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How to throw a St Patrick's Day party for kids

Cutting out Shamrock shapes for St Patrick's DayWhether you have Irish in your background or not, St. Patrick's Day can be a wonderful time for a celebration! Your kids will be the luckiest leprechauns on the block when you throw this fantastic party.

Every great party starts with dazzling décor, and setting up for St. Patrick's Day is easy. You can find decorations at party shops and discount stores, or you can make your own.

Go Green
The most important part of St. Paddy's Day is the color green. Use green balloons, green streamers and green table coverings. Wrap the front door and kitchen cabinets in green paper, and cover your furniture with green sheets.

Gold Details
Accent your green décor with gold. Sprinkle gold confetti over green table coverings, and choose gold plates and napkins. Place gold-covered chocolate coins as decoration on food buffets.

Trace shamrock shapes on poster board or paper, and cut them out to hang around the house. You can also write a message like "Happy St. Patrick's Day" on shamrocks, string them along a ribbon and hang them up in your home as a banner.

Food is the center of an enjoyable get-together, and a St. Patrick's Day party requires some Irish eats. You can go with traditional corned beef and cabbage served with Irish soda bread, but kids might be more impressed with these twists.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza
Turn corned beef into a kid-friendly food by putting it on a pizza. Put cabbage on some of the pizza for more adventurous eaters, and don't forget plain cheese pizza for kids who are picky.

Potato Skins
You can't have an Irish party without potatoes. Instead of traditional mashed, make potato skins that kids can load with toppings like sour cream and bacon bits.

Irish Punch and Leprechaun Juice
Fill a punch bowl with any lemon-lime flavored soda, and add generous scoops of green sherbet. You also can serve leprechaun juice, which is just another name for green Kool-Aid.

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes
Create cute cupcakes by adding green food coloring to a white batter. When the cupcakes are cool, use a plastic bag to pipe icing into the centers. Ice the tops of the cupcakes, and sprinkle them with edible gold flakes. Top each one with a gold-wrapped chocolate coin.

Irish Potatoes
If you enjoy making tasty treats, try creating some Irish potatoes. These delicious candies are made with coconut, cinnamon and cream cheese. If you don't want to make them yourself, you can always pick some up at a bakery or candy store.

Let these St. Patrick's Day party ideas spark your imagination when it comes to creating your own Irish bash. Your guests are sure to have a wonderful time, and you will be making memories with your children.

See also to my article on Activities and games for a St Patrick's Day party for kids.

Lorraine on 2018

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