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St Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date, Time: March 17, 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Outdoors @ the Grace Building
O’Donohue clan, O’Torrences and the Grace youth group are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration outdoors @ the Grace building on Wednesday, March 17. We want to come together as a whole Grace family for a sweet time, sharing the love of Christ, having fun with new and old friends. Come and bring your friends, family and neighbors; we’re having a party!
How do you sign up for the party?
All you need to do is choose 1 RSVP on this page. Choose to either bring one of the listed food options (we would love your help with this!) or choose the “Pay at the Door” option to pay either $2 for a single person or $5 for a family (of 2 or more). If you’re bringing food, you do not need to pay, and if you’re paying at the door, you do not need to bring food.
What do you need to bring?
1. Bring outdoor chairs for your family.
2. Dress warm for the weather.
3. Wear a costume to try and win prizes for either (adults and kids judged separately):
a. Best representation of the Irish Flag
b. Best Monk Costume
c. Most Green Costume
d. Most Original Costume
4. If you signed up to bring food, bring that with you.
What’s going to happen at the party?
From 6:00-6:30pm, we will serve a Bangers and Mash potluck (you provide the sausage, mash potatoes and veggies, we provide rolls, cookies and drinks) with Irish music. Dinner will be served by people using gloves and masks with stations set up and a potato bar.
Starting around 6:30pm, we’ll have several activities to do together.
Brian will lead St Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer, the story about Irish expressions of faith and “Christ as a Light song.”
We’ll have a few art tables set up to create your own breastplate prayer during the evening. Supplies available for adults and kids.
The floor will open for audience led jokes and storytelling. To tell a story, please sign up before the event by emailing Kirsten at email@example.com. Stories should be 3-4 minutes, practiced and both stories and jokes OK for all ages (no toilet humor). All who enter to participate will be entered to win a prize drawn through a raffle. Children are encouraged to participate as well!
Story telling ideas:
Excerpt from your favorite book (Narnia, etc.)
Poem (Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, or your favorite poet)
Folk tale that you memorize, or present.
Inspiring story from history.
Stories do not need to be memorized, just practiced and kept to the time limit, so as many people who want to, can participate. Be brave! Be bold! Go for it! The worst could happen is you try, Actually, the worst that could happen is that you don’t.
After the jokes and storytelling, a panel of judges will choose and announce the winners for the various costumes categories, with adults and children separate, as well as the who select who wins the most creative potato award.
We will finish the evening with Irish/Celtic Worship through music.