Well, this is it: we've reached our last week of February, and I hope you all had fantastic Valentine's Days. But for those who didn't...
Fear not, sad lady! It's time to start looking towards March. TIme sure does fly by, doesn't it? But it's not too late to start thinking about that next holiday. Everyone loves a party!
The big 'green' holiday in March is St. Patrick's Day. (Easter is also in March this year, but we'll get to that on a later day...)
So, it's time to get your Irish on! If you're stumped on what to do for a St. Patrick's Day party, then check out the list below for some great ideas!
There are fewer things more associated with Ireland than potatoes. But here's something fun you can do with the whole family or a classroom of kids - a baked potato party!
Simply swipe up a sack of potatoes and make a buffet table with all the trimmings. Use sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon bits, or whatever else makes your stomach grumble for a good baked potato. It's food and it's fun, the best combination in the world.
Since Leprechauns are also associated with St. Patrick's Day, it might be fun to play one for a day. Hide a bag of goodies somewhere (like and Easter Egg Hunt), and leave 'rainbow' clues as to where it's hidden.
Another thing you can do is Leprechaun S'Mores! How are these made?
Get some marshmallows, skewers, chocolate dip, and round cookies (with holes in the middle, like Keebler cookies). Dip the cookie in chocolate, then skewer the marshmallow and dip it in chocolate. Place the chocolate-covered marshmallow square in the middle on the cookie and you have a top hat! Decorate as you like :)
For more step-by-step instructions, check out the post on Half-Baked.
Alright, here's a kicker: instead of a boring old decorated party with paper hats, go full throttles with a Sham-Rock Concert!
Make it into a charity event, or just a plug for your favorite local band, but whatever the case, it's loud and crazy fun with a dash of luck.
All you have to do is make it green and make it great. Have green-themed drinks or frothy mint concoctions, or try the above potato party idea instead of food trucks.
Invite local bands to play, or go for the traditional Irish dancing. It's a great way to spread merry cheer, and keep things hopping for St. Patrick's Day.
So that's all I got for you today! Tune in next time, when I'll deliver some background on St. Patrick's Day and where all those shamrock and pot 'o gold myths came from.