Whether you’re from Ireland or not, everyone has adopted St Patrick’s Day as a time to celebrate, dress up and drink Guinness! Welcome to our ultimate guide on how to throw the best St Patrick’s Day Party…

1. Dress yourself head to toe in green

There is no better time to go green with St Patrick’s Day around the corner and some of the hottest celebrities have shown us how to rock the colour on the red carpet. Louisa Johnson goes for glam in a silky slit number whilst Rochelle Humes models a chic, lace detail dress by one of our very own designers Julien Macdonald, and Wendi McLendon-Covey looks like red carpet royalty in an emerald gown. We’re green with envy of their spring wardrobe winners.


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Adopt some green into your wardrobe in time for St Patrick’s Day with our top spring picks:

Shop the look: 1. Phase Eight green allegra wrap dress 2. Stella Nova green stripe print long sleeve dress 3. Hobbs green clutch bag 4. Phase Eight green chiffon layer top 5. Yumi green plain v neck jumpsuit 6. Faith green suedette block heel slingbacks 7. Jon Richard clover leaf earrings 8. Star by Julien Macdonald green pleated eyelet top 9. Red Herring green circle cross body bag 10. Hobbs green sandals.

2. Bake Irish inspired cupcakes

Give your party food a pinch of St Paddy’s magic and bake some Irish themed cupcakes like these amazing creations by @xgrainnex. Decorate your cakes with green icing, four leaf clovers, leprechaun hats or rainbows with pots of gold for fun, novelty treats.

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3. Give yourself a glam St Patrick’s Day makeover

Experiment with the brighter spectrums on your eyeshadow palette and create a dreamy green eye. We’re in love with this dramatic emerald and blue makeover shared by Jade Denwood on our Debenhams Beauty Club Facebook Community. Jade used the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope dream palette to create her gorgeous green look. Check out our top beauty picks perfect for inventing standout St Patrick’s Day makeup looks…

Shop the look: 1. Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope dream palette 2. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Couture’ palette colour: Avent-Garde 3. MAC Cosmetics ‘Pigment’ loose powder colour: Chartreuse 4.  Kat Von D ‘Ink Liner’ liquid eyeliner colour: Bukowski 5. Too Faced ‘Life’s A Festival’ eye shadow palette 6. Lipstick Queen ‘Frog Prince’ lipstick 7. Urban Decay moon dust eye shadow palette.

4. Drink LOTS of Guinness

Join the Irish in their love for Guinness! For those who’ve never tried it before – St Paddy’s Day is the perfect time to take a sip of the alcoholic beverage. Even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is partial to a pint of Ireland’s finest dark ale and no St Patrick’s Day party would be complete without it.

Go crazy for Guinness: 1. Guinness toucan socks 2. Guinness black logo T shirt 3. Guinness mini tankard candle 4. Guinness windproof umbrella 5. Guinness tin money bank 6. Guinness novelty pint slippers 7. Guinness wall mounted bottle opener.

5. Turn your home into an Irish grotto

Finally, go crazy with your party decor and transform your venue into an Irish grotto fit for a leprechaun. We are in awe of this balloon creation made by @thehousethatlarsbuilt. As long as you’re surrounded by lucky clovers, all things green and gallons of Guinness, then you’re set to have the best St Patrick’s Day party ever!

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