Published on February 11, 2022 | Last Updated on February 11, 2022
Every year on March 17, people across the globe come together in celebration, put on something green, pour themselves a pint of Guinness, and raise a toast to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Here are some fun St. Patrick’s day party ideas that you can enjoy doing with friends, and family; such as making your own decorations to brighten up your St. Patrick’s Day party or by cooking some delicious Irish themed food. So, go ahead, indulge your hidden Irish side, and you never know, you might even find your own pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!
We love this pretty Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Beverly McCullough at Flamingo Toes. It is easy to make, and guaranteed to brighten up the entrance to your home. Decorated with gold beads, pretty shamrock leaves, and a colourful rainbow pendant; this wreath will bring a smile to everyone’s faces. You are sure to get plenty of compliments, and hopefully a lot of luck!
This DIY Lucky Banner idea from Dirty Dishes Messy Kisses is made from burlap which is cheap, and easily found at any hypermarket. Simple to make, the best bit is that it can be made in one day! Using home-made stencils, you can create a professional look. Hang it in a home or office. This banner will liven up any space.
We really like this great idea for a DIY Door Rainbow and Pot of Gold, as it is one that you can do with your kids. While you are securing long bands of colorful ribbons to your doors, they can cut-out gold coins to add to the felt pot. It will definitely become a talking point, and who doesn’t appreciate a pot of gold!
If you are looking to make a bold statement this St. Patrick’s day, then look no further than this DIY Giant Shamrock Backdrop. We love this decoration idea as it is super easy to make, and will definitely catch the eye of your visitors. If the size of a shamrock equals the amount of luck it contains, then your luck will definitely last for a long time!
This DIY Minimal Shamrock Wreath is great for anyone who prefers the more minimal look. Buying the premade wreath makes the whole process much simpler, and allows you to concentrate on designing a great looking clover centerpiece. Using beads and a pom-pom trim for hanging the shamrock, and wreath, adds a touch of fun, creating a modern look for your St. Patrick’s Day decoration.
These fantastic and colorful DIY St. Patrick’s Day Garland Ideas couldn’t help but catch our eye. If your time is limited, get your family to help cut out the coins and shamrocks. String your shapes together, and create a colorful display. The great thing about these garland ideas is their versatility; just cut out some red hearts and you have the perfect Valentine’s decoration.
These beautiful printable Irish Blessing Chalk Art are perfect for those of us who lead busy lives, and don’t have the time to spend creating their own craft decorations. Just download, and print off the templates from the website Made In A Day, and there you have it, a printed Irish Blessing Chalk Art that looks just like the real thing.
Create your very own St. Patrick’s day DIY Lucky Pillow, with this craft idea from Lauren from Say Yes. Worried about your craft abilities? Relax! All you need is a steady hand for sketching out the letters or if you prefer a stencil, and a good eye for color. This pillow will hopefully bring you luck as well as some very flattering compliments.
We chose to include this adorable Shamrock Man as it is definitely a kid friendly St. Patrick’s day craft activity. They are also simple, cheap and quick to make. Kids will have fun cutting out the printed shamrock shapes for the body, feet, and hand; although some supervision will be needed for very young children. Just stick on the googly eyes, and bring your Shamrock Man to life.
No list of Irish food for St. Patrick’s day would be complete without Irish stew, the national dish of Ireland. Originally Irish Stew was made from mutton, potatoes and cabbage. This recipe from the BBC Good Food Website, suggests using bacon giving a modern twist to this traditional dish. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking, and enjoy a mouthwatering dish that has been loved by the Irish for over 200 years.
Don’t let it fool you, this layered Irish cheese gratin dish, the perfect accompaniment to any meal, may look simple to make but it packs a punch. This BBC recipe recommends using St. Gall’s cheese. A hard Swiss cheese with an unusual but subtle sweet and sour taste it has the Irish stamp of approval, winning a gold medal at the 2008 World Cheese Awards in Dublin!
This Irish Coddled Pork with cider recipe is perfect for those who want a twist on the traditional Irish Stew. The great thing about this recipe is that it is quick to make, under 30 minutes, and of course it has the added benefit of tangy Irish cider. Serve with a pint of Guinness, and you will be ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day well into the night.
If you are looking for the perfect authentic Irish dish for a St. Patrick’s Day meal, then look no further than Colcannon. Traditionally made from mashed potatoes, and vegetables such as cabbage or kale, this is the ideal comfort food, and a firm favorite with young, and old alike. This recipe adds bacon, making it great as a side dish or main course.
Who can resist an Apple tart? So for one night, forget your diet and indulge yourself. A delicious apple tart filled with sultanas, and flavored with lemon and cinnamon is a great way to finish off any St. Patrick Day celebration meal. You won’t be able to resist a second helping! What makes it Irish? The Irish single-malt whiskey of course!
If you want to impress your family and friends, we suggest you try this tasty alternative to the apple tart. Made from dried fruit and apple, a Guinness pudding may take a little more time and effort but the results are definitely worth it. Add the Guinness and you can have no more appropriate pudding with which to celebrate all things Irish.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by listening to Irish Poetry. Ireland has its fair share of great Irish poets such as W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, and Samuel Beckett. If you are unable to get to a live reading, then get together with your friends and put on your own recital. Alternatively listen to a reading on spotify or YouTube.
The Irish are known for their love of food, so why not invite someone special over and cook your own Irish meal. Choose from our list of delicious food recipes and create the perfect menu for your family and friends. So what is stopping you? Put on some Irish music, open a bottle of wine and cook a meal to remember!
Fascinated by Riverdance then you should give Irish Dancing a try. Irish Dancing is one of the most recognisable and unique aspects of Irish culture. Great for those who enjoy a challenge, love dancing and who want a fun way to get fit. Whether you learn in a class or at home, by yourself, you are sure to have fun.
A great activity to do with the kids. Take them outside, and get them to hunt for four-leaf clovers. Why not make a day of it and take a picnic full of their favorite treats to enjoy? Take a magnifying glass to make the search easier. Make it into a game by offering a prize for the first one to find a four-leaf clover.
Making slime is another great way to spend time having fun with your kids. A firm favorite with children everywhere, making slime has become a popular pastime. Slime kits can be found online or in most toy shops. Slime comes in a variety of colors, so use the green slime to give it a St. Patrick’s day feeling.
To get into the St. Patrick’s day spirit, why not go, and watch a parade. Surprisingly parades are not actually an Irish tradition, instead they originate in America, possibly started by Irish immigrants. If you can’t see one live, you may be able to watch one on television or YouTube.
There are many ways to immerse yourself in the St. Patrick’s day spirit.. Whether you want to spend time making craft decorations, cook some delicious Irish food, or take part in an Irish-themed activity, this list gives you some ideas on how to make a memorable St. Patrick’s Day.