Simple St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting and DIY Decorations
We won’t be having a St. Patrick’s Day party this year. Instead, I’m setting a table for my immediate family and decorating it with simple St. Patrick’s Day DIY decorations.
When I was thinking of table décor ideas for my St. Patrick’s Day table setting, I knew I wanted to keep it simple and not go crazy and incorporate everything associated with the holiday.
I wanted a bright table, which is why I decided on a gold tablecloth and added a piece of sheer, light green fabric. You can’t tell, but the green is one yard of fabric, turned diagonally, and bunched in the middle with a twist tie. I didn’t even finish the raw ends, just tucked them under. A neat trick for non-sewers.
For the table décor, I thought about what my kids associate with St. Patrick’s Day. They think of Leprechauns. In elementary school, Leprechauns play tricks on all the little kids (of course it’s really us parents, hehe). It’s so cute to see their reactions to what those mischievous rascals do to their classroom!
Then I thought about us adults. We enjoy drinking “green beer”. This cracks me up because it is just beer with green dye, but we totally look forward to it every year.
I used these as inspiration for my St. Patrick’s Day DIY table decorations. I decided to create something as a nod to Leprechauns and serve green beer. But this is a family dinner, and my kids are too young to drink alcohol. I found at a local second-hand store some really cute, small pint-shaped glasses.
So, for dessert, I made kid-friendly green beer. Actually, it’s green (lime flavored) jello, poured into the glasses, and when the jello was set, topped with whipped cream.
Didn’t they turn out awesome and look like the real thing?
For my St. Patrick’s Day table’s centerpiece, I played off the Leprechaun idea. I transformed basic clay pots into Leprechaun hats and made little black jars, topped with gold nuggets, into pots of gold.
If you want to create them yourself, check out the links listed below. They are really cheap and super easy to make.
I hope my simple St. Patrick’s Day table setting gives you some inspiration to create your own table for the holiday.