St. Patrick’s Day is just a few weeks away, so you better get your ducks in a row… If you are hosting a party or hitting the Irish Pubs, these are 5 things you need for a proper celebration. St Patrick’s Day is the one day each year that everyone is Irish so don’t screw it up, circle Saturday March 17th and lets have some fun.
The choice of music is totally subjective. Some would go traditional, some go modern. In my opinion a mix is in order, perhaps The Dubliners as an appetizer, followed by the Irish Rovers, before the main course of Dropkick Murphys. If you are going to your favorite Irish Pub after dinner you could be tempted to skip the music all together, but that’s a mistake bring a healthy dose of DKM for the ride!
Corned Beef with cabbage, baby potatoes and root vegetables is definitely the way to go. Try this simple crock pot recipe, it’s easy to prepare and goes great with beer. Head to Costco and get your USDA Choice Beef Brisket and while you are there pick up the Kerrygold Irish Butter, you’ll love it.
Be sure to be dressed in kelly green, because olive green doesn’t cut it! A shamrock or two can’t hurt, just be sure you carry an Irish theme. Perhaps a shirt celebrating the world’s greatest St Paddy festivals… Dublin, Boston, Chicago & Savannah. You’ll paint the town green in these rock’n T’s.
Please avoid the dastardly green beer or you could have a nasty surprise in the
morning. I’m pretty sure there is an unwritten law to drink at least one Guinness with a Jameson shot to get you in the right frame of mind, with both being Dublin originals. After that it’s your beer of choice, but please keep it Irish.
Don’t forget alcohol causes you to dehydrate and that causes headaches.
Drink plenty of water throughout your evening followed by a tall glass or two at bedtime.
If you get up in the middle of the night drink another. That should reduce some of the main symptoms of hangover, including headache and thirst.