Stellar Party Ideas for St. Patrick's Day
Throw an epic bash for your friends and family complete with shamrocks, rainbows and festive treats.
If you’re like me, you get overly excited about holidays and love any excuse to eat, drink and decorate. With St. Patrick’s Day a little less than two weeks away, it’s time to start planning out that ultimate party. And what’s a party without food and drinks?
I’ve put together a delightful list of craft and decorating ideas along with food and drink recipes to ensure your St. Paddy’s Day shindig knocks the socks off your guests.
Bright + Festive Wreaths
Greet guests in style with a cheerful, St. Paddy's Day wreath. Go all green or incorporate a rainbow of colors into your design. Either way, it will be shamrockin'.
Lucky Green Arrangements
Deck out the porch, entryway and other main living spaces with an assortment of lush greenery to liven up the party scene. Once the night ends, you can send them home with guests as a parting gift.
Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Flower Arrangements
Who says that flowers are reserved for Valentine's Day? With a variety of green-tinted blooms to choose from, St. Patrick's Day is prime for sending a sweet token of luck to a friend or filling your home with vibrant fresh florals. Read on to learn how to create a fun leprechaun garden, sweet DIY paper flowers, a lush vase of romantic fresh blooms or a unique fruit and vegetable arrangement from a variety of seasonal green florals.
Magical Table Runner
Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on a table runner, go the DIY route. This colorful table runner is made with paint and craft paper, so no need to worry about food and drink spills. As the finishing detail, make this glittery gold vase to center the table.
Make it: Painted Rainbow Table Runner
Four Leaf Clover Napkins
Finish the table setting with these stamped clover napkins.
Make it: DIY Stamped Clover Napkins
Buttery Irish Soda Bread
Go traditional with this yummy bread that's made in a cast iron skillet. Pair it with a classic Irish meal like corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.
Make it: Irish Soda Bread
Serve an appetizer that will satisfy guests before dinner. These puffy pretzels pair perfectly with a creamy beer cheese sauce for dipping. Plus, they're a great food choice for beer drinking. Get the recipe here >>
Make this tasty stout-flavored nacho dip for guests to munch on while they're drinking their favorite adult beverage. Get the recipe here >>
If it's still chilly on St. Patrick's Day, warm up with a cup of white hot chocolate topped with these homemade gold and green marshmallows.
Make it: DIY St. Patrick's Day Marshmallows
Delectable Irish Coffee Sundae
Treat your guests to a boozy ice cream sundae for dessert. Get the recipe >>
Boozy Irish Coffee Sundaes
Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle with a dessert-style twist on traditional Irish coffee. Top coffee ice cream with rich, Irish whiskey-spiked hot fudge sauce, then top with whipped cream and a liberal dose of Irish cream liqueur.
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Healthy Green Shake
For your health conscious guests, offer this green shake that's both delicious and guilt-free.
How To Make A Healthy Shamrock Shake
If you wait impatiently each year for the arrival of the Shamrock Shake, but this year, you’re trying to eat healthier, have no fear. Blogger Ellen Foord recreated a healthy Shamrock Shake - all the deliciousness, none of the guilt.
Make it: Healthy Shamrock Shake
No party is complete without a cake. This rainbow layer cake is as scrumptious as it is visually appealing.
Make it: Easiest Ever Rainbow Cake