Dressing up your home for parties and holidays is a lot of fun, but doing extensive renovations and décor changes are nearly always out of the question for the average homeowner under modest circumstances. On certain holidays, though, we just cannot resist the urge to do some festive decorating in honor of the special occasion, and it does not have t0o be that expensive.
St. Patricks Day décor is a great way to celebrate Ireland, the emerald Isle, and this is actually one of the easier holidays to decorate for due to all of the fun ways to represent the festival.
Here are just a few tips and tricks for helping you choose the perfect way to decorate your home and plan a fun holiday for your family and friends to enjoy together.
A Brilliant Green is the Color of Ireland, the Emerald Isle
We have probably all been pinched for not wearing green on St. Pattys Day. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to decorate a room, several rooms, or a whole indoor or outdoor space for this special occasion is to utilize a vibrant shade of grassy or pine green.
Throw pillows, rugs, dinnerware, mugs, place mats, and similar accessories can easily be customized in shades of green. Simply put them away or incorporate them into your everyday décor after the holiday is over. Or conversely, keep them and call it a makeover.
Theres a Pot of Gold at the End of Every Rainbow, Laddie
There are many recognizable icons to put in service in order to represent St. Patricks Day in your wee or grand home. Unless you have spent all those long years under a rock, you can name an image of a leprechaun, including parts of his outfit like his trademark hat.
Rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks, and similar items are also easy to spot and make great accessories for this type of party décor. Except for breakable items, they can very easily be tossed into a storage bin when the holiday is over for easy storage under a bed, in a closet, attic or basement.
You dont have to spend thousands of dollars to decorate for holidays such as this one, even for the bigger celebrations. Many low-cost retail stores offer décor designed to be thrown away afterward or stored easily in any kind of box or storage bin without taking up much space. Think of Walmart or the Dollar Store.
Banners, streamers, balloons, party hats, shamrock-themed gear, table decorations, and similar ideas work very well and are simple to put up and take down without costing more than a few dollars each. As long as you remember the green, you dont have to feel obligated to spend much at all on special Irish items.
Host a Gaelic Costume Party
Costume parties are popular for New Years Eve parties and Halloween events, but you can have them for other holidays too. Consider asking the guys to dress up like leprechauns for your party, complete with green jackets and top hats, and of course the pipe.
Faux red beards are also a lot of fun, and a great way to add the finishing touch to a fun costume. The girls can wear red wigs to match, and green dresses or t-shirts. Dont worry about feasting too much; there is always time for weight loss later.
Everyone can use shamrocks in their costumes, since these are easy to add and cost very little, and these are often the first things that people think of when they dream about a St. Patricks Day theme for their home. And dont forget the green beer!