11 Mar St. Patrick’s Day Party! ☘️
It’s time to put on your green, pull out your shamrocks and have some craic! We are all Irish on March 17th so why not invite your favorite mate’s over and celebrate the day. We have rounded up some really fun ways to help you you throw a “green with envy” party!
☘️ A brief History of St. Patrick’s Day
First of all, know why you’re celebrating! St. Paddy’s Day started as a religious celebration in the 17th century to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Irish immigrants brought the tradition over to America where St. Patrick became the symbol of Irish heritage. The first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston in 1737. Patrick popularized the shamrock to teach the Irish the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity. All of the green signifies when Irish soldiers wore green as they fought off the British in their redcoats. When Chicago dyed their river green for the first time in 1962, the practice of wearing and decorating in green became a part of the Irish pop culture. Budweiser took the party to the next level in the 80’s by making sure beer was a big part of the day.
☘️ Party Games!
Now that you know the history, it’s time to party! Everyone loves a fun game – get the day started with a full on St. Patrick’s adult Scavenger Hunt? This Irish themed scavenger hunt will keep everyone laughing and the craic high! Break the group into teams or keep them on a singular mission and all will have a ball. You can make these yourself or order them from Etsy.
For something a little more relaxed Shamrock Bingo is a simple way to keep folks busy …. have fun with prizes and let the competition begin! Again, make your own or purchase one here.
Looking for an over the top St. Patricks day game? Surely you have heard by now about the latest craze? Ax throwing! St. Patricks Day is the perfect day to give this a try. We suggest you keep it to the pros and have the team from The Blade and Bull to come to your party and help you get your ax on!
☘️Signature Paddy’s Day Sip
A delicious concoction will whet their whistles as they celebrate the Irish and St. Patrick! Sláinte!
The Saintly Paddy’s Day Parfait
- 1 1/2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 shot Irish cream
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot half & half
- 1 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee (dissolve into one tablespoon of water)
- 1 teaspoon water
- whipped cream
- Light corn syrup and green and white sprinkles
Dip the rim of the glasses into corn syrup, then dip the rim into sprinkles. Repeat for each glass.
Next, Blend the ice cream, the Irish Cream, the vodka, the half and half, the sweetened condensed milk and the dissolved coffee in a the blender until you have a nice, smooth consistency.
Pour the mixture into prepared glasses and top with each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and additional sprinkles. Serve immediately! Mmmmmmm!
☘️ Don’t Forget the Green Beer!
Of course your will need to perfect playlist to make your party perfect. Consider streaming Lifehackers epic St. Patrick’s Day playlist to get your guests jigging!
“May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
☘️ From all of us at Occasions Guide