St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas for Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to plan a fun party for your kids, especially because the kids love to dress up in green for the holiday traditions.

Here are some party ideas to make it easy to plan a fun St. Patrick’s Day party, without breaking the bank!

Shamrock Themed Crafts

Kids love crafts, and there are some fun ways to make craft time focused on St. Patrick’s Day. Look for craft projects that include pots of gold, leprechauns, and shamrocks.

Make sure to have plenty of green paper of various shades, gold glitter, stickers, crayons, markers, and any other fun craft supplies that you can find.

Instead of leaving craft time open for any type of craft, you might consider setting a theme or idea for the craft activity. For example, ask the kids to draw a pot, and then glue on plastic “gold” pieces to fill the pot and decorate the page.

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Hide a pot of gold somewhere in the house, and send the kids on a scavenger hunt to find the pot of gold. Fill the pot with chocolate gold coins, so they have a fun treat to enjoy after finding the treasure.

Another option is to hide gold coins around the house, so that the kids search for them similar to an Easter egg hunt. Have a prize available for the child who finds the most coins.

Have a Dance Party

Find Irish music, and plan a time to dance a jig. Teach the children a few ways to do an Irish jig, and have a dance contest to mix the jig moves with a modern-day twist.

Turn up the music, and have a great time!

Green Party Foods

A St. Patrick’s Day party should have green party foods, of course! There are a variety of green foods that you can serve at the party:

  • Serve a green vegetable tray, with cucumbers, celery, and broccoli. Add a drop of food coloring to the ranch dressing to make it match the vegetables.
  • Green Jell-O or pudding. If you can’t find a green variety, then you can use a vanilla flavor and add green food coloring.
  • Make sugar cookies with green food coloring. Or, you can make regular sugar cookies and have green frosting and sprinkles for the kids to decorate the cookies.
  • Guacamole is naturally green, and it is a great finger food when served with tortilla chips.
  • Make a green fruit bowl with green grapes, kiwis, and honeydew.

Print St. Patrick’s Day Themed Activity Pages

Look online, and you will be able to find age-appropriate activity pages that can be printed for the party. These activities could include group games like Bingo, or you can find individual activities like mazes, word searches, or puzzles.

Watch a St. Patrick’s Day Movie

Here are a few fun kids’ movies that fit thematically with a St. Patrick’s Day party:

  • A Very Unlucky Leprechaun (rated PG)
  • The Gnome-Mobile (Rated G)
  • Chip n/ Dale Rescue Rangers: The Last Leprechaun (Not Rated)
  • The Luck of the Irish (Not Rated)
  • Finian’s Rainbow (Rated G)

All of these movies are family friendly, so they can be shown at a kid’s party without worrying about exposing the group to movies they shouldn’t be watching.

Putting it All Together

When planning a St.

Patrick’s Day party, the fun is found in the details. Look for small ways to incorporate green into the party planning, and it will give you a fun theme for the party. If you need more ideas, look on Pinterest, craft-themed blogs or websites for more age-appropriate activities that you can plan for the group.