St- Patrick's Day

Be Inspired: St. Patrick's Day Themed Wedding

  Green dress

Do you want to incorporate a theme into your wedding but have no idea how to fit it in? If you are having a March wedding, naturally a St. Patrick's Day theme will fit perfectly and you can execute the theme without your wedding looking cheesy. Selecting an appropriate color palate is the easiest way to get creative with your theme. Emerald is a very popular shade of green this year and would perfectly accent any venue or you could really make things pop with a more neon green like our #FavoredCouple Salai and Matt.

  green stationary

green flowers

Another way to tie in the St. Patrick's Day Theme is by picking a signature cocktail. Guests can enjoy your delicious green or Irish inspired drink during Cocktail Hour or while dancing the night way at the Reception. Signature drinks are also a great way to save money on the bar. Offer guests beer, wine and a signature cocktail in lieu of a Full Bar to cut costs while still having a variety of drinks to chose from. has a great list of St. Patty's Day Drinks, but below are two of my favorites.


The Gin on Gin Julep


  • .5 oz Rich Simple Syrup (two parts sugar, one part water)
  • 15 Large Mint Leaves
  • 1 oz Bols Genever
  • 1 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 1 splash Club Soda
  • Garnish: 1 Mint Sprig
  • Glass: Julep


  • In a Julep cup, muddle the simple syrup and mint
  • Fill with crushed or pellet ice and add the genever and gin
  • Top with the club soda and stir until combined
  • Garnish with a mint sprig


Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail


  • 2 cp White Rum
  • .75 cp Key Lime Juice
  • .5 cp Grapefruit Juice
  • .5 cp Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 tbsp. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: 1 Lime Wheel
  • Glass: Wine


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and fill with ice
  • Cover and pulse the blender until the drink has a slushy consistency
  • Divide the contents of the blender between 8 wine glasses and garnish each with a lime wheel


Tip Tuesday: How to Throw a St. Patrick's Day Themed Party or Wedding

Are you thinking of throwing a St. Patrick's Day themed party? Looking for a little inspiration? Well look no further!


Here are some fun and festive menu ideas for your St. Patty's day soiree! Deviled Eggs are an easy and popular appetizer. Add a twist to your classic recipe by adding a couple drops of green food coloring! If throwing a children's party, satisfy the little one's sweet tooth with a candy bar. Spice up an adult candy bar by adding some lime Jello shots. And for the more health conscious host, substitute the sweets with green fruit kabobs. Kiwis, grapes and green apples are all you need to make this delicious and nutritious snack. If you're thinking of tying the knot on St. Patrick's Day, green is definitely the wedding color to go with. Keep the decor simple and elegant with light centerpieces and white table linens. You can make a statement with your cake by going green with a lucky leprechaun hat or opt for a more subtle and traditional cake. We saved the best for last! Whats St. Patrick's Day without a drink or two? Follow the link below for recipes  that are sure to please!

RECAP: DIY - St. Patrick's Day Edition

St. Patrick's Day Florals Since St. Patrick’s Day is conveniently here, I thought it would be awesome to do a DO-IT-YOURSELF mini floral arrangement with vases made from soda bottles and a CD. I know what you’re thinking…keep reading.

Whether you’re planning a gathering, a dinner with someone special or just at home drinking some Irish whiskey watching the Chicago River be transformed into the brightest, greenest river you’ve ever seen, make St. Patrick’s Day a little more special this year and add these easy to do, cost efficient and eco-friendly arrangements to your holiday décor! CHEERS!!

Step 1: Cut soda bottles to desired length

Cut Soda Bottles

Step 2: Glue CD to the cap end of one of your cut out soda bottles

Step 3: Spray paint one bottle white and the other green. Let sit for 2 hours

Step 4: Repeat step 3 for a second coat

Step 5: When bottle vases are completely dry, arrange flowers as desired

Floral Arrangement

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