Wall to wall green!
Wow, another crazy St. Patrick's Day weekend! The weather was a bit chillier than recent years, but you wouldn't know it from the size of the crowds. It seems that the festivities, from CASI's Annual Race to the St. Patrick Society's Grand Parade XXXII, continue to grow each year!
The morning crew before the craziness ensued | Some of the special menu items for the day
One new thing we incorporated this year was a VIP giveaway. We roped off our front bar window for the winner and seven lucky friends. We posted the details on social media a couple weeks before the big day and it was a huge hit - you can definitely expect something similar in years to come! Not only did they get a premium spot to watch the day unfold, behind velvet ropes mind you, we also made them some goodie bags to get in the spirit and a gift certificate to spend on food and drinks.
As with every big event, there are always learning experiences and takeaways. We try to use that knowledge to plan ahead for the next time around! Nevertheless, t's always the best weekend of the year and we treat it as such!
Family photo - a little worse for the wear | Shots from the parade: Fran & Billy walking with the St. Patrick Society and our own
St. Patrick working' the crowd
As it has become our tradition, our family goes out on the Sunday after the parade for our own celebration. We try to visit all the Irish bars that we missed on the big day. While the party is over for others, that's the day that we get a little crazy!
Post-parade day celebrations!