This is what Kenna said about planning the party- “I put together this St. Patrick’s Day party for my kids and their friends because I loved the idea of doing a ‘Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow’ theme. As usual, I was assisted by my good friend Hannah of Hannah’s Cookies and Treats with the baking and set up. We focused on kid friendly desserts and party favors for our table. Hannah made a 3 tier green ombre shamrock cake out of a heart cookie cutter and using the left over scraps created the stem. She also came up with the fun idea for green Hostess cupcakes- which turned out so adorable. Her pot of gold sugar cookies were topped with gold shimmery sprinkles. I made cupcakes in 3 colors of green and we decked them out with colored candy and gold coins. For the light green cupcakes I made felt bow tie cake toppers which were inexpensive and easy to make! I used free printables for every graphic on the table. The “LUCKY” sign on the front of the table was a free download from The TomKat Studio via HGTV. I sprayed it with gold glitter and backed it with a rainbow fabric that was going the opposite way of the rainbow table cloth- so it really popped! The square chevron labels on the coloring buckets are courtesy of another free printable from Dimpleprints. The “You’re my Lucky Charm” mini banner on the “leprechaun trail mix” is a free printable from Kara’s Party Ideas, I shrunk it down to meet my needs. For the mini buckets I spray painted them gold and printed out St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages online and made little mini coloring books for the kids. I put rainbow colored crayons on the front of the buckets and tied them on with twine. I topped almost everything off with light and dark green stacked shamrock foam stickers found in March at every craft store for $1 a pack. I even decorated the green soda bottles with free printables from Love The Day. The leprechaun trail mix were put inside large ketchup cups found at most $1 stores. I used rainbow ribbon to create a rainbow above the trail mix and good ol’ cotton balls for the clouds on the sides- the kids loved these! The mason jars had green colored milk inside and were dipped in a lighter green melting chocolate and then rolled in sugar sprinkles. We baked mini green cupcakes and put them through our green paper straws and topped them off with a leprechaun Lucky Charm marshmallow or a rainbow one- another hit with the kids! The push pops were made with a new mini push pop pan I purchased which made them a lot easier to make then slicing mini cupcakes. I was able to fit all over the colors of the rainbow in this way because of how thin they were. We topped them off with a shamrock clad rolo! The green shamrock chocolate pops were made with a shamrock candy mold. We painted edible gold shimmer on each of them and I put the rainbow ribbon flag on each with a little wire sandwiched in between so I could make them “wavey”. Surrounding the shamrock pops were our jello mugs! Hannah and I joked about finding mini beer jugs to put green (non-alcoholic!) jello in and sure enough a day later Hannah found them. The kids had a blast and we’re all still recovering from a day of desserts! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2013 from Miss Party Mom!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: FREE printable St Patrick’s Day Tags Rainbow Party Supplies White Paper Nut / Candy Cups Jute Twine Push Pop Containers Cupcake Liners Striped Paper Straws Gold Coins
This is what Lauren said about planning the party- “St Patrick’s Day is of no specific significance in our home (we aren’t Irish) other than I think its a fun holiday! I wanted to put together a festive little budget friendly dessert table to celebrate. It was extremely easy, tons of fun and best of all cost under $50 to create. I managed to coordinate the details and get some wonderful vendors on board in less then a week. I hit the ground running with my primary focus being shamrocks. I find them to be the most whimsical element associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Lauren Haddox worked up the adorable printables for the set up. How Sweet it is worked her cookie magic and Tunky Monkey’s Sweet Treats sent me the some amazing goodies to coordinate with the theme. Everything came together nicely and Danielle McCann Photography captured all the details. It was a fun challenge and the end result proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a creative, holiday inspired dessert table!”
This is what Cris said about planning the party- “With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planing your get together! Amanda’s Parties to Go and I teamed up to help make the festivities easy and fun for you! Amanda is offering a FREE St. Patrick’s Day Printable Set that made this party a breeze to style. I created a colorful sweet/snack table for the kids with a rainbow backdrop made out of ribbons where I displayed the banner from the set. I used the icons from the printable set to create the center pieces for the the sweet table and the kids table. I dressed up the candy containers using ribbons and the circle tags included in the set. I also used the tags to embellish the popcorn containers. The rainbow flags were added on the kabobs sticks and lollipops for an extra pop of color. As for healthy snacks, the guests enjoyed leprechaun whole wheat sandwiches, rainbow fruit kabobs, veggies and orange juice. After their lunch, the children had fun making rainbow necklaces and finding gold coins around the backyard. It was finally time to enjoy some sweets! Rainbow cupcakes, M&M’s, Hershey’s kisses, lollipops and cinnamon popcorn were enjoyed by all! Instead of the traditional rainbow and pot of gold favor, I created a cute favor by dressing up green pails using cupcake wrappers, filling them with gold coins and finishing up by adding a rainbow lollipop.
This GREEN THEMED FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Devoney Scarfe of Sugar Mama Baking in New Zealand.
This party is so unique and could easily be tailored to suit any color! It would also make a fabulous St Patrick’s day party! There are a ton of fun ideas here!
Some of my favorite elements of this green party are:
The treasure chest cake
The ice cream cone cupcakes
The green ninja cookies
The number five lollipops in various shades of green
This is what Devoney said about the party- “I did this party for my son’s 5th birthday. His favorite color is green so I made all the food green, we all wore green and he even got green presents. Although the cake wasn’t strictly green the edible treasures inside the cake were!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Cupcake Wrappers Chevron Paper Bags Candles Gold Coins