The Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Party

While we won’t be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at our favorite bar or attend a massive house party with our friends this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a great St. Paddy’s Day party from the comfort of our own rooms. Thanks to FaceTime and Zoom, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family while we wait out the pandemic. 

If you’re looking for some fun, lockdown-friendly St. Paddy’s Day party ideas, then you have come to the right place. From boozy ice cream parties to virtual costume contests, we have tons of ideas for throwing a successful St. Paddy’s Day party! Check them out now.

Top 8 St. Paddy’s Day Party Ideas You Need to Try

1. Host a boozy ice cream party

spiked ice cream containers

Start your party off with a bang by bringing in some boozy ice cream pints! If you’ve never enjoyed booze-filled ice cream before, then you are in for a treat. Tipsy Scoop offers delicious ice creams and sorbets spiked with a variety of different alcohols. If you want to say on-theme, you can purchase the St. Patrick’s Day Party Pack. This special party pack includes one pint of Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel ice cream, one pint of Vanilla Bean Bourbon ice cream, and two pints of Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. All flavors contain up to 5% alcohol by volume.

Bonus: The Virtual Cocktail Party

Tipsy Scoop will also be hosting a live virtual cocktail party on St. Paddy’s Day at 8 pm EST! Say "Sláinte!" with Tipsy Scoop’s cocktail party kit that includes ice cream, a bottle of Guinness Stout, and toppings to make a delicious Spiked Shamrock Shake and Chocolate Guinness Float! The cocktail party will be live-streamed on YouTube by master mixologist Justin Noel of Closing Time Cocktails. 

2. Organize a little costume contest

Once you’re finished enjoying some sweet and flavorful booze-filled ice cream, you can move onto your costume contest! Even though you are celebrating at home, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up a little. Most people will probably dress up as a leprechaun, but you can still get creative and think outside the box. 

Some people dress up like a pot of gold and rainbow with their friends. Others just go all green. No matter what costume you decide to wear, you’ll have a great time seeing all of your friends decked out in their St. Paddy’s Day gear. 

3. Play some drinking games

Since you won’t be able to bar hop or visit any clubs for St. Paddy’s Day, you’ll need to bring the party inside. But don’t worry. There are plenty of fun drinking games you can play with your friends over FaceTime or Zoom! You can find tons of fun drinking games on the app store, like Piccolo and Drunk Potato. Both games are relatively simple to learn and play. 

4. Test your trivia knowledge of St. Paddy’s Day

trivia book

How well do you know your St. Paddy’s Day history? Test out your knowledge with a fun trivia game! If you have been tasked with organizing the trivia event, you can easily find a number of fun and interesting questions about St. Paddy’s Day for your game. To keep things interesting, you can even add a fun prize for the winner!

5. Decorate some cookies

Who doesn’t love a delicious St. Paddy’s Day theme cookie? You and your friends can test out your artistic skills by decorating some cookies together. If you wish, you can bake up a batch of homemade cookies for yourself. But if baking isn’t your thing, you can always purchase some cookies at the store instead. No one will know!

6. Try a fun St. Paddy’s Day recipe together

If you and your friends love cooking, you can try out a special St. Paddy’s Day recipe together over FaceTime. Classic St. Paddy’s Day dishes include corned beef, shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, and cabbage. 

7. Host a virtual beer tasting

beer flightDon’t forget to enjoy some Guinness during your St. Paddy’s Day party! The Guinness Extra Stout and Draught are popular options as well as Smithwick’s Ale and Harp Lager. 

8. Play some St. Paddy’s Day music in the background

Surprisingly, there are a number of St. Paddy's Day songs you can stream in the background during your party. From “Molly Malone” to “Where the Streets Have No Name,” there are a number of Irish songs you can enjoy during your St. Paddy’s Day Party. 

This year, St. Patrick’s Day is going to be a little different. In order to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we still need to follow social distancing guidelines. But this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a great St. Paddy’s Day party! Just turn on the computer, log onto Zoom, and get ready for the virtual party of your life! 

Are you looking for the perfect dish to make your party pop? Try Tipsy Scoop’s famous booze-filled ice cream! Tipsy Scoop offers a fun selection of spiked ice cream pints. Shop our full collection of booze-filled pints and cocktails now!