7 Fun and Creative Party Games to play
St Patricks Day Party!



St Patricks Day? YES! St Patricks Day! A Holiday that is easily overlooked but is one of our household favorites. 

For us there are so many things to love about the month of March ... not only is it MY birthday month (lets not discuss numbers, please!! HA!), it is also Paper Willow Designs birthday month as well... two things to be very  grateful for! 

And although I love winter and the snow March also means to me that spring is right around the corner. Where the kids and I can emerge from our hibernation and get out and be more active! 

Most importantly we cannot forget St. Patricks Day. A Celebration of heritage and religion. But also a remembrance of Luck and Friends. Time to spend gathered together having fun and playing games! 

We have gathered some of our Favorites to share with you! Check them out below! 


St Patricks Day Party Games


St Patricks Party Games
Where has the Leprechaun hidden his money?  

How many did you get?  

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Objective: Gather as many of the gold coins as you can!  

Items Needed: Plastic Coins. We found these fun themed coins on Amazon. However you could use chocolate gold coins, toy coins, real change, etc. A pot or bag to collect the coins. 

Game Play:  Hide the coins around the play area. Break kids into teams or give each child individual a pot or bag and let them go! The player or team with the most coins wins the game! 


St Patricks Day Party Games
Rainbow Relay Race


How fast are you? 

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Objective: Be the first team to complete the rainbow. 

Items Needed: Paper Plates, Straws, and colorful candy. (skittles work great or maybe even M & M's). Small clear plastic cups. 

Game Play:  Break into teams. Each team will receive a paper plate of a set amount of colorful candy, a straw for each player, and a cup for each color of candy. (To help players keep track place one piece of candy into the bottom of each cup.) 

When game play begins one player will take their straw and pick up a piece of candy by using their straw and suction power. Once the candy is picked up they must place it in the cup of the same color. Once complete the next player will then take their turn. Game play continues until all candy has been placed in the correct cup. The first team to complete the task wins! 


St Patricks Day Party Games
Coin Toss

How coordinated are you?! 

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Objective: Hit the target!

Items Needed: Coins. (A few of the coins from the previous game above would work perfect!) A pot or four. We found this fun pack on amazon that has varying sizes. Which would be perfect for this game! However leprechaun hats, buckets or similar would work as well! 

Game Play:  Place the pots in a row and then a few feet in front draw a line with chalk or using tape if indoors. Marking the spot where players will stand to toss the coins. Each player is given a specific amount of coins to try and earn points. If using the varying pot sizes you could make each pot a different point. Smallest being the hardest with the highest points, largest being the easiest with the lowest points.


St Patricks Day Party Games
Are you wearing Green? 

A fun new take on musical chairs... without the chairs! 

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Objective: Don't get caught not wearing green! 

Items Needed: White t-shirt in a size that will likely fit everyone. Space. Music. Irish music of course! 

Game Play:  Have players form a circle. When game play begins the first player will be handed the white shirt. They must put the shirt on and then take it off passing it off to the player to the right. The catch? You don't want to be caught with the white shirt on when the music stops! Those who are caught are out of the game and game play continues until only one player is left! 


St Patricks Day Party Games
Find the Leprauchans

How good are you at hiding?   

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Objective: Think Fast!

Items Needed: Large play space. Coins. Timer.

Game Play: A twist on a traditional favorite! Hide and go seek turns into find the leprechauns!

Break guests into teams. The leprechauns that will be hiding and the seekers who will be searching. Each leprechaun will be given a handful of coins. If they are caught they may "buy" their freedom with one coin. Once they are out of coins they are out of the game. Put 20 minutes on the clock. The Seeker with the most coins and the Leprechaun with the most coins at the end of time are the winners. 

(For larger crowds add additional time to game play)


St Patricks Day Party Games
Feeling Lucky

Yummy!  

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Objective: Be quick! 

Items Needed: A few boxes of Lucky Charms Cereal. At least 2 Large Bowls or Leprechaun Hats. Plastic Spoons. Timer. 

Game Play: Create stations, each station will have a bowl filled with lucky charms cereal and a spoon for the player. Have players take turns trying to be the fastest at finding one of each marshmallow shapes in the lucky charms cereal. The player with the fastest time wins! 



St Patricks Day Party Games
Rainbow Coin Toss

Shared from | I Heart Nap Time  

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We found this game over on I Heart Nap Times website! A perfect game for the younger kiddos! And bonus for us mommies for how easy it is to make!! 



St Patricks Day Party Games
Limerick.. shimerick

To be or not to be... the winner?   

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Objective: Be quick! 

Items Needed: 2 Limericks with the same amount of lines. Shorter ones with around 4-6 lines work best. With the same amount of team players per team. 2 different colors of Balloons. 

**Side Note - if more than two teams will be playing all you will need to do is up the number of limericks and colored balloons to 1 extra of each per additional team. 

Game Setup: Print or write down the limericks on paper. Cut each line out keeping the limericks separate from each other. Place one line of limerick per teams color of balloons.  

Game Play: At the start of the game one player from each team will grab a balloon in their team color. They must then blow up the balloon and then POP it to get the limerick line from the inside. Once that player has complete their turn the next player will go. until all team players have complete the task. 

Teams must then place their limerick in order. Once complete they will race to the "judge" and read the limerick aloud. The first team to get it correct wins! 







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