Posts Tagged ‘St Patricks Day’

7 Cool Party Ideas for St. Patrick's Day!

7 Ideas for St. Patrick's Day |

Here's a list of seven cool things you might want to try out this St. Patrick's Day! For more inspiration, check out all of the St. Patrick's Day parties on our site.

1.  Rainbow candy

A pack of Rainbow Twizzlers  and mini marshmallows make an awesome edible rainbow.  Don't forget the chocolate coins!

Rainbow Twizzlers |

2.  Lucky Charms decorations

Lucky Charms double as a fun decoration, just fill the vase and you're good to go! Lucky Charms |

3.  Green beer

Add a few drops of green food coloring to a mug of beer and you have a perfect St. Patrick's Day beverage! Green Beer |

4.  Green whoopie pies

Green whoopie pies are a yummy themed treat for the holiday, just add some green food coloring!

Whoopie Pies |

5.  Leprechaun hat cake

Transform a green frosted cake into a leprechaun hat for your party guests!

Leprechaun Hat Cake |

6.  Rainbow cupcakes

All the colors of the rainbow appear in these cupcakes baked in polka dot cups! Rainbow Cupcakes |

7.  "No pinch" printable sign

Don't forget the "No Pinch" sign to keep everyone safe and pinch free!

No Pinching Sign |


For more party ideas, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site, and if you need free St. Patrick's Day printables, we've got them, too.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |

Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a clever craft to make your St. Patrick's Day pop (literally)!

Here is a fun favor idea for St Patrick's Day! Leprechaun hat poppers!!!

Although the first couple of steps are best done by an adult, the decoration of the hats would a be a fun family project.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |


  • Craft roll (I used a kitchen towel cut  in 2 inches tubes)
  • Tissue paper (green or black)
  • Cardstock in green, black, and yellow
  • Craft glue and small brush
  • Scissors
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Your choice of candy to fill
  • The printables used are from the free printable page on Catch My Party

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |



First you need to close one of the circular ends of your craft tube.

  • Cut a piece of tissue paper about an inch bigger than the diameter of the tube. Use the scissors to cut small slits all around the circle, it will make it easier to glue.
  • Glue the tissue paper circle to one end of the tube with slightly diluted glue, using the brush to gently pull the paper down around the tube.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |


Now you need to close the other end of the tube but this time it is the "popping" end, therefore you need a handle to rip the tissue paper open when you pull.

  • Cut a circle of black cardstock slightly smaller than the diameter of the craft tube. Pierce a hole in the middle (with a skewer for example) and thread the twine through. Secure the twine with a knot and you may even tape the knot to the cardstock.
  • Cut a circle of tissue paper bigger than the tube, like you did in step one. Pierce it in the center and thread the twine through
  • You now have a piece of cardstock on top of the tissue paper, with the twine going through
  • Fill the tube with candy
  • Close the tube with the tissue paper (repeat step 1), making sure the card stock is inside the tube
  • You now have a popper, you just need to decorate it to look like a hat

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |


Cut all the pieces for the hat from the colored cardstock
  • From the green cardstock, cut:
    • A circle the size of the tube for the top of the hat
    • A rectangle the width of the tube and long enough to wrap around the tube
    • A circle about two inches bigger than the diameter of the tube for the base. Cut a hole in the middle slightly smaller than the size of the tube to make it easier to glue
  • From the black cardstock, cut a 1/2 inch strip to make the belt
  • From the yellow cardstock, cut the buckle

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |

Now have fun decorating your hats !!!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Popper DIY |

Thanks, Virginie, for your fun and creative St. Patty's Day craft! To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.
For more party ideas, check out these incredible St. Patrick's Day parties from our site!

Free Printable St. Patrick's Day "No Pinch Zone" Sign + Blog Hop

Free printable St. Patrick's Day "no pinch zone" sign |

Free printable St. Patrick's Day "no pinching zone" sign |

 With St. Patrick's Day coming up soon, we wanted to create a way to keep your kids safe if they're not wearing green. Just print out this sign and post! (They are 8x10, so you can easily put them in a frame.)

We designed them in white and green, whichever suits your fancy. Here's to a pinch-free holiday!


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I've teamed up with seven fantastic bloggers to bring you even more  free St. Patrick's Day printable. Check them out here and download below...

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Click on each link below to view each site to download all of these free printables. If you receive an error message, just click to the blog’s home page. For more party inspiration, check out these amazing St. Patrick's Day parties from our site and these free St. Patrick's Day party printables!

{RECIPE} Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies


In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a simple recipe that makes the prettiest Irish cookies! These will take you no more than 30 minutes and the results are stunning.



Makes 3 dozen

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the butter, sugar, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix on high until nice and creamy. You don't want butter chunks so it really helps to let the butter warm to room temperature. You can also throw the stick in the microwave for about 45 seconds on very low (power 2). It's ok if it starts to melt a little.

Mix the salt and flour directly into the same bowl, then do the same with the milk. Last, stir in the oatmeal with a spoon or fork. You should have a creamy somewhat sticky dough. Don't refrigerate the dough while you bake, you want to keep it nice and soft so it will spread.


Make teaspoon sized dough balls and place on a cookie sheet. Use a silpat or parchment paper so they don't stick. Flatten them a little bit with the back of a spoon or your palm. You need to give each cookie a couple inches to spread, so you should put 6 on each cookie sheet.


Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Because these cookies are so thin they can overcook quickly. Check on them and pull them out when you see a nice brown ring around the outer edge. If your oven cooks at all unevenly, I recommend rotating the cookie sheet after 4 minutes. Let them cool at least 2-3 minutes before you try to remove them from the cookie sheet. They need to harden before you can move them.


Look how cool they look in the light!


You can serve them stacked on a plate...



Or in some tasty mint chocolate chip ice cream, perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebration!


For more inspiration, take a look at all these incredible St. Patrick's Day parties on our site and our free St. Patrick's Day party printables!

{TRENDS} Fantastic St. Patrick's Day Parties

As St. Patrick's Day nears, I thought I'd share these fantastic St. Patrick's Daty parties from our site! Wait until you see how creative people have gotten with this holiday!

Nicole W's T.C.R.G. Irish Dancing Celebration 

A party to celebrate the art of Irish dancing!


Heidi K's St. Patrick's Day 1st Birthday

What a way to combine a princess 1st birthday and St. Patrick's Day.


Party Pinching's St. Patrick's Day Dessert Table 

The treats on this St. Patrick's Day dessert table are beyond clever!



Marjaneh E's Luck of the Irish

I love all the different shades of green on this dessert table for St. Patrick's Day.


Laura's Little Party's St. Patty's dessert table on a Dollar Tree budget!

Here's how to create a great party on a shoe string budget using free St. Patrick's Day printables from our site!



For more inspiration, take a look at the all the St. Patrick's Daty parties from our site, and also check out our free St. Patrick's Day party printables!

FREE St. Patrick's Day Party Printables from Simply Create Designs

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Looking to host a St. Patrick's Day party this year? Then take a look at these adorable "Luck of the Irish" free printables Denise at Simply Create Designs made exclusively for us!

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1Simply Create Designs StPatty

The collection includes: a "Lucky" banner, bottle cap party circles, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, tented cards/food labels, water bottle labels, a 4 leaf clover decoration, two 4x6 table signs, and straw flags.



Here's the whole collection... 4 SCD Mash Image

And here are the individual files...BC SCD

CupcakeToppers SCD

Table Signs SCD

Banner2 SCD

Banner3 SCD

Banner4 SCD

CloverDecoration SCD

WaterBottleLabels SCD

CupcakeWrappers SCD Food Labels SCD

StrawFlags SCD

Thanks, Denise! I'm hoping this collection brings our readers lots of "luck" with their parties!

To learn more about Denise and see all of her designs visit her Simply Create Designs Etsy shop and her Facebook page. Plus check out the amazing parties she's added to our site.

For more party inspiration, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site.

{RECIPE} Steel Cut Oatmeal Scones with Dried Plums... Yum!

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share our favorite Irish scone recipe.

What's great about these scones is they are made with steel cut oats so they have a rich nutty flavor and a springy texture, almost like al dente pasta.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried plums (or any other fruit you'd like)
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, stir the oats and buttermilk together. Let stand for 25 minutes. (If you want extra oat flavor, before combining, toast the oats in a skillet on low heat until they brown, or in an oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.)

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and dried plums.

Add the butter and with a pastry blender or your fingers, work in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the oats and buttermilk. Don't overmix.

Pat the dough into a round flat circle about 8 inches in diameter.

Mix the egg and teaspoon of cream together in a small bowl. Then using a pastry (or basting) brush, coat the top of the dough.

Sprinkle sanding sugar over the top. I like a lot of sugar, but it's up to you.

Cut into 8 slices and place on cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops start to brown.

Serve them warm with cream, butter, and jam. Enjoy! (You can see my daughter did!)

If you make some, please take photos and send them to me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out.



My Favorite Handmade St. Patrick's Day Party Supplies

For every holiday we put together a shopping guide filled with handmade party supplies from our vendors with Etsy shops. I love to look at all the creative products. Here are my favorite party supplies from our current St. Patrick's Day guide.

Four Leaf Clover of Love Water Bottle by Sassy Alice Designs


St. Patrick's Day Gift Tags by Fresh Lemon Blossoms

Fondant Beer Mug with Shamrock by GoodiesByMelissa

St. Patrick's Day Printable Party Circles by Posh Pixels Design Studio

Girl Leprechaun Baby One Piece Shirt by personaliTEE shop

Shamrock Sugar Cookie Bites by The Cookie Maven

Hand Appliqued Bunting by Little Kitten Homemade

Modern Celtic Wedding Invitation by Paper Impressions

Gourmet Marshmallow Shamrock Dipped Fluffs by Maddyson's Marshmallows

Lucky Leprechaun Mini Top Hat Headband by Cutie Patootie Designz

Happy St. Patty's Day Vintage Gift Cards by SongbirdGreetings

St. Patrick's Day Party Favor Bags By Inchworm Goody Bags

To see all the amazing items from our Etsy vendors, check out our St. Patrick's Day guide of handmade party supplies.

DIY: Learn to Make This Pretty St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations designed this incredible St. Patrick's Day wreath that I had to share. What I love about it is how she incorporated the neutral grays to give it a more sophisticated look.

Plus, it's not hard to do. All you need is:

  • 12" styrofoam circle
  • 5 felt sheets (gray)
  • 5 felt sheets (dark gray)
  • 1 felt sheet (green)
  • 5" of ribbon
  • Yarn (white)
  • Any St. Patrick's decoration (You can find in any craft or dollar store, I bought my shamrocks at Joann)
  • 3" circle template
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pins

How lovely would this be for your St. Patrick's Day celebration or just to decorate your door. To see the whole tutorial check out Wanessa Carolina Creations.

Plus if you need free St. Patrick's Day printables we've got them and if you're looking to be inspired, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site.

More FREE St. Patrick's Day Printables

Here are a few more free St. Patrick's Day printables sent in by our readers. To go to the printable, just click on the image or the link.

Free St. Patrick's Day Subway Art by Eye Candy Event Details

St. Patrick's Day Playing Card Size Favor Box by Sweet Pop Studio

St. Patrick's Day Playing Card size Favor Box

Free St. Patrick's Day Banners and DIY T-Shirt Templates by Wanessa Carolina Creations

For more St. Patrick's Day inspiration, check out theses great St. Patrick's Day parties on our site and our free collections of St. Patrick's Day printables.

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