Green Beer Alternatives

Used to chugging green beer on your favorite Irish holiday? Those days are long gone now that you've got a little leprechaun in the oven. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are five ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day when you're pregnant.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day pregnant

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Do the shamrock shake

Just because you can't have any green beer doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a green glass of goodness on St. Paddy's Day. This shamrock shake recipe is sure to hit the sweet spot. Plus, Baby is getting the added benefit of extra calcium (wink, wink).


Pick out an Irish name for your lad

Today's the day to be infatuated with all things Irish. If you're still in the process of choosing the perfect name for your little bean, why not throw an Irish name or two in the ring? Consider Liam for a boy or Kelli for a girl. Get inspired by our list of Irish baby names.


Snag a green maternity outfit

Green is trending hard for spring. Take advantage of this color trend and grab yourself a cute green maternity outfit. I love these shirt dresses during pregnancy because you can add leggings, boots and a long cardigan when it's cold out and wear it as a dress with sandals when the weather heats up (or when your feet become too swollen for regular shoes). Maternity shirt dress (Motherhood Maternity, $20, sale price)


Buy Baby St. Paddy's Day gear
(for next year)

Think ahead for next year and grab a baby outfit for your little guy. Now's the time to buy a Baby's First St. Patrick's Day outfit at a killer price.


Be a DD

Be a good sport this year and be the designated driver for your baby daddy and all of your friends. Hey, you can't drink anyway, right? You might as well earn some favors for when you need a last-minute babysitter after the bambino comes.

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