Kid’s St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

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We had a St. Patrick’s Day themed birthday party last year for my daughter (who was born on St. Patrick’s Day, and is my little lucky leprechaun).  I had a lot of fun researching and coming up with ideas for the theme – green everywhere, rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks, leprechauns and so on.  Everything from the decor and music to the food and games and activities was in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

The theme was introduced with the invitations (that had pictures of my daughter in St. Patrick’s Day attire), which asked everyone to wear green.

With Irish music playing, guests arrived and helped themselves to green and gold beads, and then headed into the family room to color St. Patrick’s Day pictures.  Then, they were treated to a St. Patrick’s day lunch, which featured a Pot O’ Golden Nuggets (chicken nuggets), mini shamrock sandwiches, shamrock pasta, rainbow fruit salad, plus veggies and dip, green chips and guacamole (all of this is pictured below).  We also had pitchers of green Gatorade and water.  For the grown-ups, we had slow-cooked Irish Guinness beef stew and grown-up beverages.  Then, the kids played party games followed by a leprechaun treasure hunt.  While the kids were inside, a sneaky leprechaun hid treasures in the backyard, and the kids, with bags in hand, got to hunt for the treasures (much like an Easter egg hunt but with St. Patrick’s day type goodies).  These bags of treasures served as party goody bags as well.  The party concluded with cake and presents.

Here are some of the party details, many of which could be incorporated into any St. Patrick’s Day celebration, birthday, kid, adult, or otherwise.  Enjoy!

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An inflatable leprechaun, whom we named Patrick, hangs out by the dessert table.

 

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Birthday cake surrounded by other goodies – green, rainbow, and gold candies and cookies.

 

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I printed out St. Patrick’s Day designs (from the Internet) and framed them.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day children’s books

 

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Framed pictures reflecting the theme were placed around

 

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More framed pictures, gold coins, and a festive elephant head

 

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Green and white lights and beads adorn the palm tree

 

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Beads for the guests

 

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Green and gold on staircase railing

 

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Cloud and rainbow craft (Siena helped to make) over a pot of gold

 

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Banner printed out from online

 

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The family room revamped St. Paddy’s Day style; game supplies on the hearth; a table for coloring

 

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Items on shelves reflect the theme

 

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I even put a leprechaun hat on this baby picture of Si

 

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The food table

 

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Pot O’Golden Nuggets

 

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Shamrock pasta

 

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Festive veggie platter

 

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Rainbow fruit salad with white cloud (mini marshmallows) on one end and a pot of gold on the other

 

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Another view of the scene

 

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In a grown-up beverage area, I created a sign that said, “O’Granieri’s Irish Pub.”

 

Related posts: http://mommylolo.com/2013/03/18/ballerina-birthday-party/http://mommylolo.com/2012/07/06/dalmatian-themed-birthday-party/http://mommylolo.com/2012/06/14/dora-themed-birthday-party/http://mommylolo.com/2011/03/16/2-year-old-birthday-party-planning-elmos-world/

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