St. Patrick's Day Sayings: shamrocks and four-leaf clovers

March 17th marks a special holiday all over the world — Saint Patrick’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate togetherness, luck, gratitude, and Irish heritage with friends and family. This holiday lends itself to parties and celebrations with everything from family gatherings to large-scale events that feature good food and drink. If you’re planning a party, you’ll be looking for the best St. Patrick’s Day sayings, quotes, or blessings to feature throughout.

Party banners, printed posters, and party invitations can all benefit from some festive fun. We’ve collected our favorite sayings and greetings together, along with invitation design inspiration, to help you plan your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

St. Patrick’s Day Sayings

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday that allows you to get creative with greetings. There’s a lot of wordplay around luck, charms, shamrocks, and shenanigans. And on the other side, there are also lots of beautiful Irish blessings, Irish quotes, and traditional toasts that highlight things to be grateful for.

Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day sayings to feature in your cards, invitations, and craft projects for the holiday.

Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Sayings

Looking for a touching saying for a party invitation or a saying that will wish loved ones a happy St. Patrick’s Day? These St. Patrick’s Day greetings are perfect for sending warm wishes to loved ones.

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • You’re my lucky charm
  • Luck o’ the Irish
  • The luck is in believing you’re lucky
  • May every petal on the shamrock bring you joy and good luck
  • Wishing you a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day
  • It’s the luck of the Irish!
  • May your day be touched by some Irish luck
  • Lucky like a four leaf clover
  • Lucky me, lucky you, lucky together
  • Charmed to know you
  • May you be blessed with luck this St. Patrick’s Day
  • You’re the cutest clover in the patch
  • Green looks good on you
  • May the luck of the Irish enfold you
  • Let’s toast to a life filled with good fortune and good company
  • We make our own luck
  • I’m not lucky — I’m blessed
  • May your clovers have leaves of four and your luck last forevermore
  • You’re as rare and as lucky as a four leaf clover
  • I don’t need luck — I have you

Funny St. Patrick’s Day Sayings

Sometimes a St. Patrick’s Day party invitation or card calls for a little humor. If you want to make your invitees smile, here are a few funny St. Patrick’s Day sayings to use on their own or to use as inspiration for your own hilarious message.

  • Let the shenanigans begin!
  • Let’s shamrock and roll
  • Keep calm and shamrock on!
  • Everyone’s Irish tonight
  • What’s the greenest holiday on the planet? St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day
  • The leprechauns made me do it
  • Eat, drink, and be Irish

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Blessings and Toasts

These traditional St. Patrick’s Day greetings focus on wishing people good health, good fortune, and a life filled with joy. Feature one of these Irish sayings, blessings, or quotes inside your card or on the reverse of your invitation to spread good luck to loved ones this St. Patrick’s Day.

  • “May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”- Irish Blessing
  • “A good friend is like a four leaf clover — hard to find, lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb
  • “May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you.” – Irish Blessing
  • “May you get all of your wishes but one, so you’ll always have something to strive for.” – Irish Blessing
  • “There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they ever be.” – Irish Toast
  • “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each day and night” – Irish Blessing
  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.” – Irish Toast
  • “To all the days here and after, may they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.” – Irish Toast
  • “May your neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.” – Irish Blessing
  • “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.” – Irish Blessing
  • “May your blessings outweigh the number of shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” – Irish Blessing

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

There’s no shortage of inspiring quotes out there about luck, fortune, friendship, and paving your own way towards success. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day quotes from celebrities, writers, and famous figures.

  • “The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas McArthur
  • “When it comes to luck, you make your own.” – Bruce Springsteen
  • “Luck can only get you so far.” – J. K. Rowling
  • “We are all a great deal luckier than we realize. We usually get what we want, or near enough.” – Roald Dahl
  • “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” – S. E. Hinton
  • “The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams
  • “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time. It’s a day to begin transforming Winter’s dreams into Summer’s magic.” – Adrienne Cook
  • “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Roman Philosopher Seneca

St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations Your Guests Will Love

St. Patrick’s Day parties can be lots of fun. They’re a great way to bring people together to celebrate good fortune, lasting friendship, and success. It’s an excuse to enjoy delicious food and drink in the company of your favorite people.

Impress your guests with a digital St. Patrick’s Day party invitation that lands straight in their inbox so they can RSVP “Yes!” as soon as they see it. Here’s a handful of our top St. Paddy’s Day designs for your holiday get-together. If you’re not hosting a party this year but still want to send a bit of Ireland to friends and family, you can customize these designs to serve as DIY St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards.

Shenanigans Invitation

St. Patrick's Day sayings: a card that reads "Here for the shenanigans"

Design: Lori Danielle

This bright, upbeat St. Patrick’s Day ecard is perfect for a fun, casual celebration. Your guests will know from the start that they’re in for a good time with plenty of Irish shenanigans expected. It’s the perfect way to invite friends and family to raise a glass of green beer.

Glittering Green Invitation

St. Patrick's Day sayings: a card that reads, "Please join us for St. Patrick's Day cocktails"

Design: Claudia Owen

Invite your guests to a sophisticated Irish-themed cocktail evening at home or hire out a local Irish pub for a grand celebration. This glamorous St. Patrick’s Day party invitation features green sparkles and a lucky clover.

Luck O’ The Irish Invitation

St. Patrick's Day sayings: a card that reads, "Please join us for snacks, sips, and shenanigans"

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Looking for something more traditional? This digital St. Patrick’s Day invitation blends modern comfort with a classic design. The embossed effect and old-style font make it perfect for a traditional get-together.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Whether you opt for a traditional blessing or something funny, your St. Patrick’s Day message is a lovely way to bring joy to the people around you. Paired with a party invitation that matches your taste, your guests will leap at the chance to say yes and join you in the celebration. May the luck of the Irish surround your St. Patrick’s Day party!