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From shamrocks to shenanigans – St. Patrick’s Day party tips

Posted by Paulette Tomaschko, event planner
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of everything Irish… from everyone wearing green and shamrocks to Irish beers and whiskeys. With more than 36 million Americans claiming Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day could almost become a national holiday!

Of course the ultimate way to celebrate the day would be to visit the Emerald Isle itself but if that isn’t in the budget, don’t despair; there are plenty of ways to commemorate the day!

You don't have to look far to find a crowd wearing all shades of green on St. Patrick's Day. Parades are one of the biggest events of the day! In St Paul, the 48th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, 2014, in downtown St Paul, winding up in Rice Park.

Another option is to attend the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17 on Nicollet Mall beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will start at Nicollet Mall and 11th Street and goes until it reaches 5th Street.

After the parades, why don’t you gather your friends and family to continue the festivities with a party at your house? Lunds and Byerly’s Catering is pleased to offer some authentic Irish food to help you continue your celebration.

  • We’re offering a wonderful traditional St. Patty’s Day buffet for your party – corned beef, colcannon (mashed potatoes with spinach and leeks whipped in them), parsley carrots, cooked cabbage and dinner rolls.
  • If corned beef isn’t your thing, we’re also doing a favorite Irish dish – Shepherd’s Pie! Enjoy seasoned ground beef with carrots, celery, onions, corn and peas, topped with cheesy mashed potatoes baked to a golden brown. Your Irish eyes will certainly be smiling!
  • And consider adding one of our Irish-themed appetizers – a lovely Irish cheese platter, Reuben dips, and more….call Lunds and Byerly’s Catering at 952-897-9800 to speak with one of our event planners for more tips or to arrange your St. Paddy’s Day party!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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