Whooop! Every holiday is a chance to party, so don’t let March pass you by without a least
a mini St. Patrick’s Day kids party!
I had a St. Patrick’s Day kids party for my neighborhood and wanted to share
how easy and fun it can be.
DECOR & FUN
I mixed decor with fun for this party and kept the walls free from adornment.What that means for me? I didn’t have to do much work the day prior or have to deal with tape or tacks!
Yay for that!
This is all about ease! Here’s what I DID do:
- I blew up balloons and mini St. Patrick’s Day themed beachballs. All of those things are at the kids’ level and allow them to entertain themselves!
- I blew up punching balloons for the kids to have extra fun with
- For the tables, I bought green table coverings (Light Green and Emerald Green), rolled out a chevron burlap table runner that I purchased from Hobby Lobby one day and keep for every event! I also grabbed some St. Patrick’s Day plates and laid out St. Patrick’s Day leis and shamrock head bopper headbands so the kids could easily grab them.
- Disclaimer: The Shamrock Head Bopper Headbands broke very easily. I ended up with glitter and rogue shamrocks all over the house (and in the baby’s mouth). Cute idea, though!
- Tattoo Station: Simple! I put out St. Patrick’s Day temporary tattoos and folded up paper towels right next to the kitchen sink so parents could help their kids put them on.
- Each mom or dad brought any food they wanted to. The party was at 3pm, so we didn’t need a ton.
- I bought pizza from our local Little Caesar’s. Not healthy, but easy and yummy!
- I provided juice boxes and water bottles + any wine and beer I had on-hand.
- That’s it? YES! That’s really it. We had plenty of wine, food and friendship to keep us engaged for the 2 hours.
Below is the rundown of pricing with links to the items I purchased. I totaled up what I spent and then I separately totaled up the items I think will be most beneficial to your party in case you want to eliminate some cost. I used an asterisk (*) to indicate items that I think are important to keeping the theme and increasing the fun!
Decoration & Fun:
*St. Patrick’s Day Plates: $1.99 per 8 x 2 = $3.98
Green Napkins: $4.99 per 50 (not necessary – use what you have on-hand)
*St. Patrick’s Day Leis: $2.99 per 12 (they seem to have run out of the 12-pack I purchased)
*St. Patrick’s Day Beachballs: $4.98 per dozen
Shamrock Bobble Headbands: $7.99 per dozen
*Temporary Tattoos: $3.00 per 24
Punch Balloons: $5.99 per dozen
*Balloons: $1.50 (green) and $0.58 per dozen x 3 = $1.74 (multi-colored)
*Plastic Table Covering: $1.05 (Light Green) and $3.50 (Emerald Green)
Burlap Table Runner: $5.00
Look at that! You can have a really great, entertaining St.Patrick’s Day kids party for: