Are your planning a family reunion with your loved ones that all share a strong Irish heritage and you want to make the day a fun and cultural experience? There are many ways that you can do that, even if you haven’t been to Ireland or you aren’t a first generation ancestor.
You don’t have to go overboard with Irish party supplies; instead you want to make sure that the food, activities and music are authentic. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider getting for the big day.
Tavern, Garden or Hall
To set the mood you want to find a tavern you can rent out, a large lush green garden, or even a hall where everyone can gather. Depending on the budget and the age of most of the guests, you’ll have to decide what is going to be the best for your family, and what location can accommodate all the entertainment and activities you want to provide for the day. Ireland has beautiful castles, gardens and countryside, so finding an outdoor space in warm weather to mimic the feel of the old country is great.
An Irish band in the area for the day would be great if you have that option. If not, playing all of the best famous Irish folk songs throughout history along with some other Irish top hits is a great way to get everyone doing traditional Irish dances and having fun. You can easily access this type of music online, and use a smart phone and a sound system to play all the tunes.
The day needs to be filled with Irish dishes for people to dine on, and you can get the event catered or ask all of the family members to bring their favorite recipes. Different areas of the country in Ireland have different ways of cooking their corned beef dinner and other recipes, so it will be neat to sample the recipes that everyone has brought over. Appetizers, meal options and desserts will provide constant dining throughout the event.
If you have been looking for an excuse to get everyone in your family together, and you want to have a huge, traditional Irish family gathering, these are a few ideas to get you started. You can use old family traditions to make the day fun, and by the end of the family reunion you may have more traditions to carry on.Read More