A Shamrock Soiree
Treat your family or some lucky friends to a pot of golden soup, some tasty sandwiches, and a charming table set in green. Irish-themed dishes of potato soup and brisket will set a festive stage for toasts with homemade Irish cream and coffee. Add some special touches to the table with the easy projects we’ve included here, and enjoy. Erin go bragh!
Dress up place cards, napkins, and a menu with a shamrock stamp. Check out a craft store or www.craftsetc.com (Shamrock, C1019) to fi nd the stamp shown. Print menu and place cards on ivory-colored cardstock, and stamp the shamrock using a green ink pad. Create your own design, or visit us online atwww.semihomemademag.com/projects for downloadable artwork.
Fill an urn with bells of Ireland for a suitably striking centerpiece. Place a block of oasis in the base of the urn to secure the stems. Finish the look by staging the urn on a sheet of mosaic tiles topped with stones, moss, and candles.
Give everyone their own pot of gold with a pretty bag of gold coin candy. Fill green organza gift bags (item 09000717,www.papermart.com) with chocolate coins (item GV31997,www.candyware house.com). Print an Irish blessing on ivory cardstock to make decorative tags to attach to the bags.
Food and Drinks
Irish-themed dishes of potato soup and brisket will set a festive stage for toasts with homemade Irish cream and coffee.