As a child, I could barely remember to change out of my pjs let alone wear green on a certain day. St Patrick’s day was never a big celebration. I mean, we didn’t have party at school, so it really didn’t count in my book. As a kid, if it was a true holiday, the party was required. As I get older, I see that Halloween and St Patrick’s Day are two of the biggest events celebrated. It could be just the town I live in (Portland, Oregon) and these two holidays (I say holiday, since it is treated as such) are HUGE! They are almost 6 months apart, so maybe we just need something to celebrate.
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- Earthy elements: Since the tent has high ceilings, having a tall flower arrangements can help bring the ceiling down. Using twigs, reindeer moss and modern square vases, these arrangements are sleek and beautiful.
- Sights and Sounds: Find a local Céilí dancing group and ask if they will perform for some entertainment. Céilí (pronounced: kay-lee) means party is similar to square dancing but the footwork is more complex. In addition to the dancers, hiring a bagpipe player will make a dramatic impression on your guests. If you weren’t a beer drinker before, hearing the bagpipes will surely cause you to grab a pint.
- Fabric of our lives: Fabric can also be very beneficial. Drape the fabric from the ceiling and create a more intimate space and adding some color at the same time. Start from the middle and work your way out. It will also cover that unsightly metal.
- Lights & Camera: Add these lights to set the mood for a party. These will hang below the fabric and create a great ambiance without taking up valuable floor space.
- Hot Potato: For something hot, crispy and delicious, have a deni fryer on site. I highly suggest having a sober cooker manning the station all night. When you pull out a fresh batch, just watch the crowds around the table get thicker.
- Here’s your sign: Order a few of these personalized signs to claim your space. The themed pub signs will surely be a conversation starter.
- Custom Coasters: Your guests need a place to set their drink down when they are grabbing some grub. Order some personalized coasters to help prevent watermarks. Well, seriously, it is more of a table accessory.
- Serveware: Of course you need green cups, plates, napkins, utensils etc. Find them in various shades of green.
- Warm my buns: These outdoor space heaters will help your guests stay toasty.
- Rent a tent: If you have a yard big enough for a tent. Rent one! If you have adjoining driveways, another option is asking your neighbor to share the space. If you do this, you must invite them to the party ;).
- To you, from me: There are a million options out there for invitations. Find ones that suit your needs.
- Bead Me: To make things more festive, order a gross of the beads. Everyone needs 144 green shamrock beads.
Fresh vegetable tray
Fresh fried potatoes
Izze green apple soda
Cheese plate and fruit
Irish coffees and a keg in Guinness
Oatmeal Stout Brownies (use green dye for the cream cheese mixture)