Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s day is the perfect reason to get festive!  And what better way to celebrate than brunch with some of your closest gal pals. Hosting at home is always a great way to opt for a less pricey  get-together. And let’s face it—nothing is more convenient than getting a little boozed up in the comfort of your own home! Lifestyle expert and DIY guru Brooke Peterson has five fresh ideas for hosting your own fab brunch this St. Patrick’s Day, or anytime.

THE PERFECT COCKTAIL:  Freeze ice cubes that are 90% sprite and 10% Midori for a sparky green addition to champagne.

st-pattys-day-ombre-veggie-trayA YUMMY MEAL:  Skewered green fruit, pasta with pesto, ombre green vegetables for DIY salad, and bakery cupcakes sprinkled with mint chocolate (use your grater!) ensure that you’ll be hosting rather than cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

st-pattys-day-table DIVINE DÉCOR: St. Patrick’s Day is such a FABULOUS opportunity to incorporate fresh spring greenery into your table setting on the cheap. Try green mums, carnations, and greenery that are usually used for ‘filler’. Green vegetables and fruit submerged in water can give you a fresh spring look that is chic and cheap.

 

 

 

 

st-pattys-day-candlesSET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC:  Get in the mood with music about Luck- Luck be a lady by Frank Sinatra, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, I could be your luck by Capital Cities, Lucky by Brittney Spears, …you get the point.

 

 

 

 

 

st-pattys-day-applesLET THERE BE LIGHTING: Lighting is like liquor: you can have a party without it but you shouldn’t. Green cored apples hold votives brilliantly and hurricane glasses filled with split peas add a pinch of green for just a pinch of the green in your wallet!

 

 

 

 

About Brooke Peterson

Brooke has been featured as a correspondent for various media outlets including Showtime, V.I.P. Access, The Style Network, The Rachael Ray Show, Martha Stewart Radio and Los Angeles Magazine. Brooke owns and operates the creative services firm, Experience Architecture in Los Angeles. Her firm creates one of a kind projects and events for private Hollywood clients, hotels and celebrities.

Brooke Peterson’s brand operates under one simple philosophy…Celebrate Every Moment!

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