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How to Throw a Great St. Patrick's Day Party

If you're Irish - or just wish you were! - nothing says spring throughout the US like observing the first major holiday of the season with a fun-filled St. Patrick's Day party.

Whether its for friends, family, or co-workers all you need to celebrate the Irish is a sense of fun & humor...and maybe a bit 'o green and a hand in the kitchen.

If you're crafty, you can also save extra green with smart ideas for do-it-yourself invitations, decorations and party games.

Start out with these time-honored tips, ideas and suggestions and discover that there's really no mystical formula for hosting a memorable St. Patrick's Day party.

Simply have plenty of good Irish food, drink and music on hand, and send your guests home smilin' with a goodie bag of Irish party favors....

St. Patricks Day Party invitaiton ideaSt Patricks Day Perty DecorationsINVITATIONS

These should be written in green ink accompanied by Irish clip art images such as shamrocks, leprechauns, or a pot of gold. Along with stating the Who, What, Where and sure to tell your St. Patricks' Day party guests to wear plenty of green!

lucky shamrocksFOOD

Use your favorite search engine to hunt down recipes for appropriate party food, or may we suggest the corned beef & cabbage, Irish salmon, Irish lamb stew, lamb chops, Shepherds Pie, or Irish soda bread.

For dessert: lime Jello, or plenty of green frosting over cakes, cupcakes or cookies. Don't forget the Irish coffee to wash it all down! ...St. Patricks Day drink idea

three leaf cloverDRINKS

Guiness Stout, Irish whiskey, food coloring to make green beer, or search the Internet for party drinks made with popular liquers such as Irish Mist, or Irish Cream (Bushmills or Baileys). And for something a little different, try a Shamrock Cocktail to wow your guests.

St Patricks decorationsDECORATIONS

Ireland travel posters, paper shamrocks, pots of gold, four leaf clovers, mylar leprechauns, green streamers, green balloons.

Irish shamrocksMUSIC

Check out your favorite music store for CD compilations of traditional Celtic or Irish music. Don't overlook contemporary Irish pop and rock music from the likes of U2, The Chieftains, Enya, or Sinead O'Connor.

St. Patricks Day party music ideasshamrocksPARTY GAME SUGGESTIONS:

a.) Name That Irish Tune!

b.) Irish fun facts & history quiz

c.) Arrange a scavenger hunt for a lucky horseshoe or rabbit's foot.


Send happy guests home with Irish travel posters, Irish CD's, "Kiss Me I'm Irish" buttons, packets of green jelly beans, lucky lottery tickets, or a live shamrock or clover plant. As each person leaves, don't forget to wish them an enthusiastic and very heartfelt St. Patrick's Day!

More St. Patrick's Day party ideas around the Web:

St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas - Punchbowl | St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas from Evite

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