St. Patty's Day Party Guide

St. Patty’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, which means one thing: it’s crucial to plan the perfect party! We’ve got you covered beyond just the cocktail recipes, though, from start to finish. We’ve put together everything from our favorite decor ideas to the tastiest Irish recipes!

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Image Source: Star Stream Design

Invites

St. Patty’s Day invites are super easy to come by online, and getting custom printed ones can be affordable if you order from the right place! Incorporate some sparkle into your party invites with this adorable one from Etsy, or go for a more classic approach with something like this!


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Image Source: Chef Savvy

Food

It wouldn’t be St. Patty’s Day without some potatoes, so make sure to incorporate some Irish classics into your recipes! Your guests would be drooling over these Irish nachos, made with small, sliced potatoes and cheese and bacon. Serve your nachos with some guac for a little pop of green! Don’t forget the sweets either, though. Dip some strawberries in white chocolate and have some fun decorating them for your guests, or try out this mouth-watering recipe for Mint Andes Brownies!


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Image Source: imbibe

Drinks

It’s one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, so don’t be afraid to step your drink game up! Don’t forget to serve up some sweet Irish Coffee cocktails, topped with whipped cream and some green sprinkles. If you’re looking to offer another sweet-tasting cocktail, try out the Grasshopper Martini - it’s a classic, and it’s basically just an alcoholic, mint chocolate milkshake! To really get the party going, make some cute and clever shots to leave out for your guests. If you’re feeling confident, test out your bartending skills with this adorable Irish Flag shot!


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Image Source: Babble

Decor

It’s easy to opt for the obvious when it comes to St. Patty’s Day decor - a thousand different shades of green is usually the go-to. Make your party a little more sophisticated by going with the same consistent shade of green decor with glamorous gold accents! We also love the idea of adding a little rainbow touch to your party to break up all the green. A great decor option is filling up mason jars with some gold chocolate coins, and then top it off with tons of layers of rainbow skittles. Not only does it add a pop of extra color and fun to your decor, but it doubles as a delicious party favor for your guests, too!


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Image Source: Pizzazzerie

Tablescape

St. Patty’s Day isn’t just about Irish pride and celebrating with friends - it’s a sign of spring, too! Incorporate some fresh, colorful florals into your tablescape to really embrace the time of year, but add little touches of green and gold so you don’t totally lose the holiday in your place setting. Bring in some more of that lucky Irish touch with some trendy gold plates or silverware, and add some green centerpieces and napkin rings to tie the look together!