Best Tips & Last-Minute Ideas For Throwing A St. Patrick’s Day Party

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Here’s a collection of the best tips for throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party.

There are helpful videos, and lots of fun tips which highlight everything you need to do to make your St. Paddy’s Day party extra special.

The topics include:

  • invitations
  • food
  • drinks
  • decorations
  • games & music


Step 1:

Unless this is a last-minute St. Patrick’s Day party that you’re planning, then you’ll want to send out the invitations about 10 days in advance.

You can:


Step 2:

Plan a fun St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Try these recipes on for size:


Step 3:

Serve fun St. Patrick’s Day desserts like:


Step 4:

Use green, white, and orange for your St. Patrick’s Day party decorations, since those are the colors in the Irish flag.

Some fun ideas:

  • Balloons
  • Tablecloths
  • Streamers
  • Floating candles
  • Confetti
  • Fruits
  • Light bulbs


Step 5:

Make fun green drinks for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Some ideas:


Step 6:

Sing Irish drinking songs or play music by Irish artists.

Some examples:

  • U2
  • Boomtown Rats
  • Van Morrison
  • Skid Row
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan
  • Enya
  • Sinead O’Connor


Step 7:

Hold an Irish step dancing contest, with a Riverdance CD or DVD playing in the background. Or play some other St. Patrick’s Day party games.


Step 8:

End with a night cap: Irish coffee with whipped cream.

Many of the above tips are discussed in this video:


Some Last-Minute Thoughts For Your St. Paddy’s Day Party

Didn’t plan far enough ahead?

This video provides some fun last-minute ideas for an impromptu St. Patrick’s Day party:


And don’t forget to paint your fingernails green:


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If there is ONE thing I like... it's C H A N G E! The four seasons and major holidays are my favorite times of the year to recharge -- and redecorate. I mostly like to share frugal DIY ideas for seasonal home decorating and party planning (for both, indoors and outside). Because who doesn't enjoy entertaining at home?! But even if you don't host many parties, I think you'll appreciate my DIY hacks and clever ways to decorate your house for the major holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Because those are the times when people tend to have the most visitors and overnight houseguests.

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