100 St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day is a magical holiday and it’s becoming a popular event! People love to have an excuse to party with the people they love! So we decided to gather up 100 Party Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day to help you throw the luckiest party out there!

St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

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There are so many fun things that you can do with a St. Patrick’s Day party… think rainbows, shamrocks, gold, leprechauns and the color green!

Here are some ideas to inspire your inner party hostess!

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

Now here is a fair warning–some of these ideas are too cute to resist…

12 Green Snacks for St. Patrick’s Day

Kids and adults go crazy for themed food! If you’re looking to have a green St. Patrick’s Day party, you’ll want to include some of these delicious green snacks!

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1. Avocado Fries Wow! So these not only look great, but they sound delicious. And they’re dipped in a cilantro lemon dipping sauce.

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

3. Green Pea SoupThis would be a great dinner option for a party. Mmmm.

4. Spinach Quiche – This is a party favorite. I’ve seen Quiche at all the best parties and now you can make it in a fun shape.

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

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

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7. Melon Kiwi Jello – Layered jello desserts are delicious and everyone will love how pretty they are.

8. Healthy Fruit Skewers – You always need something healthy to balance out all the treats. Using bamboo skewers will add a little color to the food table as well!

9. Green Veggie Tray – Veggie trays are a party staple. Check out this green ombre veggie tray…

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

11. St. Patrick’s Day Deviled Eggs – My grandma always made deviled eggs for every party. These look so cool with a little green coloring!

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

18 Rainbow Themed St. Patrick’s Day Foods

I’m totally sold on the idea of a rainbow themed party! My kids love colorful food and all of these ideas would make a St. Patrick’s Day party fun and memorable. The hard part will be narrowing down which ideas to use.

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6 st patricks day food ideas

13. Rainbow Frosting CupcakesThis cupcake is gorgeous, maybe even too pretty to eat! You could even use rainbow cupcake liners like these or these!

14. Rainbow Cake PopsOkay! We love bite size snacks around here! Cake pops on a pretty paper straw are the next big thing!

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

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

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

18. Rainbow Shamrock Chips – These pretty shamrock chips would go great with any dip at a party.

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

20. Rainbow Bread – You can do soooo many fun things with rainbow bread. Grab a cookie cutter in any shape and see what you can create. 

21. Rainbow Trix Krispie Treats – An alternative to normal rice krispie treats using this favorite sugary cereal!

22. Rainbow Doughnuts – Another great rainbow treat for a brunch. Who doesn’t love a good doughnut?

23. Rainbow Fruit Pizza – This is a somewhat healthy treat because of all the fruit! Okay, not really… but it’s still delicious!

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

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Themed Foods

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 CupcakesOkay, this is one of the most clever cupcakes I have ever seen!

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 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!

30. Banilla Sandwich CookiesOoh I just love mini treats. These sandwich cookies are filled with creamy goodness and covered in sprinkles!

18 St. Patrick’s Day Party Treats

If you are wanting to throw a more elegant St. Patrick’s Day party… you know, maybe a party just for adults? You’ll want to try some of these unique and tasty treats!

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St. Patrick's Day Mint Treats

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

32. Chocolate Mint PinwheelHave 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 CupcakesA cupcake, with ganache, frosting, a thin mint cookie and sprinkled with chocolate!

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

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

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38. Shamrock Juice – This green juice will be a hit!

39. Clover Rice Krispie TreatsA fun shape and excessive sprinkles make rice krispies even more fun!

40. St. Patrick’s Day Puppy ChowSnack food that will please everyone.

41. Homemade Gum DropsPop one of these sweet little gum drops into your mouth.

42. Shamrock Pretzel PopsA crafty treat that is super easy to make.

43. Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats – Stuff some lucky charms into your rice krispie treats!

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44. Pot O’ Gold Cake – This is a cake. Do you 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 is 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 Cookies – Nutter Butter cookies decorated to look like Leprechauns. How neat is this!?

22 St. Patrick’s Day 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!

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St. Patty's Day Party Decor

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 Day PartyDetails, details, details! The details on this party are so inspirational!

53. DIY Lucky Milk Glass – A sweet and simple decor idea for St. Patrick’s day using a glass vase and some of this paint!

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

55. Green Apple CandlesThis is a very neat and simple craft that will light up the room!

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

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party Decor

57. Rainbow Party Streamer – Tissue paper has so many fun and unique uses. This is one giant rainbow decor!

58. Rainbow Chalkboard Backdrop – Multi-functioning decor is awesome! Have the kids write some St. Patrick’s day notes with chalk!

59. Rainbow Fringe GarlandMy jaw just dropped seeing this beautiful garland. Such a fun DIY project!

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

61. St. Patrick’s Day MantelThis little mantel would brighten up any room and make the whole house feel lucky!

62. Magic VasesThese pretty jars are adorable filled with fresh tulips!

63. St. Patrick’s Day Party BannerAnother tissue paper project… this one makes pretty, flowing streamers!

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

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

66. Gold RocksThis would be a super easy craft and decor using some rocks from the yard and gold metallic craft paint! You could also use the gold rocks in a game!

67. Split Pea Hurricane – How clever is this? Using split peas to decorate… super cheap and it looks so cool!

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

69. Shamrock Mason JarsThese gold jars are so pretty and would be easy to pull off!

70. Burlap Banner – Banners are so fun and add a little pizazz to a party! This burlap banner is the perfect mixture of gold and green!

24 Kid Crafts and Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

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!

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St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Activities

71. Rainbow Plate Craft – After making this pretty little rainbow craft out of a paper plate, hang it up and admire!

72. Washi Tape Rainbow – All the patterns and colors of tape are so fun… kids will love playing 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 their scavenger hunt!

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

76. Erupting RainbowsEven more fun rainbow explosions for the kids to enjoy!

77. Rainbow PlaqueThis is such a pretty piece of artwork and would be great to hang up on the kid’s wall!

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

St. Patrick's Day Activities

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

80. Leprechaun HatsZiplock bowls turned into bowler hats and filled with gold… sounds fun to me!

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

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

83. St. Patrick’s Day BingoBingo is the perfect party game… check out this lucky version.

84. Leprechaun Fork CraftWhat a cool and creative craft using a fork!

85. Rainbow Cloud CraftThis is a fun little craft with ribbons. The kids will love running around and letting the streamers fly!

86. Rock Scavenger HuntSet your leprechauns free to find the gold! 

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

87. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger HuntThis is the cutest little scavenger hunt and is designed just for the kids! 

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.

90. Leprechaun Treasure BoxThis 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 ShamrocksHave the kids make their own lucky shamrocks!

93. Lawn LeprechaunYou’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 that any child can do! 

6 St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas for 2

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.

St. Patrick's Day party Ideas for 2


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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 BagDon’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!

And that’s it! 100 great St. Patrick’s Day Party ideas!! Good luck hosting a magical party!!

Looking for more lucky ideas!?

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  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

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