean Connery. Photo sources: &

Name That Tune – play Irish songs (or songs with an Irish connection) and award prizes to the first person that correctly identifies the name of the song…The Irish Rover, Molly Malone and Danny Boy might have early winners

Irish Movie Night – Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cillian Murphy…the list of Irish actors appealing to all ages, goes on and on.  Serve up a movie with green popcorn (mix a food colouring into the oil/butter as it’s popping).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Senior City!



Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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