I made these for the kids and their teachers:
I apologize for the pictures. Just take note that the paint scrapes off easily after it has been sprayed. It needs some time to dry completely so it doesn't scrape off.
I just purchased the small Glad Containers:
I laid them out on newspaper:
Carefully spray paint them green:
Let them dry. Hopefully you have a few days to let them dry so the cure all the way.
I didn't get pictures of the next step, but wrap black ribbon around the base of the hat. I cut out the buckles with my cricut and gypsy using glitter yellow paper. I like the black ribbon with the white stitching best.
After they are dry you can fill them with with treasure and rainbow (or favorite treats, or gold coins, etc). I used Rolos and skittles:
I put the Rolos in first like gold treasure and then covered them up with a rainbow:
Those printables are found at the link above.
For dinner I went with the rainbow theme:
Rainbow Balloons hanging from the ceiling in an arc.
Individual Rainbow Fruit. I like the fruit rainbow I made better, but these are quick and easy too.
I made each color one at a time. I decided to pour them into glasses instead of a glass pan. It is a lot of Jello to eat though. It took a few days, but this way I only had to use a small box of jello of each color.
I topped the jello with a cloud of cool whip.
I didn't use this for St. Patrick's Day, but I wanted to try it out. Put food coloring in the water and then add the pasta to cook. Obviously the red dye works better. The one thing I remember thinking was that I needed to add more food coloring, more than you would think. I haven't tried it again, but it is kind of fun.
See Link Party page for parties I have linked to.