There’s no better way to celebrate the spirit of the Irish than with a St. Patrick’s Day soiree! If you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, you’ll want to start with the color green and lots of shamrocks!
We love the idea of using multiple shades of green for St. Patrick’s Day décor! Various shades of green make a monochromatic color scheme much more fun to work with, and the different shades can also be creatively incorporated into your menu, too.
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If you are feeling extra creative, you can try your hand at some handmade decorations. These felt shamrocks would be easy to make and could be used throughout your party space and spread.
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Or, you can use the real thing. Adding a real shamrock could give a shabby-chic St. Patrick’s Day tablescape a nice natural touch.
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If you really want to get into the St. Patty’s Day spirit, consider including a bit of Irish folklore into your party theme. You can “catch” a leprechaun and use it as a lucky centerpiece!
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Lively Irish music featuring instruments like the flute and violin are sure to create a festive atmosphere, and perhaps encourage your guests to dance a jig in Riverdance style! You may also want to add a few tunes by groups like Celtic Thunder or Celtic Woman to your playlist for a more modern touch.
No St. Patrick’s Day party is complete without a spread of delicious food, drinks, and desserts. There are lots of traditional Irish dishes that have become St. Patrick’s Day favorites, such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish stews, and soda bread. But don’t be afraid to break away from tradition and find other ways to create a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day menu.
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Kiwis from our gourmet fruit gift baskets can be used to create a Shamrock Smoothie. You could also use some kiwi and Granny Smith apples in a Spring Green Salad and throw in some gourmet nuts for a little added crunch.
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You don’t have to limit yourself to green beer for your drinks, either. Consider a refreshing Irish Mojito adorned with mint and kiwi garnishes or a fabulous Green Apple Martini with a rainbow rim.
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How do you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Leave your entertaining ideas in a comment below!