This year at Briarlea, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style. We began by strutting our stuff in a St Paddies Day photo shoot – shot against an emerald green shimmer-curtain brought in especially for the occasion. We dressed up in novelty Irish hats sporting the Irish flags, and some residents even showed off their Riverdance moves to the tune of classic Irish ballads. 

After building up our appetites, residents sampled Shamrock Smoothies with whipped cream, as well as little St Patricks Day cupcakes – decorated with green field icing, piped yellow flowers and each topped with a rainbow made from sugary laces to evoke the Emerald Isle.

A big thank you to our kitchen staff at the care home for their cupcake wizardry – these cakes tasted amazing! Of course, it wouldn’t be St Patricks Day without a pint of Guinness too (!), which many residents relished with their meal.  

 

Finally staff played leprechauns and ensured that each resident got their pot of gold to end the day, in the form of a little green treasure cauldron, decorated with gold foil and filled with chocolate treats. Great craic!