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13 Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Games and Activities for Team Celebrations

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By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Games

If there is one holiday that just screams a good time, it's St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is associated with wearing green, eating champ, and downing copious amounts of Guinness. For those working in an office, it’s much easier to indulge in the festive spirit, but how can remote and distributed teams experience the same joy? Simple, virtual St. Patrick's Day games and activities are the perfect way to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s in style. 

We got down to curating a list of fun and engaging Virtual St. Patrick's Day games to create a convivial atmosphere and share some St. Patty’s Day good humor. So let’s dive in.

1. Why Should You Throw a Virtual St. Patrick's Day Party?

Well, the simple answer to this would be that it is a lot of fun. This is one holiday that is light-hearted and gives your employees a chance to come together and enjoy themselves. Organizing an event with virtual St. Patrick’s Day games and activities is an effective way to get your staff to come together and de-stress as well as get to know one another better.

You can plan a lineup and host St. Patrick's Day virtual team-building activities with virtual games for St. Patrick's Day to connect your remote teams. In case you have a large-sized team, choose a professional virtual team building event organizer like Hooray Teams who can organize and host these activities for you.

2. 13 Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Games And Activities

2.1. Enjoy an “Irish”  Happy Hour 

Irish happy hour

Drinking is quintessential to the whole St. Patrick’s Day experience. But when you are at work, downing drinks isn’t the most acceptable thing. Our recommendation for St. Patrick’s Day games and drinks night out? Check out the virtual St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Happy Hour by Hooray Teams, a fun virtual team building platform that organizes some of the best hosted activities for teams. 

You and your team will be led by a master mixologist through a 60-minute session. These cocktails are going to be whiskey and beer-based (hence the “Irish” tag). Also, all essentials for the event will be sent as kits to participants’ doorsteps. You and your team need to simply get ready to mix, stir, and swizzle your way through two delectable Irish cocktail concoctions.

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2.2. Hit the Buzzer In an “Irish History” Trivia

irish history trivia

If we are going to list St. Patrick’s Day games, then we have to list a must-not-miss classic - St. Patrick’s Day Trivia. This buzzworthy option is a popular choice, however, the Hooray Teams hosted trivia session comes with an Irish twist. Over 4-5 rounds, your teammates need to answer questions related to Ireland’s music, folklore, and of course leprechauns. 

The activity will be hosted by an expert quizmaster who ensures that the spirits remain high throughout the session! You can also customize the event by sharing your preferences with Hooray Teams.  So, put on those green top hats and be ready to have a blast.

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2.3. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Cupcake Decorating

st. patrick's cup cake decoration

If you and your team are looking for offbeat activities that veer on the more sober yet creative side, then try Hooray Teams' Virtual St. Patrick’s Virtual Cupcake Decorating Class. Here you get to master the art of turning ordinary cupcakes into delightful St. Patrick's Day treats.

Led by a skilled baker, participants will learn how to bring their favorite St. Patrick's Day designs to life. Think shamrocks, rainbows, or pots of gold. To make things even easier, Hooray Teams provides curated kits containing all the decorating essentials like icing, fondants, sprinkles, and toppers, delivered straight to every participant's doorstep. If you have some personal favorites, feel free to make custom requests and Hooray Teams will do the needful.

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2.4. Get Artsy with Cookie Decorating 

st. patrick's cookie decoration

For those looking at more creative virtual St. Patrick's Day activities, try the Virtual St. Patrick's Cookie Decorating Class by Hooray Teams, a great virtual team building marketplace. An engaging online host will walk you and your team through the process of icing, blending, and frosting cookies. You can also request any specific designs or holiday themes based on team preferences to enjoy a more personalized session.

Everything that you and your team need for this activity will be sent over in advance. Each kit includes pre-filled icing bags, assorted nozzle tips, and an array of sprinkles along with the cookies themselves. All your team needs to do is create some space in their homes, don an apron, and let their artistic side out. 

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2.5. Indulge in St. Patrick’s Irish Cocktail Party

Irish cocktail party

Enjoy the renowned Irish tradition of happy hour in a slightly more professional manner with Hooray Teams' St. Patrick’s Virtual Irish Cocktail Party. Under the guidance of an expert, you and your team will craft delightful cocktail concoctions while receiving valuable tips on how to mix blends and add garnishes.

All necessary supplies for this event will be delivered to your teammates’ doorstep as cocktail-making kits before the session. Additionally, Hooray Teams can customize the kits for non-drinkers within your teams, so just reach out and they will be happy to help.

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2.6. Organize a St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are one of the most popular St. Patrick's Day virtual team-building activities. You can easily design your own scavenger hunt for the team. However, to make it even easier for you, we have a cool St. Patrick’s Day games virtual scavenger hunt sample list given below.

virtual scavenger hunt day list

For a smoother experience when incorporating St. Patrick's Day virtual office games, consider hiring a professional company such as Goosechase. They specialize in crafting virtual scavenger hunts through their dedicated app.

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2.7. Figure Out The Mystery Of Patient 360

Patient 360

Add thrill to your team’s St. Patrick’s Day games lineup with an escape room to elevate the fun factor in the holiday celebrations. In Patient 360 by Hooray Teams, you and your teammates assume the role of journalists. Your goal? To figure out why people are vanishing from the hospital. 

This 60-minute thrilling adventure is bound to take everyone to the edge of their seats. Hooray Teams’s lively host will guide you and your teammates through the plot with an awesome 360-degree room view for an authentic experience.

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2.8. Play Some Themed Holiday Bingo

Bingo is not just a fun game night game to play, if done correctly, it can translate well as one of the best St. Patrick's Day ideas for work. While you and your teammates can play with the classic numbers based card, we recommend getting creative with a Gaelic theme like leprechaun names or Irish mythology if you truly want to make it one of the themed St. Patrick’s Day games.

You can create your own digital bingo card and then send the link out to employees to get started with fun virtual St. Patrick’s Day games. If you’re wondering what are some good leprechaun names, you can make your own with this leprechaun name generator.

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2.9. Participate in a St. Patrick’s Day Word Puzzle

This is one of the more linguistically oriented virtual St. Patrick’s Day games that bookworms or literary fans in your team may enjoy. Choose a mix of themed St. Patrick's Day words, and then create anagrams for the team to solve. Add a competitive element to the activity by offering a prize to the person who finds all the answers in the fastest time.

To get started here are some anagrams you can use;

  • NEGER —- Green 
  • YKUCL —- Lucky 
  • ARMDEEL— Emerald
  • ESOOHERSH—-Horseshoe 
  • CLOEVR— Clover 
  • HMRCA— MARCH 
  • HCUAEPNLRE—- Leprechaun

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2.10. Have an Online Irish Cooking Competition

Irish cooking competition

Host a cooking contest showcasing quintessential dishes like Colcannon, soda bread, Irish stew, and coddle—as part of your virtual St. Patrick's Day games. You can take inspiration from MasterChef and get your team to show off their culinary talents in a light-hearted contest. If the traditional recipes don’t catch your fancy, you can always opt for some more modern dishes like Guinness chocolate cake or stout-braised lamb. 

If you aren’t sold on a cooking competition as one of your St. Patrick’s Day games, you can even have a cook-along session. If someone in your team is a great cook, you can ask them to lead the class and all of you can follow along. You can even reach out to a professional chef and have them conduct a class for your team. 

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2.11. Do The Irish Jig

Jig your way into good spirits with some classic Riverdance steps. Book a virtual dance class or learn from a YouTube tutorial, then see who’s as nimble as a leprechaun and who will need a four-leaf clover to succeed on the dance floor.

 If you want to take the competitive element out, you can opt instead to create a video of your team dancing in sync remotely. This can then be uploaded onto the company’s social media or intranet.

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2.12. Play The Luckiest Leprechaun

Speaking of leprechauns, this version of Never Have I Ever is a silly way to kick off online socializing. The Luckiest Leprechaun involves relating positive incidents that have happened in someone’s life, e.g., “I’m a lucky leprechaun because I once got upgraded to first class.” 

Keep track of how many times people raise their hand to discover which of your staff is the luckiest leprechaun of all.

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2.13.  Take a Digital Trip to Ireland  

What could be a more thematically apt St. Patrick’s Day game than taking a digital tour around Ireland as a team? Take guided virtual tours of ancient castles and medieval ruins, connect with locals through virtual meetups, and enjoy an unforgettable journey with your team.

Hooray Teams, our sister site has a great tour if you are looking for a convenient way to enjoy all the majesty of the Giant’s Causeway and the charming streets of Galway from the comfort of your living room. 

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If you are looking for perfect ways to make every holiday memorable in the virtual realm, explore our articles on Independence Day, Easter Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween party, and Diwali.

For inspiring ideas and insightful tips on celebrating your favorite occasions in unique and memorable ways, explore our articles on virtual birthday parties, and company anniversary ideas. That's not all! we've got an interesting line of articles on celebrating Father's DayMother's Day, and also Earth Day

3. FAQs

3.1. What is St. Patrick’s Day? 

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland. This holy man is traditionally said to have brought Christianity to the shores of the Emerald Isle, introducing the concept of the Holy Trinity using the symbol of the shamrock. Over the years, St. Patty’s has evolved away from the religious aspect to become instead a general celebration of Irish culture. 

3.2. What are some St. Patrick's Day Zoom party ideas?

Some St. Patrick's Day Zoom party ideas include - holiday happy hours, trivia, scavenger hunts, and word search games.

3.3. What are the best St. Patrick's Day virtual work games?

Some of the best St. Patrick's Day virtual work games include an online Irish cooking class, Irish Fable Storytime, a game of charades, and Pictionary with Irish words. 

3.4. What are some St. Patrick's Day ideas for adults?

Some great St. Patrick's Day work party ideas include wearing green to work, an Irish Potluck, and an “Irish” mixology class.

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