Gene Tierney

Could you use a little water in your whiskey?

You’ve heard of a party in a box. Well, today, we’re introducing a new section called Party in a Post, which offers ideas and inspiration to help you plan your themed soirées. This first one is all about St. Patrick’s Day, so sláinte! From copies of Ulysses and Gulliver’s Travels on your coffee table and an Éire-themed playlist to a make-and-take Irish whiskey party favor, here are some St. Paddy’s Day party ideas sure to help you and your guests have a whale of a time from start to finish…

Invitation: This three-leaf clover online invitation from Paperless Post is festive, classic and chic.

Signature Cocktail: Let’s face it, green cocktails aren’t that inviting, so opt for The Pot of Gold, a yummy giggle water concoction with a gorgeous golden hue.

Pot of Gold Cocktail St. Patrick's Day

Signature Hors d’Oeuvre: Cheese and Onion Potato Chips, the most popular flavor of crisps in Ireland. The Irish call them Taytos.

Décor Surprises: Hardcover copies of Ulysses, Gulliver’s Travels, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, bowls of chocolate shamrocks from Connemara Kitchen, and green votive candles on the coffee table.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers

Flowers: A loose mix of green, white, and yellow flowers and herbs.

Attire: For the gals? A “Blarney Stone” of your very own in the form of this chic tassel necklace in emerald green or these splurge-worthy earrings. For the guys? This classic cotton pocket square.

Party Favor: Set up an interactive make-and-take whiskey station and let your guests take their hooch home in one of these cute mini flasks or give your guests the chance to grow their own luck.

Music: Our ShamRock n’ Roll Playlist, which you can download here.

As the Irish say, May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold and, at the end of all your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Welcome photo: Gene Tierney
Welcome quote: The Quiet Man, 1952

Photo sources: DrinksMeister, HGTV

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