Patrick's Day Games, Party Ideas, and Recipes
AST. PATRICK'S DAY GAMES FOR KIDS
Create a Word
Write the word St. Patrick's
Day on paper and see
how many words the kids can make out of it in 5 minutes.
A spin on the
"Hot Potato" game, kids sit in a circle and pass the
shamrock while the music is playing. When the music stops, the
person holding the shamrock goes out of the game and receives a
small prize. Be sure to play some Irish music.
group into two teams. Blow up green and white color balloons and
tie one to everyone's ankles. Say "go" and watch the teams
trying to burst the other team's balloons first. The team with
the last balloon wins. As your balloon is burst you withdraw
from the game.
St. Patrick's Day
balloons floating in the air while thinking and saying words
about St. Patrick's Day.
get everyone into a circle and start the balloon going around
from player to player keeping the balloon in the air at all
times. The catch however is before he can bat the balloon each
player must call out a word (no repetitions, please) to fit a
St. Patrick's Day theme. For example shamrock, leprechaun,
green, coins, pot of gold etc...
plastic table cloth on the floor (preferably green color).
Cover it with candy and trinkets such as toys, , pencils etc. Have the children stand a
distance from the table cloth and toss one or two rings.
Whatever their ring encompasses they get to keep. Be sure
to have goodie bags available. This game has always been a
great hit with the kids.
a shamrock cookie ahead of time for each child.
colorful frostings (green, white, yellow)
non-chocolate theme appropriate candy
Let the fun
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
2 drops food coloring (green)
In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well. Draw
a shamrock on everyone.
Scatter plastic gold coins and
necklaces in the yard prior to guest arrival. Create green,
"leprechaun" footprints leading from the front of the house to the
search area. Sidewalk chalk is a great to use for the footprints.
Give each child a set number of coins/necklaces to collect to keep it
fair. Be sure to give them a treasure chest of some sort to
collect their goods.
Compliments of family-fun.com
Toilet paper tube
Green craft foam
Acrylic paints: green, skin-tone, pink and brown
Black permanent maker
4 brown pipe cleaners
For this crafty little decoration, first trace around the end of
a toilet paper tube onto a piece of green craft foam.
2. Draw a 2 1/2-inch circle around the first
circle, then cut them both out to create a hat top and brim and set them
3. Next, using acrylic paints, paint the paper
tube green. Add a skin-tone face and hands, plus rosy cheeks, as well as
a band of brown paint around the back for hair.
4. Once the paint has dried, use a permanent
marker to draw on facial and clothing details, then use tacky glue to
stick on 3 coiled brown pipe cleaners: 2 in the back for hair and 1
around the face for a beard. For feet, fold another pipe cleaner in
half, then tightly coil and pinch the ends, as shown.
5. Place the folded pipe cleaner inside the
tube and glue the feet to the edge. Glue on the hat top and brim and a 5
1/2- by 1/2-inch strip of craft foam for arms.
6. Finally, glue a decorative button to the
Complimnets of childfun.com
I bent the glitzy chenille stick into a shamrock shape. The kids glued
on the 1' pom pom. They glued on the shamrock ribbon in the back. They
glued on the two eyes. Then they glued on the feather. I glued the pin
in the back with glue gun
Party Decorating Ideas
Think "green" when it
comes to decorating.
Decorate by filling vases with
green and white carnations and tie a
festive colored ribbon and bow around each
centerpiece and place around the room.
Purchase green helium balloons
and put them is a strategic places.
Decorate with shamrocks and green crepe paper.
Use green tablecloths, festive
paper plate and napkins.
Green light bulbs and a string of
green lights will give you a festive atmosphere
Use ice cream cones (sugar cones) filled with chocolate foil coins to embellish your
holiday table. Lay cone down and fill letting coins spill
out onto table.
Use plastic green leprechaun hats for
What's a St. Patrick's day party
without a Blarney Stone.
Get white packing paper and crumble into a large ball
(shape of a boulder) then paint with gray/black paint. Place
by the front door with a label,"BLARNEY STONE - KISS FOR GOOD LUCK."
fun table decoration that can be used to
hold chips or flowers.
1/2 gallon Round ice cream
container, clean and dry (you do not
need the lid)
2 or 3 sheets of Green construction
1 sheet of Yellow or Gray
1 sheet of Black construction paper
Double stick tape
Large circular object (however wide
the construction paper is)
to make it:
Trace around the large circular object
on the green construction paper with the
Cut out the circle.
Use the double stick tape to adhere the
circle to the bottom of the ice cream
Cut a piece of green construction paper
to fit around the container. You may
need two pieces of construction paper or
be able to piece them together.
Use the double stick tape to adhere the
construction paper around the container.
Cut a strip about 2" wide out of the
black construction paper.
Cut a 4" square out of the gray or
yellow construction paper.
Cut a rectangle in the middle of the
gray construction paper about 1 1/4" x
2". Discard the little piece of
construction paper. Hint: Fold the
square into fourths and cut a square out
of the middle of the folded area. Open
up the square.
Check positioning of the black band by
laying it around the hat about an inch
above the brim. Cut off any excess
construction paper where it meets in the
Lay the gray or yellow (buckle) over the
black band as shown in the photograph.
Once the layout is satisfactory, tape in
Add green tortilla chips or flowers.
Remember if you use chips put some green
food coloring in your dip.
Treasure Chest Center Piece
Create a treasure chest for a center
piece. Start with a small wooden box. Paint or cover
the outside to look like a treasure chest. Fill the inside with
green shiny paper ( filler) and gold coins, jewelry, gold painted
Option two use your Halloween
cauldron and fill as stated above.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
3 or more bags of melting chocolate
(depends on the number of kids)
Melt chocolate in crock pot on high stirring occasionally. Once
chocolate is melted have kids dip the pretzel into the chocolate and
then into the sprinkles. Give them a piece of wax paper to put it
on to dry.
Pot of gold sugar cookies
One round sugar cookie for each child
White cake frosting
cake decorator gels in black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and
Small yellow candies (mini M&M's)
Small round green candies
Spead each cookie with white frosting and place a few yellow candies in
the area where you want your pot of gold. Use black decorator gel
to create a pot under the "gold".
Use rainbow colored decorator gels to draw a rainbow coming out of the
top of the pot. Rainbow colors go in the following order: red, orange,
yellow, green, blue, purple.
one 1-ounce box of
sugar free instant
pistachio pudding for every five children
1/2 cup of milk per child
1 small, resealable plastic bag per child
1/2 cup measuring cup
1 spoon per child.
Put tablespoon of pudding mix in sandwich bag and milk, then close the
baggy and have kids shake and squeeze, then eat.
Gold-foil-wrapped chocolate coins,
green M&M's and Lucky Charms cereal make for festive snacks as well as
great table decorations. So fill clear bowls or vases with them to dress
up your table.
Guacamole and chips will be a hit.
Simply add green food coloring
to milk or a milkshake.
Recipe makes six servings
1 pint lime sherbet
2 cups milk
1 6oz can frozen limeade
concentrate, slightly thawed
Lemon-lime carbonated beverage
Additional scoops of lime sherbet
Kiwi for garnish
Place first 3
ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Top off
with lemon-lime soda and mix together. Garnish with
additional sherbet and kiwi.