Tips to Planning a St. Patty’s Day Party
Besides New Year’s Eve and maybe even your birthday, there’s no more festive occasion on the calendar than St Patrick’s Day. The name itself implies ‘party’, and is typically marked with friends and family coming to gather at a pub or other venue, raising a pint or two, and being draped from head to toe in bright, sparkling emerald green attire and accessories. It truly is a joyous and fun day to celebrate the infamous Saint Patrick!
If you’re planning on putting a party together yourself to mark this day, here are a few tips to help ensure the festivities are as fun and enjoyable as possible.
Decorate Your Place as Brightly as You Can
A St. Patrick’s Day party wouldn’t be unique without dressing the venue up in all things green. Visit your party store for all sorts of garb to drape across the place, including streamers, balloons, banners, tablecloths, table centrepieces, and even plates and silverware. Go as light or as crazy as you want in the decor department – there’s no such thing as decorating too much when it comes to St. Patty’s Day!
Include Green Foods and Drinks
The options are literally endless when it comes to deciding what you want to serve at your party. To make things easier on yourself, have all the food prepared in advance and set it all up on a designated food table where guests can pick and choose their foods as they like. Keeping it on an appetizer level means that you’ll have more time to enjoy your own party while still filling your guests’ bellies with yummy foods and drinks.
But to mark the occasion, add some green to the dishes and drinks. Beverages can be easily turned green by adding a little food colouring. For food items, you may need to get a little more creative. For instance, consider incorporating green food like lettuce, avocados, spinach-flavoured tortilla wraps, and other foods you find that add some greenery to your table.
Offer Up Fun Party Accessories
Any party – regardless if it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or not – is much more fun when everyone gets to play dress-up. In this case, people can dress themselves up in all sorts of over-the-top green accessories, like sunglasses, hats, beaded necklaces, feather boas, bracelets, and others.
You can grab this stuff at any local party shop, or even at the dollar store. To put the cherry on the top, set aside a photo op station where you can all take wild and wacky pictures while adorned in these accessories! It’s a cheap way to add a great deal of festivity to an already-festive party!
Don’t Forget the Parting Gifts!
Give your guests something to remember your party by with a parting gift in the form of a gift basket! At CanadasGiftBaskets.ca, we’ve got all sorts of wonderful gift basket ideas to suit any budget! Visit CanadasGiftBaskets.ca today to get yours!