Going Green: Your Guide to Throwing a St. Patrick's Day Party

Going Green: Your Guide to Throwing a St. Patrick's Day Party

Invite your friends over for a singular celebration this St. Patrick’s Day. People will be talking about this one for a long time, and you might even get requests to throw a party next year too!

You don’t need to be Irish to throw a smashing St. Patrick’s Day party. That’s the beauty of this holiday; anyone can be Irish for one day of the year! That’s why Recipe4Living has created a guide for your very own St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This holiday is a perfect reason to get together with friends and have a great time! 

Start things off just right, and you may make your guests green with envy, but in a good way!

Irish Lamb and Barley Soup
St. Paddy’s Dill Dip
Cabbage Soup
Irish White Pudding Sausage
St. Patrick’s Day Egg Rolls

Main Courses
These main courses would impress even St. Patrick himself!

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage
Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Sweet Potato and Wild Mushroom Irish Lamb Stew
Irish Golden Ham
Shamrock Sandwiches

Side Dishes
Every hearty Irish meal needs a tasty side dish too!

Shamrock Slaw
Pot O’ Gold Mushrooms
Liam’s Green Bread
Irish Potato Casserole

These desserts are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Minty Irish Chocolate Cream Pie
Irish Cream Bundt Cake
Irish Melon Salad
St. Patrick’s Day Green Cake
Bailey's Irish Cream Truffles

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without Irish drinks!

Irish Coffee
Irish Tea
Irish Cream Liqueur
Chilly Leprechaun
Bailey's Irish Crème

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Decorations should be wacky and fun! If you have green Christmas lights, string them across the ceiling. Put green cutouts of shamrocks and leprechauns all over your house’s walls. Set tables with green tablecloths, napkins and cups. Buy some green balloons, blow them up and watch your guest’s amazed faces as they walk into your perfectly decorated home.
  2. Make sure you have beer on hand. Serve traditional Irish beer and a cheaper beer that you can dye green with food coloring. There should be a designated driver within every group. If need be, drive home anyone who has too much to drink or let them stay the night.
  3. After dinner and drinks, hand out paper and pens and give your guests five minutes to write a limerick. When everyone has finished, have them read their creations aloud in their best Irish accents. The winner will receive a 10 chocolate gold foil coins.

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