Feel festive and lucky with a St. Patrick’s Day party! Here are a few DIY ideas that will leave you with a happy crowd and perhaps even a lucky streak!
St. Patrick’s Day DIYs to Lure in Good Luck
Every time St. Patrick’s Day comes around, I’m always busy prepping my home for our annual celebration. I invite all my closest friends, whip up a few fabulous homemade treats, and get to crafting on some DIY ideas. If you’re planning a shindig to celebrate one of the luckiest days of the year, then this roundup will definitely come in handy. Here are some of the best DIY ideas yet:
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2. Party Favors
One of the best things about parties are the little favors guests can take home after. For this year, I’m making a DIY coconut lemon lime sugar scrub I know my guests will fall in love with. Don’t have any lemons or limes? No worries. You can swap these oranges and grapefruits.
3. Felt Shamrock Pillow
I’m thinking of propping this felt shamrock pillow on my living room couch where most of my guests will be staying. I reckon this little touch of clover will be a cute room accent. By the way, I used the help of a stencil to get the shape of the shamrock just right. But if you can choose to do it freestyle as well.
4. Rainbow Wreath
Welcome people in with this rainbow wreath and hang right outside your door. It’ll help set the celebratory mood for a festive day ahead. Did you know the spiraled strips were made just by winding them on a pencil?
5. Healthy Fruit Skewers
Healthy fruit skewers are great appetizer ideas. I like alternating the big and small pieces of fruit to make it look balanced. They’re easy to assemble and are absolutely delicious. Your guests won’t be able to resist going back for seconds.
6. Rainbow Backdrop
Put this rainbow backdrop right above your table of treats. If you’ve got a white wall, then it'll be perfect because the vibrant colors will stand out even more.
7. Shamrock Headband
This shamrock headband will look adorable on little girls. It's a cinch to do because all you'll need are two stitches: one vertical and one horizontal. For little boys, you can use this as a boutonniere!
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9. Clover Treats
I’m planning to set these clover treats on my coffee table. That way, if my guests are in the mood for a treat, they can just grab one easily and continue mingling. Feel free to choose measurements to your liking, but if you want a guide, I recommend a size of 3/4 inch x 5.5 inches.
10. Green Pancakes
Planning a brunch get together? Have stacks of these green pancakes ready. Don’t forget to have a side of Lucky Charms for garnish too!
11. Potted Clover
Bring some luck with a pot of clover. A word of warning, once you see pods forming, move the plant back to your garden. If not, the seeds will go everywhere in your living room.
Want to go all out and serve green beer? Why not! Making a green beer is not a rocket science. Simply mix your favorite pale beer with a few drops of green food coloring or blue liqueur, then viola! You got yourself a homemade St. Paddy's day green beer.
13. Beer Bottle Labels
My husband, Dave, likes to poke fun at me for these beer bottle labels. He says I’m only trying to prettify the bottle to make them more Pinterest-worthy. But hey, what’s wrong with making things look more in theme, right? Here's a tip, try and make sure the labels have the same width. 3-3.5 inches is a good size.
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15. Shamrock Pinwheel
Kids love a good shamrock pinwheel. They’re so easy to make too. All you’ll need are some sheets of green paper, pencils, tacks, and a pair of scissors.
16. Clover Napkin
Show off your hosting skills by folding clover napkins for your formal dinner. It'll look classy and your guests will appreciate all the details you've made to keep in theme. By the way, don’t forget to use green napkins for this DIY trick.
If you love green, these are the dessert ideas for you. These green desserts and recipes will be perfect for your sweet tooth craving. From cupcakes to truffles, I’m sure you’ll find the sweet treat you’re looking for!
18. Cocktail Hour
I love a good cocktail or two. For St. Patrick’s Day, I’m planning to keep with the green theme by serving this Verdant Garden cocktail. It’s refreshing and has some of my favorite herbs like basil and mint.
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20. Green Flower Arrangement
Put together different shades of green for your St. Patrick’s Day themed bouquet. You can use hydrangeas, tulips, or even your very own flowers from the backyard.
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22. Shamrock Macarons
Aren’t these shamrock macarons so dainty and pretty? The trick to getting the shape right is by piping 3 mini hearts to form the clover. It’s easy to do, I promise.
23. Rainbow Donuts
I am head over heels for these rainbow donuts. It doesn’t hurt the rainbows force me to split the donut into 2 so I end up having more to serve. It’s a win win for both me and my guests.
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St. Patrick’s Day is no longer just a celebration for the Irish. Now, everyone can get in on the fun and the luck! I sure hope you found these DIY ideas fun and handy. They’re some of my faves and I’ve already started making some of them last week. What can I say? I love St. Patrick's Day!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.