St. Patrick’s Day games are all made up from your own creativity since there aren’t any set games that you should play this time of year. While you want to keep the kids entertained, you don’t want the adults to just veg out in front of the TV. Here are 10 St. Patrick’s Day games that will keep all your party guests entertained, regardless of their age.
1. Rainbow Ring Toss
With some old toilet paper rolls and some paper plates, you could easily recreate this game. All you need are paints for every color of the rainbow and you can watch the young and old engage in this age-old game. To make the game even more challenging, have your competitors toss the rings in the order of the rainbow. The person with the most accurate rainbow tosses wins!
2. Rainbow Dice
Whether your dice help you move further on your block or you want to make other rules to make this game more interesting, the rainbow dice and its corresponding road will add a lot of interest and decoration to your party. You can make an extremely long road to challenge your competitors to make this a human-sized board game.
3. Golden Slime
Make slime so golden and shiny this St. Patrick’s Day that you’ll fool the leprechauns into visiting your home. This project is great for keeping children entertained and the adults occupied because this messy craft is definitely not something you want to leave up to the kids. Once the slime is made, it’s hours of entertainment with all the poking, stretching, and pulling. This is the craftiest of all the St. Patrick’s Day games, unless you also want to build a boat with your guests.
4. Clover Basketball
Normal basketball is fun but on St. Patrick’s Day, you have to play clover basketball. Whether it’s a simple game of Horse or a full-on basketball game, you can easily build this basketball net and give your guests hours of active fun. No one will be sitting around when there’s a serious competition to win. You can even make a small trophy for the winning team to take home!
5. Rainbow Boats
Racing boats used to be such a popular activity. Now you can bring it back with these rainbow boats on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you want to visit the nearby pond or set up an inflatable pool in your backyard, you can build these boats beforehand and have everyone race their boats to the finish line. Trust me, after blowing on their sails for so long, your little guests will be too out-of-breath to do much screaming. If you have them build the boats with you, everyone can have some crafty fun!
6. Minute for the Gold
There’s nothing that gets the heart going like a race. Except it’s more than just a race against your competitor; it’s also a race against the clock. One minute and grab all the gold you can before the leprechauns come back and find their treasure missing. Go! Hurry! This is the perfect game if you want to get the tension going and have everyone on the edge of their seats.
7. Rainbow and Clover Catapult
This game is perfect for some mischievous fun. With some Lucky charms marshmallows, you can recreate the fun of playing with your food and launch the rainbows and clover charms into the right pots. And this time, Mom cannot yell at you for your awesome spoon catapult.
8. Musical Shamrocks
Everyone knows musical chairs but what about musical shamrocks? Turn on some cheesy music and get ready to fight for the last shamrock. This would be a great game to play in pairs or be traditional and play as individuals. With such a classic game, don’t be surprised that once everyone gets into it, even the sweetest of the party guests can get pretty competitive.
9. Gold Scavenger Hunt
Easter has an egg hunt so why can’t we have a scavenger hunt on St. Patrick’s Day? Your task is to get to the pot of gold at the end faster than everyone else. Use your imagination to come up with some interesting tasks or objects for your guests to find and sit back to watch your house be run over by party guests. It is a happy chaotic event!
10. Pop the Rainbow!
Have a simple and colorful game at your party with these rainbow balloons. The rainbow balloon wall is not only great for the Instagram photo-op in the beginning but it’s so satisfying to hear the balloon pop. All you need are balloons for every color of the rainbow and darts! Just be careful with handing a dart to the little party guests and this will become the most fun out of all the St. Patrick’s Day games