5 ways to put a Brazilian spin on your St. Patrick's Day

Top of the morning, everybody!

Yes, we know we’re a bit early but if you’re planning a St. Paddy’s Day shindig on Saturday we wanted to give you a few ideas for a totally unique soiree your friends and family will never forget. Here’s how to take a big step outside the box and throw a Brazilian Irish (Brazirish?) party.

1. Give Green Beer the Year Off

Or at least, let it share the spotlight! Welcome your grown-up guests with the national drink of Brazil, the bright and delicious Caipirinha. Incredibly simple to make, the basic recipe requires only three ingredients. Fresh lime, sugar and cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice. You’ve still got the green pop of the lime in there to represent “the luck of the Irish” as you sip on one of South America’s most popular cocktails.

2. Add Some Brazilian Beats to Your Playlist

We know…it just doesn’t feel like St. Patricks Day if you’re not “Shipping up to Boston” with the Dropkick Murphys or at least trying your hand at an Irish step dance or two. But what about adding some samba and Brazilian rock to set the mashup mood? Here’s an awesome list of 23 Brazilian classics you need to pull off Spotify. It will add a different vibe to the atmosphere and keep everyone guessing who’s coming up next. Queen of Samba Clara Nunes or Irish pop rock sensations The Corrs?

3. Kick Up Your Corned Beef & Cabbage

Think traditional boiled dinner is as Irish as The Blarney Stone? Think again! Many Irish families preferred pork as their boiled dinner staple until they immigrated to the US in the late 1700s. In the States, beef was actually the more affordable meat so corned beef and cabbage is actually as American as apple pie! No need for “tradition.” Switch out Irish soda bread for a delicious side dish like our Savory Bread Pudding. Instant classic!

4. Print Out the Perfect Decor

What’s a crossover party without both cultures on display? You’ve probably already got your “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons and shirts, so here are some quick and easy Pinterest party props to up your Brazilian game. Have your friends snap photos as everyone mixes and matches their flair. And, don’t forget to tag us on that amazing Instagram action!

5. Send ‘Em Off with Something Sweet

Forgot about party favors? We’ve got you covered. Grab some little green bags and throw in some gold coins with a colorful Carnival mask (you can find these at any party supply store). If you want to go the extra mile, whip up some delicious Brigadeiro. With only 4 ingredients, these Brazilian chocolate truffles are a snap to make. Cover them in green sprinkles and you’ve got the perfect treat for a one of a kind party.

Whether you remix your celebration or keep it classic, we hope you have a fun St. Patrick’s Day!