St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and there are many people in the world that are excited to celebrate by hosting amazing parties for friends and family. Before we delve into how you can make your party stand out, let’s take a look at what the day is truly about.
The holiday is celebrated in honor of the man, St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland. Also, even though the holiday falls in the middle of Lent, the prohibitions against the consumption of meat can be waived on this day.
Sounds like a reason to celebrate to me!
So bring out the corned beef, bust out the green, and get ready to party.
The color green is often used to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because it is symbolic of the lush greenery that Ireland is famous for. Incorporate green as much as possible by using green invitations, cutlery and tablecloths.
When it comes to decorating, it goes without saying that leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold will be a part of the décor.
But if you want to make your decorations unique you can add to your color scheme by incorporating blue which is the official color of Ireland. Orange and white can be thrown in as well as these, along with green, are the colors of the Irish flag.
Food and Drinks
Chefs will want to get creative in the kitchen serving as many green foods as possible. For foods that aren’t naturally green, dyes can be added!
Shamrock shaped cookies and desserts are also sure to go over well.
And no St. Patrick’s Day party would be complete without the right mix of alcoholic beverages. Green Screwdrivers and Green Hawaiian Cocktails are just some examples of the mixed drinks you can make that are appropriate for the holiday.
Budweiser has previously advertised its beer as the American staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but if you’re intent on celebrating the Irish culture, you may prefer a good Guinness.
Non-alcoholic beverages that can be served include peppermint hot chocolate and non-alcoholic homemade Irish Cream.
Plan the Right Activities
There are plenty of things you can do at your St. Patricks’ Day party to keep the spirit lively. Here are examples of some games you can play with your guests:
- Scavenger Hunts: Easter isn’t the only holiday for hiding treats and having your guests find them. This can also be a great St. Patrick’s activity that provides family friendly fun.
- Bingo: Make up St. Patrick’s themed bingo cards and award a holiday themed gift to winners.
- Minute to Win It Games: Those who are familiar with the Guy Fieri game show will be able to come up with a ton of these. The Oreo challenge is an easy to pull off favorite that can be done with green Oreos.
Dress the Part
While it’s likely that most of your guests will show up wearing green, as the host, it’s up to you to see to it that people stay in the holiday spirit. You can do this by requesting guests wear green on your invite. Then enforce the theme by making sure you are the height of St. Patrick’s Day fashion.
While green clothing will do the trick, you can go the extra mile by wearing a pair of our St. Patrick’s themed leggings, available exclusively here.
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect holiday for throwing a party. Serving the right food, decorating appropriately and providing fun activities will work to get your guests in the mood. We wish you the luck o’ the Irish in throwing a party that will have your guests talking for weeks to come!