Last March, I was shopping in one of my favorite party stores, the Christmas Tree Shop, and saw some very colorful St. Patrick’s Day socks. They had rainbow stripes and shamrocks on the legs. They were so cute that I tried to think how I might use those in a fun tablescape, and this is the result.
For this St Patricks lucky socks table, I began with a white cotton tablecloth so the other colors would show up brightly. Because the socks had shamrocks on them, I decided to use the felt shamrock placemats I had. This type of placemats are usually available at discount stores like Target or at craft stores.
My white dinner plates were the perfect base for the green cotton napkins and “lucky socks.” They made fun favors for my dinner guests. I also used “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” headbands that I found at a local drug store with their seasonal items–I put these headbands at the top of the dinner plates. Now my guests were covered for the holiday from head to toe! I also used a paper shamrock as a placecard at each placesetting.
For a centerpiece, I used this flat wooden seasonal plague I also found at the Christmas Tree Shop. It features green and white striped socks on what are the legs of a lucky leprechaun. A perfect tie-in to the real socks I was using as favors for my guests!
The luck of the legendary leprechaun is based on his knowledge of “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow So the addition of chocolate gold coins at the base of the plaque seemed an appropriate touch to me. I also used a bit of yellow Easter grass I had under the coins as filler.
My guests had fun wearing the holiday headbands, and two of them even put on their socks before dinner! I hope you will have seen some ideas here you can use. Enjoy!
For more “Luck of the Irish” party ideas, check out this post.