How to Throw a St. Patrick's Day Party

Abigail Sawyer | 14 Mar 2013 | Seasonal Trends

How to Throw a St. Patty's Day Party

The luckiest day of  the year is a good excuse to gather all of your favorite people in one place. A St. Patrick’s Day party should ripe with shamrocks, all things green, and some Celtic charm. Read on for our favorite DIY party decor ideas, and festive snacks.

ShamROCK the Party!

Personalized Invites From Treat

Treat St. Pattys cards

Image via

We absolutely love Treat Cards! They have the most adorable customizable designs, and they’ll send the card directly to your recipient. What could be easier! Build the excitement for your Irish bash with personalized invites sent to all.

Shamrock Flower Arrangement

Shamrock flower arrangement

Shamrock flower arrangement via Martha Stewart

Use carnations and heart shaped floral foam to create this easy arrangement.

Clover Patch Cake Topper

DIY Clover Patch Cake Topper

DIY Clover Patch Cake Topper via Studio DIY

Make a simple cake stand out with a clover patch on top. All you need is a shamrock punch, toothpicks and hot glue.

Green Glitter Vase

St. Patrick's Day Glitter Vase

Striped Glitter Vase via Missy Inspired

Grab a cylinder vase at the dollar store and give it some glittery stripes with double stick tape.

Shamrock Pinwheel

shamrock pinwheel

shamrock pinwheel via basic grey

Pull out your scrapbook paper and craft knife to create a shamrock pinwheel that you can use year after year.

DIY Lucky Confetti Poppers

DIY Confetti Poppers

DIY Lucky Confetti Poppers via Studio DIY

Make these poppers with toilet paper rolls, confetti, and crepe paper. Tell guests to pop one over the top of someone’s head for good luck!

Emerald Isle Munchies

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes via The Idea Room

These cupcakes are easier than you think. Just whip up cake batter from a box, divide evenly into bowls, add food coloring, and layer into cupcake wrappers. Find the adorable printable signs here.

Leprechaun Grilled Cheese

Leprechaun Grilled Cheese

Leprechaun Grilled Cheese via Momables

This grilled cheese is made with broccoli pesto to sneak extra veggies into kid’s lunches. Use traditional pesto and mozzarella to make yummy finger sandwiches for an adult party.

Shamrock Toasties

Shamrock toasties St. patrick's day

Shamrock Toasties via Spoonful

These easy toasties would be great as breakfast, a snack, or party appetizers. All you need is an English muffin, cheddar cheese and a bell pepper sliced crosswise.


St. Patty’s Day Mint Brownies

St. Partick's Day Mint Brownies

St. Partick’s Day Mint Brownies via Yesterday on Tuesday

These mint brownies are made with mint oreos, but if you’re lucky enough to have some thin mints on hand they’d be excellent in this recipe.

Shamrock Snack Crisps

Shamrock Snack Crisps

Shamrock Snack Crisps via Hungry Happenings

These good-lookin’ munchies are made with puff pastry, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Cut them out with a shamrock cookie cutter and bake!

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day party traditions?

Let us know! And if you want to take the St. Patty’s Day spirit to your windows, shop all green blinds and shades on

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw