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Throwing a Frugal Saint Patrick’s Day Party

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Saint Patrick's Day Party Ideas:

My kids get excited for each holiday, which make me excited. Maybe I get it from my Mom who would always do something special like cut my sandwich in my school lunch into different shapes.

I've put together a few ideas on how you can make this a special St. Patrick's Day and most importantly do it on a budget! Most of my supplies where purchased at Walmart, which was great because I could grab everything in one trip!  You can also find a great selection of items at Dollar Tree!  See our post here for more.

1. Streamers:

This one is super low budget, it just takes a little time. I love the way the streamers turned out! And no it's not crepe paper. It's actually one plastic table cloth that I cut into 8 pieces! And only 97¢  at Walmart, or $1.00 at Dollar Tree or Dollar General!

Note- The streamers will be heavy, so you may have to mount with push pins  instead of tape, but they have an amazing overall effect.  This is ideal for larger rooms.

2. Centerpieces

The centerpiece is colored rice! My daughter had so much fun helping me make this! I mixed about a cup of rice with food coloring and about a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. I made the hurricane glass for just a couple bucks by gluing a candle stick to the bottom of the vase. You can also find plastic vases and glasses at Dollar Tree.

I can reuse this for every season as well! And this is sitting on a single green place mat with shamrocks on it.

3. Pretzel Shamrocks

These are so cute and easy to make! It’s a great alternative to traditional sugar cookies.  Scroll down for recipe.  The kids can help with this one too.

You can make your own white fudge covered pretzels using almond bark, or do what I did and use Flipz White Fudge Covered Pretzels. Great for if you're short on time!

Arrange in threes for shamrock shapes, and then just ice with green cookie icing to finish off your treats! You can use store-bought icing or make your own.

Recipe Here:

Yield: 10

Shamrock Pretzel Cookies

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This easy recipe can be made with pre-made White Fudge Pretzels, or you can make your own! Such a fun St. Patrick's Day treat the kids can help with too!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 oz Flipz, 1 package
  • 2 oz white almond bark, cubes of white almond bark or white chocolate chips
  • 1 package Betty Crocker Cookie Icing, Or any green icing


  1. Melt the White Almond Bark per package directions.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Each shamrock will need 3 whole pretzels and a piece for the stem.
  3. You can either dip the pretzel or use something to dab with chocolate on. First take the bottom part of each pretzel and arrange into a Shamrock shape.
  4. If you want to add a stem just take a broken piece of pretzel and dip on end in chocolate and attached it.
  5. Let cool.

Ice Tops with Green Cookie Icing or make your own.

    Let Cool.


      You can leave them this plain or you can keep decorating! Get creative! If it was up to my kids they would be covered in sprinkles! I took some icing that I dyed green, put it in a sandwich bag with one of the corners snipped off and iced around the outline of the shamrock. I think that it helped it stand out a little.

      Did you make this recipe?

      Please leave a comment if you love this recipe!

      4. Saint Patrick's Day Sign

      I wanted to make something to hang on my way, but I also wanted to get my kids involved. That’s when I came up with the idea to make a sign using their fingerprints turned into shamrocks! I know that I will love bringing it out every year and seeing those little finger prints!

      Supplies needed

      • Canvas- I got a 2 pack a Walmart
      • Paint- I used white, black, and green. But use what colors you want!
      • Yarn or Ribbon- I loved this brown and green polka-dotted ribbon I saw at Walmart!
      • Paint Brushes- I used a sponge brush and a fine tipped brush


      First I paint the whole sign white. You can leave yours unpainted if you like. Then I paint the edges with black and tried to blend it to create and antiqued look. Make sure it’s completely dry before doing the fingerprints.


      I painted my kid’s finger with the paint brush. You may want to practice stamping their finger on paper before you do it on the canvas! Stamp one finger print and then stamp another with the bases over lapping, making a heart-like shape. This will be one clover leaf. You can make it a 3 or 4 leaf clover. For my daughter who is under two, I just went with a simple version of one stamp for each leaf. She thought it was finger painting time and tried to keep going! I would let each clover dry before doing the next one, unless you have careful kids. I do not. So I quickly dried it with a blow dryer. Then add the stems.

      Now for the writing. I would suggest using a stencil, or at least looking at a font on the computer for inspiration. I wish my lettering would have come out better on my sign. Gently write in pencil on the canvas. Then trace over it with paint.

      After it is completely dry you can leave it like that and hang it up, or add more embellishments! I glued ribbon to each of the top corners so give it something to hang on.  There are so many possibilities! Please share pictures of what you created!

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      Note: This post was originally published in 2012 and was sponsored by Walmart Moms. All updates were made 2019 and thereafter. Any opinions expressed are my own. ~ Consumer Queen and Team.

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