Create a Fun and Festive St. Patrick’s Day Party

Table setting for a St. Patrick's Day dinner party

People everywhere are gearing up for March 17th. There’s something to be said about the 8 million St. Patrick’s Day cards exchanged solely for this occasion. It’s a big deal and we know a great way that you can join in the celebration. This post will teach you how to create a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day Party. Make sure to grab your lucky clovers, because here we go.

Start with the menu

To begin, no good party is complete without food. For your St. Patrick’s Day party, you’ve got to serve the best of the best. Begin by choosing from traditional Irish meals and take things up a notch from there. Among the hits are:

Classic Irish Stew
Sheppard’s Pie
Spinach Cakes
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
Roscommon Rhubarb Pie

These are just a few examples of great Irish food to use as the basis of your dinner party. Try to serve sides and appetizers that will complement one of the above dishes. For instance, a meal of corn beef and cabbage goes exceptionally well with a side of baby red potatoes. It’s all about keeping a wide variety of traditional meals and sides to make every guest happy.

Select the table settings

It’s always fun to use props for your table settings; however, consider doing something that pays more homage to the occasion. Green and white are the top color choices for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day party. Also included, on occasion, is the color cream.

Furthermore, for your table settings, try to stick with ivy filed centerpieces that add flair, without being overly cheesy. Less is more for this type of scenario. And, if you need even further options, potted clover or tulips do well, too.

Keep everything else simple

Finally, keeping everything else simple will go a long way for your party. Have three areas designated for the guests. This includes the bathroom, 1 social area, and 1 dining area. Make sure there is plenty of seating in the dining area and toilet paper for the bathroom. Also, playing soft ambiance music in the social area will help everyone feel at ease.

So, now that you’re ready to have a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day party, March 17th can’t come soon enough. There are so many reasons to celebrate. Perhaps, that’s why there are more than one hundred St. Patrick’s Day parades held across the United States annually. Whatever your reason, may you, and your family, enjoy all the spender of the holiday.

Resources:, History of St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers

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