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St Patrick's Day Party Supplies and Decorations - Décor Ideas
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
After a long, cold winter, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the arrival of spring with a good ole St. Patty’s Day party. Spring is in the air and spirits are high, and it’s time to join the luck of the Irish with your own four-leaf clover decorations and funky green attire. Maybe you're in the mood to throw a festive and fun St. Patrick’s Day party for your friends. It's a great excuse to drink green beer!
St. Patrick's Day Party Decorations
Okay, so make your list and start decorating. Well, first send out invitations. Sure you can send e-cards, but you may want to personalize your invitation with a cute paper invitation. If you have time (or children who need something to do), you might even make your own invitations with green construction paper, or perhaps white paper and green markers or crayons.
With your guest list out of the way, you can now start decorating. Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day can be pretty easy—and cheap. You can find green streamers and balloons at just about any dollar store. Load up on those, and you don’t need much more. If you do want to do more, buy banners with rainbows that lead to that lucky pot of gold. Get some cut-outs of leprechauns and shamrocks; plaster them all over the walls.
Throw a green tablecloth over your serving table. Add a green bouquet for the centerpiece, if you wish. Get some holiday-themed plates, cups, and napkins, and your décor is complete. You can even buy St. Patrick’s Day decorating kits online to take care of part of your decorations for the party.
Where St. Patrick's Day began . . . .
Where St. Patrick's Day started. Dublin, Ireland has a huge St. Patrick's Day parade every year.
St. Patrick's Day Party Food
You can provide some St. Patrick’s Day food that is green—spinach, Brussels sprouts . . . . No, just kidding on that one. But you can offer many fun green appetizers for your party—starting with green beer. Click on the previous link to get ideas for more snacks, including pickles and olives, green veggies and fruit, and even green dips.
Supplement your green party foods with other favorites. Fill up bowls with green or green and white wrapped candies—mints, sour apple, and other sweets that are made especially for St. Patrick’s Day. You are sure to find green shamrock-shaped cookies—or make your own! At this time of year, the stores usually stock green icing--or just add green food coloring to canned vanilla frosting. Purchase a roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough to make your own cookies, and frost them. Voila!
St. Patrick's Day Party Games
For your St. Patty’s Day games, you can do simple things such as guessing how many candies are in a bowl and giving a small prize for the winner, but here are some more ideas.
This hub suggests games whose goal is to obtain the most Monopoly money—hmmm, sounds interesting. Or what about themed Charades? Sounds like that could be funny.
More ideas include word games, such as Bingo and word games. Many of these ideas can even be purchased as printable games.
History of St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Party Favors
Having party favors for your guests is always a good idea. It makes your guests feel special and is just a lot of fun. Imagine giving your guests green boutonnieres? Green flowers, leis, or hats are also other fun ideas. You can buy lucky chocolate gold (or green-wrapped) coins in bulk for all your guests to enjoy.
Save online for your St. Patrick's Day Party!
Are you fired up now and ready to throw that party on St. Patty’s Day? It promises to be a lot of fun and doesn’t have to be expensive.
Oh--don't forget to wear green!