Spreading a little joy with Cornish food, drink, and party essentials
Those with Cornish roots or strong ties to Cornwall will know the significance of St Piran’s Day, also known as The Feast of St Piran. This special day of celebration pays tribute to the Patron Saint of Cornwall, and grows year after year from its humble beginnings as a national holiday for Cornish tin miners who chose St Piran as their Patron Saint.
Falling in 3 weeks’ time on the 5th of March, we’ve found everything you need for a cheerful Cornish get-together! From flavoursome Cornish food and drink to fun decorations and proudly Cornish clothing – you’ll be the host(ess) with the most(est!)
Make it a party
String up some St Piran’s Flag Bunting from The Cornish Store to instantly create a festive atmosphere. Equally lovely indoors or out, bunting is the easiest way to decorate a space for a knees up and we think this Cornish version is just the ticket.
Greet them with a brew
Make it a Cornish cuppa with Tregothnan Tea’s Afternoon Tea – a Cornish-grown blend with a delicately refreshing taste.
These hand-plucked tea leaves are enveloped in biodegradable silken pouches and packaged in a smart tea caddy – a definite talking point when guests are gathering in the kitchen!
Pop a ‘tea by the sea’ Poppy Treffry – Seagull Tea Cosy on the teapot and keep the tea warm in the most Cornish way possible!
Handmade in Cornwall from duck egg blue brushed cotton and lined with traditional blue ticking, this padded tea cosy is hand finished with a cheeky applique seagull and freehand embroidery.
Coffee drinkers will appreciate an aromatic cup of artisan coffee by Cornico Coffee. Pick up a bag of House Blend Whole Bean – a blend of La Narino Columbia and Guatemala Pena Roja beans, expertly hand-roasted in Cornwall. This speciality coffee will make their day.
Cornish food through and through
For traditional Cornish tucker it has to be pasties! Delicious, filling, and easy to serve, treat guests to a tray full of award-winning golden pasties from Phat Pasty.
These premium pasties are handmade in Cornwall and come in a huge selection of traditional, vegetarian, and vegan varieties.
‘Pasties by Post’ can be ordered via the Phat Pasty website for stress-free party catering!
Another failsafe party bite is the classic hotdog, but with prime Cornish Pork Sausages from Primrose Herd they become next-level tasty!
Primrose Herd do things differently, rearing traditional breeds both slowly and naturally outdoors. This leads to an extremely high quality pork which is used to make their prize-winning sausages!
Add a fiery kick to hotdogs with a shake of Cornish Chillis’ – Chilli Ketchup! Handmade in Cornwall from 100% Cornish chillis, this is a firm Shop Cornish favourite which may well become your new go-to condiment!
Playful Cornish Clothing
Throw on a comfy Kernow Mojo Basic Tee in black and white and coordinate with the Cornish flag! This trendsetting unisex design, featuring a map of Cornwall, is made from soft and sustainable organic cotton and comes in sizes XS up to 2XL. Perfectly fitting for St Piran’s Day and an effortlessly cool top to wear every day.
Keep tiny tots snug and warm with a Coastal Baby Superfine Merino Wool Beanie that has been designed and made in Cornwall. Wonderfully non-itchy, this is the softest, most comfortable little hat that is made to order in a choice of 10 coastal designs and colours.
We picture the anchor on a charcoal beanie, but you can pick from lots of other Cornish-inspired motifs such as a starfish, sailing boat or campervan – each beautifully knitted into a colourful beanie of your choice.
Celebrate with colour
Scatter sofas and chairs with gorgeously bright cushions from Cornish brand, Republic of Happy. Eye-catching and welcoming, these colourful wonders add joy and party spirit to any home.
We’re wild about the Flower Field and Yellow Floral Mandala cushions with their bold floral prints and reverse-side vibrant geometric patterns. Made from super soft 100% cotton drill, and with cushion pads stuffed with sustainable British sheep’s wool or eco-friendly recycled bottles – these cushions feel as wonderful as they look.
Plan your perfect Cornish celebration at Shop Cornish where you’ll find a treasure trove of Cornish food & drink, homeware, gifts, fashion and much more!