Monday, April 7, 2014

st. patty's day block party 2014

For the last six years my dad and brother-in-law have turned my sister's garage into an Irish pub for the neighborhood St. Patty's block party.  This may be the last year they ever do it, so my dad made this homage to the pubs and the real ones that inspired them.
Damn impressive. I wish I could take credit for some of it, but I can't.
This year's Quay's Bar was pretty awesome. We were happy to be joined by lots of fun family and friends for a great party.

As usual, Nora was a popular gal...
Lots of people stopped by the pub photo booth wall for some good times...
They moved the bar up against the house this year (this was probably to help deter traffic from trying to use the real toilets instead of the port-a-potties, but it didn't stop me! Haha!)  There was a special window for getting drinks this year, too.  
And there was a crazy old man bartender back there all day and night.
The pub was really quite lovely inside.
But I don't think they were doing a very good job of carding...
We had a grand old time dancing the night away and listening to the band with a few friends that were troopers until late in the night... including my baby.
My Dad did his annual rendition of "Courtin' in the Kitchen."
Yes he forgot the words at some point, but it really wouldn't be the same if he didn't.
It was a lovely night to be out celebrating.
It was so much fun, but by the end of the night we all wished we could be passed out like Nora...
May the Luck of the Irish be with you, too!


  1. This is an amazing thing! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it before! Love love :) great pics!

  2. Mary, why is it possible the last one? I have making it to one of those parties on my list of things to do before I die so this being the end is not really ok for me...

    It looks like a blast as always!

  3. Oh, Tabers, you are my most favorite family ever!!!! Mar, love the shot of you with Nora and your dad!!! xoxo

  4. ps. the future baby rannals is requesting that you throw this party again next year so that we can finally get to be there too :)

  5. Well, ladies, I don't know if it will actually be the last year, but it will mostly be up to Pete. It may be the last year of the pub because the Burches are doing a remodel next year and the garage may get closed in. At very least, it will be hard to have the party during the remodel. I hope they still do something or at least bring it back later on. I know I would miss it.