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Festive St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas



Whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party for your kids or having one for your best friends, these festive ideas will keep everyone in good spirits.


Make a rainbow backdrop.

Rainbows and lots of gold touches make for a fun St. Patrick’s Day party backdrop.

Gold chocolate coins are perfect favors.

Leave them in bowls around the party, give them out as your friends leave, or use them to bait leprechauns into your party.

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Add Lucky Charms to everything.

Use them as cupcake toppers, mix them into trail mix, just have them as an easy snack — they are super versatile and festive.

Make a leprechaun trap.

This is a great St. Patrick’s Day party activity and there are tons of tips and tricks to make one with your kids.


Add some green accessories.

Green bows, hats, shamrock glasses — get a whole bunch of green accessories to add to your rainbow photo wall.

Make a festive snack spread.

Everything doesn’t have to be green — you can cut crackers and snacks into shamrock shapes and then add in touches of green with grapes, cucumbers, even kiwi.


Host a St. Patrick’s Day trivia game.

Whether you’re hosting trivia with your kids or friends, you can put together a fun St. Patrick’s Day trivia game with lots of fun facts and info. Make sure to add gold coins as prizes.

Make traditional Irish food.

For a fun historical lesson, try making some traditional Irish recipes. It’s a fun way to talk about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day with your kids, and gives you all a break from the green cupcakes.


Set a St. Patrick’s Day table.

Now’s the time to pull out your green napkins, candles, and table runners. Make a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day tablescape for all of your guests to enjoy.

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