St Patrick’s day is celebrated on 17th March every year to mark the date of St Patrick’s death, the patron saint of Ireland. It is said to be the most celebrated saints day across the world. The day is spent celebrating all things Irish with parades, parties and celebrations. Many decorations feature the lucky shamrock and leprechauns.
I’ve put together a load of St Patrick’s Day activities for you to have a go at as part of your celebrations. Decorate the house and have some fun!
These paper shamrocks look amazing and are so simple to make. We’re definitely going to make a load of these. Thanks to Jane from Hodge Podge Days for sharing this idea. Full details on how to make the shamrock here: https://hodgepodgedays.co.uk/crafts/paper-shamrocks-st-patricks-day
St Patrick’s Day Hat Pencil Holder
I love this cute pencil holder with its great vibrant green colour. I think these could also be used as cutlery holders or place name markers too. You can find out how to make it here: https://the-gingerbread-house.co.uk/simple-st-patricks-hat-pencil-holder
3D Rainbow Picture
I think this rainbow picture by Anna In The Playroom is super cute! The pot of gold and fluffy cotton wool clouds really add to it too. It’s a great ‘touchy feely’ craft. Here’s Anna’s blog post on how to do it: https://intheplayroom.co.uk/3d-rainbow-craft-for-s-patricks-day
Cath from Passports and Adventures has come up with this St Patrick’s Day trivia quiz. Maybe this would be fun to do on Zoom with relatives or friends? You can download her free printable here: https://passportsandadventures.com/st-patricks-day-trivia-game-printable
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this leprechaun hat! I can guarantee you the second my kids spot these they are going to want to make them. Wearing these will be the highlight of their St Patrick’s Day activities! Here are Wendy’s instructions on how to make them: https://daisiesandpie.co.uk/leprechaun-hat-craft-for-kids
Shamrock Paper Wreath
I love this cute shamrock wreath wall hanger. It’s made from lots of scrunched up tissue paper. My kids love any excuse to scrunch paper up so they’d love to make one of these! Thanks Jenny for this idea https://the-gingerbread-house.co.uk/shamrock-paper-wreath-st-patricks-day-craft
Green Velvet Cake
I love cake and this green coloured velvet cake is perfect for any St Patrick’s Day celebration. You could decorate the top with shamrocks or perhaps an Irish flag, a leprechaun? All sorts of possibilities! Thanks Jane for sharing the recipe: https://hodgepodgedays.co.uk/recipe/green-velvet-cake
Traditional Irish foods such as soda bread, stew, corned beef hash, and bacon with cabbage are all ideal for a St Patrick’s Day meal. Washed down of course with a pint of Guinness!
St Patrick’s Day Party Products
Here are some great party decorations, props and dress up for a St Patrick’s Day celebration. Please be aware these are affiliate links which means that you pay the normal price but I may earn a small commission from Amazon for your purchase.
61 piece St Patrick’s Day decorations set including balloons, banners, wall decor and more. https://amzn.to/2OfJv6l
Green, white and orange bunting flags https://amzn.to/3vj4k10
Leprechaun hat with beard fancy dress https://amzn.to/3rFZCse
Shamrock table runner https://amzn.to/3rEpFjB
St Patrick’s Day partyware (paper plates, cups, napkins, etc) https://amzn.to/3rFZZmD
One Final Note….
If you’ve never visited Ireland before then take a look at this post to read all about our holiday there. It’s a stunning country and one I highly recommend you visit. Our Trip To Ireland