Planning a dynamic, yet entertaining St. Patrick’s Day party can be a bit of a challenge.  You want to keep things light and fun, but you need to have a game plan before the festivities start so that all your guests are accounted for and their food and drink are at hand no matter what time of the day. Our St. Patrick’s Day Party Planning Guide offers three excited, yet varied, ideas for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day bash—no matter who you’re hosting during any part of the day.
Out on the Town: Pre-Parade Brunch with Style
As your guests prepare for the parade, send them there with a hearty brunch and beverages to warm the soul. Our brunch setup consists of a variety of traditional Irish dishes, breads and warm and cold beverages prepared both for at-home or on-location tailgate parade options. We have showcased the setup in a buffet-style arrangement in a traditional pub area, courtesy The Country Club of Indianapolis.

Contemporary Irish: Throw your own Tapas Bash
Rather than repeat the same St. Patrick’s Day party you did last year, add a little panache this year with this chic contemporary Irish-inspired tapas theme. You want to set a tone of sophistication, but still want to hold on to the rustic charm of the day. Marry the two with unique (natural) tablescape ideas, fresh bite-sized Irish tapas treats, a tailored Irish beer tasting station and a batch of sweet treats that will make all your guests feel like they’re the lucky ones. We have showcased this setup along a bar and at arectangular table. Our gorgeous location is courtesy The Country Club of Indianapolis.
 Little Leprechauns: Fun with the Kiddos
While the adults enjoy their party, how will you keep the kids entertained? Simple – you arrange for a variety of activities,foods and other entertaining adventures that celebrate the holiday from their pint-sized perspective.Make a meal fit for any leprechaun, offer special shamrock treats and a host of activities to keep everyone busy all afternoon and evening. Our gorgeously green location is courtesy The Country Club of Indianapolis.
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