One of the reasons I like investing in reusable party supplies is just that — I get to build a party stash and reuse my favorite items. So at times like this, when I’m not going out shopping for St. Patrick’s Day party supplies, it’s great to be able to pull from my stash and create a simple St. Patrick’s Day table for my family.
I started with a pale green tablecloth and layered on green woven placemats. Next came my shamrock plates that I got ages ago at Home Goods. Orange napkins live in my “napkin drawer” and I think I originally bought them for a Halloween party.
Foam glittered shamrocks date from when my kids were half as tall as they are now. Same story with the gold coins. I bought them originally for this St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.
The rainbow florals are the easiest ever centerpiece (and I detailed how to make these in this post).
My monogramed mugs will be used for water (no beer for the kids, but the mugs are on-theme for St. Patrick’s Day). I added gold sequin drink stirrers that I’d bought for New Year’s Eve and never used. Felt shamrock stickers also came out of my stash and couldn’t have been easier to add to the stirrers.
Of course, you will have different items in your stash. But I hope this will inspire you to create a pretty moment for your family at some point during this craziness. If that idea makes you feel pressured, SKIP IT! But you may find — as I did — that it was a relief to do something creative right now. It was a distraction I didn’t realized I needed. Take care.