We are officially a week into March, and that means St. Paddy’s day is right around the corner! Are you planning on hosting a St. Patrick’s day party this year? If so, here are some tips to help get you started!

Incorporate Authentic Things

To give your event a traditional twist you can place a “blarney” stone at the entrance. And ask each of your guests to kiss the blarney stone as they enter. You can further decorate the party space with green balloons, mylar balloons and leprechauns. Decorate the party space with bells and white calla lilies. The Bells of Ireland bring in good luck, and the lilies represent beauty.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Activities 

It is always nice to have music at a party. For St. Patrick’s Day, you can throw in a CD that has some Irish ties like Enya, The Pogues, or another Irish band. Here are some activities to get your party rolling.

St. Patrick’s Party Food and Drinks

Celebrate this great Irish day with traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Serve your guests a menu mixed with classic dishes and a few surprises. Irish Pub foods are always a big hit, and another great idea is to make some of the dishes green.

Some examples of Irish foods include:

  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Reuben Casserole
  • Cabbage Stew
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Cabbage and Apples
  • Sweet Irish Soda Bread
  • Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Green Beer

What better than serving green beer for St. Patrick’s party? Drinking green beer has become more of an American tradition than anything else. It’s easy to make and gives a traditional feel to your party. Just add one drop of green food coloring into a light colored beer and your green drink is ready to serve.

Are you planning on hosting a St. Paddy’s day party this year? How are you making it authentic? Let us know with a comment below!

Happy planning!