9 St. Patrick’s Day Decorations and Party Supplies
Green Clover Bunting Garland
This whimsical, yet refined bunting garland is an easy way to add some flair to your St. Patty’s day festivities. Just hang it on your mantle for a jubilant touch. It includes 21 various-sized pennants made of durable felt in three different shades—lime, kelly, and forest greens. And of course, it’s not without the popular shamrock. Every fourth flag is features the Irish symbol. Hang it on your mantle, or use it as a photo prop! Holding a last minute gathering? Don’t worry. The garland is ready to ship between 1-3 business days after ordering!
To buy: $25 for a 6.5-foot garland; etsy.com.
Green Gingham Cheers! Beverage Coasters
What is St. Patrick’s day without a perfect pint of Guinness, (or if you’re from Chicago, a glass of Green River)? No matter what you’re sipping, make sure you have a cheery place to rest your drinks with these customizable coasters. They’re made from hard plastic, so they’ll last for many March 17 to come. Personalize them with your favorite toast (might we suggest “cheers” or even the Gaelic “sláinte,” if you’re feeling extra festive) or monogram for no additional cost—we just recommend leaving about a week for customization and delivery.
To buy: $34 for six; zazzle.com.
GelGems Sketchy Shamrock Large Bag Gel Clings
If St. Patrick’s Day has its way of sneaking up on you, order a sheet of these gel clings now for a quick way to decorate as the 17th draws closer. Get party-ready in an instant with these bright and cheery shamrock decals. Press them onto windows or mirrors in your house for a festive touch. You can even stick them on your interior car windows if you want to spread the joy while on the road. Come March 18th, peel off the clings and save them to use next year.
To buy: $8.50; amazon.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Combo Pack
If you’re planning on making Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream (or plain vanilla if you’re baking for the kids), why not add an extra Irish touch with this accessory kit? It comes with 24 liners and 24 shamrock picks—a perfect set if you’ve promised to bring in treats for the class. We thinking baking the cupcakes in these shamrock liners and then adding some green food coloring to the buttercream to create a green-tinted icing is a perfect homage to the day. And for a finishing touch, make sure you top each treat with one of the included decorative shamrock picks.
To buy: $2 for a set of 24; partycity.com.
Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Fridge Magnet
When you’re hosting friends and family, the last thing you want to do is waste time hunting for the bottle opener that’s being passed around. Keep the party going with this sleek, good-looking bottle opener that blends into your kitchen dÃ©cor and won’t get lost in the abyss of your junk drawer. This super-strong, non-scratch magnet can be stuck right on the fridge (or really any magnetic surface) and won’t budge as guests help themselves to one (or two) of Irish Ale (or one of these other expert-approved dark beers)
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Green Chevron Table Runner
Though bursting with flavor, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal (corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage) isn’t very colorful. So, it’s likely that you need a burst of color among the classics on your table. Our suggestion? Add a splashy runner in a playful print like this chartreuse green chevron one, to brighten up your buffet. It’s handmade and can be made to fit whichever length of table you’re searching for. Note: Orders usually ship within two to five days of ordering and table runners are non-returnable.
To buy: Starting at $15, etsy.com.
Kelly Green 16-Inch Round Paper Lantern
One great thing about decorating for a Saint Patrick’s Day party? You can never have too much green. Complete your festive home dÃ©cor by hanging a few of these kelly green paper lanterns from the ceiling. Each lantern is sold with a wire insert to allow for easy hanging, so you can suspend them all around your house with ease. Thanks to the bright paper exterior, they look great even when not illuminated, but if you want to add some extra shine (or use them for outdoor lighting at night), you can also purchase the corresponding light kit, sold separately.
To buy: $13; jet.com.
Silly McGilly Book and Doll
There’s Elf on a Shelf for Christmas, Mensch on a Bench for Hanukkah, Bunny with the Basket for Easter and now, Silly McGilly for St. Patrick’s Day. Start a new family tradition by inviting this mischievous (but adorable!) leprechaun into your home. Whether you’re Irish or not, your kids will love listening as you read aloud the illustrated hardcover book, introducing them to Silly McGilly and the mischief he gets up to during his favorite holiday—St. Patty’s Day, of course. The book also comes with a plush doll, perfect for kids to play with. But be warned—if you leave Silly McGilly by the window overnight, he just might play a trick on you as you sleep!
To buy: $25, sillymcgilly.com.
Emerald Swirl Place Cards
When you think of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, you’re probably imagining a trip to the local pub—not a chic dinner party at home. But why not use the 17th this year to host a meal that features traditional Irish cuisine like roasted lamb or shepherd’s pie? And opting for a sit-down meal doesn’t mean you have to do without the fun green accents, either. These personalized emerald swirl place cards provide a subtle nod to the color of the day: the white cards are embellished with jewel-toned green swirls, and will look great as you and your friends feast on Irish classics. Just don’t forget the whiskey-spiked cakes, bread and butter pudding, and craft ales for dessert!
To buy: $3 for 24, orientaltrading.com.