St Patricks Day Party
St Patricks Day Party
If you are planning to throw a St Patricks Day Party,
the luck o' the Irish is on your side. Although our family
isn't Irish, you would never know it when St. Patty's Day
We go green! We're all about four leaf clovers,
rainbows and little green men with funny hats on.
We bring you innovative ideas and creative suggestions
that you can add to your own custom touches. Check out our
festive decoration plans, tasty green food recipes, fun games and
tasty cake section.
With our thrifty money saving tips, you will see you don't
have to spend a lot of green to host this golden Gaelic
St Patricks Day Party! Saving money AND having fun...now THAT'S
some good Dublin!
So join us as guide you step by step through the planning and
preparation all the way over the rainbow to the most
magical St. Patty's Day Party ever!
First you will need to let the little leprechauns know
about the St Patricks Day Party. Once you have decided on where and when the
event will be, it's time to pick out invitations. If you want
to take the express route, here are some cute and inexpensive
ones that you just fill in the blanks.
At Tiny Prints, you can design your own custom creations like this St. Patty's Day rainbow
birthday invitation. You can add in a photo too and best of all, your guests can RSVP online!
If you are feeling creative and have a little time to spare,
you can make your own invitations. Simply cut shamrocks
shapes out of green construction or card stock paper and print
the St Patricks Day Party details on the back. You can jazz them up a wee
bit with green glitter and puff paints if you want. While you
are making the invites, why not make some smaller ones to use for
Thank-You notes later?
Once you have the invitations prepared, slip them in an envelope
then sprinkle in some
shamrock confetti and I always
include a rub on St. Patty's day tatoo for good measure. Add a few
St. Patrick's Day stickers to the envelope
and you are ready to roll. Be sure to mail them out a week or so
before the big day.
As far as decorating for the St Patricks Day Party you will want to go
green! You can mix in some gold, white or yellow if you want
but the main color is green as well all know.
Welcome your guests with a banner like this one. It is 5 feet
long so your guests will no doubt notice it as they drive up.
You can also purchase a personalized banner or picture
this, a personalized photo banner. Check these out...
The photo banner comes in your choice of three sizes and you can
personalize the message too.
At our last St Patricks Day Party, a trail of clovers led the path to the front door that
was decorated with this great door cover. Nothing says "join
the St Patricks Day Party" like a great door cover. We chose this one from
Birthday Express. It set a festive and fun mood for the little
leprechauns the minute they walked through the door.
For the magical entry, we scattered balloons in the
hallway. There were balloons everywhere, all in the colors of the
rainbow. The children were mesmerized.
Check out this rainbow of balloons archway from Shindigz. In
our family, we often skimp in some areas in order to be able to
splurge in other areas. If you are going to do one over the top
thing, this would be it. Whether your St Patricks Day Party is for the wee
little ones, for tweens or even for adults, this archway is
incredible. It is absolutely enchanting.
Decorating the St Patricks Day Party area will set the atmosphere for the St Patricks Day Party
so do it up in full Irish fashion. Hang whimsical dangles of clovers and rainbows from the
ceiling. We hung little stuffed leprechauns from the
ceiling too and even gave one to each child upon departure from
the St Patricks Day Party.
Deck the walls! Add some green bling to the walls with a
three leaf clover wreath, a St. Pat's Day glitter
sign, and anything else you can round up.
Talk about decking the walls! At Shindigz you can get this poster
personalized to say whatever you wish.
Here's a really fun decoration that the children will love
hanging out behind. It's a photo prop so not only does it add
to the scenery, you can take pictures of the little
We like taking a photo of each child during the St Patricks Day Party so we can
send it along with their Thank-You Card.
This photo prop is sold by Birthday Express I could not believe how
inexpensive it was.
A pinata is a must have! A Leprechaun pinata will serve you well as a
decoration and will make a great hit at game time. He
measures 19.5" long x 13" wide. Pinata fillers and
pull-string pinata kit are available and are sold separately.
Be sure to provide a pinata stick or hitting device as
well. We like using a plastic bat, especially when there are
younger guests. I also like handing out sacks or bags before the
game so the children can have a place to put their goodies once
the pinata is broken. We used yellow gift sacks and placed a
three leaf clover sticker on each one for good luck.
Another great idea to dress your St Patricks Day Party room for success is to
gather up all the St. Patty's Day items you can round
up and scatter them about. If you have plushes or toys, you can
make a little play area for the wee ones.
First, cover the tables with a tablecover like this one or even a
solid green one. Tables are so fun and festive to
decorate, if you are like us, you will want to bring in as many
as you can comfortably fit in the area. I always use one for the
cake, one for beverages, one for food and snacks and if I have
room, one for gifts.
Once the tablecovers are on, you can go around the edges with
twisted steamers or even Shamrock lights.
You can make centerpieces too. Simply turn a Leprechaun hat upside down, add some helium
balloons inside. You can use solid latex balloons like shades
of greens and possibly a few yellow, white or orange ones
sprinkled in. St. Patrick's Day mylars are awesome as well. Use a weight to
keep the ballons in tact.
Now to fill the tables. Of course the cake, beverages and so on
go on the tables and then will want to set out the St Patricks Day Partyware like
plates, cups and napkins. I like scattering small theme and
color coordinating items around on the rest of the table
space to fill in a bit. For this St Patricks Day Party I used Shamrock confetti on some tables and green coin candieson the others.
Use your imagination when setting the food and beverages out.
Display is everything! We used a
black pot O gold to put our
Green Mac and Cheese in.
A theme bucket is fantastic for our Green Pistachio
Pudding and a Shamrock serving dish makes a fun green fruit
and veggie tray.
We have included some great ideas and recipes too but the
sky's the limit so you most likely have some fun foods of
your own to add in. Don't forget rainbow theme foods
go with the St. Patrick's Day theme too!
The wee ones
, and the adults, will be working up quite an
appetite with the fun they will be having at your St Patricks Day Party so be
sure to fill them up with lots of great food
. If your
St Patricks Day Party falls at or around mealtime, be sure you serve hearty foods
along with snacks.
GREEN MAC AND CHEESE
Make up a batch of your favorite Mac and Cheese and add a bit
of green food coloring as shown in the photo.
GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Would you believe that these are great? Would you like some on
your plate? Join the fun and serve up some yummy green eggs
and ham! Simply scramble up some eggs and squirt in a bit of
green dye, add sliced ham to the mix and you have a fantastic
GREEN EGGS AND HAM WRAP
few drops of green food coloring
1/3 cup milk
3 slices cooked ham, diced
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces Cheddar cheese OR Jack cheese, shredded
4 (10 inch) green tortilla wrap
1/2 cup salsa (optional)
Beat together eggs and milk and a little green food coloring.
Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium high heat and cook egg
mixture, stirring occasionally, until firm. When almost done,
stir in ham, green onions, salt and pepper.
Spoon 1/4 of the egg mixture on top of each tortilla.
Sprinkle the eggs with cheese, fold over the tortilla to make a
roll and top with salsa if desired.
IRISH POTATOE BAR
The kids will love this Irish feast! Mash a hefty amount
of potatoes. We prefer the gold ones as they are so tender. Add
milk, butter, salt and pepper the dip the taters in green plastic
wine dishes and set out bowls of crumbled bacon, shredded
cheeses, butter, sour cream and any other potatoe friendly
side you can think of. Let the children create and enjoy!
You can't get much greener or much yummier than pea salad.
It's one of our family favorites. Even kids that bawlk
at peas will love this one.
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (optional)
1/4 cup real mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
In a bowl, combine the peas, cheese and onion and then
stir in the mayonnaise and mustard. Cover and refrigerate until
ALL GREEN FRUIT AND VEGGIE TRAY
Arrange a fruit and veggie tray using only green produce.
Green grapes, Granny Smith apples, kiwi, honey dew and pears are
great fruit ideas. Celery, green bell pepper strips, broccoli,
avacado, snow peas, pickles, cucumbers and green olives are fun
ideas for the veggie tray. Children love to dip! Serve
ranch dip tinted green with the veggies and a kiwi or lime yogurt
dip with the fruit to make it even more delicious.
OPEN FACE RAINBOW PBJs
Separate apple jelly into five sections. Add blue food coloring
to one batch, green, red, blue and orange to the others. Spread
on slices of bread like a rainbow. Spread peanut butter on
the matching bread slices and let the children put their own
If it's green or rainbow and sweet, it can go on your
Sweet Stuff table! We have only touched the surface with these
suggestions. The a so you are sure to have some ideas of
your own. The kids are in luck when they dig into these
SHAMROCK HAT COOKIES
Talk about cute, these cookies are adorable and easy too!
1 batch of homemade or 1 package of refrigerated sugar cookies
vanilla or cream cheese frosting 1/4 teaspoon Betty
CrockerÃ‚Â® green food color
24 large marshmallows
24 strip candies in rainbow colors such as Twizzlers
12 green gumdrop candies
For the fast track method, simply bake your favorite homemade or
slice and bake cookies. Once the cookies are done, immediately
place one marshmallow on each cookie. Cool cookies completely.
Microwave frosting on about 30 seconds then stir. Stir food color
into frosting. Spoon warm frosting over each cookie, coating the
marshmallows completely and allowing excess to drip off. Let
stand 20 minutes until set. Place a strip of a rainbow colored
candy around the bottom of each marshmallow like a hat band. Dot
a green gumdrop candy with frosting and place one on each hat
Show off your cookies on a green platter and scatter
Wilton Shamrock Sprinkles around them.
RAINBOW FRUIT PIZZA
Sugar cookie dough Sm. bowl Cool Whip 1 (3 1/2 oz.) box cream
cheese strawberries, blueberries, purple grapes, orange slices,
pineapple chunks Prepare sugar cookie dough, flatten on pizza
pan. Bake according to directions until lightly browned. Cool.
Mix Cool Whip and softened cream cheese with mixer until smooth.
Spread over cool crust. Neatly arrange fruit mixture on
top to resemble a rainbow circle.
NOTE: You can do this in all green colored fruit instead.
Whip up some Jello Pistachio Pudding and serve in a
Pot O Gold bowl. Top it off
with some shamrock or rainbow sprinkles if you want to! Or
better yet, let the little lads and lasses add their own
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW JELLO
This colorful dish is too fun to pass up! You will need a small
box of each: blue, green, yellow, orange and purple Jello or
whatever rainbow colors you like.
You will also need Cool whip, sour cream or plain yogurt.
Spray a clear baking pan or large clear bowl with a non-stick
spray and let chill in the refrigerator. Add one packet of Jello
to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve
Pour 2/3 cup of the Jello into the prepared pan, and chill for 15
minutes. Meanwhile, add enough Cool Whip to the remaining Jello
to make 2/3 cup. Stir to completely melt the Cool Whip.
When first layer has set for 15 minutes, carefully pour
Jello/Cool Whip mixture over it, and chill for 15 minutes.
Repeat with each of the remaining colors.
Once all layers have been poured, allow to chill for at least 2
hours. Unmold onto a serving platter and cut into squares or you
can even leave it in the clear container.
Shape shortbread cookies with a
Shamrock Cookie Cutter then frost them
green and add
Shamrock Sprinkles on top.
Shortbread cookies hold their shape quite well is why they
are a favorite of ours and here is our best recipe:
2 cups butter, softened
1 cup white or raw sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Stir in vanilla; add flour and mix well. Put through cookie press
and form cookies onto baking sheets. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes
For the glaze, stir together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1
tablespoon light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons water and 10 drops
green food coloring (or less if using
Frost with green tinted glaze and add sprinkles while glaze is
SHAMROCK CANDY MELTS
Wilton candy melts making sure not
to overheat them. Pour into candy molds, tap the bottom to
release any bubbles and let set. I like to put them in the
freezer for a few minutes to expedite the process. Turn the
candies over on a cloth covered with a clean dishcloth to avoid
any breakage. Enjoy!!!
LIME SHERBET WITH SPRINKLES
Serve Lime Sherbet ice cream cones and let the children add their
OLD FASHIONED IRISH CANDY STORE
For a fun treat the children will remember for years to come, set
up an old fashioned Irish candy store with lots of green
candies of all varieties. Arrange the candies in jars and let the
children scoop them out.
Green M&Ms, gummy bears, jelly bellies and gumballs are
favorites as well as apple sour laffy taffy. Don't forget
rainbow candies too like mini spiral rainbow lollypops.
We added some themed candies to the green mix like
St Patrick's Day Candy Gels and of course
Lucky Chocolate Coins and other
festive yummies seen below.
Cake pops are hot so be sure to include them in your
St Patricks Day Party! Just use a
cake pop mold using your
favorite brownie or cake recipe. Follow the directions then let
cool and dip in
Wilton candy melts.
The fun thing about making cake pops is that you can use your
imagination! You can use white candy melts and roll in green
Shamrock confetti sprinkles. Or, use white
and green melts and roll the white ones in green sprinkles and
visa versa. And yet another fun option is to make rainbow cake
pops in primary rainbow colors or, get really creative and make
each cake pop a rainbow with all the colors on each pop.
NOTE: You can serve your cake pops by sticking them in a
styrofoam filled green basket or bucket or even place each one in
Shamrock baking cups and serve with
the stick side up.
RAINBOW PUSH POPS
Push Pops are the rage these days! This is another fun dessert
where you can let your imagination run wild. First, purchase
Push Pop Containers and then the
fun part, filling them.
What we did was to mix up two batches of our favorite yellow cake
mix. We then divided the batter into five equal amounts that we
put in different bowls. Then we added food coloring to each bowl
of batter in the colors of the rainbow and baked in small
separate pans. Once the cakes had cooled, we used a cake pop to
cut pieces of cake to fit inside. We placed one color of cake and
then a layer of cream cheese frosting and then another colored
circle of cake and more frosting and so on.
You can also layer candies that are the colors of the rainbow.
Smaller candies work best!
RAINBOW CRISPIE TREATS
Serve our Rainbow Crispie Treats in a Pot O' Gold bucket.
3 tablespoonsbutter or margarine
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat then add marshmallows
and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal
and stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax
paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with
cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.
The cake is everyone's favorite part of the St Patricks Day Party.
Don't let your little lads and lasses down...bake sure
yours is awesome!
Try your luck at this Shamrock cake! Simply follow the
directions that come with the cake pan and when it's time to
frost the cake, we recommend
Wilton Leaf Green Icing Color as Wilton is
great for bold colors.
YOU'RE IN LUCK CAKE
Make it your lucky day when you bake your St. Paddy's Day
cake from this lucky horseshoe. Follow the instructions that
come with the cake pan and then frost using
Wilton Icing Colors. Why not
spruce the cake up with
bite size Shamrock candy melts!
Somewhere over the rainbow, a cake awaits! To make this
cake, mix up a boxed cake mix and divide into 5 or even six
Wilton icing colors making each a
different color of the rainbow. Swirl or layer the colors in two
round pans. There are no rules to this cake, just use your
Bake the cake as directed and frost white and top with rainbow
EASY SHAMROCK CAKE TOPPER
You can't beat this cake for easy! If you are pressed for
time, this is the perfect option for you. Simply bake and frost a
round cake and place the glitter cake topper on the top.
MINI SHAMROCK CAKES
Adorable! These little mini cupcakes will indeed be a tasty
treat at your St Patricks Day Party. And...you can double the silicone pan to
make decorative ice in once you are through with baking the mini
ST. PATRICK'S FAVORITE CUP CAKES
Sweet! These cute cake rings can be used to decorate your
cup cakes and then given to the guests as a St Patricks Day Party favor to take
Are ye going for a swalley? If you're Irish and you're
thirsty...you will! Even if you are only Irish for a day, you
will enjoy these refreshing St. Patrick's Day drinks.
You can always set out bottles of green Gatorade if you
are pressed for time. Add a cool touch by making green Shamrock
ice cubes that are a shade or two darker than the Gatorade. Talk
about economical...you can use this silicone pan to bake up mini
cakes and for fun ice later!
NOTE: If you use Wilton cake coloring, you will get the darker
effect without having to add so much dye.
What about this inflatable cooler to place ice and drinks in?
Pretty cool! A rainbow assortment of small plastic bottled
drinks or boxed juice works well in this great addition to your
GREEN HOT COCOA
This kids will be amazed! Just add hot water, stir, and
watch in awe as the cocoa magically turns green! Comes in
a reusable tin pot too!
Check out our smoothie and punch recipes below.
LUCKY GREEN PUNCH
1 1/2 - 2 c. sugar (can use raw sugar)
2 pkg. lime Kool-Aid
2 qt. water
1 (46 oz.) pineapple juice
1 qt. ginger ale
Dissolve sugar and water. Add Kool-Aid and pineapple juice. Add
ginger ale. Float ice ring on top if desired or Shamrock ice
POT O' GOLD PUNCH
This is a great punch to float a rainbow punch ring in!
1 (1 qt. 14 oz.) can apricot nectar, chilled
1 (1 qt. 14 oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled
1 (6 oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3 c. cold water
1 qt. lemon-lime soda, chilled
Combine nectar, pineapple juice, limeade concentrate and water.
Stir well; chill. Just before serving, pour into punch bowl. Add
soda. Float Rainbow Ice Ring atop and serve immediately.
RAINBOW ICE RING
Fill 5 1 cup containers with food colorings in the colors of the
rainbow. In 6 to 6 1/2 cup ring mold, add one of the colored
waters and freeze until set then add then next color and so on
until the ring is totally frozen. Just before using the ring, set
in lukewarm water to loosen. Float in the punch!
2 pkg. (4-serving size) Lime Gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
3 cups thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping
Place gelatin in blender container. Add boiling water and cover
then blend on low speed for one minute or until gelatin is
completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 3
cups. Add to blender container along with the whipped topping;
cover. Blend on medium speed until thickened and well
blended. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings
Here are some fun and festive St. Patrick's Day
beverage cups to serve your yummy drinks in!
TOP O' THE MORNING BREAKFAST
Our family has a tradition of celebration breakfasts. Whether
it's a holiday or birthday, we like to get the day started
together with a smile and a full tummy.
Of course, we all wear green to the table and partake of the
green food but our traditions our heart felt as well. On each
family member's napkin is a clover. If I cannot round
up clovers, I purchase whole Fenugreeks which is an herb found at
the local grocery store.
We go around the table, each taking a turn saying something we
are thankful for and the "dunking the clover" as the
Irish tradition goes.
After the dunking we go over the story of St. Patrick and
how although he was enslaved for 6 years, once free, he went back
to be a missionary to the very people who were mean to him. Then
we each talk about what we can learn from St. Patrick.
A coin hunt is then in order. The children hunt for pennies and
chocolate gold coins that mysteriously have been hidden around
the house, most likely by Leprechauns (or Mom).
Green Eggs and Ham is a must have! Dab a little green food
coloring in the eggs and scramble them up.
A drop or two of green food coloring in the batter makes Irish
For an authentic Irish Soda Bread, follow the recipe
below. We like to add green food coloring to give it a little
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup corn oil
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking
sheet, or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir
together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and corn oil.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in the
buttermilk mixture. Add the raisins, and stir a few times, just
until the ingredients come together into a soft dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and with floured hands
shape dough into a ball. Place the dough on the prepared baking
sheet, and cut a large cross in the top with a sharp knife. Place
the bread on a middle rack of the preheated oven, and bake until
golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
While the adults sip on virgin Irish coffee, the children enjoy
Kiwi Smoothies made of 1 container of vanilla yogurt, 1/4
cup of milk, 3 ice cubes, honey to taste and two peeled kiwis.
Blend in a blender until smooth and serve right away.
We like to start our parties with Ice Breakers. Ice Breakers are
games and activities designed to help the children warm up to the
St Patricks Day Party and get to know each other so it is a good idea to play at
least one at the beginning.
GREEN HAIR DAY
Gather the children around in a circle and let each child take a
turn. He or she will put on a fun green wig, tell his or her name and
something he or she likes that is green such as green
beans, money, and so on.
Before the St Patricks Day Party, make some Shamrocks out of green construction
paper or, if you are pressed for time, purchase a package of cut outs. Cut out pictures of
matching things like 2 cows, 2 babies, etc. Glue on the
Give each child a Shamrock and have them go around looking
for their match. If the group is uneven, you can play too. For
older children, you can put a twist on the game. No one can talk
or show their Shamrocks. They can only make the sound of the
picture they have like "moo-ing".
Once each player finds his or her match, the two can get
Have the children form a circle and let them throw or roll a St.
Paddy's Day beach ball to each other. Any child who catches
the ball must then say his or her name. You can add a little
more for older children like having the child who catches the
ball say the name of the person who threw the ball as well as his
or her name.
Tell the children about the story of the three leaf clover
and how it is said to be good luck. Ask the children if they
found a four leaf clover, what their good luck wish would
GAMES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
IRISH RUBBER DUCKIES
Fill a baby bath tub or container with water. Float St.
Mini Shamrock Rubber Ducks on top. Before
the St Patricks Day Party, use a sharpie pen to mark a number on the bottom of
Let the players take turns picking a duck. The number on the
bottom of each duck will correspond to a prize in the Lucky Prize
LUCKY PRIZE STATION- Prior to the St Patricks Day Party, set up an area with fun
St. Patrick's Day trinkets and toys and number them,
one to match up with each numbered duck. Sprinkle Shamrocks about for good luck!
NOTE: You will find a great assortment of theme prizes at
Birthday Express !
This is the old favorite game of "I Spy" but with a
festive twist! In this game, players must choose something
green as the object he or she spies. Be sure to set about plenty
of green items before hand.
One person starts by choosing an object that is green and says
"I spy something green". If no one guesses right off,
the player will add another clue like, "I spy something
green and fuzzy".
The other players look around and suggest things it might be
until the item is guessed correctly. Then player who
guessed correctly often gets to choose the next object.
PIN THE SHAMROCK ON THE LEPRECHAUN
This game is a take off of the old school "Pin the Tail
on the Donkey" and you guessed it, you simply pin the
Shamrock on the Leprechaun instead.
Simply draw or download and print out a good size picture of a
Leprechaun. We used Shamrock for the players to use.
Each player is then blindfolded with a Shamrock bandana, given a Shamrock cutout (with two way tape and their
name of the back) and asked to place it next to the buckle on the
Leprechaun's hat. The player that gets the closest
NOTE: Another great idea is to draw a rainbow and have the
children pin the pot o' gold on it. The closest to the
"end" of the rainbow wins!
LUCKY SHOE RELAY
Divide the players in two equal teams. Designate a
"start" line with a piece of green tape. Place two
green "lucky" shoes at the finish line.
On the count of three, the first player on each team will race to
the shoe on their side, pick it up and race back to hand it off
to the next player in line. The first team to complete the
NOTE: For a festive flair, you can actually wear these shoes
during the St Patricks Day Party and take them off for the game.
Divide the group into two teams. Give each a list that you have
compiled before the St Patricks Day Party to hunt for St. Patrick's Day
related items that you have hid before the St Patricks Day Party. The first
team to collect all the items wins!
NOTE: Ideas for items on the list include: extra St Patricks Day Party favors,
shampoo in a green bottle, a green apple, salad mix in a bag,
a pair of green socks, and ...well, you get the idea!
This is a fun and easy game that can be made more difficult for
older children (see notes below). Set out a Pot O' Gold in a
designated spot. Give each player 5 gold coins and let him or her
attempt to toss the coin in the pot. The player who gets the
most coins in, wins. If there is a tie, the players can do a
tie breaker round.
NOTES: This game can be made more difficult by having the
children stand further away from the pot or even by having them
stand on one leg or playing while blind folded.
No St Patricks Day Party is complete without a pinata. Check out these
Paddy's Day favorites!
IRISH HOT POTATOE
We all know the Irish are fond of the potatoe so why not play the
classic game of
Hot Potato? This is a
really fun tater-tossing game! Just squeeze the Hot Potatoe and
the and let the players toss the tater back and forth! But...the
object is no to get caught holding the potatoe when the music
stops! If you are caught, you have to collect a potato
chip. Once you have 3 chips, you are out! The lasst player
St Patricks Day Party Crafts
Let the lads and lassies create magic with these St.
Patrick's Day crafts.
With a little
Crayola Air Dry Clay and some
tempura paints, the wee ones can make rainbows that they
can take home with them as tokens of the great time they had
at your St Patricks Day Party.
Eli made this rainbow when he was just three! Since patience is
often not a virtue of youngsters, you can speed up the drying
process by sticking the rainbow in the oven for a bit
prior to painting.
STUCK ON STICKERS
Children love stickers so let them stick.
Leprechaun Riches Stickers will keep them
occupied for quite some time as we learned at our St Patricks Day Party.
Still at a loss for fun projects for the kids to do? Take a
look at this book! You're going to love the clever ideas.
The Leprechauns have stopped by long enough to leave some
green slime. Those naughty Leprechauns! This is a really
fascinating craft but is
recommended only for children old enough
to not put it in their mouth.
You will need:
1 teaspoon of borax powder
1/2 cup of Elmers white glue (not school glue)
green food coloring
Pour the glue into a jar. Add about 1/2 cup of water and stir,
adding the green food coloring as you stir.
In a separate, mix one cup of water into the bowl and add 1
teaspoon of borax powder. Slowly stir the glue mixture into the
bowl of borax solution.
Place the slime that forms into your hands and knead until it
feels dry. As the slime is played with it will get firmer and
less sticky. Break off pieces so each child can play with some
and then provide a ziplock baggie or container so each can take
some home with them. We had saved up some plastic baby food
containers which worked out perfectly.
There are two kinds of Irish...those who are Irish and those
who are Irish for a day! Celebrate your day of being Irish by
wearing of the green.
We have lined up some charming costume ideas from full
outfits to accessories the entire family can dawn for the
Here are some of our pics in lad and lass costumes.
Here's the green light for the adults to join in the
Don't leave the family pooch out of the festivities. Check
out this grrrreat outfits, available in small, medium, large
and extra large.
Talk about accessories! It's your lucky day...we've got
all the bling you need to officially "go green".
Send your guests home with an Irish smile! First you will
want to decide what to put the St Patricks Day Party favors in so you will know
how many will fit.
Get creative! You can turn a St. Patrick's Day hat
upside down and put treats in it or fill a Pot O' Gold with
Now for the fun part...filling the containers! Find our picks
Birthday in a box has this one-stop shopping set that is a great
time and money saver.
Wrapping up our St. Patrick's Day St Patricks Day Party ideas, we might
mention that Birthday Express is a fantastic online store to have your St Patricks Day Party
supplies delivered right to you and at bargain prices.
Amazon has a nice
selection too and many items ship free once you order
twenty-five dollars worth of qualifying items.
Don't go seeing red when you should be seeing green!
Lettuce (pun intended...it's green!) blaze the clover
trail for you so you seize the day and enjoy the ride over the
rainbow to your St Patricks Day Party o' gold!
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