How to Have a Festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Without Spending a Pot of Gold

a year ago

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your celebration. Let’s face it – everyone loves an excuse to dress in costume and plan a party with family or friends, whether you’re Irish or not! Although it’s tempting to run out to the nearest party store and buy all the beaded necklaces and shamrock décor in sight, you don’t have to overspend to throw the perfect party. Whether you’re hitting the town or hosting your own gathering, here are some tips to make sure you save some green this year while still celebrating in style.

The Green Scene

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, green is a must. Oriental Trading has an array of products that can create an entertaining visual. These Hanging Clovers will stand out as soon as your guests walk through the front door. For $7.25, you get three pieces to spread throughout your dining area, kitchen or living room. This Shamrocks & Rainbows Tablecloth for $3.50 will work perfectly with these festive St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Disposable Plastic Cups for $7.99 and Green Dinner Plates to match for $4.25. If you really want to turn up the party, for $9.98 consider this Novelty Assortment to pass out to all your guests to make sure they are fully dressed for the occasion. All of these decorative items can be purchased with 4% cash back along with discounts from Oriental Trading when purchased directly through Splender.

If you’re not hosting a St. Patty’s Day party this year, but you’ve been invited to one, don’t be the guest that shows up empty handed. While it is likely that there will be lots of Guinness floating around, bring something to also share with the group. Pick one of your favorite treats and also consider baking something special for your host. Use the green McCormick Food Coloring for only $3.14 from Jet to make sure that your tasty treats are also dressed for the occasion. By ordering your food coloring through Splender, you can also earn 2% cash back on your purchase to use for the next party. Afterall, Easter is right around the corner, too!

Costume Craze

Halloween isn’t the only holiday where adults can get away with some over-the-top outfits. If you’re planning on painting the town green this year and really want to stand out from the crowd, take a look at this Leprechaun Men’s Costume for $14.73 or the Women’s Lucky St. Patty’s Day Costume for $30. These costume ideas can certainly guarantee to turn some heads. For those of us who are feeling festive, but may not be bold enough for a full costume, add some flare to your outfit by purchasing the Mini Top Hat for $20 or the Flashing Shamrock Bowtie for $6 from Walmart with 2% cash back if purchased through Splender.

Shamrock Savings

Cash back sites, such as Splender, are always a great route to take when trying to celebrate the holidays on a budget. Splender has over 800 retailers and gives shoppers cash back on every eligible purchase with additional promotions provided by individual retailers. Enjoy shopping for everyday items like clothing, food and décor without the hassle of standing in long lines just to end up breaking the bank. Now you can enjoy the night out or maybe a night in to celebrate with friends and family while staying well within your own budget and still having a great time.

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