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Is a St. Patrick’s Day Party in your plans? March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is a time when everyone has a little Irish in them, and it is also a time for parties. If you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, for kids or adults, you need the same three ingredients; food, fun, and drink. These “go for the green” party tips will help you throw a party that everyone will enjoy.get redirected here

The party theme is easy, the color is green, and the symbols are shamrocks, leprechauns, pots-o-gold, and rainbows. You can include these in everything from your invitations and decorations, to the food and drink. Especially the drink, “green beer” is almost a staple of any good St. Patrick’s Day party. (for kid’s it can be green Kool Aid)

In the “fun” category, start with your invitations. They can be as simple as using green ink to write the invitation, or as cute as using a Shamrock or pot-o-gold cut-out with the party details written on the back. One tip for setting a fun tone, and getting your guests involved right from the start, is to include a string of green plastic beads with the invitation, and instructions for them to arrive at the party wearing the beads in some creative way. These beads are inexpensive and available online or at your local party store.

Of course you want to use the theme colors and symbols mentioned above for your St. Patrick’s Day decorations and party supplies, you can find them everywhere: at party supply stores, Dollar stores, and online, and the choice of how much or how little to decorate is entirely up to you. Another fun tip is to write short bits of funny Irish trivia on small pieces of paper, roll them up, and put them into your party balloons before you inflate them. At some point during the party, (you decide when), tell your guests about the trivia and invite them to “pop” the balloons to see what they find. (yes, adults like to “pop” balloons as much as kids do)

For the “meat” of the party, the food, (yes, pun intended), you can’t go wrong with the traditional choices. For dinner you can use corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb Stew, or even Sheppard’s Pie, and for a luncheon party you can get creative with green food coloring, like green cottage cheese or yogurt. Or add green food coloring to pizza cheese and serve a green pizza. For party snacks it’s a little harder to go with the “green” theme, you will probably have better luck with shapes, like shamrock or pot-o-gold-shaped cookies or finger sandwiches. A party snack tip that isn’t as crazy as it sounds, when you see your guests grabbing it by the handful, is just a snack bowl of dry Lucky Charms cereal. It has the theme, and will be more popular than you would imagine.

As the saying goes, “Eat, Drink, and be Merry,” now you need some St. Patrick’s Day party beverages for your guests. For your adult guests, the obvious choice is “green” beer, which is as easy as a few drops of green food coloring in the bottom of a glass or cup. Or maybe a Guinness Stout Ale. There are also plenty of green or Irish cocktail recipes available online, or from your favorite bartender. And don’t forget to finish it off with some Irish Coffee.

For kid’s beverages the easiest choice is green Kool Aid, but you can also use the green food coloring again to get green apple juice, or green Sprite or Ginger ale in a 2-litre bottle. The kids can have “Irish coffee” too! Just use hot chocolate, put some whipped cream on top, and then add a few drops of green food coloring over the whipped cream.

Now that you have some basic ideas for the three ingredients needed for a successful St. Patrick’s Day party: fun, food, and drink, you can use your imagination and creativity to throw a great party. Just a couple quick “Google” searches will give you all the food and beverage recipes you could need, and all the St. Patrick’s Day decorations and party supplies mentioned can be found online, or at local party supply stores.