Every year Party411.com helps thousands of restaurant and bar owners get their establishments ready for St Patrick's Day. St Patrick's Day will bring a host of people new to your establishment so show them what great food, cold beer, and fantastic service you have. This is an opportunity to bring them back some of the other 364 days of the year.
Over the years we have come up with a few tried and true ideas that will give you the best bang for your buck. Here are our 4 tips for Restaurant and Bar Owners on St. Patrick's Day -
Advertise, advertise, advertise. The sooner the better. Let everyone know why YOUR place is THE place to be on March 17th (no cover, live music, beer pong tournament, half price drafts until 3pm etc). Flyers are OK, but get creative and you can really get the word out. We love these ticket invitations (get them in green obviously). Or even better are these new photo ticket invitations; you can include your logo! Hand them out anywhere you can! You should also consider getting a few banners to hang around inside and out with details on what you are offering for St. Pat's.
They have come to celebrate at your place, now give them something. Give them a coupon then can redeem on their next visit, a ticket to your patio opening in May, or a fun St. Patrick's day wearable. It doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are a few of our favorite St. Pat's handouts -
Entertain everyone while they drink. Beer pong and flip cup tournaments, Irish costumes contests, karaoke and Irish trivia is always fun. Make sure to hand our fun prizes. T-shirts, gift cards, free drinks and St Patrick's Day wearables will all be appreciated. Irish entertainment is also a great choice too- Irish dancers, bagpipers or live bands are always great.
Don't forget to decorate. You do not have to be elaborate, but creating a festive atmosphere will get everyone in the mood to party!
- Use Green Carnations and St Patrick's Confetti on your tables.
- Leprechaun Scene Setters and Irish Clover Swirls make a big impact on any room.
- Blarney Zone Party Tape and St Patrick's Day Cutouts are easy and fun.
- Buy Shamrock Vests, Leprechaun Hat Boppers and Beer Sunglasses for your servers and bartenders.