Our St. Patrick's Day Party

We had a few of our closest friends over to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I'm a little late in posting about the party but we left for a weekend trip and just got home on Sunday night. 

The cooking was a team effort with my husband and I cooking most of the day preparing the menu. We started cooking the Irish Beef Stew and the Corn Beef early since both required hours. 

Our appetizers included: 

Irish Egg Rolls made with chopped red cabbage, carrots cooked with the stew, chopped corn beef, Swiss cheese and the egg roll wrappers then deep fried 2-3 minutes. We served them with a couple of different dipping sauces both made with horseradish. 

A fruit and cheese board featuring the colors of the Irish flag: blood oranges, green grapes, white yogurt covered pretzels, Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a couple Granny Smith Apples thinly slices and formed to the shape of a Shamrock. 

A Kentucky Bourbon cheese spread purchased at the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY.

We stopped at the Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY, on a recent trip to Louisville, KY.

The ladies drank orange margaritas to continue of theme of Irish colors. These Irish Margaritas were mixed using diet orange soda, diet sun drop soda, sugar free Triple Sec and Tequila. I know margaritas aren't Irish but it was fun and we laughed. 

After the appetizers, the Irish stew was served at the table along with Irish grilled cheese sandwiches, Irish potato cakes, and Corn Beef and sauerkraut sandwiches. Sorry, I forgot a pic of the Irish grilled cheese sandwich.

You can see my St. Patty's Day tablescape here.

For dessert, we served Grasshopper Mint Pie, Andes Mints and Irish Milkshakes. 

The grasshopper pie was made with pistachio pudding, whipped cream, a couple drops of mint, milk extract, and a chocolate cookie crust. The milk shakes were made with ice cream, peppermint schnapps, vanilla extract, and a little green liquid food coloring. 

I pulled out several pieces of green decor to use in our living room.

We had a fun evening with our friends! Thanks for stopping in. Let me know what you think about our menu - Judy.

Linking to:

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy on Sundays at 5 pm

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

Wonderful Wednesday @ Penny's Passion on Monday

Celebrate Your Story @ Zucchini Sisters on Monday

Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground on Monday at 6pm

Party in Your PJ'd @ Apple Street Cottage

Beautifully Made @ Across the Blvd. on Tuesday

Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode

Keep in Touch @ Let's Add Sprinkles

Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 

Centerpiece Wednesdays at Karins Kottage on Tuesday evening

Vintage Charm Party @ Our Hopeful Home on Wednesday

Share Your Style Link Party @ French Ethereal on Wednesday at 6pm

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Collage at 8:30 am

Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Thinking Out Loud Thursday @ Penny's Passion on Thursday

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Home Matters Link Party @ Modern on Monticello on Thursday 

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique

Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407

Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home

Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design

Friendship Friday at Create with Joy  
Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom

Fabulous Link Party @ Peacock Ridge Farm

Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Saturday


  1. Your party looks amazing Judy! Wonderful food and such a pretty setting! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

  2. How fun! I spy your Norma Fleming napkin holder. I have the same shamrock that I use in the trays.

  3. So fun! I love all your festive details and the menu sounds and looks yummy. I am glad you still posted this. Have a great day. XO- MaryJo