A Party Fit for an Irishman

St. Patty’s Day is quickly approaching. Planning on going out? Maybe opting for a “Netflix and chill” evening at home? No matter your level of social, we have some fantastic ideas to help you celebrate. From the decor to the food and music, we have recommendations to please any party size!

The Serve ware

First off, let’s start with the dishes. After all, that’s what your guests will be eating from. Nixing the plates? What are you, barbaric? Here are some items to help you get festive without breaking the bank. The key is mixing and matching pieces with the palette you already own. Great for when you’re ambushed by unexpected “plus ones!” 

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/maison-versailles-castleware-melamine-green-collection?cm_sp=us_pdp_related_info-_-dining-%26-entertaining-dinnerware-_-maison-versailles-castleware-melamine-green-collection&ID=2295723&CategoryID=53629&cm_src=MPC 

The Flatware

Looking for some flatware that can take your party from cheesy to upscale in the blink of an eye? We’re coveting this set by Threshold. This metallic acts as a neutral, allowing you to pair it with just about any style of decor!

http://www.target.com/p/5pc-izon-flatware-set-gold-threshold/-/A-14953533?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Dining%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Dining&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9060071&gclid=CJy97bbIpcsCFQwPaQodAsYCUA&gclsrc=aw.ds

The Glassware

The world revolves around coffee, why not enjoy an Irish one? Bring focus to your lovely beverages with these glass mugs.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/irish-coffee-mug/s190934?SID=skim34276X922231X2e88f939c47e5a5144026adbdddaf082&si=2617611&aff=cj

The Textiles

An easy way to create some framework for your decor is a textured placemat! Instead of going with a typical green, have fun playing with materials and neutrals. This is a fantastic option if you’re going for a more rustic look.

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1676078/food-network-bloom-cutout-placemat.jsp?pfm=rrrecs-pdp-gtab1

The Fixings

Now, about that table. Surprisingly enough, you can really elevate the look of your serving table with just a few bottles and votives. Incorporate different heights and hues for a visual variety! 

http://www.hm.com/us/product/35079?article=35079-A

http://www.hm.com/us/product/60392?article=60392-D 

Now that you have your space properly decorating, it’s time to start thinking about food. We’ve rounded up a fantastic menu of traditional and modern dishes exuding Irish cuisine. From corned beef hash to decadent soda bread, these are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! 

Irish coffee

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/irish-coffee/ 

Corned Beef Hash

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/corned-beef-hash-102822 

Irish Cheddar Potato Soup

http://www.thekitchn.com/the-perfection-of-simplicity-p-76790 

Chocolate Chip Irish Soda Bread

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/chocolate-chip-soda-bread-raspberry-butter 

Bailey’s Cream Profiteroles

http://www.gogogogourmet.com/irish-cream-profiteroles/ 

(Image credits: as linked above; Pioneer Woman, Epicurious, The Kitchn, Whole Foods Market, GoGo Gourmet)