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

by Lynnette

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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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