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Thursday, February 9, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

March 17th is the day that we all become Irish here in the United States and celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of spring.  The color green, bagpipes, parades, shamrocks, Leprechauns, Irish music, Irish food and green beer are all symbols of one of the most fun holidays celebrated.  How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  Here are some suggestions for a St. Patrick's Day celebration at home.


Of course, you have to dine on traditional Irish foods.  I think of 'corned beef and cabbage' but did you know that back in Ireland, it was 'Irish bacon and cabbage'.   Also Irish cuisine includes Irish stew (use lamb), spotted dog, colcannon, champ, leek and potato soup and Irish soda bread.


Play some Irish music while dining - just make sure you include some Irish pipe music.  Some suggestions - Finnegans Wake by The Irish Rovers or The Dubliners singing The Rising Of The Moon
 
How about watching an Irish movie?  Some suggestions include "Waking Ned Devine", "Once", "In The Name Of The Father", "The Field", "The Commitments", "Da", "Dancing At Lughnasa", "The Quiet Man", "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", "The Informer", and "Into The West"  You will need some appetizers to munch on like Devils On Horseback, Fresh or Smoked Salmon Pate, Irish Egg Roles, Beer Cheese dips, Dubliner Cheese Dip and St Patrick's Day Deviled Eggs



Whether you are celebrating with the family or entertaining your friends, don't forget the decor - green serving bowls, relish trays and plates.  Green vases, covered candy dishes and dessert dishes.  Green beverage pitchers and glasses. You can find these beautiful green serving dishes  and decor at

      CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles 

Happy St. Patrick's Day