St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas + Free Printables

St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas
St. Patrick’s Day is THIS Saturday! How are you celebrating? I’ll be in Phoenix, Arizona for my book signing! I’m definitely going to be serving up some St. Patrick’s Day push-up pops! If you’re celebrating, why not incorporate some of these simple and cute ideas to add a little pizzazz to your party?! Plus, all the paper goodies you see in the pics are all free and available below – courtesy of the talented Meredith Santucci of The Party Press + MJ Paperie {I had the pleasure of meeting her at AH Inspired this month + she is totally fabulous from head to toe}.
St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas



To me, St. Patrick’s Day is a “sleeper” holiday. It’s one that typically doesn’t get as much attention from the planning standpoint, but one that inevitably ends up being tons of fun! This year, we decided to get a head start on the favorite Irish bash by creating a fun, classic printable collection that is simple to coordinate linens and serve ware with. Plaid is just about as classic as it gets. And it gives this dessert table a preppy feel that was fun to run and play with. The menu included the following:


* Lime green individual jello-‘s in footed, glass dessert dishes complete with a bow-tie and a printable charm (no pinch!)
* Extra large chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with printable cupcake wrappers
* “Appletini” Shots, a.k.a “Liquid Gold” with printable drink flags (recipe below)
* Chocolate-chip cookies
* Beer, a.k.a “Lucky Charm” with printable bottle labels


For decor, the backdrop was created out of alternating strips of burlap and green & white floral fabric. The table was an old, large antique trunk I found at an estate sale (which just so happens to be the coffee table in my living room.) Other decor included a large wrought iron vase filled with neutral-colored hydrangeas, green beads and a glittered top hat, as well as a gold geometric-patterned decorative plate on an easel. The cupcakes, shots and cookies were served on tiered dessert stands from Crate & Barrel.

“Appletini” Shots
* 2 oz Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
* 1 oz Sour Apple Schapps
* 2 oz White Cranberry Juice
* Add all three ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and or partition into shot glasses for a miniature version.

Photography – Hemmerlein Photography
Printable Design & Styling – MJ Paperie
Backdrop Fabric, Bow Ties and Top Hat – JoAnn Fabric
Tiered Dessert Stands – Crate & Barrel


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