Every year around this time people start seeing green. No it’s not some guy giving out stacks of cash. It’s the arrival of St. Patrick’s Day.

This holiday is one that gets many people, young and old, excited. You have an excuse to wear many shades of green, drink gallons of beer and share the fun with others.

But this year why not try something a little different. Perhaps you’ve done the bar seen and clubs don’t interest you anymore. Instead opt for an intimate gathering with friends by hosting a Family Guy Marathon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

For those of you unaware, Family Guy, is one of the highest rated shows on the Fox network. Its original, gross-out gags are just what you need for a happy holiday.

Here are some steps to follow in order to pull off your beer fest.

Make a list of friends and family that like to watch Family Guy. True, the show is a hit with many, but not all people like its in-your-face humor.

Once you’ve established who you’d like to party with, contact them through email, text messages, phone calls or an old-fashioned visit.

After you’re guests are invited, think of how you wish to view the episodes. DVD’s and the Internet are two great ways to watch the show. If you are a member of a local video store or an online directory like Netflix you can order specific disks. If you’d like to hook your laptop up to your TV there are plenty of sites that offer free episodes such as www.FamilyGuyX.net.

Next decide which episodes to watch. Since St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to get plastered, choose episodes with plenty of booze. My suggestions are:

  • Wasted Talent (Volume 1)
  • One If By Clam, Two If By Sea (Volume 2)
  • To Love and Die, In Dixie (Volume 2)
  • Brian Wallows and Peter’s Swallows (Volume 2)
  • Brian Sings and Swings (Volume 4)
  • Peter’s Two Dads (Volume 5) a personal favorite which takes place in Ireland.

Now that you’ve found some episodes buy your supplies. Beer is a must. People love to drink it on St. Patrick’s Day.

Buy snacks like potato chips, pretzels, nachos, and bottled water (to help with the alcohol). If you’d like to offer small food, go ahead! Bars, pubs, and clubs offer meals, so you should too. Try hamburgers, fried chicken, quesadillas, buffalo wings, or fish n chips. There’s no limit to being creative while planning a menu.

Next make sure there’s plenty of room to sit while the show is on. Try to keep the beer and food close, so people aren’t constantly getting up and blocking the view.

After you’ve completed all of the previous steps it’s time to greet your guests, serve the food and beverages, and start the show. You’ll be on your way to a St. Patrick’s Day filled with friends, laughter, and Stewie!

Have a Happy Holiday!

Tamika M. Murray


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