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'.

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Make a festive wreath for St. Patirck's Day

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Hang Wreath

Hang the wreath using the string.

Photo By: Ellen Foord

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.

Green Flower Arrangements

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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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.

colorful flower arrangement in gold vase

Fill with Flowers

Fill in the grid with rainbow colored flowers and greenery.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

Four Leaf Clover Napkins

Finish the table setting with these stamped clover napkins. 

Stamped four leaf clover napkins

Stamped Napkins for St. Patrick's Day

Set a lucky St. Patrick’s Day table with these easy stamped clover napkins.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

Emerald Attire

Dress the part and don't get pinched this St. Patrick's Day with an all-green wardrobe.

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

Pub-Style Pretzels

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 >>

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels With Beer Cheese

Pub-style pretzels with creamy beer cheese sauce make with Gouda are the perfect appetizer for adult Halloween guest.

Stout-Infused Dip

Make this tasty stout-flavored nacho dip for guests to munch on while they're drinking their favorite adult beverage. Get the recipe here >>

Irish Nacho Dip

Irish Nacho Dip

Photo by: Abigail Barnes

Abigail Barnes

Homemade Marshmallows

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.

green and gold marshmallows

St. Patrick's Day Marshmallows

If the weather is still chilly on St. Patrick’s Day, warm up with DIY white hot chocolate and a few DIY green and gold marshmallows.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

Delectable Irish Coffee Sundae

Treat your guests to a boozy ice cream sundae for dessert. Get the recipe >>

2 Homemade Alcoholic Irish Coffee Sundaes

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.

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Healthy Green Shake

For your health conscious guests, offer this green shake that's both delicious and guilt-free.

Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

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.

Charming Cake

No party is complete without a cake. This rainbow layer cake is as scrumptious as it is visually appealing.

rainbow layer cake

Rainbow Cake

Baking colored cakes can be tricky – the cake may go in one color and come out a very different color. Why not avoid the trial and error by using rainbow colored icing to create a rainbow cake instead? Add sparkling gold sanding sugar on the top as a special added touch.

Photo by: Ellen Foord

Ellen Foord

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