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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t as widely celebrated as Christmas or Easter, I do like to do a few fun activities with my kids each year. It gives them a little something to look forward to depending on when Easter and spring break fall. In addition, these are all thrifty ideas that won’t break the bank and chances are, you will have most of these items in your house already. So get ready, follow that rainbow and join our search for gold with these fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas.

St. Patrick's Day Ideas


Hunt for the Gold

Most especially relevant is the gold treasure hunt we do every St. Patrick’s Day. So each year I do a search for gold for my kids that they love. Therefore, I have attached this year’s clues for you to print if you would like to join in!

St. Patrick's Day Ideas - Hunt for the Gold

Find the gold treasure hunt


  • Before my kids wake up I spill Lucky Charms on the counter so it looks as if the Leprechaun was running through. I even found these green ones at the grocery store.
  • I leave clue 1 out on counter by the spilled cereal. Furthermore, I dye the milk green to make it more fun. 
  • For clue 2, I also put green dye in the toilet so the water changes color.
  • I try to send them to places that are green and rhyme with the numbers… like the tree, chives, etc.
  • Have your last clue be a rainbow trail to the gold. You can also use gold coins, gold rolos, or anything that has a gold wrapper.

Wearing Green

.Also, I like to buy my kids a fun shirt they can wear for the day. So I try to buy ones they will wear on other days then just St Patrick’s day. This year I got them shirts with 4 leaf clovers on them. Here is a picture from a previous year. If you don’t want to buy new clothes, green accessories or green socks are a fun and simple solution.

St. Patrick's Day Ideas - Wear Green

Green Food

I also like to feed them fun food that is dyed green, if needed.

  • green grapes
  • salad
  • green Top Ramen (I just add food coloring)
  • pickles
  • Green pasta – I found some at Home Good’s this year
  • Rainbow waffles – these are my specialty and complete their St. Patrick’s Day breakfast every year.

St. Patrick's Day Ideas - Rainbow Waffles

St. Patrick’s Day Decorating

I don’t decorate too much for St. Patrick’s Day, but this tiered tray is fun to change out.  View the full post here

You can also shop our holiday cutouts here, including our lucky cutout.

Lucky cutout - St. Patrick's Day

It is also fun to do a colored edible centerpiece, like the one I did for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  You can view the post here.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine centerpiece



Christmas centerpiece decorating


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!








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