With the return of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shakes comes the luckiest holiday of the year. St. Patrick’s Day offers an excuse to celebrate your Irish heritage, enjoy some delicious (and salty) corned beef, and spend time drinking with friends. If you’re looking to host a green and gorgeous party before or after your town’s parade, you’re going to need to be prepared! By following the steps below, you’ll have a St. Paddy’s Day party that will live in infamy.
As an extra detail, invitations can be a fun way to express your creativity while giving your friends a big heads up not to make plans this St. Paddy’s Day. You can go professional or more kooky, but all of your invites simply must be green.
Pick the menu
Whether you’re serving alcohol or dinner, you need to plan ahead of time. All foods should be green, of course, but beyond that, the menu is at your discretion — serve green eggs and ham, mint chocolate milkshakes, whip up some truly lucky-looking cocktails. Last but not least, be sure to stock up on Guinness.
Set the scene
If you’re looking for more than a casual night in, look into party event rentals. You can find everything you’re looking for — linen options, padded chair rentals, table rentals, and even tents — all in one place. As long as you’ve got a healthy amount of green decorations, the place will be fit for a leprechaun.
Find an outfit
There is an entire economy that thrives off of St. Paddy’s Day attire. There are green shamrock necklaces, earrings, and headware; shirts that say ‘kiss me, I’m Irish’ in a hundred different ways; fake tattoos; and virtually any kind of decorative item you can wear available. Have some fun designing the most ridiculous outfit possible and challenge your guests to outdo your efforts.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to party rental companies for advice; most of them have a good deal of experience in the party planning business, and will be able to recommend ideas (such as whether or not padded chair rentals are practical for your event) to get the ball rolling. Remember to have fun and be safe this St. Paddy’s Day and the rest will take care of itself!