March Madness

The Leprechauns are Coming. . . Follow the Green Balloons!

Here’s some March fun for everyone, not just the few who are able to make it to a St. Paddy’s Day party. It’s sponsored by, hosted by local businesses who want to show a little appreciation for their customers, and free to families looking for a novel way to spend St. Paddy’s having a good time around town.

Although many of the participating stores will be featuring a March special or sale all month long, the highlight will be akin to a treasure hunt. Just follow the green balloons. Once inside,  a hearty  “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”  will earn you the chance to bust a balloon. (Nothing to buy.)  Inside the balloon is a slip of paper designating your prize. Every store is creating its own list of great specials and balloon-popping prizes.  

Phil's Hair Styling

Get a FREE (wash-it-out) green streak at Phil’s Hair Styling on St. Paddy’s Day.   Nothing  to buy.  One streak per person. Drop in on St. Paddy’s Day, Saturday, March. 17,  and get streaked. No appointment needed and don’t forget to pop a balloon for prizes – free haircuts, products and dollars off. WOW!

SPECIAL FOR MARCH: A Keratin Blowout  that puts youth and bounce back in your  hair. A keratin conditioning treatment with a blow dry that lasts for 1-2 months.  Normally $75 you get it in March for $50. You save 33%.

Freebies, prizes, surprises, special sales and special food.  Wear a little green and follow the green balloons. One day only. Saturday, March 17. St. Paddy’s Day.  This page shows only a few of the fun participants.



MARCH SPECIAL: Gorgeous Green Carnations  Only 19.95 per doz. with greens and baby breath. Don’t wait. Order early.


Litchfield Laser Skin Care

Beauty within your reach. You can win a FREE treatments from Monroe's own Litchfield Laser Skin Care in the Big Y shopping center. All you have to do is enter the free drawing. Nothing to buy.  Pop a balloon for a generous Gift Certificate.
March Specials to make you summer-ready.
  1. Hair Removal - Lower Legs: $549 for TWO treatments! (Regularly $300 PER treatment)
  2. Hair Removal - Underarms: $199 for TWO treatments! (Regularly $120 PER treatment)
  3. Hair Removal - Bikini Line: $199 for TWO treatments! (Regularly $120 PER treatment)

Olive My Stuff

A Leprechaun’s lucky gold coins have been hidden inside green balloons with discounts galore and two generous Gift Cards at this consignment store known for its creativity and flair. Bring the kids, pop a balloon and browse. There’ll be  yummy cookies at Olive My Stuff on St. Paddy's Day.

The Mason Jar

The Mason Jar is Monroe’s trendy boutique run by a pair of entrepreneurial sisters, both Masuk alums, is going “green.”

On St. Paddy’s Day Free “lucky” bracelets (handmade in Rocky Hill)  to the first 30 purchases.  Bust a green balloon and get up to 50% off.  Register for the drawing of a big basket filled with goodies.

MARCH SPECIAL: Buy one of anything, get one 15% off all month.

Grandma's Storybook Cottage

Drop by with the little ones for coloring fun and prizes. Parents can pop the balloons. Grandma's Storybook Cottage is a storybook store on the second floor worth visiting. The books and toys are educational as well as fun.

The Last Drop Coffee Shop

Everybody's favorite drop in spot is going all out for St. Paddy's day.with a new, creative  menu for all March. Enjoy these specialties at the Last Drop Coffee Shop. Bring the kids on St. Paddy's Day. 

green pancakes
green bagels
Irish soda bread
"green eggs and ham"
spinach wrap with scrambled eggs cheese ham
"last drops lucky loaded potatoes"- bacon onion cabbage potatoes
"4-leaf clover quesadilla"
"green grilled cheese"
spinach, pesto, cheese grilled rye
st. patty cookies and cupcakes


"lucky last drop leprechaun" (frozen mint)*
"pot of gold" (frozen vanilla-butterscotch)
"the nutty irishman latte"
Irish cream coffee

"Order a "Lucky Last Drop Leprechaun" throughout March and your name will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize of a $25 gift card with a basket of Last Drop goodies.

Pop a balloon and win discounts up to 50%, free food, Gift Certificates or coffee beans

Union Savings Bank

Visit Union Savings Bank on St. Paddy's Day Morning ( bank hours 9 a.m. to noon) and bust a balloon.  With the luck of the Irish you might win one of the many gift cards to local businesses that the bank is giving away in support of shopping  local. Nothing to buy. Everyone welcome. 

For more info and directions to each business, click on the link to their Pictorial Directory page.


Read EyeOnMonroe for more Specials from participants or come Saturday, March 17, just follow the Green Balloons.

The Firehouse Grill

Leave the cooking to the leprechauns in the kitchen of  The Firehouse Grill  on St. Paddy's Day.  Specials on mouthwatering corned beef sandwiches and Irish dinners to go. Dinners only $14.95 . Call in ahead of time and pick your order up or drop in on the way home.