Is St Patrick’s Day big in your house? It’s actually not that big in our home. We have rarely if ever gone out on St Patrick’s day. It’s just not our thing.
On the other hand, as an excuse to craft and have a treat or two, it’s definitely up our alley. We love any excuse to get festive and create a new project. So that is the part of St Patrick’s Day that we really participate in.
Below you will find tons of crafts and activities, treats, and meals you can enjoy with your family on St Patrick’s Day. Everything you need to make it a festive day is right here, so definitely save this one!
St Patrick’s Day Crafts
Check out these super fun crafts and activities to do on or in preparation for St Patrick’s Day. There is everything from decor to leprechaun traps to accessories you can wear. There is definitely something for everyone.
Shamrock Wire Bookmark Craft This bookmark is so cute and simple to make. It’s definitely recommended for older kids who can handle bending wire with pliers.
Easy St. Patrick's Day Favor Bags These cute little rainbow accented favor bags are perfect for a St Patrick’s day party or for packing your kid’s lunch on St Patrick’s Day. You can also use it as a treat bag for the end of a St Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt!
Three Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Garland Tutorials If you are looking to decorate for St Patrick’s this post will give you three ways in one. I love the little pot of gold garland the best. It is absolutely adorable.
Edible Rainbow Kid Activity With the help of some marshmallows, Fruit Loops, and gold wrapped candies, you can make your own rainbow with a pot of gold. I wouldn’t eat it though unless you are looking for a major sugar rush.
Shamrock Wreath: St. Patrick's Day Decorations DIY This is a cute simple wreath with supplies you can get straight from the dollar store.
Under The Rainbow Leprechaun Trap This trap is sure to fool your local leprechaun. This is just one of many traps that you can find in this list.
How to Make a Leprechaun Trap This little trap is disguised as a potted garden. Will it fool your little leprechaun? Only one way to find out!
Polymer Clay Rainbow Necklace Tutorial How cute is this rainbow necklace?! you can make this with the kiddos ahead of time and they can add it to their St Patrick’s Day Outfit. I can also see this being used as a zipper pull.
Leprechaun Traps A super fun activity to do with the kiddos is to make a leprechaun trap. This post has several different ideas to make a trap with things you may just have around the house. I think we might be making the jar one at our house.
Saint Patrick’s Day Finger Painting Activity Follow the link here to get a free pot o’ gold printable which can not only be used for finger painting, but can also be used for regular painting or as a coloring page. Choose the medium that best suits your little artist.
Lucky Printable Gratitude Banner for St. Patrick’s Day Get the free printable to create the flags for this banner and then put it together and hang up in the house. For extra meaning, you can write on each flag the things you feel lucky about.
St Patrick’s Day Pot Of Gold Paper Plate Lacing Craft Not only is this a fun craft for younger kids to do on St Patrick’s Day, but they also get to work on their coordination and dexterity. I love the idea of taping the end of the yarn to look like a shoelace tip to make it easier to get it through the holes. I never would have thought of that!
Shamrock Coloring Page Free Printable Just print out this shamrock, grab your crayons or markers and have at it. Entertain your kiddos while you get a break or color right a long with them!
A Wee Bit of Wine Glass Decal This one is strictly for the adults. Download the file to create a card for a St Patrick’s Day Ladies Night, print as a sticker, or make a decal for your wine glass.
Bubble Wrap Shamrock Craft This is the kind of craft where toddlers can just go crazy and get creative. Just set out a bunch of things to decorate their clover and let them go.
Leprechaun Handprint Craft For St. Patrick’s Day This little guy is simple enough for even toddlers to make. Just cut out the pieces and let them glue it all together.
St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft For Kids I love this one because not only is it super cute, but there is a spot to put a photo of your kiddo. Imagine looking back 15 years from now at this little craft and seeing exactly how tiny your kiddo was when they made it!
Upcycled Saint Patrick’s Day Jars With some paint, ribbon and a little creativity, these jars are the perfect addition to your St. Patty’s Day decor. You can use them for flowers, as a pencil holder, a utensil holder, or a ton of other uses.
Custom St Patrick’s Day Napkins Using HTV Remember when the Grinch said, “If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead”? Well the same logic applies here. Can’t find napkins to fit your theme? Just make them yourself!
Lucky Periodic Table St Patrick’s Day Shirt + Free SVG Files Check out 16 different St Patty’s Day designs to cut out of heat transfer vinyl and add to a t-shirt for a super cute way to celebrate the day.
St Patrick’s Day Dollar Store Craft This super cute and simple project helps you make festive glasses for your St Patrick’s Day celebration. It’s a quick way to add detail to your decor.
Really Fun Free Printable St Patrick's Day Worksheets for Kids This set of printable puzzles are a great way to entertain the kiddos while you make the your festive St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
DIY Gold Coin Wreath How cute is this wreath?! Plus it’s made of chocolate coins so once St Patrick’s day is over, you can eat the chocolate.
St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY You and your kiddos will have a blast putting this one together. It’s a cute way to decorate the house and get festive. This is a fun and silly way to decorate for the day.
St. Patrick’s Day Luck o’ the Irish Wreath If you are looking for more formal decor, this wreath will do the trick. It shows your St Patrick’s Day spirit without the blatant leprechaun plastered to your home.
DIY Rainbow Cloud Wall Flag This project brings us back to fun with the kiddos. This project incorporates cotton and tissue paper for a cute rainbow cloud decor.
Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gold Play Dough This cute recipe for play dough creates green and gold play dough to play with. Some glitter mixed in makes it even more festive.
Green Sparkle Leprechaun Slime If your kids already love slime, make a batch special for the occasion. This green sparkly concoction is sure to entertain them for a while.
Rainbow Sun Clouds Paper Plate Craft I am always a big fan of paper plate crafts and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s perfect for kids of varying ages to create a fun craft.
St Patrick’s Day Treats
This collection has treats from the healthy to the not so healthy. I am all about cutting the sugar and processed foods out of our diets, so not all of these would make the cut in my house. On the other hand a once a year treat isn’t the end of the world either.
Check these out and pick the ones that fit your household.
Rainbow Fruit Pizza This sweet treat from Joy Food Sunshine has a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, and a rainbow of fruit to make this adorable rainbow pizza.
Pot O' Gold Cake Tutorial This cake is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t think I could do it myself, but it is definitely worth checking out. Then go see all the other amazing cakes on this site!
Shamrock Pretzel Pops Every part of these pretzel pops is edible down to the pretzel stick bottom. This is a fun treat to make together on St Patrick’s Day afternoon.
Soused Irish Whiskey Orange Bundt Cake This is a make ahead cake that you can use to top off your St. Patrick’s Day meal.
How to make Cookie Shot Glasses for the Best Baileys Pudding Shots This treat is reserved for the adults but it’s a great addition to an adult St Patty’s Day get-together.
St. Patrick's Day Candy Bark Recipe with Rainbow Candy Between the green M&Ms, the marshmallows from lucky charms, and the rainbow candies, this bark is sure to make you feel festive.
Leprechaun Poo Treats with free printable treat bag toppers With a name like this one, how could your kids not like this little treat. The treat bag toppers are super cute too!
Guinness Stout Chocolate Cupcakes With Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting If you love beer and chocolate, then these super rich cupcakes are sure to hit the spot.
Shamrock Pretzel Pops - Easy St. Patrick's Day Treat These shamrock pops turn a lollipop into a salty sweet treat. Plus they add a little gold bling.
Shamrock Homemade Gummies with Jello These little gummies are super cute. Plus, no searching the stores for St. Patrick’s Day candies when you can make your own and know what’s going into it.
Mini Cookie Sandwiches If you are short on time, you can throw these together in a pinch and still feel like you had a fun festive day.
Layered Fudge Mint Brownies If you like the combination of chocolate and mint, then this multilayered treat is right up your alley.
St Patrick's Day Meringue Cookies These light little treats are a great way to top off a heavy meal. Plus, they are gluten free!
St. Patrick's Day OREO Cookies Create an entire St Patty’s Day scene on a little oreo cookie. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think!
Chocolate Covered Leap-rechauns and Pots of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day These are the cutest little chocolate covered sandwich cookies ever. I especially love the little frogs!
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes for Kids Get the kids in the kitchen with you and together you can create these cute little rainbow and pot of gold cupcakes.
Lucky Charms Cheesecake Recipe This no bake recipe combines golden oreos, cheesecake, and lucky charms cereal. I’ve actually never had 2 out of these three things.
St Patricks Day End of the Rainbow Cupcakes These tie dyed cupcakes are super cute on their own but with the white cloud frosting and gold coin touch, they are perfection.
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Skittles Treat Bags Taste the rainbow with this skittles treat bag and free printable label for the top.
St Patrick's Day Rainbow Treat Bags with FREE Printable Label This treat bag gives you a rainbow of sweet with rainbow colored twizzlers and a cute little label.
Irish Oatmeal Cookies I love a good oatmeal cookie. I love how this recipe turns turns one of my favs into a festive treat.
Healthy Shamrock Shake This yummy shake is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Maybe make it before the kids get up though so they don’t see you add the spinach, lol.
Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies These cookies are easy to whip up and are so bright and fun. Fan them out on a serving tray to make your own rainbow.
Vanilla Bean & Spirulina Chia Pudding This treat is festively green but also good for you. No guilt with this yummy green pudding.
Rainbow Sherbet Fudge Recipe This one might send you into sugar overload, but its a really cute layered fudge treat.
Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge If you are looking for a healthier option, you can try this low carb, sugar free dessert.
No Bake Irish Cream Cheesecake This is another no sugar, low carb treat, plus it’s no bake. There is no excuse not to make this one.
Rainbow Chip Blondies Make your own rainbow chocolate chips and then use them in these fun blondies. Plus, once you know how to make the rainbow chips, you can incorporate them into other fun chocolate chip recipes.
Green Spinach Pancakes- Mint Chocolate Chip! Want to make breakfast green and get some veggies into your kiddos? These pancakes will certainly do the trick and they will actually enjoy them too!!
St Patrick’s Day Recipes
If were being honest here, I’ve never made or eaten any of the foods listed below. I’m Puerto Rican and my husband is Italian/German, so it’s not really in our repertoire. However, after reading these posts and seeing the recipes, I will definitely be trying out a few of these in the near future!! I hope you will too!
Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Soda Bread are apparently two things that everyone has their own version of. So check out the choices below and find the one that best fits your taste!
So there you have it, everything you need to have the most festive St Patrick’s Day with the family. Which ones will you try? Definitely pin this post for inspiration in the years to come!