St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow and Gold Party Inspiration

Did you grow up celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? My family has a bit of Irish heritage, but with Easter and Passover so close behind the extent of our celebrations usually involved baking a green cake or cupcakes to celebrate. But those are still some of my favorite memories from my childhood, and I’m looking forward to continuing the tradition with my own kids! Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” theme than traditional shamrocks and monochromatic green. So today I thought I’d round up a bit of St. Patrick’s Day rainbow and gold party inspiration to share with all of you!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow and Gold Party Inspiration

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1. Pastel rainbow tissue paper tassels are the perfect way to bring rainbow vibes into your St. Patrick’s Day party décor! I also love this set with iridescent mylar strips in the rainbow tassels.

2. Pair the rainbow tassels with gold paper party fans from My Mind’s Eye!

3. Glittery green shamrock cupcake picks are the perfect place to bring the traditional St. Patrick’s Day motif into your party décor! Or you could go edible with these fondant shamrocks. But if shamrocks really aren’t your thing, these rainbow cupcake toppers have a ring back and can double as party favors!

4. These balloons add just the right amount of gold sparkle to any party

5. I’m absolutely obsessed with these new party plates from Oh Happy Day! The colors in this rainbow plate are just perfect, and these round plates come in two sizes and every shade of the rainbow (I’m loving this mint green hue).

6. Gold foil cupcake liners, obviously.

7. This gold dot napkin kind of looks like gold nuggets, don’t you think? And these rainbow napkins are so fun!

8. Kids looooooove party straws! I’m into these gold party straws and these reusable rainbow stainless steel straws

9. Take your cupcakes up a notch with one of these rainbow sprinkle medleys by Sweatapolita via Shop Sweet Lulu

10. Classic party cups in every color of the rainbow!


Are you planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? And for those of you that have kids, what are your favorite kids activities for St. Patrick’s Day? Spill all the details in the comments!

p.s. DIY pastel rainbow crepe paper backdrop and rainbow unicorn birthday party inspiration

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend everyone! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous in DC the last few days, so I’m doing my best to take advantage of it while it lasts. I chaperoned a field trip for my daughter’s preschool class on Thursday (which is when I took the photo below), and I’ve been spending a lot of time out in my front and backyard gardens soaking in the sunshine. It’s amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do for my overall mood, not to mention catching the first glimpses of daffodils, crocus, and magnolia blossoms around the neighborhood. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! But in the meantime…

Washington, DC / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

We shared our renovation experience and some of the lessons we learned during our bathroom renovation on the Wayfair blog!

Thanks to the Chronicle Herald for including our Apricot Tiki Mocktail in their article about Dryuary!

I can’t wait to go visit this exhibit at the Hirschorn Museum

Loving the glam metallic details in this pillow

The most beautiful new wedding agenda from the ladies of Sugar Paper

This copper pendant is so pretty – and it’s affordable!

The cutest clover pencils for St. Patrick’s Day

Such fun colors in this rug

The White Helmets has been nominated for an Academy Award – along with three other documentaries focused on the Syrian conflict. I highly recommend watching it, if you haven’t already. It’s tough to watch, but so important.


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Make it Pop! A delicious non-alcoholic winter citrus punch to enjoy at your next party

Sharing some inspiration for a kitchen renovation – and asking for your advice!

The cutest animal-themed birthday cards

A pretty new brush lettering script font

Illustrated farm-t0-table wedding invitations and save the dates

Fun black tie wedding invitations for a backyard wedding


Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! We started sleep training Alice this week out of sheer desperate need to regain a good night’s sleep. Please send happy thoughts that it clicks soon! Luckily I have a husband that knows how to mix a stiff drink – I have a feeling we’ll need a couple this weekend. But in the meantime…


Image by Hardink Calligraphy via Instagram

a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back this afternoon for this week’s cocktail recipe! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m actually pretty excited for this weekend. We’re supposed to have a couple of nice days – and we’re heading to our first Caps game since Sophie was born with friends on Saturday! Sophie won’t be joining us for this excursion, but I am excited to take her to her first real hockey game at some point. I think she’d love it! But in the meantime…


Camellia via Gardenista (I’m just going to post photos of flowers until Spring arrives, okay?)

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Party Paper: St. Patrick’s Day

Happy March! Since Easter is late this year, St. Patrick’s Day gets a little more time in the spotlight! Irish or not, it’s fun to embrace the crazy colors of the rainbow and pots of gold for a little bash on March 17th! If you aren’t a fan of wearing green or donning shamrocks, this is the St. Patty’s party for you! —Kelly

Party Paper: St. Patrick's Day

No. 1 Rainbow Wreath from Fiskars, No. 2 Confetti Push Pop from Thimble Press, No. 3 Piñata from Katie K Franklin, No. 4 Rainbow Candy Cups from Shop Sweet Lulu, No. 5 Rainbow Popcorn Boxes from TomKat Studio, No. 6 DIY Streamers from Oh Happy Day

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