St Patrick’s day is upon us, meaning it’s a great day if you’re Irish but an awful day if you’re looking to quietly enjoy a drink and chat with a friend at a bar. Whether you’re the Irish one downing car bombs, or the quiet in the corner one avoiding them, we’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts to keep in mind when navigating the drunken masses.
DO wear some sort of green
This one is a given. No one wants to be the one that drew a shamrock on their hand to avoid being pinched. Instead incorporate green into your outfit as a focal point without screaming “I wore everything green I own in this outfit.”
DON’T dress like a sexy leprechaun
Let’s leave the sexy outfits for a time when more appropriate… like on Halloween. Plus, do you really want to run the risk of hypothermia (at least in some parts of the country)?
We’re celebrating a holiday centered around a country that’s known for throwing back a cold one. Enjoy yourself.
DON’T use alcohol as an excuse
While you definitely should enjoy yourself, there is a fine line between enjoying yourself and being the overly drunk, creepy person at the party thinking they’re charming. Just don’t cross the line and you and everyone around you are sure to have a good time.
DO try out a St. Patty’s Day nail art design
Nail art is a fun, subtle way to express yourself without fully committing to an entire outfit. Check out our Pinterest board to tons of nail art inspiration.
DON’T paint a giant shamrock on your face
Although it may seem like a awesome idea to paint your face for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t. Sure, it may be a good ice breaker at the bars, but having a face full of paint will scream desperation, not to mention the morning after a good night, you’ll wake up with face paint all over your pillow…or floor depending on how your night went.