I've been prepping for my monthly cooking club over the past few days because it was my turn to host this month. We tied our theme into St. Patrick's Day and created a menu of beer/whiskey-infused recipes. I made a chili using a recipe of Jimmy Fallon's from when he was on the Martha Stewart Show.
I really got into the theme, as you'll see in the next few pics, so obviously a printed plate/napkin duo was totally happening.
I had appetizers out for the gals to enjoy while the rest of the meal was getting warmed up. Some pretzel chips, lavash crackers, and veggies to go with some pub cheese in a shamrock serving dish...
Oh, hello green cheese!! Yep, that's pesto gouda...who knew!?! (It was SO delicious!!)
Those little hats were worn all night and I think we came to a consensus that we'd have to wear them each month because they were so silly, yet so much fun!!
I found some shamrock plants at Trader Joe's so I snagged one and added glitter shamrock stick to it as a little centerpiece. Themey and fun!
To celebrate the holiday, here's a giveaway to get everyone in the holiday spirit!!
How 'bout some Kelly Green RIT Dye, a little "Who's Your Paddy?" hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works, and a fab costume bracelet with a four leaf clover? (I love this little trio SO much!)
To enter, leave a comment below of a favorite St. Patrick's Day food you like, an outfit item that you wear to ring in this holiday, something green you love, a holiday activity or tradition you partake in, and a winner will be randomly picked next week! (All these goodies will still rule, even after the holiday!!)
I'm Irish so I always remember having the traditional corned beef and cabbage, with stewed potatoes each year when I was growing up. Lately the tradition has been to head to a local restaurant with a group of friends where they have Irish bands, food (including Irish nachos, my fave!), green beer, and revelers of all ages in all sorts of green and themed clothing including the always welcomed, "Kiss Me I'm Irish" t shirts, dancing the night away.