Checklist for a St Patrick’s Day Party
Did you ever wonder what you would need to host a St Patrick’s Day party? Well don’t worry, it is easy. Here I have 6 St Patrick’s Day drinks, some appetizers and one easy meal. The checklist can be found below. You can setup your bar cart in advance, start the easy meal of classic corned beef simmering, and you are ready to go. Any leftover corned beef can be used for sandwiches. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
For your drinks, you’ll need to purchase some Guinness. It is sold in both bottles and 14.9-ounce cans. I actually prefer the cans because when you flip the top open, you can hear the nitrogenated beer start fizzing. I love that sound! Of course, don’t forget the Baileys Irish Cream and the Irish Whiskey. My favorite is Bushmills. And then for a special treat, make sure you pick up some Black Current Liqueur and Kahlua.
Besides the alcoholic beverages, add to your list cranberry juice, bottled water and a selection of soda. Make sure you also have beer glasses, shot glasses, ice bucket, paper cups and some cute St Patrick’s Day beverage napkins. If you don’t have a bar cart, the one that I’m using is both a bar cart and kitchen cart and you can find it here for the best price.
Also, for decorations, I’m using shamrock placemats, a ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ sign, a green hat, and a couple of St Patrick’s Day hand towels. You can’t have enough hand towels when serving drinks. I also found these cute shamrock LED lights that I wrapped around the bar cart legs.
Here are 6 St Patrick’s Day drinks that you can serve with the bar ingredients listed above: Guinness Beer, Baileys Irish Cream (served on ice or without), Black & Black, Baby Guinness, Irish Whiskey & Cranberry and last but not least the Irish Car Bomb cocktail!
Now with all of those drinks you need to have something for your guests to munch on. Try these easy appetizer recipes like Charcuterie Board, Hot Artichoke Dip, Melon wrapped in Prosciutto, or Sausage Dip.
But if you want to go traditional Irish, for the main course try this easy meal of classic corned beef. It cooks in 1 pot, simmers for 4 – 5 hours, and when you are ready to eat, take the meat out and slice it, scoop out the vegetables, and serve.
St Patrick’s Day Shopping List for 5 – 6 People for Drinks & Easy Classic Corned Beef
- 12 Guinness – 14.9 oz cans
- Irish Whiskey 750 ml bottle
- Baileys Irish Cream 750 ml bottle
- Black Current Liqueur 750 ml bottle
- Kahlua 750 ml bottle
- Cranberry Juice 64 fl oz bottle
- Bottled Water 12 pack
- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite 6 packs (small bottles)
- Prepared Corned Beef 4 – 5 lbs
- Brown Sugar
- Bay Leaves
- 1 Bag Small Potatoes (approximately 15)
- 1 Small Bag Baby Carrots
- 1 Cabbage Medium Head
- Spicy Mustard or Horseradish Option
Make sure you also have a couple of easy appetizers to serve with the St Patrick’s Day drinks
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