It is that time of year again, when our kids thoughts turn to leprechauns, rainbows, and all things green! If you want to host a St. Patrick’s Day party for kids this year, take a look at these helpful party planning tips below. Below you will find some fun and frugal ideas on how to host a fun St. Patrick’s Day party for kids that they are sure to remember. Let’s get started!
1. Send out your St. Patrick’s Day invitations.
Create some inexpensive invites on the computer or even with scrapbook paper. They can say something catchy such as “Calling all leprechauns” or “Join us under the rainbow.” Be sure to make the date and time of the party clear as well, and invite all guests to wear green or rainbow colored clothing.
2. Choose your St. Patrick’s party menu.
Choose themed snacks that go with the St. Patrick’s Day theme. Ideas can be green juice or lime sherbet shakes, rainbow candies or cupcakes, green veggies and dip, chips with avocado dip or green tinted ranch dip, and assorted snack mixes. Choose food that is tasty but simple to prepare and clean up.
3. Create your décor.
You can create all sorts of St. Patrick’s Day décor on your own. Ideas may be rainbow balloons, a plastic cauldron filled with fake gold coins, green streamers, and cut out clovers. You can even hit up the dollar store for tons of St. Patrick’s Day décor for just a buck each. They have a huge selection of paper and plastic décor items that would work out great for this event.
4. Gather some door prizes.
The dollar store is a great place to find St. Patrick’s Day socks, glasses, and hats. Grab these items to give away to guests as door prizes or for game prizes. They are sure to be a hit. Wrap the prizes in green tissue and gold ribbon for an extra touch of fun.
5. Plan your St. Patrick’s Day games.
You play a variety of games including Memory. Place some St. Patrick’s Day items on a tray and give children 60 seconds to try and memorize them. Cover up the tray and have them write down everything they can remember seeing. You can also place some fake gold coins in a bowl and have children use chopsticks to relay them to each other in a race.
6. Get the party started.
Once you have your décor, food, games, and prizes ready, you can start the party! Play some Irish music (Pandora has a few stations) and start celebrating. Kids will love playing the games, enjoying the snacks, and of course winning the cool prizes.
Planning your own fun St. Patrick’s Day party for kids can be so easy and inexpensive. As you can see, you have many options for both food, décor, and games. Keep things light, fun, and of course, green! Kids are sure to get into the spirit and remember this St. Patrick’s Day party for years to come!