How to Host a Saint Patrick's Day Feast

March 14, 2016
saint patrick's day feast

One of the best things about having lived in different countries is incorporating different traditions to my life back home. I spent 9 months living in Dublin and attending Trinity College while I was at University. This time allowed me to learn a great deal about this wonderful country. Probably their most famous celebration is Saint Patrick's Day which is held on Thursday, March 17. So in honor of the saint patron of Ireland I'm going to show you how to host a Saint Patrick's Day feast.

saint patrick's day feast

First thing is the decoration. A beautiful bouquet or a centerpiece at the table is always a must. This one has the colors of the Irish flag. In case you don't know, here's the history behind the flag.

The green symbolises Irish republicanism. The orange represents the minority who were supporters of King William III, who was of the House of Orange.The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the two cultures and a living together in peace. The flag, as a whole, is intended to symbolise the inclusion and hoped-for union of the people of different traditions on the island of Ireland.


How to Host a Saint Patrick's Day Feast

A hearty main course is traditional for St. Paddy’s Day. This dish consists of Irish beef with a side of potatoes in their jackets and peas. No Irish-themed meal is complete without Irish bread and good Irish butter.


saint patrick's day feast

For something sweet I got these Saint Patrick's cupcakes with gold, sharmrocks and green frosting. And don’t forget a warm mug of Irish coffee to top it off.


Ingredients
8 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 cup whiskey
2 cups hot brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions
Place 2 teaspoons of sugar in each of 4 mugs. Add 2 tablespoons of whiskey to each mug, then fill with coffee. Hold a spoon, rounded side up, over each mug and slowly pour the cream over the spoon, floating it on top of the coffee. Serves 4.


saint patrick's day feast

saint patrick's day feast


For more inspiration check out this mushroom, ham and tomato quiche with Guinness (for strength) or these other Saint Paddy's cupcakes.

Cristina xo

27 comments

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  2. Ugh everything looks so great! I have never actually celebrated the day, maybe in elementary school but I never knew the history of it! Great post! :)
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  3. Yum ...everything looks perfect & beautiful!
    Love the flowers right down to the cupcakes!
    Super cute!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    Katelyn
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  4. This is absolutely adorable! Also, I had no idea you were from Spain too! It's wonderful to find Spaniards who blog in English! :)
    Love,

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  5. This is so cute, I love the cupcakes
    xo
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  6. What a fancy way to celebrate St Patricks! So much green and Irish paraphernalia in one day! Hahaha

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  7. These look delicious and you look gorgeous!

    xo Jen
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  12. This is a really cool idea for a post! I love parties with cupcakes and special things according to the occasion! Makes me wonder..... where was my invite girl?!?!

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  14. This looks like such a nice little feast! I love St. Patrick's Day and look forward to hosting get-togethers like this one in the future!

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  15. I appreciate how you shared about the meaning behind some traditions of St Patty's Day. It's so much more than wearing green and getting drunk over the weekend! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  16. Preciosa la decoración que has escogido.
    Besos!

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  18. Que bonito todo! Me encanta el post
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  19. Beautiful flowers! Love your top so much!
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  20. those cupcakes look delish!
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  21. Great post ! I love it

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  22. youre so gorgeous and what a beautiful feast! I want one of that steak!

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  23. me encanta la decoración! y los cupcakes tienen una pinta estupenda ;) Un beso!
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