Host An Irish Themed Tea Party

St. Patrick’s Day is a day when everyone is Irish! Shamrocks and Pots of Gold abound, and I, for one, love being part of the action. Char loved Ireland and traveled there often to visit one of her oldest and wisest friends, Kathleen. We were always invited over for “high tea”, which makes many Americans think of dainty sandwiches and bite-sized sweets, when in actuality it is the working man’s meal with hearty fare. Kathleen made the most wonderful shortbread (that Char tried and miserably failed to replicate at home). And the tales she could tell! Char would be laughing until the tears would stream down her face. We all ventured to Blarney Castle together, and Char kissed the blarney stone, joking that she hoped she would attain that magical “gift of gab” that Kathleen possessed.

Ah the memories… What better way to celebrate them than to put on an Irish themed Tea Party!

First, there is the decor. Think GREEN! Whether creating your own Irish-inspired hats or fascinators…

Shamrock hat

As found on PapierBonBon

to setting a shamrock-laden tea table…

Shamrock Tablescape

to planning a hearty Irish menu…

Shamrock cucumber sandwiches

As found on

Shamrock cookies

As found on

to selecting your tea! Of course, you must have an Irish Breakfast blend! But why not add a green tea to go along with the general theme! Kat’s been loving Target’s Simply Balanced organic Green Tea Mint! It has a mellow earthiness that is balanced with the freshness of peppermint and spearmint. Delicious!

Simply Balanced Green Tea Mint

Found at Target

Have some “Pots of Gold” to give your guests a little “Luck of the Irish” (or at least to take care of their sweet tooth!)

Pot of gold

As found on

Grab some of your closest friends and family and talk all the blarney you like!

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle – Photo by Eddie Hennessey

And most of all, enjoy your time together. Holidays are about reconnecting, celebrating old traditions and creating new ones. What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition?

4 thoughts on “Host An Irish Themed Tea Party

  1. LaceyJewellCope says:

    Such cute ideas! I absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s one of my favorite holidays. My traditions include: eating Lucky Charms for breakfast and then corn beef and cabbage for dinner! And of course, watching “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” These are all great ideas for a Party Planner!


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