Mar 9, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas

Whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is one of the best holidays of the year.

You get to have a few drinks, eat stuff chocked full of green food dye, and dress like a leprechaun... Good times!

Here's our definitive guide to being prepared for the luckiest day of the year:


ST. PATRICK'S DAY COSTUMES:
Break out the green! Go for a traditional or sexy leprechaun look or load up on green. Don't forget the fake Irish accent if you don't have a real one... just lay off the "lucky charms" jokes and you'll be right! Check out CostumeBox.com.au for a selection of costumes and accessories to get you in the spirit. Here's a sampling...

Leprechaun Adult CostumeGood Luck Charm Adult CostumeSpank Me I'm Irish Adult Costume
Leprechaun Fat SuitMorphsuit Adult Costume - GreenLeprechaun


HATS & WIGS:
The leprechaun hat is always a favourite, and will have you fitting right in at the pub... at least you'll stand out enough to get served first! If you want a bit of extra flair, consider going for a green wig, like the ones below available online at CostumeBox.com.au

  Leprechaun Adult/Teen Hat - EconomyIrish Cowboy Teen/Adult HatGiant Leprechaun - Adult HatSt Patricks Bowler Adult Hat


China Doll Wig - Green Huge Happy Green Guy Wig36" Luxurious Black Wig with Green Streaks


EYE WEAR:
These Beer Bottle sunglasses are a great party favour, and feature shamrocks on them. Or go for a pair of green contact lenses if you haven't been blessed with green eyes!

St Patricks Beer Bottle Adult GlassesShamrock & Roller Adult/Teen GlassesShamrock Adult/Teen GlassesContact Lenses & Deluxe Case - Green Advanced


FOOD AND DRINK IDEAS:
Most of us just think of beer on St. Patrick's Day, and with good reason, Guinness beer consumption more than doubles on this day! But don't paint yourself into a corner, there are a heap of Irish treats to be had out there...

Green Beer:
This is an easy way to transform a normal beer into a holiday treat. There really isn't much to it... How to make Green Beer

Traditional Irish Drinks:
Baileys® Irish Cream, Guinness® Stout, Irish coffee and Irish whiskey are all favourites any time of the year. Drink them on their own, or pour over ice cream to make a quick and delicious dessert. Here's an Irish Coffee Recipe that you won't forget! Check out this link for more Irish dessert and drink recipes.



St. Patrick's Day Menu Ideas:
If heading down to the local isn't up your alley, and you are having a more formal evening, check out the Irish Menu plans available with full recipes on epicurious.com:

 
GREEN PARTY ACCESSORIES:
Check out Cracker Box for a great selection of party supplies at great prices, and easy online shopping! Yay, no dollar store line-ups! Click on the pic below for more info:




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