Host a Lucky Party for St. Patrick's Day
Get ready to paint the town green on March 17th to commemorate Irish culture. Celebrate everything you love about Ireland with these St. Patrick’s Day party décor ideas that will have you feeling like the luckiest host.
Tips for St. Pat's Day Décor
Keep your place pinch-free by purchasing plenty of green decorations to keep the leprechauns happy! Consider plenty of shamrocks, gold coins, rainbows, and green things everywhere. Bring luck to your home by trying a few of these party designs inspired by the Emerald Isle—we have more than 100 ideas for you below!
This is a really cute and simple St. Patrick's Day décor idea. Use different colors of plastic tablecloths to create the rainbow, and tape white balloons to cardboard to make the cloud. Fill the pot of gold with favors for your party guests!
Leprechaun Vegetable Tray
Make a healthy snack for your guests with this leprechaun vegetable tray. Cut up slices of carrots for the beard. Use broccoli florets for the hat, with slices of yellow pepper and sliced black olives for the buckle. Create the eyes from slices of cucumber, sliced black olives, and cream cheese.
St. Patrick's Day Centerpiece
Make a centerpiece for the day using a clear vase and green deco mesh. Pick up some other festive items to add to the centerpiece, such as mini leprechaun hats, glittery shamrocks, gold coins, and anything else you wish.
Dyeing the yolks of the eggs green is a clever way to make Irish-themed food, especially since the green contrasts so nicely with the egg white. You could add carrot shavings to incorporate the color orange as well (like the flag of Ireland). Sprinkle on some green parsley for an extra touch.
For some sweet and tasty St. Patrick's Day snacks, dip strawberries in yogurt or chocolate, add green sprinkles, and freeze. You can also drizzle on some melted white chocolate mixed with green food coloring to create pretty stripes.
Make a lucky sign with some burlap fabric. Cut the fabric into a square and paint the word "luck" on it with black paint (use a stencil if you need some help making the letters look nice). Add a shamrock sticker or decal when it's dry.
Here's how to make this funny light-up craft.
- Glass jar
- Acrylic paint in various colors, including black
- Cardstock or thin cardboard (black, if possible)
- Leprechaun template (optional)
- Fairy lights
- Decorations for the top, like green faux flowers and ribbons
- Use the acrylic paint to paint the inside of the jar; you'll want to use a lighter color, like light green or yellow.
- Draw your own leprechaun on the cardstock/cardboard or use a template.
- Cut out the leprechaun. Paint it black if you didn't use black cardstock/cardboard.
- Once dry, place the leprechaun inside the jar and illuminate it with fairy lights.
- Decorate the top of the jar however you like.
St. Patrick's Day Deco Mesh Wreath
Seasonal wreaths are always charming, and making a wreath out of deco mesh is both relaxing and rewarding. Purchase deco mesh in different shades of green and cut it into squares to create the rolls. You can attach these to a wreath form or a wire bent into a circle. Make your wreath as full as you want! Adorn it with shiny shamrocks to finish.
Front Porch Design
Make sure you have your porch decked out to greet all your lucky guests. You can get a store-bought St. Patrick’s Day wreath, or you can make a personalized one for your door (like the deco mesh wreath shown earlier!). Adorn a small Christmas tree with Irish decorations to complete the look.
St. Patrick's Day Table Décor
Reuse green baubles from Christmas to create this decoration. You can place green paper grass in a vase and add shamrocks on skewers to form the unusual bouquet. Pair it with some shamrock-shaped place mats cut out of felt.
Green Candy and Snack Table
A dessert or treat table is a very important part of your party. Select items in green, such as green Peeps marshmallows, Mint Hershey's Kisses, and green M&Ms. Don't forget some savory snacks, like green tortilla chips and guacamole.
St. Patrick’s Day Fireplace Decorations
Make sure your mantle is decked out in style with these ideas! Buy or make shamrock bunting, and hang shamrocks everywhere. Purchase or paint some little signs with messages like "Luck o' the Irish" or "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" Don't forget green bouquets and some big block letters that spell "LUCKY."
Apothecary jars are great for decorating your table or mantle. This set of jars is a cute craft, and it's budget-friendly, too. You can purchase jars at a dollar store or recycle ones you already have. Fill them with green candy or other festive items, such as shamrocks or gold coins.
More Examples of St. Patrick's Day Apothecary Jars
You can fill these pretty glass jars with so many different things to create an exciting display: gold coins, baubles, candy, leprechaun toys, green beads, confetti, and so much more! Scroll through the photos below to get more ideas for filling your jars.
For an easy dessert, make up little cups of green Jell-O. You can easily create green cream to add to the top by swirling some green food coloring into whipped cream. Top that with green sprinkles or candy as a finishing touch.
More Party Food Ideas for St. Patrick's Day
Create a banquet of green and rainbow-colored treats with the ideas shown below. Scroll through these cakes, party platters, candy-filled goodie bags, savory green spreads, and more!
Balloon Decorations for St. Patrick's Day
Create a statement with bright, bouncy balloons in rainbow colors, or go for an all-green balloon display to celebrate the day. Scroll through the photos below to get ideas for creating balloon rainbows, centerpieces, and fun balloon art for your party.