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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday for kids and adults. It’s a low-pressure day so you can focus on fun decorating, fun foods and fun activities with family and friends. Here are more than 20 of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day Ideas that you can make with children, for children or just for yourself.

St. Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday celebrated on March 17th. It is a time to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, such as attending parades, eating traditional Irish foods, and wearing green.

St. Patrick’s Day Printable Games and Activities

Free St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages – 7 free St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages with themed images for both children and adults. Print as many times as you need.

7 St. Patrick coloring sheets.

I Spy Game – St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrate with this free I Spy for St. Patrick’s Day activity game. It has 3 different game sheets & answer key you can print immediately.

3 colorful I Spy game sheets with St. Patrick's Day themed items.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt – Add to the festivity of the holiday with this free printable 3-page St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt. The game is appropriate for children or adults.

images of 3 scavenger hunt game boards with text title.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

One of the most popular ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is by making crafts. There are many different St. Patrick’s Day crafts that you can make, such as shamrocks, leprechauns, and rainbows. Making crafts is a great way to get creative and have fun. It is also a great way to learn about Irish culture.

St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O’Gold – Using a thrifted bowl, create a festive St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

DIY green bowl with black belt and gold bucket holding gold foil candy with rainbow in background

St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes – Using thrifted napkins and beginning sewing skills, make gift baskets.

2 green crafted open top baskets.

Upcycled St. Patrick’s Day Treats – Use items you may already have in your home to make these quick and easy gift cups.

3 upcycled yogurt cups decorated for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Gifts

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups – Fill these cute treat cups with candy for a festive gift or St. Patrick’s day party favor.

4 DIY green St. Patrick Day hats on white wood table.

DIY Envelope Gift Bag – St. Patrick’s Day – Use items you already have to make a St. Patrick’s Day gift bag for money and candy treats.

white envelope with green shamrocks and ribbon on white wood table.

St. Patrick’s Day Candy Treat – make these charming little St. Patrick’s Day party favors for just pennies and in minutes.

2 small glass jars with belt buckle added holding green candy.

St. Patrick’s Food

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. It is also a time to eat delicious food! There are many green foods that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, such as:

  • Green vegetables: Green vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, are a healthy and festive choice for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Green fruits: Green fruits, such as apples, grapes, and kiwi, are also a healthy and festive choice.
  • Green desserts: Green desserts, such as green cake, green cookies, and green ice cream, are a delicious and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Green drinks: Green drinks, such as green smoothies, green juice, and green beer, are a refreshing and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Almond Cookies with Green Icing – Make this family favorite recipe for almond cookies with icing for your St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you need a green cookie.

green iced cookie on napkin with plate full of cookies in background.

Leprechaun Treats a Healthier Brownie from a Box Mix – Sneak a healthy vegetable into this moist twist on boxed brownie mix.

2 dark brownies on white plate.

Quick and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Snacks – make these fun shamrock themed snacks with items you probably already have at home.

collage of 4 photos of green, shamrock snacks.