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Your St. Patrick's Day Party Essentials

by Jennifer Gordon 03/04/2019

So maybe you’re not into the pub crawl thing so much these days, but you still love St. Patrick’s Day and want to celebrate. This year consider hosting your own party instead of going out. With a little pre-planning and extra effort you can host an impressive and enviable St. Patrick's Day party that rivals the best pub crawl. Here are some essentials and ideas for your party planning.

Decorations - You'll definitely want some stellar decorations to attract friends to your party. Start with everything green. Green tablecloths, green cups, plates, and flatware. Green balloons, streamers, and confetti. Then add in some themed décor like clover leaves hanging from the ceiling and around your house and yard. Maybe include a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end using those cute coin chocolates. Set the design off with a Guinness or Smithwick’s sign to hang over your drinks station or a leprechaun cut-out to welcome people to the party. Going all-out on the cheesy décor for an adult St. Patrick’s Day party is more than okay!

The Food - Everyone looks forward to the Irish specialty foods they get to enjoy over this holiday. Make sure your party offers all the favorites your guests are seeking. Make or purchase (ahead of time!) corned beef and cabbage or corned beef hash. Try your hand at a delicious Shepard's pie. Add side dishes like colcannon—a remarkable mixture of mashed potatoes and cabbage. Then top it all off with traditional Irish soda bread. Of course, it's always a good idea to have some conventional party snacks available like chips, cheese and crackers, and cold-cuts, etc. 

Drinks - In addition to providing classic Irish ales, stouts and ciders take some time to develop or learn the recipe for some fun themes cocktails for your party. Set up a mixing station for guests to make their own Bailey's Irish Floats or Irish coffee. Serve espresso martinis or manhattans made with your favorite Irish whiskey or rye. Try a Red Zinger mixing whiskey and ginger ale, a green apple sangria, and an Irish mint mojito or Mule. 

Bonus Ideas

  • Turn your party into a costume party and require everyone to dress up as their favorite Irish character – movie character, actors, historical figures and even leprechauns welcome!
  • When it comes to beers, try setting up a mini pub crawl with different beers at various stations around the party. Have a selection of each ale and small tasting cups or faux beer flight setups for people to use to explore the many breweries Ireland has to offer.
  • Add games to your party. Host an Irish trivia competition, play charades or Pictionary with themed answers and clues. Should all else fail, you can always fall back on the classic drinking game, but of course, be responsible! 

This St. Patrick’s day try your hand at hosting for a great time with your friends and family!

About the Author

Jennifer Gordon

A Staten Island Realtor since 1998, Jennifer earned her NYS Associate Broker license in 2006, and has established herself with an impressive selling record while maintaining a reputation for providing personal attention, quality service, and above all, for her integrity. An active and involved member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Jennifer has served as Chair of the Technology Committee, as a member of the MLS Vendor Task Force, the MLS Transition Committee, the Legal Liaison Task Force, the Young Professionals Network, the Attorney Interaction Task Force, the Grievance Committee, the Installation Committee, the Agent Day & Trade Show Committee,the SIBOR 100th Year Gala Committee and currently reappointed a fourth year on the Professional Standards Committee. Jennifer is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of the New York State Association of Realtors, and she has been a licensed New York Notary Public since 2002, a service she happily offers to all for free.

Jennifer began working in Staten Island real estate part time, nights and weekends, while simultaneously studying for her Bachelor’s Degree at the College of Staten Island and working full time at Staten Island Academy, a private-independent school, as secretary to the Headmaster. Six months later,after successfully selling several homes, Jennifer resigned from the Academy so she could focus her attention on real estate full time – a life-changing and rewarding transition she has never regretted. Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology has well-equipped her to successfully work with various personality types. Jennifer was recognized as the very first student at the College of Staten Island to minor in developmental disabilities and her internship and focus was on autism. Jennifer has volunteered and raised money to bring awareness and resources to the autistic community and she is a concerned supporter of quality future housing for autistic adults. Jennifer has always found pleasure in helping people; right out of Tottenville High School, she worked as an intake counselor at Project Hospitality where she helped serve Staten Island’s homeless population. Now a Realtor, she says that “helping families while earning a living is a winning combination.”

A proud Staten Island resident since 1978, Jennifer became a first time homeowner in 2003 and again in 2009. The experiences gave her valuable insight and made her a better Realtor. Jennifer’s two beautiful children are top students at their schools and are enthusiastically involved in community and charitable events. Both have added cherished perspective to family life and have helped provide an important understanding of and respect for working parents looking to make their next move.

Personal Attention

A great listener with a good attitude, Jennifer has the ability to focus her attention on the needs of her clients, whether they be buyers, sellers,landlords, or tenants. Many have said they have made Jennifer their Realtor“for life” and confidently refer to her their closest friends and family members. Continued education, community involvement, immersed in a brilliant network of business professionals and lovingly supported by understanding family and friends help keep Jennifer ahead of the rest.

Quality Service

Jennifer’s wide range of marketing techniques insures her clients the utmost exposure from, among other things, social media and online marketing,professional photographs, virtual tours, detailed direct mailings, informative open houses, custom-printed color brochures, and extensive publication advertising. 


Honesty, good character, fairness, sincerity, and trustworthiness are words her clients use to describe Jennifer. She is a trusted first choice, guaranteeing the most effective marketing, negotiating the most favorable terms and conditions, and communicating well with all involved parties to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Most importantly, Jennifer’s integrity is intact at all times along with a healthy dose of natural tenacity.