Throwing any party can be an expensive endeavor, but there are many creative and inexpensive ideas that you can utilize for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day that everyone is Irish, so let your imagination wander!
Don’t forget the invitations. Invitations set the theme for your party and can be a lot of fun to make. You can’t go wrong with green and shamrocks!
First of all, decide if you are throwing a party for kids or adults. Drinking is a common staple at many St. Patrick’s parties and can be as simple as adding some green food coloring to beer. Green Sangria is always a great party drink, and there are many easy recipes online. Cooking some traditional Irish meals like corned beef and cabbage or Irish soda bread is also fun. Don’t forget to cue up some celtic tunes whether you choose traditional Irish music, or some rowdy Irish rock, its sure to set the mood of your party.
Parties that include children present opportunities to be even more creative. If you party centers around a meal, most kids probably won’t be adventurous to try traditional Irish foods. Green food coloring is your best friend in that case. Add some green to macaroni and cheese, milk, even french toast if you are feeling adventurous.
Put some multi-colored Twizzlers in a sandwich bag and arrange it so they curve like a rainbow. Put some Rolos at the ends of the Twizzlers so they look like gold, and you have an easy, and inexpensive party favor.
Use a white cake mix for cupcakes and add some green food coloring. Pour into green cupcake wrappers, and frost in either white or green. There are countless free St. Patrick’s themed printables online that you can print, cut out, attach to a toothpick, and stick in your cupcakes.
Cheap green decor can be easily found at a party store. Plastic tablecloths with shamrocks, green crepe paper, and shamrock decorations to hang around are not only budget friendly but kids will love. You could get some green beads, and chocolate filled gold coins. Some green pots to fill with gold would also be a fun touch.
Make sure to plan some fun activities like a St. Patrick’s day treasure hunt, or painting little girls’ nails green. This is another part of your party where searching for free printables online can come in handy.
So whether you plan to party with alcohol and shenanigans or little leprechauns, it doesn’t have to bust your budget.