St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and I think we can all use all the luck we can get as we approach a year of dealing with this pandemic! So I decided to put together a Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Playdate for my daughter and her best friend, with fun Perler bead crafts, DIY decor and yummy desserts. Bonus: this lucky playdate is really inexpensive to set up!  I got most of my materials from the Dollar Store and the Target Bullseye spot. Read on to see how I set it all up!


DIY Rainbow & Pot of Gold Backdrop

First, I hung a cute rope rainbow wall hanging. Underneath that, I draped a simple colorful paper garlandNext, I painted an unfinished wooden pot of gold cutout I got at the dollar store a pretty light blue color and added gold letter stickers spelling out “LUCKY”, and a few gold St. Patrick’s Day themed stickers. Then, I glued gold coins (also from the dollar store!) at the top. I placed this DIY pot of gold on the table underneath the rainbows!


St. Patrick’s Day Craft Table

I draped my table with a disposable green gingham tablecloth. I found mine in the Target Bullseye Spot. In the center of the table, I set out a few rainbow pompom and glittery green shamrock decorations, as well as all of the materials the girls needed to make Perler bead rainbows – rainbow beads, clear cups, pegboards and Perler bead tweezers

Each girl also got some fun St. Patrick’s Day wearables – cute rainbow “Feelin’ Lucky” headbands, some lucky pins, and some green bead necklaces. No one is getting a pinch at this party! I also added a lucky glittery gold coin favor for each – these came in a bag of glittery coins, shamrocks, and hats that I got at the dollar store.


Lucky Place Settings

For when the girls inevitably got hungry for an St. Patrick’s Day snack, I used two more DIY pots of gold as placemats, and layered them with pretty pastel plates. Then, they each got a sweet rainbow napkin and a magically delicious Lucky Charm cupcake! I provided baby blue plastic spoons as well, for easier eating.

The girls had a blast hanging out, talking, eating, and creating their Perler bead masterpieces. Here’s hoping they bring all the good luck for the year ahead!

For more Spring party ideas, check out my recent round up of 25 Easter Parties for Kids and Adults!

Happy (Lucky) Celebrating!

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