Luck of the Irish they say. Yes a four leaf clover or Shamrock is supposed to bring luck, have you ever found a real one? If you haven’t don’t despair they are very rare but that doesn’t mean you cannot have some four leaf clovers made out of cardstock, chocolate or painted on mason jars to bring you luck this St Patrick’s Day.
Understand the symbol of St Patrick’s day
For more than 1,000 years, the Irish have been observing St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March to honor the man who introduced Christianity to the Emerald Isle.
The word shamrock comes from the Gaelic word Seamrog, meaning “little clover”
The green which relates to St Patrick’s day is from the Emerald Isle as it represents it’s lush green foliage.
Enough about that as I am sure you just want to get into the party spirit.
If you are having a party or just want to decorate your house then I have some fabulous ideas below for you. Now don’t think that a St Patrick’s Day party is just a party to celebrate St Patrick’s day you could be having a Lucky one party, a baby shower or baby announcement party. A 2nd birthday party, a 40th or maybe you child just loves green and wants a St Patrick’s Day theme party. No limits just do it.
Really just use your imagination, start planning and have the best party you can.
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Lucky St Patrick’s Day Party Decorations
I love decorating my house when having a party, sometimes I go overboard with decorations and my kids are like “Oh Mom” but you know what? I love parties so I justify it to myself that there is never too many decorations. lol
Related: Balloon Garlands
May good luck be with you Wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow– Irish blessing
What do you serve at a St Patrick’s Day Party?
So traditionally for a St Patrick’s Day Party you serve corned beef and cabbage, Irish Leek and Potatoes soup. Oh dear this doesn’t seem like a fun party to me.
So I have a feeling you are going to want to serve yummy sweets and drinks at your party. Don’t feel like you have to go tradition, make your own traditions and make what you want and add a St Patrick’s twist to it.
I have been searching high and low for so really cool, yummy foods that you can serve at your party that I am pretty positive you are going to love.
Yum…. this cake would be my top pick to get started with, look how gorgeous it is and I am sure you are thinking oh dear that looks complicated.
It really isn’t as once you have the cake done and iced it, it pretty much is just adding macaroons, lollie pops, mint balls and anything else you feel you can add to make it all blend together perfectly.
Green drinks might look a little healthy or disgusting but if you make them in a cool mason jar or glass handled glass and add a few accessories then they will look very appealing.
St Patrick’s Day Sweet ideas can be found here
I personally love Making Cupcakes as the kids can get involved and you will have loads of fun.
Sugar cookies are easy to make and you just need to ice them how you like and add a little green icing and they will be perfect for your party.
How do you host a St Patrick’s Day party?
Like hosting any party you need to be organized and have a plan. So first things first sit down and write a list of what you want the party to look like.
Do you want to send out invitations? Then this is probably first thing to do and even though St Patrick’s day is on the 17th March , if it is during the week and that does not suit then the weekend before or the weekend after is perfectly fine to have you party.
As you can see the invitation below is for a 1st Birthday party but it has a St Patrick’s Day theme, what a fabulous Ideas is that?
Also you could be having a a St Patrick’s Day Themed Baby Shower or announcing a birth. So many variations for your party and getting the invitations is so important.
Once you have decided on date and time and have your invitations ready to go out, then you need to plan the food, drink, decorations and games. Just like any party but when you have themed party you just need to keep the theme going right through from Invitations to decorations, cake, drinks and so on.
St Patrick’s Day Games Printables
I feel all parties need some games, if you are struggling to come up with ideas, then why not get some printable games that you can download and print out. Scavenger Treasure Hunts are a fabulous way to get the kids out and thinking.
Easy and Simple Party Decorations ideas that will help you and inspire you to have the best party ever.
Hope you have been able to get some inspiration from me here and you have started to prepare for you St Patrick’s day themed party. Please send in some photos as I would love to share them.