Feeling lucky? That makes sense, because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! If you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, you might be wondering what you should serve and how you should decorate. Sure, corned beef and green shamrock cutouts might be standard, but if you want to shake things up, there are a variety of ways you can stay within the theme of St. Patrick’s Day while still being original. In this blog, we will give you some tips for making your St. Patty’s Day Party the best you’ve ever had.
On St. Patrick’s Day, between the shamrocks, the beer, leprechauns, and everyone’s attire, there is bound to be tons of green. While it isn’t St. Patty’s Day without SOME green, you don’t have to solely rely on this color for your decorations; that’s just boring! Another St. Patty’s-appropriate color that you could use for your party is gold. After all, gold is what is in the pot at the end of the rainbow! Supplement your green streamers with gold balloons, gold table runners, and even little pots of fool’s gold as a fun centerpiece or party favor.
Switch Up the Menu
It is standard for a St. Patty’s Day menu to feature corned beef and cabbage. While it would be great to include these on your menu, you can also shake it up with something more unexpected. For example, you could offer a potato bar, featuring a variety of types of potatoes, whether they are mashed, fried, or scalloped. Additionally, there are many traditionally Irish recipes that people don’t tend to think about when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, such as shepherd’s pie or colcannon. Finally, don’t restrict yourself solely to Irish foods; you could also offer a cornucopia of green foods! Fill a veggie plate with cucumbers, green peppers, celery, zucchini, and other green vegetables to offer a healthy choice at your St. Patrick’s Day party.
Everyone has had a St. Patrick’s Day during which they consumed one too many Guinnesses. While it is still a great idea to offer this classic Irish beer, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your cocktails. For example, an Irish coffee with Bailey’s and whipped cream is a tasty St. Patty’s Day treat, or a spiked shamrock milkshake. Get creative with your cocktails and people will appreciate your thoughtful and unique bar offerings.
Skip the Green Sprinkles
We have all been to St. Patrick’s Day parties, and the dessert is often the same: cupcakes with green sprinkles. Ho hum! Instead of sticking to the same formula, try to switch it up to make something a little more extraordinary. A chocolate stout cake can be a delicious way to incorporate some traditional Irish beer into a tasty dessert. Alternatively, rainbow cookies and key lime bars can play with the theme without being the same old, same old.
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