Today is your LUCKY day! The talented Kenna of Miss Party Mom and Hannah’s Cookies and Treats have vibrant and fun ideas for a St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow” Party for the kids. And they only used FREE Printables to create this look (links to download below in her party details), so it’s totally doable with whatever rainbow sweets you bake or buy last minute! ;) Want more free St. Patrick’s Day printables? Go here and here!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…
– Rainbow dessert table with rainbow circle strands, pot of gold coins and a DIY felt cloud backdrop
– TONS of utilized FREE Printables from Love the Day, TomKat, Kara’s and more!
– Pot of Gold sugar cookies, Rainbow cupcake towers & green shamrock lollipops
– Super cute kids in festive green and rainbow St. Patrick’s Day outfits
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kenna…
I put together this St. Patrick’s Day stylized shoot/ party for my kids and their friends after getting the idea to do a “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow” theme. Since rainbows are so in right now, I knew the theme would be adorable and photograph well. As usual I was assisted by my good friend Hannah of Hannah’s Cookies and Treats with the baking and set up.
We focused on kid friendly desserts and party favors for our table. Hannah made a 3 tier green ombre shamrock cake out of a heart cookie cutter and using the left over scraps created the stem. She also came up with the fun idea for green Hostess ding dongs- which turned out so adorable. Her pot of gold sugar cookies were topped with gold shimmery sprinkles. I made cupcakes in 3 colors of green and we decked them out with colored candy and gold coins. For the light green cupcakes I made felt bow tie cake toppers which were inexpensive and easy to make!
I used free printables for every graphic on the table. The “LUCKY” sign on the front of the table was a free download from The TomKat Studio via HGTV. I sprayed it with gold glitter and backed it with a rainbow fabric that was going the opposite way of the rainbow table cloth- so it really popped! The square chevron labels on the coloring buckets are courtesy of another free printable from Dimpleprints. The “You’re my Lucky Charm” mini banner on the “leprechaun trail mix” is a free printable from Kara’s Party Ideas, I shrunk it down to meet my needs. For the mini buckets I spray painted them gold and printed out St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages online and made little mini coloring books for the kids with attached rainbow chevron tags that are also a free download. I put rainbow colored crayons on the front of the buckets and tied them on with twine. I topped almost everything off with light and dark green stacked shamrock foam stickers found in March at every craft store for $1 a pack. I even decorated the green soda bottles with free printables from Love The Day. The leprechaun trail mix were put inside large ketchup cups found at most $1 stores. I used rainbow ribbon to create a rainbow above the trail mix and good ol’ cotton balls for the clouds on the sides- the kids loved these!
The mason jars had green colored milk inside and were dipped in a lighter green melting chocolate and then rolled in sugar sprinkles. We baked mini green cupcakes and put them through our green paper straws and topped them off with a leprechaun Lucky Charm marshmallow or a rainbow one- another hit with the kids! The push pops were made with a new mini push pop pan I purchased which made them a lot easier to make then slicing mini cupcakes. I was able to fit all over the colors of the rainbow in this way because of how thin they were. We topped them off with a shamrock clad rolo!
The green shamrock chocolate pops were made with a shamrock candy mold. We painted edible gold shimmer on each of them and I put the rainbow ribbon flag on each with a little wire sandwiched in between so I could make them “wavey”. Surrounding the shamrock pops were our jello mugs! Hannah and I joked about finding mini beer jugs to put green (non-alcoholic!) jello in and sure enough a day later Hannah found them.
The kids had a blast and we’re all still recovering from a day of desserts! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2013 from Miss Party Mom!
– Party Styling: Miss Party Mom
– Photography: Christina Landeros of Moments Captured Photography
– Cookies, Cake & Cupcakes: Hannah Henry, Hannah’s Cookies and Treats
– “LUCKY” banner: The TomKat Studio via HGTV
– Chevron Rainbow Printable on Coloring Buckets: Dimpleprints.com
– Rainbow and shamrock graphics on soda bottles: Love The Day
– Shamrock candy mold: Kenilahs Cake and Candy
– Rainbow Table Cloth: Miss Party Mom
– Mini Beer Jugs: TJ Maxx
– “Keep Calm” cup: Walmart
– Push Pop containers & Push Pop baking pan: Michael’s Crafts