Just about everybody has a slew of tips, tricks, and ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day party. Just like any other party, planning and preparation generally lay the groundwork for the success of the event. Activities can get a little fuzzy because the holiday has few real integrated things. There are no egg hunts, no unwrapping of gifts, and no going door to door to seek candy. That makes picking out a few St. Patty’s Day games or activities a good idea just in case the action starts to get stale. Here’s a few ideas:
St. Patrick Trivia
This game can be open question or True and False, but it requires some preparation about the life of St. Patrick. Simply jot down a few questions and their answers. This game can have one winner or several depending on the amount of time the host wants to put into it, but it also serves as a bit of a learning experience. Somebody will always take some interesting fact and use it throughout the year.
Pot of Gold
Everyone loves a Pot of Gold, and all you have to do is hide one somewhere in the house. Whoever finds it gets to keep it. It can be lottery tickets, candy, or some type of gag gift, but it can occupy the time of kids and adults. In addition, leaving clues and giving hints in a cryptic manner can really bring folks to a whole new level of funny escapades (especially if enough green beer has been consumed).
Chasing the Leprechaun
In Chasing the Leprechaun guests take turns passing on some sort of trinket. It can be a cut out clover, a funny hat, or even a button. In any case, everybody gets their turn to be the leprechaun. The thing is while they are the leprechaun they get to pinch other guests and attract attention to themselves. Basically it’s a free pass to get a little crazy, but whoever catches the leprechaun in the act gets to play the part next.
Trying to decipher some Irish slang is a great way to get people into the spirit of the day. Simply choose a few interesting (and age appropriate) terms and have every take a guess as to what the saying actually means. You might learn a little something about your guests in the meantime, and everybody will get a kick out of being just a little off kilter.