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How To: Throw a Kid-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Party

Chelsea Pellegrino


St. Patrick’s Day is known for crazy celebrations, but don’t leave your little leprechauns out on the fun! Here are some ideas to throw a St. Patty’s party that kids will love.


Party games are always a hit among little guests. A quick and easy game is a gold coin hunt! Hide chocolate gold “coins” around the party area, and award a prize to the child who finds the most gold! Book a face painter to give younger guests shamrocks and rainbow decorations, or a storyteller to read tales like The Story of Saint Patrick and The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day.


Check out this awesome art from Color Me Funky 

Festive Food

Green goodies are an obvious go-to for this occasion. Add some food coloring to things like cupcakes, or even your favorite veggie dip.  You can also go with treats that are naturally green, like guacamole! Feeling creative? Try your hand at this awesome Leprechaun shirt cookie-frosting tutorial


Photo credit: Semi Sweet Designs

Cupcakes are always a favorite, and luckily the ones below are perfect for St. Patrick's day! 


Photo credit and recipe: Betty Crocker

 This pot of gold fruit platter is a healthy alternative to typical sweet snacks. Serve it with your favorite dip! 


Photo credit and recipe: Mommon Sense

Fun Decor 

Don't forget that rainbows are another symbol of St. Patty's day, so feel free to incorporate colors besides green! We love the set up below, which uses a mix of stripes, shamrocks and rainbow elements. The best part is, you can download most of the decor right to your computer! Free printables including cupcake wrappers, drink flags and pennants. Grab yours here from Amanda's Parties To Go


Free Printables! Access them here at Amanda's Parties To Go


Photo credit: Crissy's Crafts

There you have it! Food, decor and entertainment perfect for celebrating this Irish holiday. We wish you luck throwing a fun St. Patty's Party your little ones will love!