St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and we’re looking forward to dressing up in green and feeling festive. This is a holiday that’s been around since the early 17th century - and you don’t even have to be Irish in order to celebrate.
Plenty of people go out and about and frequent the bars for this special holiday, but if you’re a family with young children or if you’re simply not interested in drinking, that might not appeal to you. Don’t worry, though - there are still plenty of great ways to have fun and celebrate this green holiday by having a St. Patrick’s Day party.
Keep reading to make sure that your St. Paddy’s party is the best on the block.
Your St. Patrick’s Day Party
We created a list of great ways that you can show your Irish pride and get festive for this day in March so, if you need some inspiration, look no further!
Take the Fun Outside
St. Patrick’s Day signifies that the beginning of spring is right around the corner, and that fact alone makes a lot of people want to get outside. The thing about March, though, is that you can never predict its weather. One day might be a pleasant and sunny 60 degrees, while the next could be chilly and rainy at 40.
That’s why you need a party tent to make sure your event goes smoothly. We’ve got the perfect options for you at Tent and Table, ranging from modest to quite large.
Our pole tents are a great option for hosting a number of people and, to keep your party safe from the elements, check out the sidewalls that can go along with them. To stay extra cozy, you can even invest in an outdoor tent heater.
Our party tents provide plenty of room for your St. Patrick’s Day guests, and you can go all out decorating the space to fit the vibe - instead of worrying about all those decorations inside your home.
Invite People the St. Paddy’s Way
Make your party amazing by getting people excited for the event before they even show up. The best way to make this happen is by sending out St. Paddy’s themed invitations (think the color green, four-leafed clovers, and leprechauns) complete with all the information relevant to the shindig.
Decorate the Irish Way
After you’ve set up one of our great party tents, it’s time to decorate it. Set the ambiance by investing in a few different types of tent lighting, and embrace the green color that St. Patrick’s Day is known for. Jazz up the space with shamrock centerpieces (either homemade or store-bought), leprechaun hats, rainbows, and pots of gold. You could even use gold coins for people to snack on!
Cook Along the Theme
Incorporating Irish-themed food and drinks is how to make people feel like they’re right in the thick of a party in Ireland. Try your hand at cooking a traditional Irish meal like soda bread, seafood chowder, or bacon fried cabbage - if you are of Irish descent, these are probably old hat to you, but your friends and neighbors will enjoy getting a taste of the culture.
You could also make food that follows the theme in a different way, like shamrock-shaped cookies, cupcakes with green icing, green-dyed milk, or rainbow doughnuts.
Don’t Forget the Entertainment
If there’s anything more Irish than Irish dancers, we’ve never heard of it. Hiring a team of dancers to entertain guests at your party will get everyone excited, as this type of dancing (with its complicated footwork, beautiful costumes, and all-around high energy) is captivating and impressive. It will surely be an experience that your guests won’t soon forget!
Play Irish Tunes
Irish music is known for its lively sound and upbeat tunes. Having it on in the background is a great way to keep your party atmosphere joyful and light. Everyone will have a smile on their face with this music keeping the get-together alive.
Plan Some Games
Whether you have children at your St. Patrick’s Day party or not, everyone loves a good game - and there are plenty of great St. Paddy’s Day themed games to suggest. You might organize a St. Paddy’s themed scavenger hunt or try out a couple traditional Irish games like croquet or cornhole. If the spring weather takes a nasty turn and you’re seeking solace under your party tent, don’t worry! You can still make the day fun by playing card games, Irish-themed bingo, or hosting a few rounds of St. Patrick’s Day trivia.
Host With the Help of Party Tents Direct
At PTD, our party tents will make sure that your St. Paddy’s Day party goes off without a hitch. Get in touch with us today to see what tent is the best option for your Irish get-together!