This total St. Patrick's Day party plan has been
created by award-winning party planner and author
Phyllis Cambria for PartyPlansPlus.com.
To make your planning even easier, we've included
links to quality party supplies hand-selected by
this party pro.
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Write your invitation on the leaves of a paper shamrock.
the kids get in on the fun by decorating plain stationery with
Attach your invitation wording to a snack pack size of "Lucky
When sending unusual invitations, send one to yourself first to
judge the length of time of mailing and its condition upon
arrival. Also, invitations in unique mailing containers must be
sent from a post office to ensure they will be acceptable.
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Old Sod Décor:
out a green carpet from the street to your front door. Or, let
your children create a rainbow-colored pattern along your
chalk to welcome guests to your side of the rainbow.
guests will immediately recognize your party site with a giant,
customized St. Pat's
banner attached over your front or garage door or along your
· Decorate your doorway to your home or party site with a giant
shamrock door cover.
evening events, light up the night or your walkway with
shamrock novelty lights.
guests will jump for joy when they see your room or front porch
Illuminate the night with all the green and white candles you
purchased at the after-Christmas sales.
your space with a ceiling filled with
white balloons or
· Cascade your corners with columns of
· Create a bit of Ireland with
St. Patrick's Day,
leprechaun scene setters. They also make a great backdrop
for instant or digital photos which you can frame and give to
your guests. By taking the pictures early in the party, you can
also use the
framed photos as table décor, place cards and guest gifts!
the room with a
· Dangle blinking
shamrock beads over your dining table or from your
them into the fun with a
fluffy, green boas that can be used as a costume accessory
or chair tie. Or dress up their chairs or guests with strands of
Make everyone Irish for the day and part of your décor by
decking your guests in green with a collection of
Irish Magic Hat collection, a
St. Patrick's sequin hat, a
green feather boa hat or
shamrock green velvet hat. They'll also have fun with
accessories such as a
lime green feather boa, a
green and white super boa, a one-size-fits-all
St. Pat's derby necklace, or
blinking shamrock beads.
yourself or your waitstaff stand out by decking them out in an
Irish vest and
whimsical Irish hat.
you don't have a lot of time to shop for decorations, you can
still let your lads and lasses feel as if they are back at the
"old sod" by draping your space with all things Irish with a
complete St. Patrick's Day party kit.
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· Serve up a healthy helping of Irish stew and soda bread. Or,
serve Irish sausage with baked or roasted potatoes.
any drink "green" with a
glowing green cups,
cocktail glasses or
· Create a table filled with an
emerald green plastic cover sprinkled with
green napkins more style when you use an
elasticized shamrock bracelet or a
green glow bracelet as napkin rings.
· You'll find a
Hot Irish Punch
recipe here along with a collection of other Potent
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· Gather the gang to sing
rousing Irish songs.
a balding pal with a good sense of humor and declare his naked
dome the "blarney stone" and ask guests to kiss it.
· What's more Irish than a potato? St. Patrick's Day is a great
reason to play the ever-popular hot potato game. Get everyone
into a circle and start a potato going around from player to
player keeping the potato in the air at all times. However,
before someone can toss the potato to the next person, they must
name something Irish -- a famous person, group, sport, city,
movie, song or food (no repetitions, please). If they stop
moving the potato for longer than 2-3 seconds, they're out.
a “best-dressed lass or lad” contest. Award your winning Lass
shamrock bracelet or
necklace and your winning lad with a
shamrock hat or a bottle of Irish whiskey.
can't walk into any Irish pub without finding a game of darts.
Set up a dart board in a "safe" location.
· Test their gift of blarney with "Tell me a story, Lad or Lass."
Seat guests in a circle and start a story that begins with:
"Once upon a time there lived a man named O'Shea, one day he....
" The object of the game is that
each person must add a sentence to make the story continue
forward. You can't change the direction of the story and you
can't "double back" by saying something like "but first this
happened." The host will declare the logical end of the tale
once each of the guests has had a chance to add at least one
sentence to the story. You can play as many rounds of this as
you want allowing each guest to have a chance to start the
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Finnegan's Favors and St. Patty's Prizes:
your guests home with a lasting reminder of their time on the
"old sod" by giving them a packet of clover they can plant
· Green feather hats or
This plan includes just a small amount of party supplies available for a
Fifties theme party. You can find more party products for this or
almost any theme from our carefully selected suppliers listed below.
Remember, supplies may be limited, so order early to ensure you'll get your
party products in time for your party.