"Luck of the Irish" Ideas for a Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Costume Party

Leprechaun hats, shamrocks, rainbows, pots of gold. All these and more can have you and online guests dancing an Irish jig for a St. Patrick’s Day virtual party—a costume party at that! So prep your green party outfits and accessories. But don’t forget the other fun essentials to still make your virtual party a party! From invites to decor accents and props to St. Patrick’s Day snacks, sweets, and drinks.

To get you started, here are our basic party picks with that unmistakable Irish charm! But first, we’re sharing this Irish blessing for you and your loved ones this St. Patrick’s Day:

"For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: 
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day."

Fun and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Party Basics

No need to leave your home to prep this party! Just click away to shop online, find tutorials for Irish-inspired DIY elements, and whip up easy St. Paddy’s party recipes with the family.

Virtual St. Paddy's Party Ideas

Lucky you! Online invitations like this "Clover Hat" premium Evite invitation (1) feature animated elements and customizable features to wow your virtual guests. Be sure to mention, too, that St. Patrick’s Day costumes will be a must! Including home-made party accessories to craft ahead of party day, like this set of glittery DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party photo props (2) from Lia Griffith.

Suggest to guests to assemble their own Irish-inspired party menu, using ingredients they most likely have right at home or can order in a snap! Delish and doable ideas would be a St. Patrick’s Day appetizers board (4 – from Luci’s Morsels) featuring as many green veggies, fruits, and garnishes as possible, plus gold-wrapped chocolates. Just as easy are these St. Patrick’s Day mini pizzas (3 – from New England Today) that are actually English muffins topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and green bell pepper "shamrocks"!

For sweet treats, get family members in on the fun making adorable Happy Lepre-Cones (5 – from Hallmark)—scoops of ice cream wearing shredded coconut beards and green sugar cone hats, and Rainbow and Gold Donuts (6 – from Wilton) that are home-baked with green batter, dipped in gold sugar, and frosted with rainbow colors.

Finally, for party beverages, you may order in the famed Guinness dark beer for the grownups. But have a family-friendly choice, too, like this lime-lemon-pineapple St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Punch (7 – from Mirabelle Creations) for all to enjoy.

Just add the needed gadgets to link up online. Then, livestream the St. Paddy’s Day party fun—including guests modeling their Irish-inspired costumes!

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