Luck O’ The Irish Party by Mark Addison

Show:  The Today Show
Date:  March 12, 2012
Guest:  Mark Addison

On the March 12 episode of the today show, entertaining expert Mark Addison was on to give some great ideas on throwing a great Shamrock Shindig with a “Luck O’ The Irish Party”.  (This party IS pretty Genius!)

This party combines four lucky Irish traditions for board-game like fun.

Tradition 1 – Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones

Blarney Stone Walkway

A walkway with cute Irish sayings leads your guests around the party.

 Tradition 2 – Wearing Green

gift bags

Green Gift Bags

Prepared gift bags for guests have green attire in them, like ribbons, hats and beads to wear.  Mark suggests a Leprechaun theme for guys and a Fairy theme for gals.

Tradition 3 – Four Leaf Clovers

Four Leaf Clover snacks

Four Leaf Clover Field

Next up is a “field” of four leaf clovers…. or at least treats that look like four lead clovers!  A wheatgrass field,  showcases treats like whoopee pies and green popcorn.

Tradition 4 – End of the Rainbow

Party Plate Rainbow

A Rainbow made out of party plates takes you…..

Pot o gold Bar

to a Pot O’ Gold Bar at the end of the Rainbow.

Lead your guests to the end of the rainbow where a Pot O’ Gold bar awaits them.  Lucky Irish Champagne cocktails made with elderflower liqueur (yum) Lucky Leprechaun cocktail with Midori and Malibu.

For more info and recipes, check out Mark’s website:   markaddison.com

 

 

A Valentine’s Bistro Menu with Buddy Valastro

Show:  Kitchen Boss
Episode:  Valentine Bistro at Home
Date:  February 14, 2012

Looking to cook up some romance in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day? For Valentines Day; Buddy Valastro is turning his kitchen into a French Bistro when he and brother-in-law Mauro make a feast for their valentines.  Want to make this meal yourself?  Here are the links to the recipes:

Menu
Steak Au Poivre
Frisée Salad With Pancetta and Poached Eggs
Chocolate Éclair