St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party

Just because the kids have moved out it doesn’t mean all the holiday festivities have to stop! How about throwing a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party?! No big sit-down dinner. Just a few friends, cocktails, appetizers, and a sweet or two. Grownup -style. Let’s get this party started!

Decorations for the St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party

Since this isn’t a kid’s party, you don’t need to decorate every surface with leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows. Just a couple of things will set the mood tastefully and festively.

Welcome your guests and set the mood for your cocktail party with this elegant door wreath:

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The only other decoration I would add is a centerpiece for your table. Depending on where you’re serving the food and drinks, it can be on the dining table or coffee table.

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What I love about these decorations for a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party is that they’re simple and elegant.

Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Party

What’s a cocktail party without cocktails? Besides the required beer or Guinness, you’ll want to have some yummy & fun drinks. Click here to get the recipes.

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Keep things simple with appetizers that your guests can serve themselves. After all, you want to have fun too, right?! Click the links after each picture to get the recipe.

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How cute is this Corned Beef Leprechaun Cheeseball? Every St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party needs one leprechaun.

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If you have a small shamrock cutter you could top the Herbed Cream Cheese & Cucumbers with basil shamrocks.

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Again, using that shamrock cutter on the basil of these Avocado & Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta

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If you really wanted it to scream “GREEN” you could dye the egg whites of these Guacamole Deviled Eggs.

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I just love these Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls! The quintessential St. Patrick’s Day meal made into a finger food!!

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Mini Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake with Irish cream liqueur and all that chocolatey cheesecake goodness… YUM!!!

Now all you need is a cute green outfit and a mani to go with it!

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Antoinette de Janasz Baxter