30 St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas and Recipes
Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day party? Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering on St. Patrick’s day with friends or throwing a low-key family celebration this weekend after your local parade, we’ve gathered some of our favourite St. Patrick’s Day recipes, decor ideas, and activities.
Party Inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day
From an assortment of rainbow foods to traditional Irish fare, there’s something for everyone! And if you’re looking to add some personal decor touches to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, you’ll find some inspiring DIY decorations that will level up your celebration.
We’ve also rounded up some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities that are perfect for keeping little ones entertained!
A few of our family traditions for St. Patrick’s Day include making green foods, rainbow pancakes, dressing in green, and baking Irish soda bread! We hope you have a great time, whichever way you enjoy St. Paddy’s Day. And as the Irish blessing goes, “May peace and plenty bless your world, with a joy that long endures. And may all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Delicious St. Patrick's Day Party Recipes
We're keeping things easy and delicious this St. Patrick's Day. We love festive foods that celebrate the holiday with Irish flavours and colours.
Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are soft, chewy, and studded with chocolate chips. The homemade Irish cream in both the cookies and the buttercream is out of this world!
St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Bark
This delicious bark for St. Patrick’s Day is an ode to the magical Leprechaun myth, featuring rainbow candy, sprinkles, and Lucky Charm marshmallows.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls
Make it fresh, or take St. Patrick’s Day leftovers to the next level by making these savoury Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls - a family favourite!
Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Cupcake Recipe
Baked with Lucky Charms cereal, these Lucky Charms Cupcakes are a creative and tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat.
Dark Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)
This gluten-free dark chocolate cake is made with Glutenberg Stout, our favorite GF beer, but you can also use coffee to achieve the same rich flavor and moist texture.
These Shamrock pretzels are super cute and so easy to make with just three ingredients. The perfect shamrock candy to make with the kids for St Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day Gluten-Free Rainbow Cupcakes
This would be a creative activity to do with older kids on St. Patrick’s Day – you could make the cupcakes together and have fun decorating them.
Irish Soda Bread
Irish soda bread is a delicious, no yeast bread that's ready for the oven in about 5 minutes. Its dense yet soft, biscuit like texture and golden brown crust gives this bread a rustic flavor that just can't be beat.
This recipe for Irish Nachos is potato chips layered with plenty of cheese and toppings. Potato nachos are a simple yet unique snack that’s perfect for parties!
Shamrock Veggie Skewers
These easy Shamrock Veggie Skewers are a perfect St. Patrick’s Day appetizer for parties, and a fun, healthy after-school snack!
Irish Soda Bread Muffins (Small Batch) - Homemade In The Kitchen
Irish Soda Bread Muffins (moist buttermilk muffins with raisins) are a great nod to Ireland plus uses up leftover buttermilk. Make them for St. Patrick’s Day!
Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions
These unusual Irish tacos stuffed with potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and onions make a great St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
St. Patricks Day Bark
St. Patrick’s Day Bark is so quick and easy to make! Add your favourite green candy toppings and you've got a festive and delicious treat.
Easy 4-Ingredient Potato Soup
This 4-ingredient potato soup comes together in 30 minutes or less, takes minimal effort, and requires almost no cooking experience! Each bite is rich, creamy, and ultra-smooth. It’s the perfect comfort food!
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
Has there ever been a more perfect combination than chocolate and mint? This Mint Chocolate Cheesecake is next level and a perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day.
Rainbow Fruit Spritzer Mocktail
Whip up this delicious and colourful Rainbow Spritzer as a fun treat with a whole load of fresh fruit and just 5 minutes of prep. The rainbow theme is perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party.
Garlic and Onion Grain Free Shamrock Rolls
These 6 ingredient Garlic and Onion Grain Free Shamrock Rolls are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime of the year.
These Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Are Fun to Make and Tasty to Eat!
Looking for an easy and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat kids will love! These Rainbow Fruit Kabobs are a great way to add colour to your dessert table and their a hit with little ones.
DIY St. Patrick's Day Party Decorations and Fun Activities for The Whole Family
Feeling festive this St. Patrick's Day? Why not add colourful decorations to your celebrations. These DIY St. Patrick's Day party decor ideas are sure to inspire you! What about favours and activities? We've rounded up some great ideas for you too.
St. Patrick’s Day Party Dessert Table
This St. Patrick's Day party dessert table setup will definitely have your guests feeling lucky! The colourful decor is so festive and inviting.
DIY Pom Pom Garland for Saint Patrick's Day
Grab some yarn to make a fun pom pom garland for Saint Patrick’s Day. Learn how to make these classic yarn balls you can use to decorate!
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Skittles Treat Bags
This St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Skittles Treat Bag idea is perfect to gift for the holiday. A super simple treat bag filled with Rainbow Skittles Candy, Rolos and marshmallows to represent a rainbow.
Freebie: Make Mini Leprechaun Mail!
Add a little fantasy flair to your St. Patrick’s celebrations with this adorable mini leprechaun mail activity. This DIY mini leprechaun mail activity is a fun and simple craft that can be easily adapted to suit any age group.
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Free Printable
St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time for celebration and family-fun! Create a fun new tradition with this free St. Patrick’s Day Bingo printable.
Pot of Gold Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats for St. Patrick's Day
There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this cute St. Patrick’s Day treat! Using purchased Rice Krispie Cereal Treats means you can focus on the decorating.
Luck of Irish: How to Make a Leprechaun Hat Craft for St. Patricks Day
These clay pot leprechaun hats are really cute, very Irish, and they will look great placed around your home to decorate for St. Patrick’s day.
St Patrick’s Day Upcycled Frame Craft
This fun St. Patrick's DIY decoration uses upcylced and dollar store materiels to make it budget-friendly. The pot of gold is so cute!
How to Create the Cutest St. Patrick’s Day Photo Backdrop
A colourful photo backdrop for St. Paddy's Day! This effortless backdrop is easy to put together with items found at your local dollar store.
9 Easy Steps to Create DIY St. Patrick's Day Garland
Learn to make this fun St. Patrick's Day craft for a pretty, festive, and lucky March mantel! This super simple St. Patrick's day garland can even be made with the help of your kids.
St. Patricks Day Craft
This rainbow shamrock sign is a colorful and simple craft that you can make with craft supplies from your local dollar store.
Make: “Leprechaun Gold” Air-Dry Clay Gold Coins
How fun are these Leprechaun Gold coins! Whether you make them ahead of time to add to your party decor or setup a craft table, these are sure to be a hit with kids!
We hope these St. Patrick’s Day ideas and recipes inspire you to throw a celebration this year!
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