We had our “sort of” annual St. Patrick’s Day party this past Saturday and a good time was had by all. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are a tradition in my family. My mom and dad had a party every year and they were so fun. When my parents lived in Hawaii, their party guest list grew to over 100. And when they lived in Puerto Rico, friends would fly over from the neighboring Virgin Islands just to attend the event.
Our party has yet to become the “event of the year” but we’re trying. We may even be here long enough to earn a party reputation. We co-hosted the party at our house with another couple. It made a huge difference in my pre-party stress. Instead of being in my usual panic mode before guests arrived, I was just sitting around waiting with FM & our friends. I highly recommend the joint party planning.
Our guests were very gracious and brought “hostess” gifts for both of us. I love getting wine as a hostess gift because people usually bring what they themselves like to drink and I enjoy tasting their picks. One guest brought the most thoughtful hostess gift I’ve ever received; it was a delicious coffee cake to enjoy the next morning. And enjoy I did! In fact, I ate a piece of the cake before I went to bed. It was so yummy that I woke up ready to eat the rest. Unfortunately, FG, FM and my mom (who’s here visiting) all enjoyed the coffee cake as much as I did ~ I had to call dibs on the last piece.
I hope everyone enjoyed being Irish for the day!