St. Patrick’s Day is a fun occasion to celebrate in your office. And today, we’ve collected some tips on how to make a great office St. Patrick’s Day party happen for your organisation. From verdant green gift hampers to fun party games, here are our suggestions:
Book an Irish pub
For a more traditional experience, book the team into an Irish pub for lunch. Ask for favourites like soda bread & butter, bacon & cabbage, shepherd’s pie, boxty or Irish stew. For the teetotallers, have a traditional tea and for the drinkers, a Guinness or Baileys. See if there will be any Irish players on and return after work for the dancing and sing-along. Award prizes for the best or most exuberant pipes.
Serve it green
If you’re celebrating in the office, go ham on the green theme. Dye all the beverages with food colouring and serve green cupcakes and other treats. Just don’t put too much dye in. You don’t want Julia from accounts to have green teeth all day. Consider having some competitions to decorate cubicles or doors in your offices with festive bunting and confetti; awarding prizes for the most creative spaces.
Great green prizes
No matter what fun competitions and games you have during your great office St. Patrick’s Day party, you’ll want to mark the occasion with amazing prizes. We recommend festive green hamper gifts like the affordable Chocolate Heaven Hamper. This decadent treat includes Willies Cacao Chulucanas Gold; Peruvian 70% Dark Chocolate, Duc d’O Chocolate Flaked Truffles, Walkers Dark Chocolate After Dinner Mints, Borders Dark Chocolate Ginger Biscuits, Chocolate Coated Brazils and Belgian Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Pieces.
Play Irish music
In the background, have Irish Trad or Irish folk music playing for the perfect ambience. This will usually be a mix of fiddle, flute & whistle, harp, Bodhrán or Uilleann pipes. Create a mix of tunes including favourites like “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”, “On the green grassy slopes of the Boyne”, “The Lament of the Irish Maiden”, “The Rambler from Clare” or “The Harp that Once Through Tara’s Halls”. For a cheeky bit of craic, you could play musical chairs and pause the music to make your colleagues scramble for a seat; removing one chair each time until there’s only one person seated to win.
Irish jig competition
Get everyone up on their toes for a jig competition. Encourage them to get creative with their footwork and step in time to the songs. Give prizes for the most enthusiastic jigs. Remember, to get them to use fancy footwork in time with the music and keep those arms more or less stiff. You might want to show a YouTube video of some jigs in action to inspire your dancers. For extra fun, offer party costumes so your teammates can really get into the spirit of the celebrations.
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