St. Patrick’s Day Party Trends to Take Your Irish Event Over-the-Top

St Patty Day Decorated Table for Parties

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations started over a thousand years ago. This festival originated from Ireland. Today, this Irish holiday is celebrated by millions of people all over the world. So, why not throw a St. Patrick’s Day party to celebrate? We have some amazing tips to help you plan the party of your “green” dreams.

St. Patrick's Day Party Jewelry & Beads
St. Patrick’s Day Party Jewelry & Beads. Image Source: Party City

Tips for Planning a Fun St. Patrick’s Day Party This Year

Whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick’s parties are great for having fun with your family and friends and drinking the now infamous green beer. Here are some of the party ideas that will spice up your St. Patrick’s Day party:

St. Patrick’s Day Party Decorations

For any event to be memorable, we can never ignore decorations. St. Patrick’s Day is no different. You must prepare your venue to give it a sense of this “green” occasion. Theme-appropriate party decorations around the room are a must.

Hanging Green Clovers


For instance, you can loosely twist green streamers with orange or white streamers. This will give the room an Irish-color look which can be completed by holiday appropriate signs that can be artistically displayed around the room.

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St. Patrick’s Day Frosty Green Drinks and Green Beers

A St. Patrick’s party without green beer is not really a true St. Patty’s Day celebration. Take at least two clear plastic beer mugs. Fill them with green liquid, shamrock confetti or green glitter which can be topped up with spray foam.

Alternatively, you can fill these bottles with green popcorn topped with white popcorn. But, by all means, do NOT forget the green beer.

Infamous Green Beer
Infamous Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

A popular do-it-yourself party decoration material is the poster board. Punch a small hole in the boards to hang them from the ceiling or from green streamers.

Or, you can tape multiple shamrocks around the room for a St. Patty’s Day look and feel. You can also acquire a glittered cardboard to achieve that glitzier appeal.c

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats

These plastic green hats with a traditional gold buckles can be used to create amazing centerpieces and party favors. They can be sprinkled with green clover confetti and foil-wrapped chocolate gold coins and glued to a green clover base.

St. Patty's Day Party Favors
St. Patty’s Day Party Favors. Image Source: Party City

Alternatively, leprechaun hats can also be filled with green popcorn, some foil-wrapped coins, and orange, white and green M&M’s. These hats can also be given to guests as party favors to take home.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Foods

This is one of the most amazing bits of your party. The idea is to keep your guests’ stomachs full throughout the affair. Give your guests a little twist by serving them traditional Irish dishes as well as dishes out of the ordinary. Here are some of the finger-licking delicacies that will blow your guests’ minds away at your party:

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Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish recipe is one of the best dishes to serve during your St. Patrick’s Day party. The dish is a very great grab-and-go finger food. Irish soda bread is ideal for keeping the guests talking, walking and eating.

Irish Soda Bread with Raisins
Irish Soda Bread with Raisins. Image Source: Epicurious

It has a soft, sweet interior that is usually stuffed with flavorful dried currants, while the exterior of the bread is quite crusty. This recipe is so divine that it belongs on your recipe lists even for other holiday parties and special occasions.

Dublin Coddle

This has been one of the favorite dishes in Dublin for years now. It incorporates potatoes, sausage, bacon and onions, which makes it very tasty. Dublin Coddle is one Irish casserole that can never disappoint at your St. Patrick’s Day party.  

Dublin Coddle is a popular dish served at St. Patty's celebrations.
Dublin Coddle is a popular dish served at St. Patty’s celebrations. Image Source: Irish Times

Steak and Guinness Pie

As an Irish dish, steak and Guinness pie will literary take your party to a whole new level. The combination of stew, onions, potatoes, gravy and carrots makes this recipe different, yet appropriate for the occasion. The thick Guinness stout and wine complete this dish.

Corned Beef and Cabbage with New Potatoes

This is an extremely popular traditional Irish-American entrée that originated with Irish immigrants. It is largely served at Ireland-related gatherings and occasions.

Corned beef, cabbage and new potatoes are believed by many to bring you good luck throughout the year. And, since that’s what Leprechaun’s and pots of gold are all about, this is a must-have at a traditional style St. Patty’s Day party.

St. Patrick’s Day Cakes, Cupcakes & Treats

Here are some Irish cakes and desserts that are sure to be a hit at your green celebration:

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Yellow Man

After a huge Irish meal, this brittle and sweet traditional toffee is the ideal add-on to your dessert table. A small piece of this dessert is just enough for anyone hankering for something sweet and simple.

St Patty Day Decorated Table for Parties
St Patty Day Decorated Table for Parties

Porter Cake

For guests yearning for something sweet and out of the ordinary, porter cake is the best traditional Irish cake for them. With the surprisingly taste of stout beer, dried fruits and spices, this treat is definitely going to be the favorite among your guests.    

Gooseberry Crumble

This dessert incorporates gooseberry’s unique flavor, plump, caster, brown sugar, flour and butter. Gooseberry crumble is a cobbler-like dish that melts in your mouth and will definitely melt your guests away.

Irish Cream Swirl Brownies also make an amazing treat for your Patty Day green affair.
Irish Cream Swirl Brownies also make an amazing treat for your St. Patty Day green affair. Image Source: Pinterest

Cream Delight with Whiskey

For your guests who enjoy a good whiskey-flavored dessert, this one combines almonds, honey, lemon juice, toasted oatmeal and whipped cream. Its crunchy and creamy nature makes it among one of the traditional St. Patty’s Day food favorites.

Dressing the Part for Your St. Patty’s Day Party

Every party has a theme. As the host of the party, you need to dress and look theme-like as well. That means wearing green, which can be fun and festive or stylish and trendy. Either way, make sure you look amazing.

Green Tahitian South Sea Pearl Necklace by The Pearl Source
Green Tahitian South Sea Pearl Necklace by The Pearl Source

And, make sure to accessorize for the occasion. The Green Tahitian South Sea Pearl Necklace shown above is an awesome choice for your St. Patrick’s Day party jewelry.

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