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Shamrockin’ Soiree

Need some St. Patrick’s Day ideas in a pinch? You’re in luck! We’ve got all the gold and green goodies you’ll need to throw a truly shamrockin’ soiree.

St. Patrick's Day Card

Balloon garlands are always a showstopper, and they’re extra magical with shamrock-stamped balloons and golden four-leaf clovers.

St. Patrick's Day Balloon Garland

Fun fact: Shamrocks and Four-leaf clovers are NOT the same thing! A shamrock is a young sprig of clover, used as a symbol of Ireland. While, the four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the three-leaf clover. And, according to tradition, such clovers bring good luck. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something—the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck. Who knew?

This four-leaf clover balloon DIY is so simple you’ll want to kiss us.

DIY Four-Leaf Clover Balloon

To start, use a hand-held balloon pump to blow up four heart foil balloons—we used gold.

DIY Four-Leaf Clover Balloon Tutorial

Use washi tape (ours was also gold) to join the self-sealing tags—you don’t want to tie them off because they will leak air. Layer one on top of another until you create your clover!

DIY Four-Leaf Clover Balloon Tutorial

DIY Four-Leaf Clover Balloon Tutorial

Dress up your display by mixing green and gold tassels for a garland that would make Judy proud.

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Table with Balloon Garland

Layer scalloped green and white striped dinner plates with little golden canapés for a place setting that will have Irish eyes a smiling’. You can find these plates and most of the other party decor we used at Bonjour Fete.

St. Patrick's Day Party Plates

Show off your Irish (or just your honorary Irish) pride with a St. Patrick’s Day headband. And keep a lucky charm close to your heart with a clover pendant.

St. Patrick's Day Party Plates and Favors

St. Patrick’s Day surprise balls are filled with fun; just unwrap the layers of tissue paper to discover a prize fit for the end of a rainbow!

St. Patrick's Day Surprise Balls

St. Patrick's Day Party

Tips for treats: Cupcakes and sundaes are magically delicious!

St. Patrick's Day Treats

This St. Patrick’s Day cupcake kit has everything you need to bring out the Irish in any guest.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Kit

We topped vanilla cupcakes with leprechaun, clover, golden horseshoe and flag toppers, as well as edible gold dust and pearls!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Kit

Tip: Bake your cupcakes in a plain baking cup and then drop them in the fancy wrapper once cooled. For a little more shine, pop in a golden candle!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Kit

If you’re lucky enough to have a Salt & Straw near you, pick up pints of Pots of Gold & Rainbows (a flavor loaded with Lucky Charms!) and Matcha Mint Chocolate Ganache—if not, they ship! Short on time? Scoops of green ice cream—think mint chip, lime sherbet, pistachio—will do the trick!

St. Patrick's Day Ice Cream and Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Ice Cream with Lucky Charms in it

For our sundaes, we used super cute shamrock glasses from Target, and loaded on the whipped cream and sprinkles. Set up a sprinkle bar, and let your guests get creative!

St. Patrick's Day Ice Cream Sundaes

St. Patrick's Day Party

St. Patrick's Day Ice Cream Sundaes

Green and gold Hersey Kisses make for a pretty pot of gold! (And, bonus, you’ll guarantee your guests a St. Patty’s Day kiss!) What to do for a kid-friendly favor? Green silly string is perfect for little leprechauns in search of some mischief.

St. Patrick's Day Treats and Hershey Kisses

And with that we leave you with an Irish Blessing: May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold, and at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold!

St. Patrick's Day Goodies

Styling and Design: Royale Ziegler of But First, Party! 

Photography by Billye Donya

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Unfortunately, Four-Leafed clovers have nothing to do with St Patrick's Day. They are not Shamrocks. Shamrocks can only be Three-Leafed Clovers. It's in the very definition.

Nor or they usable just because four-leafed clovers are supposed to be good luck, since the "Luck of the Irish" is actually 'Bad Luck'.

So if you want to do this right and be accurate, don't make your items with clover images that have 4 leaves, or purchase those items from vendors who have done the same. It's like using any kind of flag on the 4th of July just because it is red, white and blue, even though it does not have the right stars and stripes.


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Such a fun inspiration session to capture - love collaborating with these too! Thanks so much for featuring our shoot!