St. Patrick's Day Bachelorette Party: Drink Up Lassies
It's March and bachelorette party season has begun! Some bridal parties already know immediately what they’re going to do for the bride’s last fling before the ring. But if you and your bridal party are scratching your heads for something fun to do, consider St. Patrick’s Day.
Not only does March 17th fall on a Saturday this year (giving you the whole weekend to celebrate), it’s also the perfect holiday to plan a hen party. St. Patrick’s Day is already a big celebration. No one will bat an eye at the group of women that’s dressed up in festive outfits and getting a little too rowdy at the pub; chances are, they’re doing that too.
Still stumped? Use these ideas for inspiration.
1. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In A New City
Just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean you have to deviate from the bachelorette party norm. You can still rent an Airbnb for the weekend and find the best strip of bars to hop around, but put a festive twist on it. Many cities around the United States celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades and festivals. Boston puts on the biggest celebration outside of Ireland, and Chicago dyes its river green. The Knot published a list of the 20 best bachelorette destinations, and some of them overlap with the U.S. cities that have the best St. Patrick’s Day parties in the video below. Win-win.
2. Find Local St. Patrick’s Day Festivals
Maybe the majority of the party is already in same area, or perhaps the bride wants to bring her crew to her town and show it off. Do some research for local festivals or bar parties that weekend, and explore the hidden gems of your community. Sites like Yelp are great for finding Irish pubs and weekend-long festivals nearby.
3. Throw Your Own St. Patrick’s Day Bachelorette Party
Don’t feel like dishing out the funds for a big night out? No problem! You can still have the same amount of fun staying in as you do going out. Get in touch with your Pinterest side and decorate the place with green streamers, gold confetti and leprechaun-themed photo booth props. Don’t forget the Bailey’s, Jameson and Guinness.
Don’t Forget Your St. Patrick’s Day Shirts!
Every good bachelorette party needs matching t-shirts, and you can’t not wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. The Wedding Parties has designed a collection of bachelorette party shirts specifically for St. Patrick’s Day. Deck out your lassies in style with a “Kiss Me, I’m a Bridesmaid” shirt, and check out the festive twist on our popular ring finger design. Bonus: while supplies last, get a free set of St. Patty’s Day green beads with every shirt purchase!