Stuck for St. Patrick’s Day party ideas? Here are the BEST games, crafts, recipes, and decorations to get your party planned in a flash!
You know, I’m starting to think that the month of March isn’t too far off from being a mischievous little leprechaun.
One day it’s freezing and the next you hardly need a jacket at all. Or maybe it’s ridiculously windy one day and then cool and calm the next.
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Now it’s starting to make sense why St. Patrick’s Day is in March!
In any case, it’s still a fantastic time to celebrate, whether you’re Irish or not. And boy do I have some fun St. Patrick’s Day party ideas for you today!
I could have separated this all out into separate posts, but sometimes it’s just more convenient to have a one-stop-shop for inspiration. And I’m all about making life easier.
So I’ve gathered together for you the best St. Patrick’s Day party games, recipes, and decorations that are simple enough for pretty much anyone to do.
Don’t Forget these Party Essentials:
As you browse, you’ll notice a few common themes (beyond just being St. Patrick’s Day related). Grab a few of these essentials and you’ll be halfway stocked for all the St. Patrick’s Day party fun!
- White card stock or matte photo paper for party printables and favor tags
- A paper trimmer and hole punches, or a cutting machine to make printables look incredible
- Plenty of green food coloring
- Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms cereals
- Baker’s twine
- Edible gold glitter or sprinkles
- Paper straws
- Paper plates, napkins, and utensils
St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas
Count yourself lucky, because this selection of St. Patrick's Day party ideas is full of fun games, food, and decorations that everyone in the family will love!
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Games to Play
Wondering what on earth to do with the kids for your get together? Here are 7 super easy St. Patrick’s Day party ideas that are sure to keep the kids entertained!
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Capture a bit of Irish magic this year with this free printable lucky Leprechaun St Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. With two versions for different reading levels, this easy St. Paddy’s Day game is a fun way to entertain everyone - from little kids to adults.
St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages
I’m a big fan of making sure there’s a quiet spot for kids to go to at a party…especially the little ones. Set up a coloring station and let the kids go hog wild with these free St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages.
St. Patrick's Day Bingo
Spread a little luck this St. Patrick's Day with this colorful set of St. Patrick's Day Bingo cards. (Including 40 unique cards!)
St. Patrick's Day I Spy
Have a mix of young and old kids at your party? This fun St. Patrick's Day I Spy printable is a great activity they'll all enjoy.
Free Printable Shamrock Shenanigans Game
Shamrock Shenanigans by Thrifty Jinxy is a fun St. Patrick’s Day take on traditional shoots and ladders. And set up is easy. You just need her printable, a die, and some pennies.
Easy Leprechaun Handprint Craft
Aren’t these leprechaun handprint crafts from Simple Everyday Mom adorable? Cut out all the face and hat decorations and have them ready before the kids arrive. Then simply trace their hand and let them cut out their own handprint with some safety scissors.
Shamrock sun catcher craft
Have little kids or toddlers coming over? This shamrock sun catcher from The Gingerbread House is perfect for them!
Lucky Charms Catapults for St. Patrick's Day
OMG, what kid wouldn’t have a blast with this Lucky Charms catapult from Joy in the Works?! I can’t wait to try it out with my kids!
Leprechaun Graham Cracker House
We’re all familiar with decorating gingerbread houses for Christmas, but Joy in the Works shared a fun way to turn it into a St. Patrick’s Day activity with these adorable graham cracker houses.
St. Patrick's Day Food & Recipes
St. Patrick’s day food isn’t all Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, and beer. All the kids will be thrilled with these adorable St. Patrick’s Day party recipes and ideas:
Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Learn how to make the best rainbow cupcakes with delicious whipped cream cheese frosting, marshmallows, and candy rainbow toppers. They're the perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day desserts.
Rainbow Sherbet Punch
Looking for an easy drink recipe to feed a crowd? With only a few ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, you can make a big batch of this delicious and colorful rainbow sherbet punch.
Chicken Cheddar Pinwheel Sandwiches
Holiday food doesn't always have to be sweet. Represent the Green and Orange of the Irish flag with a kid-friendly roll-up sandwich, including tips for displaying them at your party and
St. Patrick's Day Pudding Parfaits Recipe
Look at all those layers of fun! With these fun St. Patrick's Day pudding parfaits, Lucky Charms aren't just for breakfast anymore.
Fruit Kababs with Easy Creamy Fruit Dip
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs from There is Life After Wheat combines special treats and healthier fruits just perfectly!
Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber Crackers
I love recipes that work all year round AND for a holiday. Herbed cheese cucumber crackers are a tasty snack that both kids and adults will gobble up.
7 Easy St. Patrick's Day Mocktails Your Kids will Love
There are so many delicious ways to satisfy the little leprechauns’ thirst at a St. Patrick’s Day party. Here you can choose from 7 fun and flavorful ‘mocktails’ that will make the kids feel just as grown up as everyone else.
15 Fun St Patrick's Day Treats to Make This Year
Well, there are no shortage of sweet treats to include in your St. Patrick’s Day party ideas, and I’ve collected 15 of the best right in one space. Yay!
Decorations and Favors
Once the food and activities are planned, it's time to make it look good.
Rainbow Cupcake Toppers
Fun to make, fun to eat. All the kids will love these adorable Rainbow Cupcake Toppers.
No Pinch Zone St. Patrick's Day Signs
These cute St. Patrick's Day "No Pinch Zone" signs are a fun addition to your holiday decor. Print the green background or the white background - they're both included so it's totally up to you!
Leprechaun bait snack mix recipe (with free printable tag)
Made with a mix of popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzels, Lucky Charms marshmallows, M&Ms and green candy melts, Leprechaun Bait is a sweet and salty St. Patrick's Day Chex party mix that is sure to please.
Don't forget to grab your free printable tag to turn it into fun St. Patty's Day party favors for the class.
St. Patricks Day Rainbow Treat Bags
These rainbow treat bags by Thrifty Jinxy are filled with just about everything that kids love…marshmallows, colorful candy, and chocolate!
St. Patrick's Day Bag Toppers
Talk about easy peasy. Fill some zip top bags with Lucky Charms cereal (or buy the marshmallows only) and add this cute topper. Now your favors are done in a matter of minutes.
St. Patrick's Day Circle Tags
Printable St. Patrick's Circle Tags/Party Circles are the perfect touch to any party. With 4 different sizes included, you can use them as cupcake toppers, stickers, table confetti, favor tags, small candy labels, and more.
Easy DIY Pot of Gold Rainbow Centerpiece
Want a centerpiece that packs a punch but is easy on your schedule and your wallet? Grab your free printable and make this DIY pot of gold rainbow centerpiece and put it right on your table.
Leprechaun Mason Jar St. Patrick's Day Decoration
Crayons and Cravings’ Leprechaun mason jar makes a cute centerpiece, or could be used to hold forks and spoons for the buffet table!
Colorful Hanging Cotton Ball Rainbow Craft for Kids
I love decorations that the kids can help to make, and this cotton ball and ribbon rainbow from Crayons and Cravings would be perfect as a buffet table backdrop!
St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O’ Gold Candy
Finding affordable and creative ways to display food is my favorite. And you’ll never guess what Organized 31 used to make this St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O Gold.
Apothecary Jars for St. Patrick’s Day
Talk about packing a punch! Uncommon Designs shared how to make rainbow-inspired apothecary jars, and I’m totally in love. (P.S. If you didn’t already know, you can get plastic apothecary jars! We have this set and I love them.)
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
- Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Made with Beer!)
- 8 Easy Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables from around the Web
- How to Make Colored Margarita Salt
Now It’s Your Turn
Hopefully March won’t be feeling mischievous with the weather on St. Patrick’s Day this year. But at least you now know that you can have an amazing party prepared in no time!
We’ve seen more than 20 incredible (and incredibly easy!) St. Patrick’s Day party ideas, including kids crafts and games, delicious recipes, and gorgeous decorations. So what are you waiting for?
Which of these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas do you like best?
JC's Loft says
I don't have anything fun going on for St. Patty's day…kind of wish I did though : )