Celebrate this Irish Holiday by having an adult St. Patrick’s Day party for your friends. Let this collection of simple ideas help make your party fun and have your guests going “green.”
St. Patrick’s Day color is green, but don’t forget that you can add in orange and white–colors of the Irish flag. Symbols for St. Pat’s Day are well known–leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks, and pots of gold. You will be able to find most of what you need at a dollar or party store.
Wine bottle decorations are very popular now. Buy Irish themed ribbon and a St. Patrick’s Day wooden ornament. Apply using hot glue. Or you can place a short string of twinkle lights in a green bottle. Make a bouquet using various picks and decorate bottle with stickers.
You can’t go wrong with pots of clover. Put them in a boot; leprechaun hat turned upside down, St. Patrick’s Day theme vases or wrap in bright green foil.
Make cute construction paper shamrocks following instructions at Sugar Bee Crafts.
Another quick and easy idea is to put a pillar candles in a tall hurricane candle holder, then pour split peas into covering about inch or so of the candle.
Buy small bird houses and spray paint green, using glitter is optional, and create a mini leprechaun village.
Games for your adult St. Patrick’s Day party
It is always fun to have recordings of Irish music playing in the background.
Thrifty Jinxy has a print-out for the PIN THE SHAMROCK ON THE LEPRECHAUN game.
Our Family World has instructions for Tossing Potatoes and famous Irish people.
While you have Irish music playing, have a contest for the guest who dances the best jig or the one who can dance the longest before stumbling.
Make green beer by adding a drop of food coloring to a light color beer. A search of Pinterest or the internet will give you many alcohol beverage ideas. Here is three to get you started
Emerald Lady is a coconut, fruit and rum combination
Fuzzy Leprechaun cocktail is fruit juice, peach schnapps, and vodka
Grasshopper Jello Shot uses gelatin, Creme de cacao, and Mint Liqueur
There are many options for non-alcohol drinks including limeade —Think Green Limeade.
For more ideas– Best Non-Alcoholic Drink Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
You can have a sit-down dinner with traditional Irish food or serve finger foods that have an Irish theme or are green.
Ireland is famous for their potatoes. Irish potato bites are simple to make and so delicious.
Appetizers you may want to use:
Vegetable tray with all green vegetables–snow peas, pepper strips, cucumber slices, etc. Or make Ireland’s flag by having stripes of green vegetables, cauliflower, and carrots.
Or ask your guests to bring their favorite grazing food.