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
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!