St. Patrick's Day Table

Published March 12, 2015

st-patrick-s-dayOn March 17, many people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Traditionally this holiday is held to honour the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. However, you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this special day.

Setting a St. Patrick’s Day table can be easy and fun for the kids. Here are a few ideas to help you do so in a way everyone can enjoy.

Cutlery Holder

I have done this with split peas and it looks just as pretty if you are in a pinch for time.

For this version I used three different sizes of green, glass beads.

Place a handful in two to three glass vases and tie your cutlery with green ribbon. Place each set of cutlery in the vases and place in the centre of the table or along a buffet.

Try using this idea for pillar candles placed in cylinder vases as well.

Green Veggie PlatterĀ 

This idea is great for a big party and buffet-style table. Simply fill a large white platter with every type of green vegetable you can find and display them in rows vertically down the platter.

Use cucumbers, broccoli, celery, zucchini and pea pods. Place your favorite dip in the corner of the plate.

St. Patrick’s Day Flower ArrangementĀ 

There are many different green combinations you can do for a table centre piece flower arrangement but here are two easy ideas.

The first is to use an ordinary, square, clear, glass vase and fill it with room temperature water three-quarters full.

Cut two to three large, green granny smith apples in half and place them in the water with the cut sides facing out.

Place a small arrangement of green chrysanthemums and other green and cream flowers into the vase with the apples.

Another simple idea is to fill different sizes of clear apothecary jars with limes and place on the table.

If you don’t have these jars on hand you can use other flower vases or large glass bowls.

Scatter tea lights around the jars and illuminate just before dinner is served.