DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

Throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party and looking for inspiration? Don’t worry, the team at Babylon Honda has you covered. These easy, DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations will make your party the most festive one on record.

Four-Leaf Clover Table Topper

It’s easy to turn some green card stock and some skewers into a miniature garden of four-leaf clovers. Cut out your fill of clovers, glue them to skewers, and then place them in a vase, bottle, or pot for a festive centerpiece.

Cupcake Toppers

Don’t just top your table with clovers—top your desserts with them too. Cut out clovers and attach to popsicle sticks, then insert into cupcakes or other treats.

Clover Goody Bags

Send your guests home with some goodies in a clover-shaped pouch. Cut thick green paper or fabric into clover shapes and glue or sew shut, leaving an opening where you can stash chocolate coins and colorful candies.

Triangle Banner

Some festive scrapbooking paper paired with colorful string can easily turn into a St. Patrick’s Day Banner. Cut triangles with the paper and decorate as you please, spelling out “Luck” or “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” or just painting each triangle with a clover. Attach the triangles to the string, and hang it proudly.

History of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Long Island is full of rich history and memorable traditions. One such annual tradition is held every year on the 4th of July at Coney Island, just a couple of hours from Babylon Honda. This annual 4th of July celebration honors one of Coney Island’s favorite snacks—the hot dog.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is put on every year by the century-old Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand. Legend has it that in 1916, four immigrants created the first hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. The winner would prove themselves as the most patriotic of the four.

How many hot dogs one can eat may not actually determine how patriotic a person is. However, there’s no denying that hot dogs are a symbol of ballparks, Coney Island, and other beloved and iconic American settings. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been a fun way for folks to come together and celebrate the 4th of July each year.

In order to participate in the contest, contestants must enter one of several qualifiers, which take place in cities all over the country starting as early as March. If contestants do well here, they can move up towards competing in the official Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July. This year will mark the 101st contest, and is definitely a festive event worth witnessing if you’re in the area this summer.