With St. Patty’s Day right around the corner, it’s about time to start planning a celebration of epic proportions. Whether you’re pregaming for a bar crawl or planning a full-blown bonanza that’s sure to go down in Irish history, we’ve got all the tips you need. With these ideas and just a little bit of Irish luck, your St. Patty’s Day party is sure to be one to remember… or not.

Send out your party invitations early!

As we’re sure you’re already aware, people seem to take St. Patty’s Day pretty seriously. So unless you want your party to get left in the dust, you’re going to need to put it on your friends’ radar sooner than later. Sending out themed invitations is the perfect way to get people excited for your party! Make sure you include all the relevant details: Date and time, dress code (green, obviously), and what you’re offering for food and drinks. Before you know it, your friends will be on their way to your party at the end of the rainbow.

Pick your greenest outfit and wear it proudly!

If people aren’t wearing green at your St. Patty’s Day party… well, is it even a St. Patty’s Day party? And as the host of this shindig, it’s your job to set the bar HIGH for Irish spirit in the form of decking yourself out in green gear. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered. Throw on a hilarious flannel and set the vibe for your party early, and maybe even complete the outfit with a bright green beanie! Hosting with a friend or significant other? Slip-on some matching shirts and take on St. Patty’s Day with your partner in crime. Complete your look with a shamrock fanny pack to keep all your essentials in one place and you’ll be set!

Make your party shine like a pot of gold!

Once you’ve gotten yourself decked in green from head to toe, it’s time to make sure your home gets the Irish treatment… the greener the better! Cover your walls with shamrocks and get some green tablecloths, napkins, and plates to set the holiday atmosphere. You can even throw an Irish flag on the wall because everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day! Scatter the area with LED Light Up Shamrock Necklaces for the perfect party favor that guests can throw on as soon as they arrive!

Add some ambiance with Irish tunes!

A party isn’t a party without the perfect playlist to keep the energy alive. In addition to your favorite party music to get the crowd hyped, consider throwing in some holiday-themed hits that may just get the room doing an Irish jig! Spotify is your friend here as past St. Patty’s Day partiers have already gone through the trouble of compiling some of the best festive jams for the occasion. Pick and choose your favorites or simply throw on the entire playlist once the party gets going! Who knows, you may just find a jam that you want to listen to year-round. Going for a specific vibe? From festival jams to emo hits and everything in between, we’ve got you covered with some specially curated playlists.

Set the table with some festive Irish bites and beverages!

Now that you’ve set the atmosphere, it’s time to ensure your guests are happy and fueled up throughout the party by preparing some holiday-themed snacks and drinks. The classic choice for St. Patty’s Day is a huge helping of Irish potatoes, of course! Irish potatoes are super simple to make and only need a few ingredients: coconut, powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, and butter. You can add even more sweetness to your shindig with a pot full of chocolate coins! For drinks, Irish coffee is the perfect choice to keep the energy alive and get the party going. All you’ll need is your coffee of choice and your favorite Irish whiskey. And for those who don’t want to drink, homemade minty green milkshakes are hard to pass up.

Break out some games to keep the party going!

Need some inspiration for party games to keep your guests entertained all night long? Check out another blog highlighting some of our favorite games to break out at your St. Patty’s Day party.

Think you’re all set for your most epic St. Patty’s Day party yet? Start prepping now because March 17th is right around the corner!