I’m only Irish by marriage, but blood or not, who doesn’t love a good St. Patrick’s Day party? When it’s a costume party, you’re twice as lucky to get invited! Costumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore; dress-up St. Patty’s Day festivities are a growing trend, and attire options don’t stop at red-bearded sprites. Here are some clever St. Patrick’s Day costume ideas to get you in the green-spirit!
This mischievous little elf is the go-to icon for St. Patrick’s Day themes. He is a delightfully devious gold and treasure hoarder. Typical leprechaun costumes consist of green top hats and coats, and buckled shoes. Many costume-makers will carry leprechaun apparel for men, women, and even the wee ones!
Good Luck Charm
Embody “the luck of the Irish” with a DIY good luck charm ensemble. Make a list of all kinds of good luck charms: Shamrocks, gold coins, rabbits’ feet (faux, please), horseshoes, ladybugs, the number seven, etc. Try to incorporate as many of these, and more, onto your ensemble! Draw them on your skin, pin them to your clothes, wear them in your hair, etc!
Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, and blue moons, pots of gold, and rainbows, and the red balloons! Kids can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and their favorite breakfast cereal with one costume! Decorate their outfits with Lucky Charms cereal symbols! You can even make a DIY cereal bracelet with cereal pieces and wax paper!
Pot of Gold & Rainbow Couples’ Costumes
Going to a St. Patrick’s Day party with your significant other? If you wore his and hers leprechaun costumes last year, and are looking for a new couples’ get-up, why not go as a rainbow and a pot of gold?! Depending on needed accessories, Target also makes an adorable pot of gold handbag!
Dress all in gray, and paint your skin gray with black lines to resemble cracks in the stone. This costume will take “kiss me, I’m Irish” to a whole new level! The Blarney Stone is rooted deep in Irish legend. The stone itself is a specific block built into Blarney Castle in Ireland. Legend states that kissing the Blarney Stone grants the kisser the gift of charismatic eloquence. This may be luckier than Christmas mistletoe!
May the luck of the Irish be with you, and your St. Patty’s Day attire!