One thing that excites us every time a new year rolls around is the fact that St. Patrick's Day– our favorite holiday!- is near. March 17 may not seem near to you, but trust me, this part of the year flies by for us.

The decision-makers met for lunch yesterday and this year's float theme was unveiled. Of course it's still a secret, so don't expect me to spill the beans here, but it's a good one. Of course.

This year's theme was inspired during a random impromptu pool party last summer. We've got the float, the music, and even the costumes nearly figured out. And honestly, we can't believe we've never come up with this one before.

What do you think our best float ever was? A few years ago we asked this question, and the readers chose the Love Shack float from 2003.

Here's another poll, with some more recent float selections. Vote for your favorite, and if it's not one of the choices leave us a comment!  If you can't remember some of them, check out our St. Patrick's Day archives for stories and pictures.