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St. Patrick's Day Birthday Party Ideas

Updated on April 2, 2014

Holiday Birthdays: Do you need ideas for a St. Patrick's Day birthday celebration?

A Saint Patrick's Day birthday does not automatically dictate a lifetime of corned beef and cabbage birthday dinners! Stand up and be remembered, enjoy your favorites on your special day, and save the traditional Irish fare for another day!

My hubby doesn't hate the traditional corned beef and cabbage of St. Patty's Day fame. However, it's not his fave. Not at all! Make that a plate of tacos and he's happy!

How Would You Celebrate Your Holiday Birthday?

Would you be fine with a birthday accented by all things pertaining to the recognized holiday? Or would you prefer an individualized approach, avoiding all relevant decor, in deference to your celebration of your birth?

How would you celebrate if your birthday was on a popular holiday?

Green Charms for St. Patrick's Day Bracelet Gifts

If you are celebrating a young lady's birthday, a green charm bracelet theme is perfect. You'll find options ranging from inexpensive to elaborate, perfect for addressing the age and interests of your birthday girl on her special day.

For Those Who Would Go All Out...Saint Patrick's Day Birthday Boys and Girls

If you are going all out...

A Saint Patrick's Day Birthday Leaves Lots of Room For Fun

We'll keep this one kid leave the green beer to another Squid!

There are many ways to incorporate a holiday theme into the birthday person's celebration, and you have the advantage of the seasonal aisle, where you can select from a number of decorative elements. However, if you don't quite see what you want, there are plenty of online retailers which will accomodate your desire for something unique, both for celebrating, and for gift giving. Make sure you are attentive to the interests of your birthday person, and just because it's St. Patrick's Day, don't presume that green is their thing. They may like the theme, but make sure! Unless you are hosting a roast, in which case, have fun!

Party Supplies in Green

There are plenty of great St. Patrick's party supplies, whether you want to provide your kiddos with trinkets or whip up a batch of green cupcakes.

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Gift Ideas for St. Patrick's Day Birthdays

If your March 17 birthday friend or family member loves the theme, then you will definitely appreciate the variety of unique themed gifts at Cafe Press.

St. Patrick's Day Tech Gifts

Green Tech Cases

Whether your birthday boy or gal uses an iPhone, iPod Touch or other specialty tech tools, there are definitely plenty of fun cases out there. Green themed tech cases are great for a St. Patty's birthday gift.

Saint Patrick's Day Party Games for Kids

St. Patricks Activities for Kids Birthday Parties

Whether you have a St Patricks Day Birthday Boy or St Patricks Birthday Girl, you may want some fun themed games and activities for a birthday party. Here are a few options:

Find the Gold: Have a treasure hunt, and kids find a pot of gold coins (chocolate) at the end of the search!"It's Not Easy Being Green": Kids brainstorm in groups, in a set time limit (you decide,based on age), making a list of all the green things they can think of."Shamrock Hop": Conduct musical chairs, but have the kids hop around the circle, while the music plays."Luck of the Irish": Conduct "Minute to Win It" style challenges, and see which team has the best luck...or should we say, success!"Lucky Duck": Use St. Patricks Day Ducks and place special markings or numbers on the bottoms. Float them in a Green Party Tub or plastic bin of water. Each child picks a duck and receives the related prize. Make it more interesting for the tween or teen St Patricks Party. Connect the number on each duck to a challenge.

Lucky Dice: This is a fun game that can be adapted for any birthday. Just emphasize luck on a St. Patrick Birthday! Stock up on lots of little trinkets, novelty toys and candies. Make sure you have two or three per participant. Place these in the center of the playing area. A long table or set of tables pushed together is great, or have everyone sit in a big circle with the prize pot in the middle. Pass a pair of dice around the circle or table. Each participant rolls. If he rolls doubles, he chooses a prize or steals someone else's prize. This continues until a set time expires or until all prizes are claimed. With younger children, be sensitive to the stealing concept, and perhaps omit it. It's more fun at the teenage level to include gift stealing as in a White Elephant party, but smaller children may get their feelings hurt.

"Find the Gold" cakes or cupcakes...

If your St. Patrick's Day birthday is an excuse to go all green, have a blast! If not, here are some suggestions for the un-Irish approach!

Nothing against Corned Beef and Cabbage, but...

When our St. Patrick's Day birthday rolls around, it's tacos! The birthday boy, or girl, should be able to celebrate their day their way! Our birthday celebration highlights the birthday person's faves, and it's not corned beef and cabbage! That doesn't mean you can't freeze a nice cut of corned beef for another day, but make the birthday person's day special for them. If they hate green, ditch it, and go for the gold...or whatever color they prefer!

Birthdays are fun, and holiday birthdays, no less so. Take your cues from the birthday person, and plan around their preferences!

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice cut of corned beef for another day, but make the birthday person's day special for them. If they hate green, ditch it, and go for

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great ideas for St. Patrick's Day! Love them all!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That is a very Good..:-)

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      Hannah Writes 5 years ago

      My two younger children, whom my husband and I adopted, are Irish. We celebrate their heritage with Irish desserts, corned beef and cabbage for dinner.

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      Used to fix corned beef and cabbage, now I don't celebrate the day. I knew someone who was born on St. Patrick's Day and has a first and last name that is all Irish sounding...but he is not Irish. He gets a little tired of the association this famous day gave him.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd say that plate of tacos sounds good to me again this year! Just had to dance on over from the front page...congratulations!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I celebrate it like all good Germans the Irish Pub!

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      RestlessKnights 5 years ago

      I don't, but nice lens nonetheless!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Quite Interesting.

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      Tom 5 years ago

      Lots of great birthday ideas. Beer and corned beef and cabbage are how I celebrate.

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      aylsbillones1 5 years ago

      Thanks for your fun ideas, I learn a lot!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I only celebrated St Patrick's Day once and it wasn't so good. But, I'm looking forward this year to have fun!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What fun ideas - I always celebrate with corned beef and cabbage!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Love St. Patty's Day! I have a lens on it too.

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      Vikki 7 years ago from US

      Blessed with some Lucky Leprechaun Blessings today ;)

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      Blackspaniel1 7 years ago


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Now that is the luck of the Irish for sure to have a birthday on St Patrick's Day and to celebrate with tacos, wwhat fun!

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      My mother-in-law was born on St. Paddy's Day and I never know what to buy her. Thanks for all the ideas!