How to Throw a St. Patrick's Day Party
It seems like everyone's got little Irish heritage on St. Patrick's Day. Luckily, you don't have to hail from the Emerald Isle to celebrate the day. But if you're planning on throwing a party, you can't just hope for the luck o' the Irish to carry you through. A little pre-planning and preparation go a long way in making sure that your guests are happy and you have a great time, too.
From cheap party supplies that you can find on your next run to the dollar store to tasty menu items like green appetizers, the perfect party includes all these important details. At AmeriCash Loans, we've rounded up some of our favorite tips for throwing a party that's sure to have everyone saying "Sláinte!"
The theme of the day is green, and here's some good news: You don't have to spend a mint to decorate for St. Patrick's Day. Hit the local dollar store or your favorite online source for cheap party supplies, and you'll have tons to choose from. Thinking of keeping things more elegant? Look for moss placemats and simple greenery like potted herbs or shamrocks (if you can find them) to use as centerpieces.
Would you rather have a more whimsical touch? Make your own rainbow by hanging crepe paper in the classic ROYGBIV pattern on the wall above a pot of gold. Another DIY project to consider is tying four green heart-shaped balloons together for a shamrock balloon bouquet. Additionally, you can find printable patterns online to make your own banners and signs.
Serve Irish Eats
Green appetizers like jalapeno poppers, spinach dip in phyllo cups, and veggie skewers are a great way to start things off. If you're really trying to channel your inner leprechaun, serve up at least one Irish dish. Consider classics like corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew for easy preparation that'll leave you enough time for mingling with your guests and enjoying the party. Other ideas include soda bread, colcannon, corned beef sliders, or shepherd's pie.
Create a DIY Bar
Skip slaving away over a drink shaker. Throwing a party is stressful enough without having to mix each drink individually on your own. Set things up so your guests can easily serve themselves.. Put out a stack of disposable cups from the dollar store, some green food coloring for guests to customize their drink color, along with other cheap party supplies to keep the bar looking festive and stocked with useful items like stirrers and cocktail napkins.
Set the Mood With Music
A little classic Celtic music can make for a lively dinner, but it's not your only option. Add a little something extra to the party with tunes from bands like U2, The Dubliners, The Pogues, The Cranberries, and Dropkick Murphys. Just make sure you have enough open floor space for anyone inspired to break into dance.
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time for throwing a party. If you need some extra money for catering those special green appetizers or prepping the space for your soiree, consider a loan from AmeriCash Loans. The process is easy, fast, and confidential — you could qualify for your very own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (up to $4,000!). Learn more today.