Decorating Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

Decorations for your St. Patrick’s Day party can involve more than just shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechaun cut outs. Over the top St. Patty’s Day décor is always fun, but here are some St. Patrick's Day decoration ideas if you are planning a more low-key event or intimate dinner party.

  • Flower Centerpieces: Show your green thumb with St. Patrick’s Day centerpieces! Spring is coming and green and white flowers are blooming. Why not celebrate the arrival of spring and St. Patrick’s Day by creating some gorgeous flower arrangements? Hydrangea is nice and full, so a little goes a long way. Bundle a few stems of white hydrangea and accent them with pops of green hypericum berries or kermit mums. Bells of Ireland and cymbidium orchids are both green flowers that make for beautiful centerpieces.
  • Use Green as an Accent Color: Make your St. Patty’s Day decorations black, white, and green all over. If you are planning appetizers or a more elaborate meal, set your table with a black and white damask tablecloth and add punches of bright green with napkins and paper plates.
  • Incorporate Green Unexpectedly: Granny smith apples are an unexpected way to incorporate green into your St. Patrick's Day decorations. Arrange some in front of appetizers to identify the dishes. Simply cut a slit in the top of one, and add a card with the name of the appetizer. You can also use them as place cards for a sit-down dinner.

Hopefully these ideas will help you tie together an elegant backdrop for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The best part is that these ideas are versatile enough to use after St. Patrick’s Day, or for other events you are planning!

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