This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday. No matter how the leprechauns are celebrating — from a low-key corned beef and cabbage family dinner at home to a shamrockin’ party — floral gifts and decorations add to the merriment.

Start the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day by treating yourself to flowers on your office desk. They’ll keep your spirits up through the workweek until the Friday night festivities.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Send a surprise delivery of lush green flowers to your sweetheart with a note enclosed: “Kiss me, I’m Irish.”

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Send festive sentiments to college students, family and friends with a gift of Bells of Ireland, shamrocks and leprechaun hats.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

A centerpiece of green flowers is a must for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers -Photo Courtesy Blumz by…JRDesigns, Detroit

Photo Courtesy Blumz…byJRDesigns, Detroit

If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, greet guests with flowers in the foyer or on the buffet.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc. in Rogers, Arkansas

Photo Courtesy Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc. in Rogers, Arkansas

Dress up with flowers in your hair. Here a rhinestone hair clip with a big shamrock is decorated with green flowers and whimsical accents.

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Blumz…byJRDesigns in metro Detroit

Photo Courtesy Blumz…byJRDesigns in metro Detroit

Before going to the party, send the host a thank-you gift, such as this festive topiary tree. Have the florist deliver the floral gift so it is there for the start of the party. You’ll get such a warm welcome!

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Cheers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co in Princeton, N.J., and Yardley, Pennsylvania

Photo Courtesy Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co in Princeton, N.J., and Yardley, Pennsylvania

Talk to your local professional florist for more creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.

How do you celebrate the luck of the Irish?