Touch o' the Irish Entertaining

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


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.

  • 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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