it's that time of year again.
Can't you smell the shamrocks in the air, and the looming promise of corned beef, potatoes, and lots and lots of beer? St.
Patrick's Day is almost upon us.
And, although it falls on a Wednesday this year, there's never a good enough reason not to celebrate St.
Patty's to its fullest.
Whether it's a work-day dress-up day, or a night out at the pub (or both), there are a few easy essentials to prepare to make sure your inner party leprechaun is ready to be unleashed.
Green food coloring For around a dollar, a small bottle of green food coloring is the most fun you can have on St.
Just a couple drops in your breakfast apple juice, your unwitting co-worker's coffee, or your post-dinner pub lager will make St.
Patty's day the festive green it should be.
For other cheap thrills, here are other places a few well-placed or well-timed drops will make a grand ol' impression: - Office water cooler bottle - Office dairy creamer - Eggs (for green eggs and Ham, of course!) - Mashed potatoes - Any beer glass, especially before you pour, if you can, to make sure your head of foam is as green as can be 2).
Red-Head Wig There's only one day a year someone would actually WANT to look like Carrot Top.
Well, this is it! If you're not naturally ginger, here's your chance! Grab a red wig and make that 1/4 Irish in you stand out 100%! Nothing epitomizes the stereotypical Irish reveler like unruly red hair.
Show it off with pride! Special note to the ladies: Guys love a wild redhead! Don't worry, you can always take a wig off, in the morning! 3).
Funny Irish T-Shirt Maybe not for the office, but definitely for the pub later on, a green funny Irish drinking shirt is both an icebreaker and a pinch-preventer.
If you don't own an "Irish I were drinking," or "Irish Yoga" T-shirt, you're missing out on a conversation-starter, a good laugh, and fun party apparel.
It's not too late to order a funny Irish T-shirt from a good internet T-shirt shop like Channelshirt.
Green pin or tie Unless you can wear your funny T-shirt to work, be prepared with something else green to wear.
Don't be that cheater who says "there's green on my underwear.
" Break out your green dress shirt, tie, scarf, or, as a complete last resort, pin.
Even someone who took the time to wear a green pin to work is still better and more fun than the party pooper who pretends like they remembered St.
Patty's Day, because there's an accidental green alligator on their shirt, or green lining in their purse.
Irish drinking toasts Anybody can order a round of green beer.
But, to truly make it an Irish holiday (and, to impress your friends with your dedication to the Irish Holiday), give an old Irish toast or three.
If you don't know any, here's a few to start you off: -"Here's to absent friends, and here's twice to absent enemies!" -"Thirst is a shameless disease, so here's to a shameful cure!" -"It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money!" -"May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
" -"A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.
" Enjoy the luck of the Irish this St.
Have fun, and be safe!