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Slacker St. Patty’s: 7 Ways to Show Your St. Patrick’s Day Pride For Cheap

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Photo by Arindam Shivaani/REX/Shutterstock (8524781g) An unidentified boy wearing a green hat and fancy eyewears Saint Patrick's Day parade, Toronto, Canada - 17 Mar 2017
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* St. Patrick’s day is Saturday, March 17
* Stock up on booze – and the party essentials like tattoos and photo props
* Shop these festive options that won’t break the bank

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, which means it’s time to stock up on all things green, Irish, 4-leaf-clover-featuring, and leprechaun-inspired. You’ll also need booze – get that delivered here.

Whether you’re heading to the bar or throwing a bash at home, there’s obviously a ton of fun stuff to get for your party, but here are a few affordable essentials that every true St. Patty’s day turn-up needs… besides Guinness, of course.

1. Cool Change Color Changing Straws

This pack of color changing straws is an easy way to turn up the fun at any St. Patty’s day party, and they only cost $7. Plus, they’re reusable, BPA free, and dishwasher safe, so you can break them out for many parties to come.

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2. Rhode Island Novelty Shamrock Head Boppers

A little bit of costume can go a long way, and these simple St. Patty’s day head-boppers do just that. They’re reasonably-priced, stretchy enough to fit a variety of head shapes, and come as a set of 6.

St. Patrick's Day Headbands Shamrock Image courtesy of Amazon


3. St. Patrick’s Photo Booth Props

St. Patty’s day parties give a great opportunity for some memorable Irish-inspired photos, and this set of props ensures that every picture will be Instagram-worthy. For just $10, you get 24 props that range from clovers to goofy glasses to leprechaun beards.

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4. Jollylife Leprechaun Footprints

These leprechaun footprint stickers are especially good for any St. Paddy’s day parties with kids, but they’re a fun addition to any Irish get together. The decals are made with a self-adhesive PVC that prevents any sticky residue, which makes removal and cleanup much easier.

St. Patty's Day Leprechaun Footprints Image courtesy of Amazon


5. St. Patrick’s Day Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are another great option for kid-friendly parties, but people of all ages will (secretly) be happy to get a shamrock on the cheek. We recommend this set because it comes with 120 tattoos in 20 different styles, and only costs $14.

Irish Temporary Tattoos Image courtesy of Amazon


6. Hipsy Irish Green Hair Bands

The lasses (and long haired lads!) will be happy to have a hair band that fits the occasion. This pack of hair bands comes with two adjustable bands – one with sparkly clovers and the other with green braids.

Party Hairbands St. Patrick's Day Image courtesy of Amazon


7. Joyin Toy St. Patrick’s Day Party Set

If you’re committed to having the best St. Patty’s day celebration on the block, get this 108-piece set of accessories and party favors. The set includes necklaces, shamrock shutter shades, St. Patty’s day cups, bracelets, and tattoos.

St. Partick's Day Party Kit Image courtesy of Amazon

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