Saint Patrick's Day may be one of the craziest of holidays. Green beer, Irish pubs open at 7:00AM, and a multitude of St. Patty's Day parades across the nation set this holiday up to be one fun day of celebration.
Below are some of our most favorite memories of the green holiday- not only from us, but from some of our colleagues as well! And what can we say...Kansas City knows how to celebrate!
“I think my worst memory is more worthy than my favorite! I was about 12 years old and was visiting my grandparents with my family in their winter home in Phoenix, AZ. My grandparents our part of a community down there filled with other retirees. My sister, brother, and I were excited to get ready for the community St. Patty’s Day parade. We painted our nails, got green, put on necklaces, painted our faces, wore goofy socks, and the whole sha-bang – we were ready! We lined up with everyone else (which was about 30 people) to start walking. There were no floats, no band, no dancers, and NO leprechauns! J What a rip-off. Instead, it was a show-off of the cutest grandkids – and we were the only ones! Being the stars of the show, the most common sound I heard was “Awwwww” and I was past “aw” at 12. It was embarrassing and even worse, no fun at all. Afterwards, we sang karaoke with the old people with more “aws.” I was done. At least the seniors got some fun out of it!”
- Sarah Snyder, Director of Event Planning at Think Big Partners, Kansas City MO
"I've never celebrated St. Patty's Day in Kansas City, but I have in Ohio. Here is my favorite Saint Patrick's Day memory. One of my best friends was born on St. Patty's Day, so she got this giant hat and wore it around all day! It was a blast to spend the day with friends."
- Allison Way, Writer at Think Big Partners, Kansas City MO
What's your favorite Saint Patrick's Day memory? How are you celebrating this year? Comment below, let us know!
From all of us at Think Big Partners and the Kansas City community, Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Thanks for "going green"!
Written by Allison Way. Allison is a writer for Think Big Partners, Kansas City's early-stage business incubator and startup accelerator. To read more of Allison's work, check out the Kansas City Entrepreneurship Examiner as well as her articles on Helium, eZine, and BrooWaha. Follow Allison! @AllisonThinkBig