St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that can be equally fun for kids and adults. From crafts to food to games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re hosting a party this year, here are some tips to ensure your celebration goes off without a hitch:
Invitations – Set a fun tone for your party with festive invitations. Evite has many free virtual options that are fast and easy. If you’re feeling more ambitious and want to get the kids involved, buy some green card stock or construction paper. After writing the party details on the invitations, have the kids decorate them with markers, green and gold glitter glue or stickers.
Decorate the space – Decorations are essential for any St. Patrick’s Day party. Hit up your local discount store or party supply store and stock up on everything green. Streamers, green tablecloths and homemade shamrocks are all great ways to get guests in the Irish spirit. Playing Celtic music in the background can also add to the atmosphere. See these posts from HGTV and Martha Stewart for more decorating ideas.
Games – Keep guests entertained at the party with games and activities. Fun options include a gold chocolate coin treasure hunt for kids and a T-shirt painting station with shamrock and leprechaun stencils. For more ideas, check out this post from Divine Dinner Party.
Food – There are many routes you can take when it comes to the food for your party. One option is to serve traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and shepherd’s pie. You can also incorporate the color green into the drinks and desserts. Check back later this week for food-specific tips for St. Patrick’s Day.
Have you ever hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party? What kind of food and activities would you recommend?