Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Ideas

Happy Monday! Today is all about this month's holiday. With St. Patrick's Day just weeks away, I thought I would introduce ya'll to Sophie with Napkins.com. Sophie wants to share easy ideas to make your St. Patty's Day fun, festive and full of luck!

Meet Sophie

I am a DIY-fanatic and Pinterest addict. I love everything that has to do with crafts and creation. I also love to write how-to and educational stories as well as discovering innovative ways to decorate the front-room of my cottage. Napkins.com is a resource for those looking to throw a party, company cookout, summer barbecue, your daughter's birthday, and everything in-between! Napkins specializes in party supplies and party favors, and goes great lengths to treating the customer like family. 

St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Bash


Every 17th of March the world observes a special holiday commemorating Saint Patrick, the most recognized of Irish saints. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the day that Christianity arrived in Ireland. We in the United States do a great job of celebrating this day. You’re probably sitting there in your comfy office chair as visions of green costumes, Guinness, and corned beef dance in your head. But St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t only have to be about dressing up like a Leprechaun and finding out how much stout you can shove down your gullet. Why not do something a little different? You can always include green beverages, but here are some ideas for an alternative St. Patrick’s Day party

Heavy Oyrish Accents
 
Who were the first to come to America? English you might say, and that’s absolutely correct. But does anyone know the first ethnic group to challenge the English for cultural dominance in this country? Well they were descendants of your neighborhood O’Leary or O’Conner family! Drinkin’ Guinness boy noyt and comin’ all the way from Oyreland! There is nothing like getting in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day more than throwing on a flick with some heavy Irish accents. My personal favorites include The Departed or Walking Ned Devine and the two could not be more different!     

Festive Fingernail Painting



Nothing gets me into the holiday mood than spending some time giving your nails a good coat. One of the benefits for us ladies is that I have rarely seen a lady not look good with green fingernails or outfit. It’s just one of those colors easy to look good in! Invite your favorite ladies to join in on this glorious event. Party-goers can spend some time decorating their nails to their liking, complete with different shades of green (and a dab of red, OOH you know what that means!), shamrocks galore, and specks of gold. Now I know what you’re thinking – painting nails means we have to wait until they dry, which can take 15-20 minutes in some cases. Well no worries there, here is how you keep your party guests entertained for that time!
  
St. Patrick’s Pleasures

Baking some tasty cupcakes or some other treat for your St. Patrick’s Day party is a must. It’s a chance to make something cute and edible for all your party goers to enjoy. It isn’t a big time waster, so shoot you can probably make it an all-participant event! Set up a designated table (with green table cloth of course!) where guest can ice and decorate their own cupcakes with all the cutest St. Patrick’s Day decorations. Sprinkles and candied shapes galore! If this is too much hassle, baking St. Patty’s-themed sugar cookies is an easy go-to option. If you’re feeling like an overachiever go for dyed gelato or shamrock cake just like this one!
 
St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it marks the time that we start getting warm weather and spring starts to show. You can either get silly with your friends or have a low-key DIY party, depending on what you expect from the night. Before getting too wild and crazy, just remember March 17th is on a Monday this year. 

Thanks Sophie for the fabulous ideas! Do you have any St. Patrick's Day traditions? This is the 3rd year I'll be spending the holiday with friends in Oklahoma. Feel free to share your traditions or favorite part of the holiday with us in the comments below.

10 comments:

  1. I don't have any traditions. But I did do some decorating this year. I did our mantel in a St. Patrick's theme.

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  2. I'm a loser mom and need to be better! Maybe I will make some cupcakes this year. I finally bought a King Cake yesterday for Mardi Gras.. only because my daughter took the time to educate me about it! Must get better.. must stop being lazy mom :-)

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  3. I don't really do anything for St Patricks day!! All these ideas make me want to though!!

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  4. I don't really have ant St Patrick's Day traditions;BUT I love any occasion to throw a party. So, it will be a very festive occasion my way. =-)

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  5. This is awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  6. Maybe it means something if I always try to drink a Midori Sour? I'm really trying to make visiting and Irish pub a thing but that's a new idea!

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  7. Cute nails! We don't really have any St. Paddy traditions. Before kids, it was going out to a fun themed bar event. Now ith kids, it is a day of crafts and green food!

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  8. I LIKE TO GET WASTED ON GREEN BEER ON ST. PATTY'S DAY!!!

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  9. Thanks for the feedback ladies! Anyone have any good St. Patty's day-themed games? For the kids :)

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  10. Pretty sure I'll have a single green beer and call it a day. We *might* do a kid friendly craft, but even that is still in the air. :)

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