75 St Patrick’s Day Ideas {homemade decor, games, food}

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th and to make it really easy for you to celebrate, here are things to make for St. Patrick’s Day which include leprechaun trap, Irish recipes, crafty food and St. Patrick recipes, as well as printables, games, and free coloring pages.

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Create a new St. Patrick tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome March crafts! Use these pictured istructions to make shamrocks, decorations, a pot of gold, rainbowsprintable games and activities for kids, and even several ways to catch a Leprechaun!

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St. Patrick’s Day Countdown

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1.  St. Patrick’s Day Countdown Activities ~ Count down the days left until St. Patrick’s Day with this fun and colorful activity calendar. Each bag contains learning activities for your kids to explore. These activities will increase their knowledge of the holiday and other related topics, like rainbows and Ireland, having them ready for all the fun on March 17!

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2.  Count Down to St. Patrick’s Day Board {kiss me I’m Irish} ~ In honor of a favorite holiday this “Kiss Me, I’’m Irish” Board was born. 

Leprechaun Trap


3.  Leprechaun Trap ~ St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to try to catch a Leprechaun and find his pot o’ gold. Children will love to wake in the morning to see if they caught a lucky Leprechaun in the Leprechaun trap they designed, and creating the traps is a great opportunity to spend some quality time as a family.

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4.  How to Build a Leprechaun Trap ~ No leprechaun will be able to resist the shiny gold inside this glittery leprechaun trap. And your little ones will be almost as excited as Christmas Eve waiting to see if they catch a real live leprechaun with their sneaky creation. This is a great activity to create with kids and you have two weekends until St. Patricks Day to create one of your own.

Leprechaun Dress Ups

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5.  Simple Leprechaun Beard ~ Let your littles enjoy creating fun costumes for St. Patrick’s Day, like these fun leprechaun beards. They can dress up and create their own stories about rainbows and gold, or you can read them some fun stories about leprechauns and the luck of the Irish while they act them out. Either way, this fun St. Patrick’s Day themed dress up clothes will keep them busy all afternoon.

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6.  St. Patrick’s Day Snack Necklace ~ hese rainbow and green Fruit Loop necklaces are a fun and yummy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Your kids will love to make and eat them, and you’ll love that it’s an inexpensive way to entertain them! All you need is a box of Fruit Loops and some string. Easy Peasy!

St Patrick’s Day Drinks


7. Shamrock Juice ~ This lovely looking juice requires pineapple juice, sparkling lemonade, sparkling white grape juice, lime popsicles, & green apples. Find out how to put it all together on Creative Juice!
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8.  St. Patty’s Day Punch ~ This recipe calls for 2 types of soda plus a few more surprises. Serve chilled for a great St. Patty’s day treat.


9.  Shamrock Shake ~ If you love the season McDonald’s shake, you’ll love this knock off made to taste just like the original!

St Patrick’s Day Treats


10.  Leprechaun Hat S’mores ~ These leprechaun hats made of chocolate and marshmallow with a great cookie crunch make me want to jump up and down they are so adorable found on Hostess with the Mostess.


11. Leprechaun Trap Cake ~ A fun St. Patrick’s Day Cake that your family or party guests will surely enjoy. Irish Lemon Pudding


12. Irish Lemon Pudding ~ As it bakes, this pudding separates into two layers with creamy sweetness and lemony tartness. It looks like a must try this St. Patrick’s Day for sure! St. Patrick Jello Cream Cake


13. St. Patrick Jello Cream Cake ~ I absolutely adore layered jello, and this recipe looks to die for. The ingredients are simple. Jello, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and a little more sugar. Sounds delicious, right?


14.  Shamrock Ice Cream Jello ~ Make a simple recipe of ice cream jello and when set cut with a shamrock cookie cutter to make some fun jello treats for St. Patrick’s Day. Easy enough that the kids can help make this one.

St Patrick’s Day Snacks

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15.  Leprechaun Cups ~ These Leprechaun ice cream cups are an easy, fool proof treat that are great for any Patty’s Day celebration or simply just because. The cups can be made in advanced and pulled out of the freezer just before you’re ready to eat. The “lucky you” tag add a perfect final touch.


16. Leprechaun Jello {St Patricks Day Snack} ~ After a long day of chasing down leprechauns, your kiddos will love this fun St. Patrick’s Day treat. Chocolate Covered Caramel Marshmallows


17. Chocolate Covered Caramel Marshmallows ~ 4 ingredients, 3 flavors, what could be a better St. Patrick’s Day treat? Yum. Shamrock Chips


18. Shamrock Chips ~ In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, why not surprise your kids with these shamrock chips? The chips are quick and easy to make, also perfect for St. Patty’s parties.

St Patricks Day Food


19.  All Day Green Meal Ideas ~ You are going to love the multitude of ideas presented her for ways to make adorable meals for kids and adults that are green, adorable and swoonworthy!


20. Leprechaun Lunch {recipe} ~ Gourmet Mom on-the-go has dressed-up a lot of her quickie lunches, but she thinks this one takes the award for the easiest fun lunch EVER! st pattys day lunch


21. Leprechaun Lunch ~ This St Patrick’s Day Food isn’t just magically delicious, it is healthy too. Luck o’the Irish


22. Luck o’the Irish {Muffin Tin Meal} ~ Start the day right with this St. Patrick’s Day muffin tin meal which includes rainbow pancakes, gold coins, red-seedless grapes with an Irishman cupcake pick, and more! Lucky Shamrock Quiche


23. Lucky Shamrock Quiche ~ This spinach quiche is adaptable both in terms of the ingredients and how to make the shamrock shape.

Irish Recipes


24. Shepards Pie, Lightened Up ~ Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this lightened recipe for Sheperd’s Pie from Skinny Taste. It’s filled with lean beef, skinny mashed potatoes and lots of vegetables. You can even make this a day ahead and bake it when you are ready to eat. {score} Short Rib Shepards Pie


25. Short Rib Shepards Pie ~ This recipe for Short Rib Shephards Pie begins in the slow cooker and ends in the oven. It takes a few hours to make, but only about 10 minutes of it is hands on. It’s delicious and definitely worth making!

26. Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls ~ This appetizer recipe that uses Egg rolls filled with corned beef, shredded cabbage, potato and Monterey Jack cheese sounds downright delicious! Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew 30. Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew ~ This is a great recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day, or to use for your left over Corned Beef. It’s hearty for a cold night, too.


27.  Colcannon Recipe ~ Colcannon is an Irish staple, perfect for enjoying on St. Patrick’s day!  It’s really just mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage mixed in, but you have to get the parts just right!  {wink}

Soda Bread Recipe


28. Irish Soda Bread {Soda Bread Recipe} ~ If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with some traditional Irish food, soda bread is a great place to start.
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29. Irish Soda Bread Muffins ~ This hearty Irish Soda Bread Muffin Recipe uses sour cream which always makes baked goods more moist, and golden raisins for sweetness. It’s a great breakfast muffin on St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Milkshake


30.  Leprechaun Juice ~ This is a fun St Patrick’s Day treat for just one child or a whole classroom full. The kids will love it and it comes with a free printable! {{score}}


31. Shamrock Shake ~ The Shamrock shake has a secret ingredient….can you guess what it is? Irish Cream Pie Shake


32. Irish Cream Pie Shake ~ International Delight Irish Creme Coffee Creamer is used in this recipe to give the shake a really good flavor, and it makes it really creamy, too. shamrock shake shooters


33. Shamrock Shake Shooters ~ These Shamrock Shake shooters are the perfect mini shakes for your little ones. Serve them in shot glasses to give your kiddos a shot of milk shake without an overload of sugar. Shamrock Shake Knock-off


34. Shamrock Shake Knock-off ~ With this recipe you don’t have to wait until March to get McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. You can make yours year round. {{knuckle bumps}}

Shamrock Food


35.  Shamrock Pizza Squares ~ It’s a basic pizza but with cream cheese and seasonings to the pizza sauce and green bell peppers to make the perfect shamrocks. An easy fun treat for St. Patty’s Day!


36.  Clover Rice Crispy Treats ~ Perfectly shaped shamrock rice crispy treats!

Four Leaf Clover

Paper Roll Shamrocks {paper craft}

37.  Paper Roll Shamrocks {paper craft} ~ Make several hearts out of toilet paper rolls and then glue them into darling shamrocks for an easy and fun paper craft.

Hanging Four Leaf Clovers {St Patricks Day Crafts}

38.  Hanging Four Leaf Clovers {St Patricks Day Crafts} ~ These fun paper four leaf clovers are a great craft to work on with the kids while they are home for Spring Break.  After a couple hours of crafting fun you will be able to decorate your house from top to bottom with these DIY shamrock decorations.  They are even perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party.

St. Patrick Day Printables


39.  St. Patrick Day Lunch Box Printables ~ This is a festive way to show your kids that you’re always thinking of them! These lunch box printables are so cute and all you have to do is print and glue, tape or tie to the foods in your child’s lunch. Perfect to help celebrate St. Patrick’s day even when you’re not with them!

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40.  Over the Rainbow Treat Printable ~ This post features several different printables you can attach to a treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Perfect as a party favor or even just a little gift for your kids to pass out to their friends! A cute St. Patrick’s Day treat made easy!

St. Patrick’s Day Games


41.  Don’t Eat Pete Clover Game ~ This is a super fun St. Patrick’s day version of the classic Don’t Eat Pete game! She already created the printable so all you have to do is print! Gather your candy and kiddos and you have a festive way to occupy some time!

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42.  Find the Clovers ~  This is an easy game to create and set up, but will engage and entertain all ages of kids! All you need is green paper that you’ll cut clovers out of and a pot of gold coins as a prize! Simple yet fun and festive!

St. Patrick’s Day School Activities

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43.  Leaping Leprechaun Kid Craft {printable} ~ This jolly, leaping leprechaun is sure to bring joy wherever he “hangs.” Based on a classic pull toy, hang the leprechaun up (or hold top string in hand) and pull down on the lower string to see him leap. Jumping jacks!

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44.  Leprechaun Mischief Activity ~ The Little Leprechaun left the boys some Lucky Charms (their momma doesn’t let them have sugared cereal in the mornings!) along with GREEN milk-yummy!! That is only for the morning…the stinker has also changed our water into Green Kool-aide (their momma REALLY doesn’t let them drink Kool-aide!!!) and has made Green parfaits (with sugar-free jello…finally, some common sense here!) for after supper!

St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets

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45.  Printable St Patricks Day Worksheets {St Patricks Day Worksheets} ~ If you are looking for a little St. Patrick’s Day themed learning fun, these printable worksheets are the pot of gold you have been looking for.  You can print out St. Patricks Day worksheets from hand writing practice,  matching, counting, and more.  And all of them are full of fun pictures of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows.  Perfect for keeping everyone’s St. Patty’s Day spirits up, even when doing a little extra school work.

St. Patrick's Day Crack the Code Worksheet

46.  St. Patrick’s Day Crack the Code Worksheet ~ Children will have fun practicing reading and writing with these 11 different phrases to crack the code.  It’s a great way to learn at the same time while having fun!  {{smiling}}

St. Patricks Day Coloring Pages


47.  Printable Shamrock Coloring Sheets ~ Preschool aged children love to color anything they can get their hands on, so why not print out a few St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages for them to enjoy on St. Patty’s Day. There are two fun and easy to color shamrock coloring sheets that you can download free and print as many copies as your little leprechauns can color.


48.  Pot of Gold Coloring Page ~ An easy pot of gold coloring page to use as an activity or clip art for St. Patrick’s Day or DIY party decor.


49.  Four Leaf Clover Coloring Page ~ A traditional and simple four leaf clover coloring page as a fun activity for any kid on St. Patrick’s day.


50.  Leprechaun Hat Coloring Page ~ A darling leprechaun hat coloring page that’s a free printable that you can use as a fun activity for St. Patrick’s Day. Or you can shrink the image to use as “pin the hat” on a Leprechaun game.

St. Patricks Day Hat

Leprechaun Hat & Beard Dress Ups

51.  Leprechaun Hat & Beard Dress Ups ~ Dress up your kiddo with these leprechaun hat and beard dress ups.  Simply cut out the hats on green construction paper and the beards from orange paper.  Or you can cut them out on white and color them in.

St. Patrick's Day Top Hat {St. Patrick's Day Paper Craft}

52.  St. Patrick’s Day Top Hat {St. Patrick’s Day Paper Craft} ~ This top hat printable is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day accessory. Great for a party or just to wear around the house to celebrate the day of green! All you have to do is download, print and put together!

St. Patricks Day Decorations

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53.  End of the Rainbow Pot of Gold ~ This is a super fun and easy way to get into the spirit of St. Paddy’s Day. This would also be perfect for a Rainbow Themed Party!


54.  Shamrock Banner ~ Constructing a Shamrock Banner or Bunting for St. Patrick’s Day using paper hearts is super easy and inexpensive! You probably even have all the materials you’ll need at home already. Grab the kids and make an adorable banner that is sure to bring you luck! 🙂

Printable March Decor

St. Patrick's Day Mantel {St Patricks Day Decorations}

55.  St. Patrick’s Day Mantel {St Patricks Day Decorations} ~ The ladies of Eighteen25 will show you how to throw together a stunning, last minute St. Patrick’s Day mantel.  Their free subway are looks great next to some greenery and the DIY green vases that they created.  Their tutorial will show you how to turn some vases you already have into the perfect St. Patty’s Day decor with just a little green craft paint.

Luckiest People Alive

56.  Luckiest People Alive {free printable} ~ A modern, fun printable perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patricks Day Party Decor

St. Patrick's Day Party {St Patricks Day Celebration}

57.  St. Patrick’s Day Party {St Patricks Day Celebration} ~ This St Patricks Day party has fun food ideas and DIY decoration ideas that are out of this world cute.  There are also free printables to help you get you started on a path to your own St. Patty’s Day party.

Lucky You Printable Set

58.  Lucky You Printable Set ~ All the printables you’ll need to decorate a St. Patrick’s Day party are included in this free set.  They include a banner, cupcake wrappers, subway art and cupcake toppers.

March Crafts

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bunting

59.  Simple St. Patrick’s Day Bunting ~ Here is an adorably simple St. Patrick’s Day bunting tutorial that you still have time to whip up! It’s made using pages from an old book that gives it a vintage feel! Simple yet holiday chic!

Lucky Horseshoe Pallet Sign {St. Patrick's Day Decor}

60.  Lucky Horseshoe Pallet Sign {St. Patrick’s Day Decor} ~ This lucky sign is perfect to display for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday! Use this tutorial to create one for your home! Great to use year after year!

Homemade Gift Ideas

Anti-Pinch Polish {free printables}

61.  Anti-Pinch Polish {free printables} ~ The perfect gift for your girlfriends!  Simply attach the free printable tag to a bottle of nail polish.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbows

62.  St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows ~ Aren’t these edible rainbows absolutely adorable?!  Colored licorice for the rainbow, cotton candy for the clouds and rolo’s for the gold.

Pot of Gold

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63. DIY Pot of Gold ~ As that lucky Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow can be tricky to find, make your own! With just a few supplies, you’ll have a fun centerpiece filled with gold.

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64.  Quick Felt Pot of Gold {sew} ~ Here’s a super quick (5 minute) tutorial for a pot of gold! You’ll need 1 piece of 8″x12″ black felt (or other color of your choice), the pattern, and your “gold”.

Rainbow Food


65.  Lucky Fortune Cookies ~   Fill the Fortune cookies with rainbow candies and spread luck this St Paddie’s Day!


66.  Rainbow Jello Cubes ~ Rainbow JELL-O Cubes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you want to bring a smile to someone’s face! They are perfect treat!

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67.  Rainbow Cake in a Jar ~ Colorful cake in a jar perfect for St. Patrick’s Day that you know will be the hit of the party!

Rainbow Party

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68.  How to Throw a Rainbow Party ~ Here’s how to throw a Rainbow party that is so perfect your little leprechaun’s will forget to look for the pot of gold!  {wink}


69.  Rainbow Party ~  For a jaw dropping rainbow party your guests won’t forget, check this party out!


70.  Rainbows and Ribbon Party ~  If you’re looking for a fun twist on the St. Patrick’s Day party and are looking for a more variety of colors than green, then check out this darling rainbow party.  The rainbow decor would add such a flirty vibe to any St. Patrick’s Day party.

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71.  Somewhere Over the Rainbow Party ~ The idea here was to re-create a bright, fun and colorful printable collection that can be used for other popular party themes such as an Art Party, or why not a St. Patrick’s Day Party?

Party Favor


72.  St. Patrick’s Day Party Popper ~ St. Patrick’s Day Candy Popper {St. Patrick’s Day Gifts} This festive candy popper is so clever! Super fun to make and give! Learn how to create them using this fabulous tutorial! She even includes the fabulous printable!

Lucky Charms Gift Printables

73.   Lucky Charms Gift Printables ~ If you want an easy snack to hand out to your kiddos on St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t get much easier than a box of Lucky Charms cereal.

Tic Tac Taste the Rainbow Prints

74.  Tic Tac Taste the Rainbow Prints ~ Looking for a quick and easy party favor this St. Patrick’s Day? This is a fabulously clever rainbow tic tac label for St. Patrick’s Day! Easy and inexpensive!

Rainbow Bubble Gum Necklace

75.  Rainbow Bubble Gum Necklace ~ Made from real bubble gum these necklaces are festive for St. Patrick’s Day and can be chewed later!

St. Patrick's Day

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