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14 Fun and Festive Ideas for Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with cute DIY decor, fun party games, tasty snacks, and clever souvenir party favors.

1. St. Patrick’s Day Cards

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Surprise your friends with a cute card that shows your appreciation. Download this free printable at Handmade Mood. (To use these cards as party invitations, simply write your event details inside with a green or gold gel pen.)

2. Origami Shamrocks

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Fold cute origami shamrocks, then use them to decorate party invitations, gift boxes, or whatever else your heart desires. You can find the tutorial at About Origami.

3. Specimen Art

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Create eye catching specimen art for your home using plastic gold coins and glittered shamrocks. Sweet Rose Studio shows you how.

4. Lucky Penny Letters

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Using about $3 worth of pennies, you can create letters that will make your party look like a million bucks. Made by Marzipan shows you how.

5. St. Patrick’s Day Banner

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This St. Patrick’s Day banner will add a classic and elegant touch to your holiday decor. It’s easy to make using colored paper, scissors, a hot glue gun, a hole punch, and ribbon. Learn more at Lil’ Luna.

6. Paper Shamrocks

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Paper shamrocks make for inexpensive DIY party decor, especially if you use papers left over from scrapbooking or cardmaking projects. Head over to Hoosier Homemade to learn more.

7. St. Patrick’s Day Photo Props

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Entertain your guests with a selection of adorable St. Patrick’s day photo props so everyone can pose for silly souvenir photos. Lia Griffith has a free printable for this project, as well as an SVG file for use with a Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo.

8. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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Create your own glittery gold rocks, then hide them strategically around your home to make a fun scavenger hunt. Award a small prize to the guest who finds the most “gold” when the game is done. Moon Frye has the details.

9. Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders

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This modern take on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal is perfect for parties, since the sliders are quick to prepare in your slow cooker and easy for guests to eat as they mingle. The Cookie Rookie has the recipe.

10. Fruit Rainbow

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Serve an assortment of fresh fruit arranged to look like a rainbow for a healthy treat that kids and adults alike are sure to love. This idea is courtesy of San Diego Cooks.

11. Pot of Gold Cupcakes

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If you firmly believe it’s not a party without something sweet, these pot of gold cupcakes are an adorable way to finish off your meal. Baking a Moment has the recipe.

12. Leprechaun Belt Party Cups

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Serve drinks in green paper cups decorated with tiny leprechaun belts for a festive touch. Homemaking Hacks shows you how.

13. Mason Jar Party Favors

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Mason jars filled with candy make adorable party favors for any celebration. Download a free printable for yours at The 36th Avenue.

14. Lucky Clover Necklaces

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Lucky clover pendant necklaces are another cute party favor idea that’s very easy and inexpensive to assemble. (For male guests, turn the pendants into key chains instead!) Learn more at Jennuine.