Saint Patrick’s Day Party Favors

Hello Im Topsy Turvy readers! I’m Mel from So Festive! and I’m so excited to be a new party and holiday contributor here on the first Wednesday of every month. I love any excuse to celebrate, big or small. And I’m going to share simple ideas to make your holidays, parties, and life a bit more festive.

Do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? I think it’s one of those holidays that either is a big deal or isn’t for most people. We wear green, have a visit from the Little Leprechaun, and have a green dinner.

Regardless of you celebrate, here’s 2 simple Saint Patrick Day party favors you can make in a flash.


Here’s what you’ll need to make the Saint Patrick’s Day pot of gold. Who doesn’t love gold. Or chocolate?


To make your pot of gold:

1. Spray the outside of a baby food jar black and let completely dry. (About 20 minutes).

2. Fill the jar completely with gold chocolate coins, or stuff it with crinkle gift wrap shred like this:


3. Then fill with chocolate coins and tie with a piece of ribbon to give it a nice finish.


To make the shamrock place setting, you’ll need: 


And here’s how you do it:


If you aren’t having a dinner party, you could still have kids make these for an afternoon craft. The possibilities are endless!

little-leprechaun-gifts pot-of-gold

See what the Little Leprachaun brought us last year over on my site. There’s also another easy Saint Patrick Day Pot of Gold Idea that you might like.

Hope you have a festive Saint Patrick’s Day!

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