• How to Survive Hoboken St. Patty’s Day {If You’re NOT Participating}

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    Welp, the weekend of Hoboken’s Leprecon has begrudgingly arrived. Though some of you are actually looking forward to this day of drunken debauchery, there are some {read: A LOT} of us who have thoughts on this occasion such as…

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     Needless to say, this post is for those of you who want to avoid Leprecon/St. Patty’s {seriously though, WHAT IS IT CALLED!?} at all costs. Good luck & may the odds be ever in your favor. Here are 6 ways to survive if you’re NOT participating. 

    1. Stock up on food & alcohol {let’s just be honest here} OR order delivery. 

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    Just because you don’t feel like wearing green and making a fool of yourself doesn’t mean you don’t want a cocktail or glass of vino. That usual restaurant/bar you go to on Saturdays is going to be filled to the brim with green tutus and tapped Guinness draughts… so, be prepared and stock up beforehand. If you don’t have the time, here are some of our delivery recommendations {just know you may have a bit of a wait!}.

    — Delivery Suggestions —

    Healthy Delivery | Likely to Bloat After Eating Delivery | Indecisive Delivery 

    2. Get outtaaa town.

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    What better way to avoid Leprecon than to GET OUT OF HOBOKEN?! Take the weekend to visit family or friends from your hometown. We suggest leaving Friday evening rather than Saturday to avoid sitting in traffic. WOOF.

    3. Host your own {Leprecon-themed} shindig. 

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    ^how stinkin’ cute is this rainbow fruit tray?

    Why wait in long lines just to wait in an even longer line for a drink? Maybe, just MAYBE, you’ll be able to hold onto it long enough before it gets spilled all over the lovely green outfit you put together….but who knows if that’s a reality. Instead, call some friends and host your own damn party. There are a plethora of St. Patty’s Day themed foods and drinks on the internet to peruse!

    Game ideas for said shindig: Cards Against Humanity {duh}, green beer pong, maybe look out your window and count the amount of human beings falling down? {Totally kidding on that last one — though it’s sure to happen}

    4. Go see a movie.

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    ^just outside of the theater!

    In case you weren’t aware, Hoboken has a movie theater—and it’s on the other side of town people {ya know, away from the green smurfs}. Located at 409 14th Street.  If you don’t want to leave your apartment {we totally get that}, there’s Netflix. There’s always, Netflix. 

    5. Work it OUT!

    You’ll have all day Saturday & Sunday to get your fitness on — worry free of the class/gym being packed like sardines. The majority of usual suspects will be taking drinks to the face Saturday and Sunday, but the more astute residents of the town of Hoboken will be all ….

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    6. Venture to New York City. Or Jersey City.

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    If you can withstand the {probably} packed public transportation ride into New York, you can spend the day there! We are, after all, so very close to the big apple–why not take advantage of it?

    Here are a few ideas to get you started: {5 Speakeasies in NYC You Must Check Out} & {Jersey City Dining Ideas}

    Whether you decide to stay in and be a civilized adult or indulge in the party scene — we hope you enjoy it and are safe! xo

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    HG Disclaimer: This article is used for entertainment only. HobokenGirl.com provides this information to the public, and it does not condone drinking and driving or excessive alcohol consumption. You must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.


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    Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.