Mar 08, 2013

St. Paddy’s Day – The Stylish Way

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

Remember when we did the chic version of a Superbowl party?  Today we’re sharing some fun ideas and product to create a chic St. Paddy’s Day party. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve seen one too many overdone green parties. Plus, I love the idea of taking traditional elements from a holiday and elevating them. The color way for this party concept was inspired by a MaxMara mossy green and taupe collection that I saw in Saks a few weeks ago. Yes, I know…emerald and charcoal is becoming all the rage right now, but I couldn’t get this color way out of my head so these are the colors I would use for a St. Paddy’s Day party. I fell in love with the pointy leprechaun-inspired canisters so those would make their way onto the table decor. I also love the green compote. Bundle them on your buffet in sets of three to mimic a shamrock and pile up with champagne truffles or gold coins.Use a taupe runner to accent all of your green accessories. I’d also turn that beautiful cake above into a one tiered cake and layer the green circles in three with a stem to create a shamrock. Of course, there would have to be a drink area! Fill the beer mugs with your favorite ale or a drink from Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook and serve on that Lizard Tray with monogrammed coasters. Stick those rainbow cocktail stirrers in the mini gold pot and you’ll have your pot of gold and rainbow!

Don’t forget to give your guests this hangover tip sheet when they leave the party {or leave them by the bar!}

Fun Fact – Did you know the original color of St. Patrick’s Day was BLUE, not green!

Recipes for a Sophisticated St. Paddy’s Party Menu:

Cannelle Vanille’s Potato Soup

Smitten Kitchen’s Cabbage, Apple and Walnut Salad

Mark Bittman’s Irish Soda Bread

Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake  and more Guinness desserts.  


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