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Save a Pot of Gold for St. Patty's Day with a Budget

March 4, 2019 | By Mason Roberts

You don’t have to be Irish to be excited for St. Patrick’s Day. Lads and lassies, Irish and not, observe it throughout the world with music, food, drink, and dressing in green to ward off leprechaun pinches.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day for Less Green

While it conjures images of emerald shamrocks and pots of gold, you don’t have to spend a lot of green to feel the luck of the Irish this year. Here are some tips to help you keep more cash in your wallet while celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day.

Related: Holidays are better when they cost less – save money this Valentine’s Day with these easy tips for the budget-conscious!

Celebrating at Work

No matter where you work or who your co-workers are, everyone likes an excuse to celebrate in the workplace. Why not bring a little green into your office and suggest a St. Patrick’s Day party this year? A St. Patrick’s Day Potluck could be just the ticket for everyone to share traditional Irish dishes or even their own family favorites.

Even a few drops of green food coloring can go a long way in bringing a little St. Patrick’s Day spirit to your work function. Businesses also benefit from these bonding experiences because happy workers are more productive, reliable and collaborative. That means they might be willing to help fund the fun and even appreciate your initiative and creativity.

Celebrating with Other Adults

It’s not all about bar-hopping and pub-crawls on St. Patrick’s Day. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this “greenest of holidays” without painting the town red. If you’re short on cash, but you still want a green-themed get-together with your friends, why not bring the fun home this year?

  • Watch Something. Check out Boondock Saints or a Leprechaun marathon!
  • Play Some Tunes. Go from Flogging Molly to The Dubliners with your St. Patty’s Playlist.
  • BYOGB. BYOB is a great money-saver, and a few drops of food coloring can make any drink green! 

A payday loan can help you out if money’s tight between paychecks, but skipping the bar also means avoiding the drunken masses and inflated drink prices. Pooling your resources can make your evening all the more affordable. Opt for a night-in this St. Patrick’s Day and see how much money you can save compared to a night out at the pubs. 

Celebrating with the Kids

Do your plans include the kids this March 17th? From parades to arts and crafts, there are lots of ways to entertain the kiddies on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrock scavenger hunts, coin tosses, and coloring pages are all fun activities that kids of all ages can enjoy together. Here are some more kid-friendly and budget-friendly St. Patrick’s Day ideas to try this year:

  • Make Green Drinks. Drink your greens, from health shakes to Shamrock Shakes.
  • Watch Something Together. Secret of Kells and Luck of the Irish are modern kid classics.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Snacks. Lucky Charms and green rice crispy treats are a hit with little ones.

Find Your Own Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Are you short on green this St. Patrick’s Day? You’re not alone. About 3 out of 5 Americans experienced some kind of unexpected expense last year, and even households with annual incomes of $75,000 or more, half reported they didn’t have the money on hand to cover a $500 emergency expense.

Over 1 out of 5 relied on credit cards to bridge the payday gap, while over 1 in 10 borrowed the funds they needed from friends and family. A payday loan can be that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow you were looking for.

If you find yourself wondering, “Where can I find payday loans near me in Jeffersontown or La Grange?” get your own pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day with a payday loan that’s right for you - wonder no more!