Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pirish - How our family celebrates St Patty's Day....

Our family is a mixture of many nationalities.  
For the past 3 years, the next generation has celebrated PIRISH, their name for the Polish St Patty's Day Party!

My daughter held brunch at her home....

...with a fabulous menu:

Pedro cooked green pancakes...

...while my "lassie" made mimosas:

And boy, were we ever surprised to find this little guy at her house - all the way from Ohio!!

We donned our mustaches and went off to my nieces house... Polish husband donned his best:

Our family tradition to celebrate ANYTHING is to drink shots of blackberry brandy - and I mean ANYTHING - weddings, births, deaths, picnics, camping, holidays, coughs or general family gatherings! They even have special decanters engraved with their names and "Nostrovia Sto Lat" on them!

I made some Leprechaun Punch - Midori Melon, Moscato, Pineapple Juice and Sierra Mist - YUM!

It was a fun day and it's always a delight to see the next generation start to entertain the "ol folks"

And that's how the Polish, Cubans, Scottish, English, Germans and Irish in our family celebrate St Patty's Day!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti Ya'll know how to party! I'm making note of your Leprechaun Punch. It's sounds delicious and looks festive. Perfect combo.;-)

  2. Hahaha, Patti, I love how you all celebrate ANYTHING with your blackberry brandy shots, but those mimosas would be calling my name. What a fun tradition! Happy Pirish Day!

  3. Looks like you all had a blast! Happy St. Patty's Day-enjoy:@)

  4. What a fun celebrations you and your family enjoyed. I love all your green.
    Happy Spring……….

  5. What a great way to celebrate, Patti! I think you whoop it up more than the Irish! Ha! I'm not sure about blackberry brandy but I'll try anything once and that punch looks like something I might make on Easter Sunday. We like to have a 'signature drink' at all of our celebrations.

    Love your blog!


  6. What a fun family holiday! Good for you. I love that you all get into the spirit of the day.