Put on your best green shirt, grab a Guinness, and get ready to pinch your friends for wearing the wrong color. St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th is the perfect excuse to throw a party and show off your new apartment at The Upton Rockville. You’re bound to impress with these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas.
Get Your Décor Game On
The first step is to turn your spacious apartment into the perfect place to celebrate. Fortunately, The Upton is near everything, including shops to fulfill your decorating needs. Here are our favorites:
- Rockville Florist – Real shamrocks can be hard to find for decorating purposes. Martha Stewart suggests using oxalis, which have three-leaves and a similar appearance. If you can’t find oxalis, try another seasonal arrangement at this florist just minutes away. You can’t go wrong with anything green, but we suggest green carnations. When your items are delivered, you don’t even need to be home. Our concierge service will accept your floral arrangements at the front desk.
- Michael’s – Good news! There’s a Michael’s just along Rockville Pike, less than 2 miles from your front door. This may not be a locally-owned shop, but it’s a great choice for basic themed decorations such as plates and bowls, doormats, and wall hangings. Look for a fun craft project online, like one of these (we love the Leafy Spring Wreath and Shamrock Wall Art) and find everything you need at your local Michael’s.
- Ten Thousand Villages – This shop at Rockville Town Square has home décor from all over the world. See if you can find linens or stoneware from Ireland to add some luck of the Irish to your party.
Cooking Green (Literally)
It’s not a St. Patty’s party without some food that’s either green or Irish. It’s easy to have both with our party-friendly recipes. Mimic a fast food favorite, the Shamrock Shake, and or make these adorable leprechaun hat s’mores. For something heartier, try this Irish potato pie, which you can slice up so guests can easily grab a piece. And of course, be sure to buy some Irish beer and toast to your new home.
You can find everything you need to fill your guest’s bellies at Dawson’s Market Cafe.
Use Your Space
Your apartment is perfect for any get-together, St. Patty’s day or otherwise. Show off your incredible views; most of our apartments are above the ninth floor and have floor to ceiling windows, bay windows, and balconies. Cooking is easy; our kitchens are spacious and have easy-to-clean stainless steel appliances. Need extra space? The kitchen island is movable so you can make room for friends who want to help you serve. Sit down, relax, and try some fun holiday games. We love the Tater Toss and Make Me a Leprechaun games listed here for some goofy fun. You could also try this beer tasting using a variety of your favorite Irish beers.
Throwing a party in your Upton apartment is bound to be a blast. St. Patty’s Day is a perfect opportunity to get your friends together for delicious food and the chance to enjoy your new home. Get ready to get your green on!