Many people enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, by either attending or throwing their own party or by visiting their favorite pub.
But how can you throw a St. Patty’s Day party that your friends will be talking about for weeks afterward? This is one holiday where parties are plentiful. However, with a little planning and a few good ideas, you can throw a party that will stand out among the others.
Here are a few great ideas for making your party a memorable one.
Send cool invitations. The first thing to think about is invitations. Oh sure, you could just invite people in person, but having cool invites will give your party the edge over competing parties your friends might have been invited to and will go a long way towards setting the perfect mood for the planned festivities.
Maybe you can pick up some at the store that will suffice, but if you really want to wow party goers, consider having custom invites made. Custom invites will let your prospective guests know that this party will be something special.
Though craftier people may achieve the same effect by making the invites themselves, most people may find it easier to have them printed.
Get some cool decorations. Decorations are an important part of any party, and if you really want to throw a great party, you can’t skimp on decorations. These can be readily bought at party stores or chain outlets, and with a little your party will be as merry as any on the emerald isle.
Streamers and hats are still popular, though for a more adult party you might want to skip hats. Parties decorated with shamrocks and leprechauns, nice table decorations and music will undoubtedly be a hit with revelers.
Don’t forget the food and drink. Good food is a must for a successful St. Patrick’s day party, so the smart host will go all out here. Soda bread is a terrific idea for munching before dinner and even with dinner, an potato dishes are always a good idea. Dishes like potato pancakes (called boxties) or colcannon are sure to be a hit with your guests. Of course, you can have pizza or calzones if you and your guests prefer, but going all out will make your party a memorable night. Dishes like beef in Guinness and a plethora of green veggies will carry your theme well and keep people talking about your party for days afterward.
Green beer is also a must- and a little food coloring will push the fun factor to the limit.
Go for the gusto with a nice brew like Guinness, or make sure to get a supply of your guest’s favorite beer.
Of course, there’s more to a party than just food and decorations; Make sure to have good music, activities like games, and plenty of room for joking, dancing, and having fun.
With a little planning, a little hard work, and just a touch of showmanship (you kissed the Blarney Stone, right?) you can toss a party that even the most jaded of party goers will have a great time at.