Planning a St. Paddy’s Day Celebration? Whether you’re inviting a few friends over or celebrating with a few hundred of your newest friends, Julie Fritz, our DIY contributor is here to help
First – read this quick lesson on Paddy vs. Patty. While you’ll laugh at this true Irishman’s frustration with the rest of us regarding our amateur hour approach to this Irish celebration, it’s worth the read to learn that “Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig, and Patty is the diminutive of Patricia, or a burger, and just not something you call a fella.”
Drink! If you aren’t a Guinness beer fanatic, you may look to other options. Local drinking establishments will surely be pouring green hued beer from the tap or you can follow instructions from SheKnows to tint your own. Why should the grown-ups have all the fun? The kids at the party will enjoy seltzer water or clear juice treated in the same way as the beer. While you’re being the Saint Paddy’s hostess with the mostest, why not download our custom party coasters to keep the party off your furniture?
Green teeth? Be warned, though, if you see a hint of green to fellow beer drinkers’ teeth, it may not be your beer goggles! Those who haven’t had a professional dental cleaning in a while or who have plaque buildup should steer clear of emerald brews. According to Joseph Roberts, a Philadelphia dentist: “The green food coloring that is added to the beer stains the bacterial cell walls in plaque. So if his smile is looking all green, it’s probably not just the beer.”
Sláinte! A common toast in Ireland is Sláinte! It is pronounced ‘slawn-cha’ and means health. It is our equivalent to cheers, so here’s to your health and Irish festivities!