St. Patrick's Day Family Party

St. Patrick's Day weekend is all about parties, but you don't have to go out to have fun, especially if you have kids.
March 15, 2014 7:03:54 AM PDT
St. Patrick's Day weekend is all about parties, but you don't have to go out to have fun, especially if you have kids.

Nicole Salerno, Partner/Director of Event Sales & Catering for Rockit Ranch Productions, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to show us tips for St. Patrick's Day décor, easy snacks and DIY party games.

Nicole Salerno's Tips:

  • Don't forget the party favors! Send guest's home with their own pot of gold with party bags filled with gold candy coins and or other chocolates wrapped in gold foil.
  • Horseshoe and clover themes bring the luck, while glitzy gold and rainbows will make any kiddie smile.
  • DIY stations let kids decide for themselves. Set up an Over-The-Rainbow cupcake station where kids can decorate cupcakes with their favorite colored frostings.
  • A Pot of Gold Popcorn Bar with multi colored popcorns add a color pop to any party.
  • Keep snacks bite sized for small hands to grab!
  • Bring in green elements like festive green and white stripped straws, green polka dot ribbons
  • Give your spread texture with astro turf squares from local retailers like Home Depot
  • Themed sweet treats like mini green Shami Shakes, Orange soda floats, Guinness cupcakes and green macaroons will keep the green party going.
  • Use layered linens in festive colors to set the stage.

Dyeing of the Chicago River

Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:30 a.m.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Start: 12 p.m.
Columbus, Balbo to Monroe

St. Patrick's Day Parade Broadcast

Sunday, March 16
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News


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