St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
We wear green and don t know why. We may live in communities that dye their rivers green or present bar patrons with green beer. Restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage amid leprechaun decorations or plastic pots-of-gold. This is a difficult dish to prepare: eat out! School children enjoy cupcakes of any flavor with green icing. Other snacks may be potato chips or potato sticks. Parties for St Patricks Day are sure to be decorated with green and white twisted streamers and four leaf clovers. Paper party goods are the only option for children s parties but some adult dinners feature Irish linen and good china.
The Irish aren t much like the people that Irish Americans pretend to be on St Patricks Day. But please don t take our stereotypes away. We love them so. Descendents of those who immigrated during the Irish potato famines of the 18th and 19th century generally only have St Patricks Day to remind them of those long ago ancestral ties. We may not have any real understanding of the country at all. Still we must beg pardon of the modern Irish citizenry and continue our traditions. So with tongue in cheek every American who likes a mid-March excuse to celebrate professes to be partly of Irish ancestry.
So how can you get in on the act and celebrate the green on this most festive of holidays? It is a little easier than you might think. In fact if your idea of celebration involves throwing a party you are in luck. There are some excellent ways to usher in this holiday in grand style. What kind of party to throw exactly will depend a lot on your particular style. You might desire a lively and rowdy gathering of friends to celebrate March 17th a small gathering or even a very intimate affair with just you and someone special. I have some ideas that can help you in all three cases. So how do you get started? Pick your flavor of party and go from there of course. Here are some of my favorite ideas depending on the size of the party in question: Big and lively.