Touch o' the Irish Entertaining

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and these easy tablesetting ideas will add to the celebration.


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This year, rather than shamrocks and leprechauns, get inspired by nature's spring greens which are a welcome sight come March 17. These party d├ęcor ideas will have all your guests seeing green.

See more pictures and creative tablesetting tips below.

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  • Make a striking tablecloth out of raw chartreuse silk (you don't even have to hem it), and top with green inexpensive glassware from an import store.
  • Make a trip to a local florist, or take a stroll outdoors to gather greenery, berries, and fern fronds. Tuck these into clear glass vases for your table.
  • Create unique napkin holders using long, slender spike leaves wrapped around white linen napkins. No leaves? Try a green satin or grosgrain ribbon or a length of raffia to tie up each napkin.
  • For an added touch of color, wrap white napkins with a square of green netting or sheer organza before inserting into a napkin ring.
  • Finally, display a bunch of green apples in a twig bowl, and hollow out a few more for the freshest-smelling votive candleholders this side of the Emerald Isle.
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