Written By: Alyson Ramsbottom - Date: March 1, 2019
We have all been there, night of St Patrick's Day, green beer everywhere, including spilling down your back from the guy who started “celebrating” a little too early. Don’t blame him, this is the one day of the year where everyone parties for some reason nobody quite knows why and it’s JUST FINE. But if you want to be the one to bring a little festive trivia to the group and impress your friends, keep reading and we will tell you some fun facts about St Pattys Day and give you tips on how to make your party stand out from the rest!
Step 1: Ditch the green beer and step up your game with easy, simple, and much more impressive green cocktails!
Especially if you’re working in a bar, create your own green cocktail using midori or sour apple schnapps. Or just add some green food coloring to champagne and take your party from frat-phat! Ex. 1.5 oz Midori 2 oz lime juice 2 oz Sweet and Sour mix .5 oz sprite. Add 1 oz vodka for a little extra kick!
Step 2: Drop some knowledge! Did you know that St Patrick was born in Britain?
Did you know that the original color for St Patricks day was blue? Or that it used to be a dry holiday? These are interesting nuggets of information to drop during conversation or you can turn your whole party into a trivia night while still playing tunes with Fat Bottom Trivia 3.2 - "St Paddy's Day Party" or the St Paddy's Music dobOFF Bingo Cards.
You can choose your own questions or pick from a variety of pre-made games for less than ten bucks. Always a fun way to keep everyone entertained!
Step 3: Party favors! Now that you’re throwing the most authentic soiree around, stick with traditions!
For over 60 years, the Prime Minister of Ireland has presented the President of the United states with a bowl of Shamrocks as a symbol of good tidings. Starting in 1952 with President Truman and Prime Minister Kenny, it has become a long standing tradition between the two countries. I’m not saying you need to hand out an entire bowl, but Amazon has packs of shamrock shot glasses and necklaces that can be at your door in two days! Easy peasy.
Step 4: Food.
A necessity for any event, but especially one that is solely focused around excessive consumption of alcohol. No need to get fancy, a beef stew or an extra large shepherd's pie will feed many and fill your guests with enough sustenance to counteract at least a few of those cocktails. And don’t you dare forget those potatoes!
Step 5: Hire A Leprechaun
Admit it, we’ve all wished for a little luck of the irish, hand delivered by a magical bearded mischief-maker. You’d be surprised how many websites are around these days to supply you with exactly that! We are truly living in the times of having anything and everything delivered to you at a moments notice. But move quickly, these little bundles of joy won’t be available for long!
These tips will definitely keep your party popping off and if you need any more ideas, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or check out fatcityentertainment.com for some more inspiration