Everyone can get on board with a good ol’ Saint Patty’s Day party at work. Here are four fun and unique ways to celebrate the holiday and get your employees excited!
Our Favorite St. Patty’s Day Ideas
- Host a kickin’ company event with Clean Comedians®
- Make everything green (food, too!)
- Put together a costume contest
- Have an Irish-themed potluck
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#1. Host A Festive Company Event
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most festive days of the year. Everyone knows this day is full of celebration, fun, and anything Irish!
For those who don’t know, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. After Irish immigrants came to the United States, it evolved from a day of religious services to a more secular celebration.
Saint Patrick established countless schools, monasteries, and churches in Ireland by the time he died on March 17, 461. Now, the day is marked with observance of him and other notable customs.
Nowadays, we know Saint Patrick’s Day as a moment of fun celebrations, wearing green, and enjoying time with loved ones. So, why not bring those good feelings to the workplace?
The Best Way To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Work
As winter draws on, it’s time to give your team the pick-me-up they need. March is officially the beginning of spring, so it’s time to celebrate in style.
And with St. Patrick’s Day approaching, it’s never been a better time to host an event.
The perfect way to treat your team while celebrating the holiday is with a company-wide event. Organizational events are perfect for providing your employees with complete entertainment and fun while growing closer to each other and reinforcing the company mission.
It’s a win-win for everyone!
You can spice up your event however you see fit. Incorporate fun St. Patrick’s day activities, provide plenty of snacks and drinks, and hire prime entertainment. Keep in mind your event won’t be complete without an event speaker to tie it all together.
Finding The Key To It All
For a St. Patty’s day event, you need more than a boring opener. Luckily, with Clean Comedians®, finding a magical comedic speaker is easier than ever.
All of our speakers and virtual comedians have something unique to offer that makes them stand out from the rest of the crowd. And on a special day like St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the perfect chance to give your employees memorable entertainment that will stick with them.
Plus, our content is only 100% clean, so you don’t need to worry about crude, divisive, or dirty topics coming out on stage. We believe that entertainment should unite people. So, that’s what we do!
Your team deserves more than a haphazard office lunch thrown together. Give all your employees the reward they deserve!
#2. Wear Green, And Make Everything Green
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you likely imagine four-leaf clovers, a feisty leprechaun, and everyone stressing over an outfit sporting green.
Notice how all of those things incorporate the color green? Saint Patrick’s Day is often noted by the immense presence of this color. So, capitalize on that!
The best holiday parties give into the festivities instead of steering away from them. So, for a kickin’ St. Patty’s Day party, it’s time to green-ify everything.
For starters, that means opting for green decor. But don’t forget that you can go bigger than that.
Bring in green beverages for everyone to enjoy to really get in the mood. Of course, green beer is always a big hit, but you can also make anything green when it comes down to it.
You can also go for green snacks and food! But maybe skip the veggies. No one wants that.
#3. Put On A Costume Contest
Now that we’ve all agreed everyone should wear green for the holiday let’s take it a step further.
Instead of just searching for an old lime T-shirt to throw on, host an entire costume competition for your team! It’ll be fun, entertaining, and (most importantly) green.
Any outfit or costume that resembles the St. Patrick’s Day spirit is good to go. Showing Irish pride is a great way to get everyone inspirited and enjoying themselves.
To get people excited, feel free to announce different costume awards or titles. For example, you can try “Best dressed” or “Looks most like a leprechaun.” The sillier, the better.
#4. Have An Irish Potluck
Afraid your employees won’t get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this year? Luckily, we have just the idea to ensure everyone will love the festivities.
Everyone can get on board with a good feast. And any holiday is an excellent opportunity to incorporate some delicious foods into the day. So, for this St. Patrick’s Day, host an Irish-themed potluck, and make sure everyone’s stomach is happy first and foremost.
You can go for a simple potluck (let everyone bring what they make best, so there’s only delicious food all around.) Or, you can spice it up and make it St. Patrick’s Day themed.
Create a sign-up list for people to commit to a certain Irish food to bring. Feel free to add dishes like corned beef, shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, mashed potatoes, or Irish stew.
If you want a foolproof way to make your office’s St. Patrick’s Day rock, this is it. Everyone can get on board with food, leaving everyone in good spirits and ready for some Irish fun.
Taking advantage of the holidays to throw your employees a party or celebration is always a great idea. It boosts morale, improves employee productivity, and increases engagement.
It’s good not just for the heart of your team but for the business as well!
Finding the right way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your team doesn’t need to be complicated. Everyone loves festivities and coming together in celebration. So just spice it up, and see what happens.
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Adam Christing is a professional comedy magician, virtual MC, and the founder of CleanComedians.com. He is a member of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and a popular corporate entertainer, magician, and virtual speaker.