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Host An Elegant and Stylish St. Patrick’s Day Bridal Shower

St. Patrick's day table settings in green hues

If you’ll be hosting a bridal shower around mid-March, lucky you! Luck o’ the Irish, in particular, because you have the fun option to choose a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Not with the usual whimsical or kitschy treatment, mind you. Here, we’ve assembled some key elements to bring elegance and style to the occasion, with not a single leprechaun or pot of gold in sight!

Festive Ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick's day bridal shower inspiration board of ideas

1 – Of course, a table setting in green is in order. But bringing this color in via glass goblets and napkin accents, as in this setup from Inspired By This, is just so fabulous! Plus the black and white striped tablecloth, the anemone centerpieces, and the sleek candlesticks create such a chic, contemporary vibe.

2 – Even your shower invitations can (and should) match. See, there are the green stripes again on this invite set designed by Kate Eileen Emert, finished with green-striped twine and the cutest shamrock circle tags!

3 – How fun are these shamrock-shaped potato chips with a chocolate sauce dip?! We checked the recipe provided by Cheryl Style.com and, yes, the chips are salted. So that mix of saltiness and chocolatey-ness must be pretty interesting! Oh and the shape? Courtesy of shamrock cookie cutters!

4 – To suit the modern setting, a fittingly trendy cake is called for, too. This green and white zig-zag cake, featured on Once Wed (originally from Sweet Sensations), is perfect!

5 – A fitting favor indeed! Made of walnut and Irish Cream, these Lucky Pot o’ Gold Shortbread Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day are the perfect way to fill the occasion with auspicious treats! See how to order them through the etsy store of Scrumpalicious.

6 – A great cocktail to serve would be this Minty Peach Martini, featured on Cosmopolitan.com (credited to Jonathan Rush, The Cocktail Guru). Not only is it green tinted, but the mixture of peach vodka, lemon juice, agave nectar, and fresh mint leaves will give the perfect kick to the occasion!

Surprise Gift Idea!

A surprise gift for the guest of honor: the “Knot” clutch purse in emerald green silk! We found this at the etsy shop a03designs and were fascinated with its semi-sculptural look. Elegant and eye-catching!

Did You Know?

We saved the best for last, here! Guinness + Bailey’s is definitely Irish! So this decadent Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Buttercream comes highly recommended for your party. And you can actually bake it yourself, thanks to this recipe from Global Table Adventure.


  1. Between St. Pats, the Oz movie and Emerald green as color of year — green is certainly all the rage right now! But it’s never looked so good! I love that table setting.

  2. I’m totally smitten with all things Green – and St. Patty’s Day happens to be one of my fave holidays so this definitely inspiring me. Plus I’m a total sucker for stripes!

  3. Hi Rosemarie! So glad you like the table setting. It was actually that image that sparked the idea for this St. Patty’s inspiration post! 🙂

  4. Hello there, Chrissy! We love the stripes, too. Really “snazzes” up a setting, don’t you think? Enjoy the upcoming holiday! 🙂

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