100 Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

comments icon 10 comments

THROW THE BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY IN TOWN

You’re in luck! You’ve stumbled across the absolute best St. Patrick’s Day ideas to make this year extra special. Throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party is the perfect way to celebrate with fun, food, and lots of colorful decorations!

There are so many fun things that you can do with a themed party like this… think rainbows, shamrocks, gold, leprechauns and of course… lots of green! Check out a few (okay, ONE HUNDRED) of our favorite St. Patty’s Day ideas and be inspired!

Adorable and delicious cupcakes perfect to serve for St. Patrick's Day parties | The Dating Divas
Rainbows on Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day party food

 Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. To learn more about ’em, click here.

To make it easier to find what you’re looking for, we’ve separated these magical ideas into 6 categories:

Table of Contents
  1. THROW THE BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY IN TOWN
  2. 12 GREEN SNACKS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
  3. 18 RAINBOW THEMED FOODS
  4. 18 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY TREATS
  5. 21 PARTY DECOR IDEAS
  6. 25 KID CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
  7. 6 PARTY IDEAS FOR TWO

Note: some of these ideas are too cute to resist. If you keep reading, you are GOING TO WANT to throw your own party. You’ve been warned!

12 GREEN SNACKS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

One of the best things about this kind of themed party is the fun St. Patrick’s Day food! There are so many fun and delicious GREEN ideas. I want to try them all!

Delicious avocado fries and homemade dipping sauce, perfect savory snack to serve at your St. Patrick's Day party | The Dating Divas
Avocado fries with cilantro lemon dipping sauce for St. Patrick’s Day food

1. Avocado Fries– Wow! Not only do these look great, but they sound delicious. AND they’re dipped in a cilantro lemon dipping sauce. Yum.

St. Patrick's Day food idea, green shamrock chips | The Dating Divas
Green shamrock shaped tortilla chips perfect St. Patrick’s Day food

2. Shamrock Chips– Chips and dip are the perfect party treat, and these green shamrock chips are extra cute!

Green is perfect for St. Patrick's Day party food, and this green pea soup looks delicious | The Dating Divas
Green pea soup St. Patrick’s Day party food

3. Green Pea Soup– This would be a great option for a dinner party. Mmmm.

Shamrock spinach quiche makes for the perfect, festive food to serve at your St. Patrick's Day party | The Dating Divas
Shamrock shaped spinach quiche- the perfect St. Patrick’s Day food

4. Spinach Quiche– This is a party favorite, and in a cute shamrock shape it’s sure to be a hit.

Cheese crostini makes for the perfect St. Patrick's Day party food that is festive and fancy | The Dating Divas
Green garnished slices of cheese crostini for St. Patrick’s Day party

5. Cheese Crostini– What a sophisticated and delicious party snack!

Green and delicious, guacamole cups are the perfect St. Patrick's Day party food | The Dating Divas
Clever St. Patrick’s Day food: chip cups filled with guacamole

6. Guacamole Cups– Oh man! This has got to be one of my favorite combinations ever. Guacamole in a chip cup.

Try some melon kiwi jello for a perfect, green food for your St. Patrick's Day Party | The Dating Divas
Green jello layered with whipped cream and topped with slices of kiwi make a festive food for a St. Patrick’s Day party

7. Melon Kiwi Jello– Layered jello desserts are delicious and pretty for a party.

St. Patrick's Day ideas don't get greener than a fruit skewer for your party guests | The Dating Divas
Kiwi, green apples, and green grapes make a perfect themed St. Patrick’s Day fruit skewer

8. Healthy Fruit Skewers– You always need something healthy to balance out all the treats. Use bamboo skewers for these adorable snacks.

St. Patrick's Day parties would not be complete without a green avocado dip for your guests | The Dating Divas
Green and red veggies surround a homemade avocado dip, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day party food

9. Avocado Dip– How perfect is this dip with the green veggies?

Delightful light green pistachio dip makes a wonderful food for your St. Patrick's Day party | The Dating Divas
Green nuts top a light green pistachio dip perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party food

10. Pistachio Cheesecake Dip– I can’t even imagine how good this must be! Bring on the party and the sweet dips!

St. Patrick's Day ideas would not be complete without some bright green deviled eggs | The Dating Divas
Deviled egg filled with green for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day party food

11. St. Patrick’s Day Deviled Eggs– Deviled eggs are a party staple, and these look so festive with a little green food coloring.

St. Patrick's Day ideas for kids include this delicious leprechaun granola they are sure to love | The Dating Divas
Cups of cereal, granola, and sprinkles make a great snack for your St. Patrick’s Day party with kids

12. Leprechaun Granola– How fun is this little snack? It would be great for a St. Patrick’s Day brunch.

18 RAINBOW THEMED FOODS

When we’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day food, we can’t forget all the awesome rainbow-themed treats out there. Everything looks SO pretty and delicious. The hard part will be narrowing down which ideas to use.

If you're looking for St. Patrick's Day food, these colorful cupcakes should be at the top of your list | The Dating Divas
Cherry topped cupcakes with rainbow frosting make a colorful St. Patrick’s Day party food

13. Rainbow Frosting Cupcakes– This cupcake is gorgeous, maybe even too pretty to eat! You could even use rainbow cupcake liners like these or these. Seriously, is there a more perfect St. Patrick’s Day party food?

Colorful cake pops make a delicious St. Patrick's Day food | The Dating Divas
St. Patrick’s Day food rainbow cake pops with rainbow sprinkles

14. Rainbow Cake Pops– Cake pops on a pretty paper straw are going to be irresistible to your guests (and to you before they get there!)

Start your day off right with a stack of rainbow pancakes for your St. Patrick's Day food | The Dating Divas
St. Patrick’s Day food: stack of rainbow pancakes

15. Rainbow Pancakes– Brunch anyone? These rainbow pancakes are so fun!

This surprise cup makes a fun and delicious St. Patrick's Day idea | The Dating Divas
Cups filled with surprise treat and covered with sprinkles make a festive St. Patrick’s Day food

16. Rainbow Sprinkle Surprise– You have to go see what the surprise is inside these cute cups!

Your St. Patrick's Day party food list will not be complete without these adorable rainbow macaroons | The Dating Divas
St. Patrick’s Day food: Macaroon topped with M&Ms for a darling rainbow

17. Rainbow Macaroons– Aren’t these the sweetest little cookies? I love those little clouds!

St. Patrick's Day ideas don't get more colorful than these homemade rainbow shamrock chips | The Dating Divas
Homemade shamrock shaped chips dyed to be all the colors of the rainbow make a perfect St. Patrick’s Day food

18. Rainbow Shamrock Chips– These pretty shamrock chips would go great with any dip at ALL the St. Patrick’s Day parties.

St. Patrick's Day food ideas would not be complete without these colorful and delicious pretzel rods | The Dating Divas
Pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and covered in rainbow sprinkles will be irresistible at your St. Patrick’s Day party

19. Rainbow Pretzel Wands– These are pretty, magical snacks and are super easy to make.

20. Rainbow Bread– This bread is mesmerizing to look at! I know this would make the cutest sandwiches on St. Patrick’s Day.

21. Rainbow Trix Krispie Treats– A fun, colorful alternative to normal rice krispie treats using this favorite sugary cereal.

22. Rainbow Donuts– Another great rainbow treat for a brunch. Who doesn’t look a good donut?

23. Rainbow Fruit Pizza– This is a somewhat healthy treat because of all the fruit. Okay, not really… but it looks totally worth the calories.

24. Rainbow Cheesecake– If you are a sucker for cheesecake like I am, then this needs to be on your baking bucket list. Don’t forget your cheesecake pan!


25. Taste the Rainbow Jello– Jello, anyone? We’ve got all the flavors in this sweet dessert! These cups are plastic and perfect for little hands.

26. Rainbow Cupcakes– Okay, this is one of the most clever (and adorable) cupcakes I’ve ever seen. These cupcakes as the centerpiece on a food table would just scream St. Patrick’s Day party food, don’t you think?

27. Rainbow Cookies– These cookies are picture perfect and would make a colorful addition to any party!

28. Rainbow Rice Krispie Drizzle– This is a sweet and unique twist on a rice krispie treat.

29. St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bottle– Grab a couple of bottles and make your own little rainbow gifts! These were just made for St. Patrick’s Day parties.

30. Banilla Sandwich Cookies– Ooh I just love mini treats (because you can eat ten times as many of them!) These sandwich cookies are filled with creamy goodness and covered in sprinkles!

18 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY TREATS

Are you looking for slightly more elegant St. Patrick’s Day ideas, maybe a party for just adults? You’ll want to try some of these unique and tasty treats!

31. Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies– I love how elegant these cookies look with a little chocolate ganache and an Andes mint on top!

32. Chocolate Mint Pinwheel– Have you tried a pinwheel cookie yet? Mint and chocolate is the perfect combination of flavors.

33. Mint Chocolate Meringues– Light and fluffy meringues are a great party treat.

34. Thin Mint Truffles– Bite size, minty-chocolate goodness.

35. Thin Mint Cupcakes– A cupcake with ganache, frosting, a thin mint cookie, AND sprinkled with chocolate? Yes, please!

36. Mint Chocolate Fudge– This fudge looks to die for! Seriously love chocolate fudge with a little bit of mint.

37. Mint Brownies– This is comfort dessert at its best!

38. Shamrock Juice– This green juice with apple slice garnishes will be a hit!

39. Clover Rice Krispie Treats– A fun shape and crazy amount of sprinkles make rice krispies even more fun!

40. St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow– Snack food that will please everyone.

41. Homemade Gum Drops– Kids will go crazy over these awesome homemade gum drops.

42. Shamrock Pretzel Pops– A crafty, clever treat that is super easy to make.

43. Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats– Stuff some lucky charms into your rice krispie treats for an adorable and delicious twist.

44. Pot O’ Gold Cake– This is a cake. Don’t believe me? Go check out how to make it! (You’ll be needing lots of these!)

45. Green and White Bundt Cake– Cake swirled with green and white looks so pretty. Remember your bundt cake pan!

46. Pot O’ Gold Cookie Cups– Oh yum! I love these little brownie cups and now they are even sweeter.

47. Pistachio Bundt Cake– Cake with crunchy pistachio nuts and so much chocolate!

48. Leprechaun CookiesNutter Butter cookies decorated to look like leprechauns. How neat is this?

21 PARTY DECOR IDEAS

Every party needs a little decor to give the right vibe! Even if it’s just a simple centerpiece for the food table… You’ll love these clever ideas!

49. Be Lucky Bottle– This bottle is so bright. I love all the different shades of green.

50. Green Decorating– This green decor is completely green… meaning it’s all re-purposed items!

51. Shamrock Streamers– If shamrocks are lucky, then you’ll have a whole lot of luck with these streamers using simple green crepe paper!

52. Green Party– Details, details, details! The details on this party are so inspirational!

53. Shamrock Mason Jars– A little tint of green with sparkly gold accents using mason jars like these.

54. Green Apple Candles– This is such a neat and simple craft that will light up the room.

55. Top Hat CenterpieceGreen jelly beans make for a unique edible centerpiece!

56. Rainbow Party StreamerTissue paper has so many fun and unique uses. This giant rainbow makes the cutest decor!

57. Shamrock Balloons– These clever balloon is simply made from 3 green heart balloons. How cute is that?

58. Rainbow Fringe Garland– My jaw just dropped seeing this beautiful garland. such a fun DIY project!

59. Rainbow Felt Table Runner– I love this table runner and all the other party ideas Say Yes has on their site! Felt is so cheap, too!

60. St. Patrick’s Day Mantel– This little mantel would brighten up any room and make the whole house feel lucky!

61. Magic Vases– These pretty jars are gorgeous filled with fresh tulips!

62. St. Patrick’s Day Party Banner– Another tissue paper project…this one makes pretty, flowing streamers.

63. Paint Chip Mantel– I’m always so impressed by paint chip art! It’s so clean and clever.

64. Pot of Gold– For some reason I think candy makes great decor! This pot o’ gold is filled with a bag of golden Rolos!

65. Sham-Rocks– This would be a super easy craft using some rocks from the yard and gold metallic craft paint.

66. Split Pea Hurricane– How clever is this? Using split peas to decorate is super cheap and looks really unique and cool.

67. Apothecary Jars– Another great rainbow in a jar idea!

68. Shamrock Mason Jars– These jars are so pretty and multi-functional!

69. Burlap Banner– Banners are so fun and add a little pizzazz to a party. This burlap banner is so cute and festive.

25 KID CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES

If you’re throwing a party for the kids, you’ll want to have a few fun activities. I can’t wait to host a party and send the kids on a scavenger hunt with their DIY telescopes!

70. Rainbow Plate Craft– Try making this pretty little rainbow craft out of a paper plate as a decoration for your party!

71. Lucky Charm Rimmed Milk Glass– This is such a cute idea that I know my kids would LOVE.

72. Washi Tape Rainbow– All the patterns and colors of tape are so fun… kids will love creating with washi tape!

73. Shamrock Tissue Paper Craft– I love tissue paper crafts. This one is so bright and colorful!

74. Telescope– These telescopes would be fun to make before sending the little ones out on a scavenger hunt!

75. Rainbow Science– Watch the kids eyes light up with a different kind of party activity.

76. Erupting Rainbow– Even more fun rainbow explosions for kids to enjoy!

77. Paper Cup Windsock– These are so cute and unique, they are sure to be a hit!

78. Crayon Resist Shamrock– Watercolors are so fun to work with, this art will look pretty neat once it dries.

79. The Lucky Leprechaun Hunt– Who is feeling lucky? Send the little ones on a leprechaun hunt!

80. Leprechaun Hats Ziplock bowls turned into bowler hats and filled with gold. Who wouldn’t love this idea?

81. Beaded Shamrocks– These pretty little shamrocks are easy to make using inexpensive beads and pipe cleaners and are great for your little one’s hand eye coordination.

82. Clover Stamp– Make some lucky four leaf clover stamps with old toilet paper rolls. So clever!

83. St. Patrick’s Day Bingo– Bingo is the perfect kids party game. Check out this darling lucky version!

84. Leprechaun Fork Craft– What a cool and creative craft using a fork!

85. Rainbow Cloud Craft– This looks like a fun craft for little hands, and turns out so cute!

86. DIY Blarney Stone– This is just too cute and clever and definitely something your kids will remember forever!

87. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt– This is the cutest little scavenger hunt and is designed just for the kiddos!

88. Rainbow 3 Leaf Clovers– These bright little shamrocks are perfect if you’re looking for a more artistic craft for the littles.

89. Edible Matching Game– How cute is this little game? Pretty sure the kids will love eating the game pieces when they’re done (if they don’t eat them during the game!)

90. Leprechaun Treasure Box– This is a treasure hunt like you’ve never seen before and will get the kids moving!

91. Lucky Fortune Cookies– These cookies are so cute and filled with a special surprise! Share them with someone lucky!

92. DIY Shamrocks– Have the kids make their own cute, lucky shamrocks!

93. Lawn Leprechaun– You’ve been shamrocked! Leave a surprise with your neighbors or friends. Kids will have a blast helping with this project.

94. Rainbow Fingerprint Craft– What a fun and simple craft for even the littlest kids!

6 PARTY IDEAS FOR TWO

If you just want to keep things simple and have a little party for you and your spouse, you’ll love these 6 simple ideas for 2! This is a great way to share a little magic with your sweetheart.

95. Magical Date Night– Give your spouse a magical surprise!

96. Romantic Rainbow Gift Basket– This rainbow gift basket is the perfect way to surprise your sweetheart.

97. Lucky Pot O’ Gold– Slip some sweet notes to your spouse and let them collect golden coins in the days leading up to the main event!

98. St. Patrick’s Day Date in a Bag– Don’t forget to wear something green on this St. Patrick’s Day date so you don’t get pinched!

99. Feeling Lucky Punch Poster– This is a unique way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This punch poster is fun to make and even more fun to destroy!

100. Leprechaun Love Hunt– Give your spouse a few clues with special instructions to lead up to a fun night in the bedroom!

There you have it- our 100 favorite St. Patrick’s Day Party ideas. Good LUCK hosting a magical party!

Looking for more lucky ideas? Check out these 85 St. Patrick’s Day Printables or one of these 100 St. Patrick’s Day Traditions!

Pin this post to save for later

Pin It0

Anndee

I am a cookie & literature loving mom of three and wife to the best person I've ever met. I get my kicks from writing whenever and whatever I can. If you need a book recommendation, I am your girl! I often find myself daydreaming about buying all the items in my "saved for later" cart on Amazon. Oh, and I also drive a school bus, which is pretty cool.

Learn more about Anndee
Free 7-day Program

One week to a better marriage.

Sign up now and get our 7 Days of Love Program absolutely free!

Husbands or Wives
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You Might Also Like

diamond iconWe love your comments

We LOVE hearing from our readers! Thanks for leaving us some love!

Recent Comments

  1. My daughter is a big fan of food so I need to prepare sone dishes at Patrick’s party. Your sharing is a great recommendation for me. Thanks a lot!

    1. How fun Paula!! We’re so glad these ideas will come in handy for your party!! We hope it turns out SO delicious!! XO

See More Comments