With Saint Patrick’s Day upon us once again, it’s a great time to get together with friends and celebrate. There are many wonderful traditions that embrace the spirit of this holiday, but all of them can be improved upon. Typically, you’ll find me writing about all the great ways to use sparklers for weddings. However, they are also great for these types of events, too! Below, I’ll discuss different ways to use sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day that fit into traditional activities. With any luck, they will become part of your yearly festivities. Let’s try to find that pot of gold!

Recite an Irish Blessing

Irish blessings are traditional blessings or prayers that originated in Ireland. They are often given as a form of well-wishing or good luck. Many Irish blessings are focused on the themes of happiness, prosperity, love, and health. By far, the most popular blessing is as follows:

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

Irish blessings are often used in celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. Though they are deeply rooted in tradition, consider holding a sparkler while you recite it. It will add some impact and will also be a lot of fun!

Have a Traditional Irish Wedding

From Claddagh rings to massive feasts, Irish weddings are a wonder to behold! The wedding ceremony in an Irish wedding often takes place in a church, and it may include traditional elements. This includes lighting of the unity candle, exchanging of vows and rings, and the signing of the marriage register. If you are having yours on St. Patrick’s Day, consider doing something special. For instance, you could swap your unity candles for some large wedding sparklers instead. The meaning will be the same, but the presentation will be amazing!

Attend a St. Patty’s Parade

One of the easiest ways to use sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day is while attending a local parade. Parades are a long standing tradition for this holiday, so finding one nearby shouldn’t be difficult. To incorporate our products, just find an open area and use them in the crowd. Similarly, you can use them on your float if you are part of the procession. Either way, they can be a great way to make sure your group stands out from the pack.

Drink Garnish

Image of a Green Drink on Saint Patrick's DayTypically, people drink classic Irish beverages like whiskey or Guinness beer as part of their celebration. However, there are many other festive concoctions suitable for this holiday! For instance, you can create a green smoothie, make a “shamrock” shake, or even dye your beer the color green! Either way, you can easily add a sparkler as a garnish to elevate the presentation. While I prefer green colored sparklers, you can technically use any variety you can find.

Create an Irish Scavenger Hunt

Putting together a scavenger hunt is a fun way to show your heritage with pride. Of course, you need to make sure that it fits the theme of “all things Ireland” for good measure! Here are some classic examples of what to include in your scavenger hunt.

  • Claddagh ring: Include a picture or a small replica of a Claddagh ring, which is a traditional Irish ring representing love, loyalty, and friendship.
  • A leprechaun hat: Look for a miniature leprechaun hat or a picture of a leprechaun to include in the scavenger hunt.
  • Pot of gold: Look for a small replica of a pot of gold or a picture of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
  • Map of Ireland: Include a map of Ireland, with different locations marked for the participants to find.
  • Native music: Have the participants find and play a traditional Irish song, such as “Danny Boy” or “The Wild Rover.”
  • Irish food: Have the participants find and try a traditional Irish food, such as soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, or shepherd’s pie.
  • Irish language: Have the participants find and learn a few Irish language phrases, such as “Dia dhuit” (hello) or “Sláinte” (cheers).

No matter what items you include in your activity, you obviously need a fun prize. This can be one of the most fun ways to use sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day that your participants will love!

Snack or Dessert Garnish

Irish desserts are known for their simplicity, yet deliciousness. One of the most popular desserts in Ireland is the classic bread pudding, made from stale bread, raisins, cinnamon, and custard. Another traditional dessert is apple tart, which consists of a flaky pastry crust filled with sliced apples, cinnamon, and sugar. Cream liqueur is also a popular ingredient in desserts, often used to create rich and creamy desserts like Irish cream cheesecake or cream fudge. Their famous coffee, which combines coffee, whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream, is also a beloved dessert beverage. Overall, Irish desserts may not be the most elaborate. However, they are certainly comforting and satisfying; often reflecting the rustic charm of traditional cuisine.

However, you need to decorate your desserts if you want them to stand out! Consider adding a few sparklers to the mix and you’ll be satisfied. I always suggest sparklers designed for cakes to be on the safe side. Whatever you choose, it will be a great experience.

Create a “Rainbow and a “Pot of Gold”

Creating a “rainbow” or a “pot of gold” is a really cool way to celebrate this holiday. However, with gold prices being high and rainbows being circumstantial, it can be a tricky measure. Fortunately, we have you covered! Most of our sparklers burn in the color gold; which is pretty much self-explanatory. However, we also have rainbow colored neon sparklers that can bridge the party to your treasure! All you have to do is prepare your guests, hand out the items, and enjoy your celebration. With the proper preparations, you can have a new tradition that you’ll love forever.

Go to the Bar

Image of Patrons at a Bar for St. Patrick's DayBy far one of the most popular activities to enjoy on this holiday is to head to your local pub or tavern. However, there are only certain ways to use sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day that are appropriate in a bar. As mentioned before, you could easily just add them as a garnish to a special dessert or cocktail. However, the most popular option is to use bottle sparklers for champagne to create an inclusive experience. This is often referred to as “bottle service”, and it can be a fun way to celebrate with a group. Essentially, they deliver you a whole bottle with a sparkler attached as a decoration. It can be a bit pricey, but it’s the ultimate VIP experience.

Use Them While Step Dancing

Irish step dancing is a style of dance that originated in Ireland and is characterized by rapid, intricate footwork and an upright posture. It is typically performed solo, although group performances are also common. The dance is often accompanied by traditional Irish music, and the dancer’s feet create percussive rhythms as they move across the floor. Irish step dancing has gained popularity around the world, and it is now a competitive sport with regional, national, and international championships. It is also often featured in cultural events and performances celebrating Irish heritage.

Luckily, you can “jazz” things up easily by simply adding some of our products to your celebration! Obviously, you need to make sure you’re being safe. However, using sparklers while step dancing can be a fun and amazing addition to your holiday celebration.

Should I Use Sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day or Not?

Depending on how you plan to celebrate, our products can be a wonderful addition to your festivities. In some situations, it’s extremely easy to work them into the mix. However, it isn’t appropriate to use sparklers for Saint Patrick’s Day in every single situation. My best advice is to consider if or how they could play a role first. When in doubt, just pick up some green sparklers to fit the holiday. You’ll be surprised at how much fun they can be for just a few dollars!

Hopefully, these ideas inspired you to try them out for yourself. If so, please feel free to share this post on your favorite social media platforms. Good luck and happy St. Patrick’s Day!