I grew up Irish-American which meant that we always celebrated St. Patrick's Day. My mother was first generation Irish in America and my grandparents came from Cork. My mother held onto her Irish heritage and prepared many Irish recipes throughout the year and always celebrated St. Patrick's Day with going to mass to be blessed, followed by an Irish breakfast, tea in the afternoon and the Irish-American corned beef and cabbage with all the sides in the evening.
St. Patrick's Day was a day of cooking, joke telling, dancing, and singing. A joyous time for wearing the green.
My mother never decorated the house with green streamers, shamrock stickers or balloons. Instead, her decorations consisted of family photographs of her travels to her homeland and framed poster of Cork Ireland on the wall. The Irish party essentials were a green tablecloth, green classic paper plates, napkins, and mugs for Irish coffee.
Here are a few classic styled St Patrick’s Day table-setting products and mugs.
The most important thing for a party is to have aprons to protect your clothes, table-setting essentials including a platter for your corned beef and Irish music by the Clancy brothers.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the traditional Irish-American dinner? Do you wear green color clothing?