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St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

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Throwing an Irish-themed party St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party is fun for me, because not only am I married to an Irishman, I love the color green. It’s bright, springy, and it goes so well with vibrant colors.

This time I combined green with purple.

A beautiful purple Ranunculus plant, that I could eventually plant and enjoy on our front porch.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

The details.

Dollar Store glass plates and MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check chargers (who would have ever thought the 2 would go together?)

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

IKEA purple napkins stuffed into the drinking glass.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

And the NEW beloved Ball jars that are now made in this beautiful green – drinking glass.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

I don’t really get into the St. Paddy’s Day decorations, but if you want, you can get them at the Dollar Store or even the local grocery store. Paper napkins, streamers, green light bulbs, party lights, or even little shamrock plants for the centerpiece. I love using wheatgrass, too.

The perfect menu.

I’m not a big fan of Corned Beef and Cabbage, so I changed it up this year to this Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef recipe, and served it with potatoes and yummy aspargus (also green!)

Here are some excellent choices, if you’re looking for a non-traditional Irish meal:

Guinness Stew
Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef

Appetizer (check out the micro greens that look like little shamrocks!)

Esther’s Kale Salad

Beer & Rye Irish Soda Bread

White and Dark Irish Bread Pudding
Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert

More recipes?

Irish recipes from Better Homes & Garden

20 stout recipes from Foodie Crush

Elise from Simply Recipes has a whole long list of recipes to choose from

As does Closet Cooking – wow!

6 desserts using Bailey’s Cream from Recipe Girl

Don’t forget the Guinness!

A few years ago (2007) my husband and I went to Dublin, Ireland to visit his family, and to see where his parents met and married. The first thing we did when we arrived was meet his cousin (for the very first time – ever!!) and enjoy a Guinness together – fresh off the tap! It was amazing!

Dublin, Ireland

Throwing an Irish-themed party, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, means going green, but with a pop of another fun color.

Don’t forget the drinks–water, wine, and Guinness Beer! (Instagram shot.)

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

And then, plant the flowers in your yard! (Yesterday in the Oregon sunshine.)

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

Will you be serving friends or family an Irish meal this year? If so, what’s your favorite food to cook?