You don’t have to drop a lot of gold to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Forget the Luck o’ the Irish – we’ve got great frugal tips for throwing a shamrockin’ party.
St. Patrick’s Day candy buffet. Party City has everything you need for a colorful – and by that, I mean green – candy buffet including green chocolate coins, green Sixlets, green twisty pops, green lollipops and more. Pick up various clear containers at your local dollar store.
Dollar store party favors. Your local Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only Store offer an array of St. Patrick’s Day party favors including green eyeglasses, beads, mugs, plates, cups, hats, napkins, bowties, festive decor and more.
Downloadable Photo Booth props. Your guests can share their party pics on social media with free downloadable Photo Booth printable from The Dating Divas. “To put them together, all you need are some wood dowels, and then just tape each prop right to the back!”
Green velvet cheesecake. This cake is your typical red velvet cake made with green food coloring instead of red. You’ll find this colorful recipe from Recipe Girl.
Shamrock shakes. A yearly tradition you can make at home for your party guests. This recipe, from Six Sisters’ Stuff, tastes just as good as the McDonald’s original, but without the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors. You’ll just need ice cream, whole milk, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and whipped cream (with optional green sprinkles).
Green Beer. Of course you’ll want to drink beer on St. Patrick’s Day and even better if it’s green! Betty Crocker has tips for getting just the right hue.
Veggie tray. Because leprechauns – and party guests – can’t live on sugar and green beer alone. This great idea comes from Shower of Roses. What you need: pea pods or or other green veggies, cauliflower and baby carrots. Add a dip of your choosing and you’re good to go.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
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