This past weekend the Husband and I threw our First Annual St. Patty’s Day Party and it was a huge success. We have been trying to find our go-to party to throw for over a year (the Cozads do a Christmas Party, the Allens do a Halloween Party, we go to Nocona for all the lake-type holidays, etc.). So, since the Husband is obsessed with all things Irish (his mom was Irish), we decided to do a St. Patty’s Day celebration every year.
We went all out and had a great time with our friends. Here are a few of the photos from event:
The Irish Whiskey Bar was an idea I saw on Pinterest that someone had done for a wedding and it was a hit! And we used our green wheelbarrow as an ice chest – “Our Patty Wagon” full of Irish cider, Guinness, and Smithwick’s.
My mom and I made all of the little signs and paper accents using free printables online or just crafts we had at home. And we had a banner that said “Everyone’s Irish on March 17th”. We had the banner printed at Kinko’s for $9 and then just used paint and marker to make it a little green.
The food was really fun and all Irish themed. We had patty melt sliders, shamrock bites, Blarney Stone cookies, an Irish flag veggie tray and my favorite – a Spud Bar – baked potatoes with all the fixins’.
But my awesome friends also brought a smorgasbord including a Guinness cheddar dip that was to die for and a most delicious pull apart bread (both of which they found on Pinterest). The Husband had hourly contests in which our friends could earn gold coins and win a gift certificate to our favorite Irish pub in Fort Worth – Conlon’s. Oh – and the Husband shaved his head and raised over $400 for St. Baldrick’s.
Also, please let it be noted that we could not have pulled this off with out our amazing friends, Candace and Kathryn, and my awesome Mom. Also, in honor of St. Patty’s Day, I am going to dedicate my posts this week to recapping our awesome Irish honeymoon. We traveled all over Ireland and tried some really cool places. I’ve been all over and this was definitely one of my favorite destinations.