Luck of the Irish: Tips for a Perfect St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Luck of the Irish: Tips for a Perfect St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Milena Kukurekovic

Are you ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style? Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a meal with family and friends, a well-decorated table setting can add to the festive atmosphere of this fun holiday. 

This blog post will share our top tips for creating a perfect St. Patrick's Day table setting. From choosing a color scheme to selecting decorative items and creating a menu, we'll provide you with all the information you need to create a memorable St. Patrick's Day celebration. So, let's dive in and get ready to embrace the luck of the Irish!

Choose a Color Scheme

The traditional color scheme for St. Patrick's Day is green and gold. Green represents the lush landscape of Ireland, while gold is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Incorporating these colors into your table setting is essential to create a festive atmosphere that's true to the spirit of the holiday. Here are some tips on how to incorporate these colors into your St. Patrick's Day table setting:

  1. Use a green tablecloth or table runner: A simple way to bring the green color into your table setting is by using a green disposable tablecloth or table runner. This will serve as a perfect base for the rest of your decorations.
  2. Add gold cutlery: Plastic gold cutlery is an easy and elegant way to add a touch of glamour to your table. It's a simple way to add a touch of luxury and will complement the green in your table setting.
  3. Use green and gold plates: Consider using green and gold plastic plates to add color to your table setting. This can be an easy way to add visual interest and keep your table setting on the theme.
  4. Incorporate green and gold napkins: Use green and gold paper napkins to tie the color scheme together. These small details can make all the difference in creating a cohesive and well-put-together table setting.
  5. Finish with a centerpiece: A well-chosen centerpiece can be the perfect finishing touch for your St. Patrick's Day table setting. Consider using greenery, gold candles, or a combination of both to create a festive and eye-catching centerpiece that ties the color scheme together.

Select Decorative Items

You'll want to incorporate decorative items that fit the occasion to create a perfect St. Patrick's Day table setting. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  1. Shamrock-shaped placemats or table runners: These decorative items are a classic choice for St. Patrick's Day. They'll add a festive touch to your table setting and tie in with the green color scheme.
  2. Dollar napkin holders: Dollar napkin holders are an inexpensive and creative way to incorporate the holiday's theme into your table setting. These napkin holders are shaped like shamrocks, leprechauns, or even pots of gold.
  3. Gold candle holders: Adding gold candle holders to your table setting is an easy way to add a touch of luxury to the overall look. Gold candles can also create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making them perfect for dinner parties.
  4. Elements of Irish culture: Incorporating Irish culture into your table setting can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday. Consider using Celtic knots, Irish flags, or images of leprechauns to create a festive atmosphere.
  5. Personalized items: Adding customized items to your table setting can be a great way to make your St. Patrick's Day celebration feel more special. For example, you can create custom place cards or use personalized coasters with Irish sayings or symbols.

Set the Table

Now that you've chosen your color scheme and decorative items, it's time to set the table. Here are some step-by-step instructions to help you create the perfect St. Patrick's Day table setting:

  1. Begin with a clean and empty table: Clear off any clutter or unnecessary items from the table before you start setting it up.
  2. Add a tablecloth or table runner: Place a green table on the table to serve as a base for the rest of your decorations.
  3. Place fancy plastic gold plates: Use fancy plastic gold plates to add a touch of elegance to your table setting. Place them at each seat.
  4. Add disposable gold cutlery: Use disposable gold cutlery to complement the gold plates. Place them on either side of the plastic dinner plates.
  5. Use elegant plastic drinkware: To complete the look, use elegant plastic drinkware. You can find plastic glasses that look like crystals, adding to the table's elegance.
  6. Add a centerpiece: Place your chosen centerpiece in the center of the table. This could be a flower arrangement, a candle, or a decorative item that fits the theme.
  7. Create a festive atmosphere: To create a festive atmosphere, consider adding green or gold confetti to the table or using St. Patrick's Day-themed place cards. These small touches will help tie the table together and create a memorable celebration.

Following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and festive St. Patrick's Day table setting perfect for any celebration. Remember to take some photos to capture the memories of your perfect St. Patrick's Day table setting!

Create a Menu

No St. Patrick's Day celebration would be complete without delicious food! So here are some traditional Irish foods that you might consider serving on the big day:

  1. Corned Beef and Cabbage: This is a classic St. Patrick's Day dish. Corned beef is a flavorful and tender meat cut perfect for slow cooking. Cabbage and potatoes are added to the pot to create a hearty and filling meal.
  2. Irish Soda Bread: This traditional Irish bread is a quick and easy recipe for St. Patrick's Day. It's made with simple ingredients, including flour, baking soda, and buttermilk.
  3. Shepherd's Pie: Another hearty and comforting dish, shepherd's pie is made with ground meat, vegetables, and a layer of mashed potatoes. It's perfect for serving at a St. Patrick's Day dinner party.

Once you've chosen your menu, consider ways to incorporate the green and gold color scheme into the food presentation. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Green Vegetables: Serve a side of green beans, asparagus, or broccoli to add a pop of green to your table.
  2. Gold Sprinkles: Add a sprinkle of gold glitter or gold sugar to your desserts to make them look extra festive.
  3. Decorative Serving Platters: Use decorative disposable serving platters in green or gold to add to the overall theme of your table setting.

St. Patrick's Day is a fun and festive holiday for entertaining family and friends. By incorporating a suitable color scheme, decorative items, table settings, and menu items, you can create a St. Patrick's Day table setting that's both beautiful and functional. Whether you choose to go with a traditional Irish theme or add personal touches, the key is to have fun and enjoy the celebration. With these tips, you will impress your guests and have a St. Patrick's Day celebration to remember. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Party on, Smarties! With love, Smarty had a Party!

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