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100+ St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas and Decorations

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Celebrate March 17th with these lucky green decorations!

Celebrate March 17th with these lucky green decorations!

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!

Rainbow Cloud

Rainbow Cloud

Rainbow Cloud

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

Leprechaun Vegetable Tray

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

St. Patrick's Day Centerpiece

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.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

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.

Dipped Strawberries

Dipped Strawberries

Dipped Strawberries

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.

Luck Sign

Luck Sign

Luck Sign

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.

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Leprechaun Jar

Leprechaun Jar

Leprechaun Jar

Here's how to make this funny light-up craft.

Supply List

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Use the acrylic paint to paint the inside of the jar; you'll want to use a lighter color, like light green or yellow.
  2. Draw your own leprechaun on the cardstock/cardboard or use a template.
  3. Cut out the leprechaun. Paint it black if you didn't use black cardstock/cardboard.
  4. Once dry, place the leprechaun inside the jar and illuminate it with fairy lights.
  5. Decorate the top of the jar however you like.
St. Patrick's Day Deco Mesh Wreath

St. Patrick's Day Deco Mesh Wreath

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

Front Porch Design

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

St. Patrick's Day Table Décor

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

Green Candy and Snack Table

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

St. Patrick’s Day Fireplace Decorations

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

Apothecary Jars

Apothecary Jars

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.

Shamrocks, Lemons, Limes, and Coins

Shamrocks, Lemons, Limes, and Coins

Confetti, Flowers, and Shamrocks

Confetti, Flowers, and Shamrocks

Glass, Tinsel, and Beads

Glass, Tinsel, and Beads

Candy and Glittery Shamrocks

Candy and Glittery Shamrocks

Coins and Confetti

Coins and Confetti

Glass Beads, Foil Shamrocks, and Gold Coins

Glass Beads, Foil Shamrocks, and Gold Coins

Leprechaun and Faux Grass

Leprechaun and Faux Grass

Green Candies

Green Candies

Hats, Rolos, and Deco Mesh

Hats, Rolos, and Deco Mesh

Shamrocks, Rainbow Candy, and Coins

Shamrocks, Rainbow Candy, and Coins

Shamrock Streamers, Coins, and Ribbons

Shamrock Streamers, Coins, and Ribbons

Crinkle Grass and Shamrocks

Crinkle Grass and Shamrocks

Green Baubles

Green Baubles

Green and Gold Candies

Green and Gold Candies

Green and Gold Baubles

Green and Gold Baubles

Foam Glitter Shamrocks

Foam Glitter Shamrocks

Shamrocks, Coins, Beads, and Balls

Shamrocks, Coins, Beads, and Balls

Glass Beads and Big Shamrock

Glass Beads and Big Shamrock

Glass Beads and Shamrock Spray

Glass Beads and Shamrock Spray

Green Jell-O

Green Jell-O

Green Jell-O

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!

Rainbow Leprechaun Hat Cake

Rainbow Leprechaun Hat Cake

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs With Pot of Gold Chocolates

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs With Pot of Gold Chocolates

Rainbow Fruit Platter With Marshmallow Cloud

Rainbow Fruit Platter With Marshmallow Cloud

Rainbow Froot Loops Goodie Bags

Rainbow Froot Loops Goodie Bags

Lucky Pretzel "Trees"

Lucky Pretzel "Trees"

Flag of Ireland Pretzels

Flag of Ireland Pretzels

Petite Rainbow Fruit Platter

Petite Rainbow Fruit Platter

Gold Coin Cupcakes With Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Gold Coin Cupcakes With Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Green Deviled Eggs With Yellow Yolks

Green Deviled Eggs With Yellow Yolks

Green Candy Buffet

Green Candy Buffet

Green Chips and Dips Spread

Green Chips and Dips Spread

Flag of Ireland Veggies and Dip Tray

Flag of Ireland Veggies and Dip Tray

Irish Colors Veggie Tray

Irish Colors Veggie Tray

Rainbow Lollipop Pull Game

Rainbow Lollipop Pull Game

Green and Gold Goodie Bags (Hershey's Kisses and Rolos)

Green and Gold Goodie Bags (Hershey's Kisses and Rolos)

"Taste the Rainbow" Goodie Bags (Skittles, Marshmallows, and Rolos)

"Taste the Rainbow" Goodie Bags (Skittles, Marshmallows, and Rolos)

Rainbow and Cloud Candy Jar

Rainbow and Cloud Candy Jar

Green Tea Mug Party Favor

Green Tea Mug Party Favor

Pot o' Gold Rainbow Treats

Pot o' Gold Rainbow Treats

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.

Balloon Rainbow Between Pots of Gold

Balloon Rainbow Between Pots of Gold

Green Balloon Centerpiece

Green Balloon Centerpiece

Wearable Leprechaun Hat

Wearable Leprechaun Hat

Balloon Green Punch and Pot o' Gold

Balloon Green Punch and Pot o' Gold

Green, Orange, and White "Lucky" Balloon Display

Green, Orange, and White "Lucky" Balloon Display

Balloon Leprechaun Frame With Rainbow and Gold

Balloon Leprechaun Frame With Rainbow and Gold

Balloon Rainbow and Pot o' Gold

Balloon Rainbow and Pot o' Gold

St. Patrick's Day Gnome Crafts

Gnome crafts are really popular, and gnomes and leprechauns are an ideal match. Look through the photos below to get some ideas for outfitting your gnome in green gear for St. Patrick's Day!

Gnomes With Green Tinsel Hats

Gnomes With Green Tinsel Hats

Leprechaun Gnome With Pot o' Gold

Leprechaun Gnome With Pot o' Gold

Leprechaun Gnomes With Orange Beards

Leprechaun Gnomes With Orange Beards

Green-Bearded and Orange-Bearded Leprechaun Gnomes

Green-Bearded and Orange-Bearded Leprechaun Gnomes

Gnome With Beaded Tie (Except for the fur, all of the supplies to make this came from the dollar store!)

Gnome With Beaded Tie (Except for the fur, all of the supplies to make this came from the dollar store!)

Plaid Leprechaun Gnome

Plaid Leprechaun Gnome

Leprechaun Gnome With Curved Hat

Leprechaun Gnome With Curved Hat

Male and Female Gnomes With Shamrocks

Male and Female Gnomes With Shamrocks

Even More Decoration Ideas

From fun party hats to trees decked out in St. Patrick's Day colors, here is a veritable goldmine of ideas for your party. Scroll through the photo gallery below and start planning!

Green Glowing Lantern

Green Glowing Lantern

Beribboned Hat Stand

Beribboned Hat Stand

Deco Mesh Centerpiece With Beads

Deco Mesh Centerpiece With Beads

Candy Jar With Glass Beads and Coins

Candy Jar With Glass Beads and Coins

Pretty Filled Vases (Left: white beans, split peas, and a candle. Right: glass pebbles and silk flowers from the dollar store.)

Pretty Filled Vases (Left: white beans, split peas, and a candle. Right: glass pebbles and silk flowers from the dollar store.)

Leprechaun Cloche

Leprechaun Cloche

Irish Lass Cloche

Irish Lass Cloche

"May Your Troubles Be Less" Cloche

"May Your Troubles Be Less" Cloche

Irish Couple Centerpiece

Irish Couple Centerpiece

"Get Your Green On" Tiered Display

"Get Your Green On" Tiered Display

Pot o' Gold Party Favor

Pot o' Gold Party Favor

Metal Tiered Display With Green Lights

Metal Tiered Display With Green Lights

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Close-up of Plate Setting

Close-up of Plate Setting

Leprechaun Birdie Cloche

Leprechaun Birdie Cloche

Leprechaun Cloche Centerpiece

Leprechaun Cloche Centerpiece

Leprechaun "Welcome" Planter

Leprechaun "Welcome" Planter

Front Door Display With Wreath and Lantern

Front Door Display With Wreath and Lantern

St. Patrick's Day Lights

St. Patrick's Day Lights

Wacky Hat Tree-Topper

Wacky Hat Tree-Topper

St. Patrick's Day Tree

St. Patrick's Day Tree

Another St. Patrick's Day Tree

Another St. Patrick's Day Tree

Sparkly Hat Centerpiece

Sparkly Hat Centerpiece

Green and White Carnation Centerpiece

Green and White Carnation Centerpiece

Festive Flowery Hat

Festive Flowery Hat

Clever Leprechaun Hat Plant Pot

Clever Leprechaun Hat Plant Pot

Bauble Centerpiece

Bauble Centerpiece

"Welcome" Glass Platter

"Welcome" Glass Platter