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5 St. Paddy's Party Ideas

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With March 17 just around the corner, it's time to start planning your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Invite your friends over and have a get-together to celebrate Irish heritage, the coming spring or green cocktails. Take advantage of some of these ideas to make your party really sham-rock!

1. Hold a Brunch 
Invite your family and friends over for a St. Patrick's Day brunch. Breakfasts are a common St. Patrick's Day event for politicians and other important community members in many cities. So why not throw one in your own home? Serve up some tasty green pancakes, hash, and even brunch cocktails or Irish coffee.

Try naturally green pancakes for your St. Patrick's Day brunch. Try naturally green pancakes for your St. Patrick's Day brunch.

2. Plan a Parade Pregame 
If your community or a nearby city is having a big St. Patrick's Day parade, plan a pregame tailgating session with your closest friends. Whether you need to set up in a parking lot or decorate a room in your home, this is a great way to prepare yourself for summer concert season. 

3. Be the Bartender
St. Patrick's Day is an opportunity to enjoy a different cocktail than what you're used to. However, this doesn't mean your party goers should be forced to drink green beer. Play bartender at your party with your trusted frozen concoction maker by your side. Whip up Frozen Irish Coffee, an Emerald Isle, a Green Iguana or a Tropical Leprechaun

Make sure your bar is stocked with green food dye, whipped cream, Irish whiskey, Irish cream and minty liqueurs or schnapps as well.

4. Make Dessert Your Focus 
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, there are plenty of creative baked goods and desserts that you can serve your guests. Spend the night before the party crafting some of your favorite treats all decked out in St. Patrick's Day decorations. Try shamrock-shaped cookies, mint-frosted cupcakes or even traditional Irish Soda Bread. 

5. Play Trivia 
During your party, make your guests feel they're truly drinking in Ireland with a few rounds of pub trivia. Cover pop culture topics as well as information about Ireland and the history of the holiday you're celebrating. Unlike a pub, you don't have to play for money. Play for frozen cocktails and any prizes you want to give out. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.