St. Patrick’s Day-themed party. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries and is celebrated among Irish communities around the world.
Parades and pub crawls are one thing, but throwing your own St. Patrick’s Day party can be just as rewarding. Here are some ideas for hosting a stylish and modern St. Patrick’s Day gathering.
Give traditional decorations a modern twist.
Shamrock and leprechaun cutouts, Irish flags and green streamers are the obvious choices when it comes to creating a typical St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere. It’s time for an upgrade.
Fill the space with Irish bells, a plant whose green flowers look like church bells, and white calla lilies. The bells are said to bring good luck and the lilies symbolize beauty. Create a centerpiece for the table that incorporates the holiday’s traditional colors, but leave the cartoon shamrocks behind. Make your own topiary or glass-jar hurricanes using white candles, split peas and toothpicks (instructions here.)
Get festive with the food.
Nothing says “pinch me” like mint chocolate Guinness brownies, boozy shamrock milkshakes, Irish cupcake pops and corned beef and cabbage mini-sliders. These recipes from celebrations.com are just the ticket.
Make an Irish-themed music playlist.
Your best bet for creating that Irish ambience is to search for Celtic music online or visit the Celtic section of your nearby music store.
Create pot-of-gold-inspired party gifts.
Lucky Charms Treats
Everyone needs quick and easy treat recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday that calls for green food dye, shamrock everything and of course, themed homemade treats!
These simple Lucky Charms Treats are an easy way to celebrate the holiday, and are made in minutes. The quick vanilla almond bark icing adds a sweet touch to the top, especially with some green food dye. These would be perfect for school parties, office treats or just an evening at home celebrating such a fun holiday with your family. Everyone looks good in green, even Rice Krispies treats!
- 1 (10 ounce) bag jumbo marshmallows (or 1/2 bag small marshmallows, 8 ounces)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 cups Lucky Charms
- 10 pieces vanilla almond bark (3/4 of a package)
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- Green gel food coloring (optional)
In a large skillet or pot, heat butter over medium heat.
Spray a large mixing bowl with nonstick spray. Pour the Lucky Charms into the bowl and set aside.
Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until mostly melted. Turn off the heat and continue stirring until completely melted.
Pour the marshmallows over the Lucky Charms and use a mixing spoon to stir until the marshmallows fully cover all of the lucky charms.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour the marshmallow/Lucky Charms mixture into the dish and press down to fill the dish. Set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the almond bark and shorting for 90 seconds on high. Remove and stir until completely melted. Add food coloring if desired.
Pour the almond bark over the Lucky Charms and use a spoon or spatula to spread evenly.
Allow to cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes until almost bark is firm. Slice and serve!
Makes: 12 servings
Simply filling mason jars with green, gold and white candies and tying ribbons around the top with shamrock nametags is a quick and easy way to make sure guests don’t leave the party empty-handed.
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Leave The Table Hungry
Leave The Bed Sleepy
Leave The Table Thirsty
Happy St Patricks Day.
A Little Leprechaun T0ld Me
T0 Be Sure T0 Wish U A Happy St Patrick’s Day
That Little Leprechaun Didn’t Have A Clue
0f C0urse I C0uld Never F0rget S0mething S0 Imp0rtant
Happy St Patrick’s Day.
F0r Every Day That U Spend There
May It Be C0l0red With Happiness Nd Full 0f Care
F0r Every Day That U See C0me True
May Ur Life Shine Bright Nd May G00d Things C0me T0 U
Blessings 0n St Patrick’s Day Nd Always.
Wishing U TheMany w0nderful Things That an
Irish blessing will bring
May Ur day Be c0ntent Nd May U Smile happily
Happy St Patrick’s Day.