Whether you call it St. Patrick’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day or simply St. Pat’s Day, one thing is certain – it’s a great day to throw a party! After all, we’re ALL Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
I love St. Patrick’s Day! Aside from the parades, parties and fun festivities, it also holds special meaning for me. Not only do I come from a long line of Irish roots, my middle daughter was born on St. Patrick’s Day. You can image how many Irish, green-laden parties we’ve thrown at our house! So many memories filled with trips to the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade, making mounds of green shamrock cupcakes and dancing the Irish jig. When it comes to throwing St. Patrick’s parties kids love, you might say I’m somewhat of an “expert.”
This year, help your teen throw a Sham-Rockin’ party filled with everything green from beginning to end. From the decorations and desserts to the snacks and silly games, you’re sure to find a tad bit o’ inspiration here!
Who says decorations have to be expensive? Keep it simple by making your own or, if you’re simply not a do-it-yourselfer, check out your local party store or dollar store for some inexpensive and fun finds. As long as it has a touch o’ green, it will work great! Here’s a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
Such a festive and fun party table! And, nothing too expensive here. Ideas from Clever Kids Party
Depending on how creative and detailed you want to get, this table offers a ton of green St. Patty’s Day inspiration. Ideas from DIY Projects
Pull in the Irish green and orange colors to really make your table pop. And, so much of this can be bought at the dollar store. Print the printable labels for water and cupcake toppers for an added splash of fun. Ideas from Catch My Party
Top off the fun with some cool green candy selections displayed in fancy glass (or plastic) containers. Ideas from Catch My Party
Not sure where to start? Print out these cute paper printables and wrap bottles, containers, and treats to give your party a fun flair. Ideas from Catch My Party.
These painted mason jars are simple and all too cute! Fill them with candy, treats or flowers to add a bit o’ fun to your table. And, the simple flag banner is all too easy to make and makes a great presentation.
How cute is this? Green jelly beans, a clear container and a few extra supplies and anyone can pull this adorable centerpiece together in a snap!
Compliments of Pinterest
Appetizers & Snacks
The super easy part about serving food to teenagers is that most of them are garbage disposals… they’ll eat practically anything! Still, make it fun and festive with a few “Irish-inspired” appetizers and snacks they’ll love!
Keep it festive and healthy with this “Somewhere Over the Fruit Rainbow” snack. Get the how-to here!
What teenager doesn’t love Nachos? These “Irish style” Nachos are perfectly fun and delicious for a St. Pat’s Party. Get the recipe here!
These simple Avocado BLT Pinwheels are not only easy and delicious, they add another touch of green to the table. Get the recipe here!
Nice and warm straight out the oven, these Corned Beef and Irish Cheddar Sliders will be gone in no time! Get the recipe here!
Teenagers and pizza are simply synonymous. Serve up this St. Patrick’s Day Pizza with shamrock-shaped spinach for fun with just a hint of added “healthy” to boot. Get the recipe here!
Fun St. Patrick’s Day Drinks
Whatever drinks your teen decides to serve, make sure they’re green! So many fun ideas, but these a few of my favorites!
The gold sugar sprinkles add such a wow factor to this Lemon Lime St. Patrick’s Punch. Add in green-inspired straws and you’re set! Get the recipe here!
For something festive, fun and frothy, serve up these St. Patrick’s Day Floats. Get the recipe here!
Just a few ingredients is all you need to whip up this fun and simple non-alcoholic Shamrock Ale.
Here’s where it gets fun… these green treats are simple enough for your teen to make themselves and they’ll add a ton of pizzazz to the party table.
This yummy S’more Snack Mix won’t last too long with a bunch of teenagers hanging around. Get the recipe here!
It doesn’t get a whole easier than this. These 3-Ingredient Simple Oreo Truffles can be whipped up in no time. Get the recipe here!
Couldn’t pass these up… these St. Patrick’s Day Jell-O-Parfaits are simple, pretty and sure to impress the guests. Get the recipe here!
Here’s an all-time favorite, easy dessert that not only looks adorable, it’s also tasty too. St. Patty’s Day Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookies. Anyway, when it comes to teenagers you can never have enough Oreos. Get the recipe here!
If you’re looking for a super fun and easy dessert that your guests are sure to love, this is it! St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops. Get the recipe here!
This is one dessert you might be keeping on your list long after St. Patrick’s Day is over. No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Lasagna. Yum! Get the recipe here!
St. Patrick’s Day Games
No teen party is complete without at least a “few” fun games to get everyone laughing and in the St. Patrick’s Day party spirit. Make up your own, or pull some inspiration from one of these fun game ideas.
Get the St. Patty’s party really rollin’ with these fun St. Patrick’s party games!
If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Irish-inspired party game, check out these games!
Happy party planning! From our home to yours, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!