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I’m Maid/Matron of Honor in my bff’s wedding. She is getting married on St. Paddy’s day next year and has really embraced the Irish theme! There will be lots of green and shamrocks in the outfits and decor. I want her shower to have a similar feel – I’m thinking green and gold and celtic knots, etc.
I want the food to follow the theme, but I don’t really like the idea of potatoes or corned beef and cabbage…
Do you lovely bees have any ideas? I did some research and it looks like tea is popular in Ireland. How does a bridal shower tea party sound? What sorts of finger foods are good at a tea party?
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Post # 3
Tea could work, although I think most American’s might see that as more British than Irish. (Assuming you’re American because St Pat’s isn’t that big a deal anywhere else.) What about an Irish Breakfast? You could do it at brunch-time, and it’s WAY more appetizing (to me at least) than Irish lunch or dinner. Or you could say who cares what people think, and have a tea party. I just googled “irish tea traditions” and lots of interesting stuff showed up. Sounds like fun and probably more shower-like than breakfast/brunch. Good luck!
Post # 4
I’m a proud Irish lady and I can honestly say that the only Irish food that doesn’t suck is soda bread. Love that stuff. LOVE IT.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Beer, lots of beer haha. Otherwise, what about maybe a potato bar?
Post # 6
Are you looking for a true Irish hertiage inspired shower? Is the bride or groom from Ireland? Or are you looking for an American St. Patricks Day theme… these are VERY different.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
I second the Irish Breakfast theme becuase I am a HUGE fan of Irish Breakfasts (totally biased since I’ve been eating them since forever) and pretty much everyone likes brunch, right? haha
But if brunch wasn’t her thing, you could just stick to festive desserts and have them displayed throughout the event – like cupcakes wtih green icing and pots of gold on them or something. You could display them on a cupcake tree on a cake table or on a long table surrounded by shamrock cookies, brownies with green icing, etc. That way they act as decor for most of the party and you can serve normal food just with irish decorations. And maybe soda bread instead of rolls or something haha
Post # 8
I was just about to ask the same thing! Definitely something the OP should think about.
Post # 9
In Ireland and the UK it would be called a ‘Hen Shower’ and the bachelorette party is a ‘Hen-do’. There’s a lot of fun ideas that you can find by searching that :].
Post # 10
As an Irish girl I can only recommend booze and finger food, at least that’s what I would normally see at an Irish do!! But that doesn’t really have an Irish vibe as such, so you can just add green and gold decor, and try and give off the Irish theme that way! Baby Guinness shots are yum and very popular amongst my friends and much tastier than an actual pint of Guinness!
Post # 11
That’s a really great question!! The reception is going to be a big Americanized St. Patrick’s Day party … But I think I’m leaning toward an Irish theme that is less “St. Pat’s” for the shower. Neither the bride nor groom are from Ireland, but both have a connection to Ireland in their family tree.
Yumm! I’d never heard of a Baby Guinness shot before so I looked it up… It looks very clever and sounds tasty 🙂 I’m not sure it will work for the shower, but I’m going to have to find another reason to try it out.
Thanks for the tip!! Google is my best friend 🙂