Colorful and Creative Food Ideas for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is a day of celebration to many especially for those in Ireland but even here in the United States school's have St. Patrick's Day parties for the kids, bars and pubs celebrate and serve green beer and there are also several annual St. Patrick's Day parades each year. I've recently started looking for some fun foods for this holiday and was overwhelmed by the variety of options and just couldn't help but share them with everyone! Whether you are looking for some ideas to prepare for a party or whether you just want to prepare something at home for fun with the kids while discussing the history of St. Patrick's Day and how it came to be, there is something in this colorful and creative food round-up for you. Before we get started with going through all of the fun and fabulous foods, I would just like to say, one of the bloggers who shared their recipe in my round-up was attacked for sharing foods made with food coloring and slammed for sharing that she made it for her kids one day. I am not an advocate for using food coloring all the time but I see nothing wrong with using food coloring in foods occasionally for a holiday. I wrote the hub to give some fun suggestions, not to debate the use of food coloring :0) Now, let's get going.. please enjoy!
I'm Topsy Turvy shared how to to make these yummy shamrock shaped chicken Alfredo pizzas! The green pizza dough was made in a bread machine and she was nice enough to share the recipe for the green pizza dough. I think think this would make a great St. Patrick's Day lunch or dinner.
Veggie Rainbow Wraps
Happy Healthy Life shares how to make these vegetable rainbow wraps. They look perfect for St. Patrick's Day just like they are- no food coloring. My mouth is watering just looking at them. If you are looking for a healthy alternative this one would be it. Kids love them too!
Green Mashed Potatoes
Maybe you don't want to go for a full on green meal for St. Patrick's Day. How about making a side dish of green mashed potatoes? How about a nice steak, colorful salad, green mashed potatoes and some bread for dinner? The best part about this one is that the potatoes were made green by spinach and/or broccoli... for those of you who do not use food coloring, this is a good one. I found the recipe at Recipe Can
Ramblings from the Sunshine State shows how she made this beautiful rainbow slush for a rainbow themed party but of course, it could be used for St. Patrick's Day, too. The kids would really go crazy over this one. Hop on over and see how she made it!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
I bet these green mint chocolate chip cookies taste wonderful. It doesn't bother me in the least that they are green. You could whip up a batch of these for a St. Patrick's Day party. I'm sure you will get many compliments on your green cookies. Get the recipe at babble.
Be the talk of the St. Patrick's Day party by bringing this beautiful rainbow cake. I think this is the most beautiful cake I've ever seen..It's almost too pretty to eat! I bet it's just as yummy as it is pretty. It is a white cake mix with a lemony swiss meringue butter cream icing. Go to whisk Kid to see how it was made.
Green Candied Popcorn
This green candied popcorn is another good one to bring to a party or you could just snack on it at home. This is a nice, green treat that you could make in no time. Go to Skip to my Lou for the recipe.
Green Pea and Bacon Soup
Another naturally green alternative for St. Patrick's Day is this Green Pea and Bacon Soup. This soup sounds yummy! Well, anything that has bacon in it is yummy to me but anyway.. Go get the printable recipe at Divine Dinner Party.
Go grab the recipe at FamilyFun for these cute rainbow cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day! This would be a good one to send for a school party or any party, for that matter! The icing is just whipped cream but I was thinking maybe a white (or even green)butter cream with some rainbow sprinkles.
Everyone needs to drink some green lemonade on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the occasion. These were actually made for a green themed wedding but they are great for St. Patrick's Day, too. There wasn't a recipe but it's pretty simple.. just make some lemonade and add a little bit of green food coloring. I found this pretty green lemonade at Bridal Guide.
St. Patrick's Day Cookies
These colorful rainbow and shamrock cookies are really neat. I like how big they are and how they were made to be eaten with a stick like a lollipop. These would be a perfect addition to a St. Patrick's Day party.. they could even be wrapped in cellophane and given a take home favor! Visit Amanda's Cookin for the printable recipe and great photo illustrated instructions.
Green Pistachio Sweet Bread
How about some green sweet flavored bread for St. Patrick's Day? This is a sweet pistachio bread and it sure does sound yummy. It is made using a cake mix and pistachio pudding. This would make a perfect St. Paddy's Day treat. Go to Kitchen Blessings to see how it was made.
If you are looking for healthier options, this fruit rainbow platter that I found at Sarah's Blog looks fabulous! I love how the marshmallows were used as clouds on both sides of the rainbow and the bananas are the pot of gold.
This non-alcoholic green goddess mocktail is perfect for those of you who want a nice drink but without the alcohol. The flavor is a combination of lemon, grapes and ginger and it's the perfect color for St. Patrick's Day! Go to Khaugiri for the recipe.
Green Deviled Eggs
I found these green deviled eggs at So Wonderful So Marvelous. They were originally made for a Dr.Seuss birthday party but they would also make a great St. Patrick's Day party appetizer. Visit the link for a great, photo illustrated recipe.
Double Rainbow Pudding
How about some double rainbow pudding for dessert on St. Patrick's Day? Michelle P via tablespoon shared the recipe for this very colorful pudding. It's actually just colored vanilla pudding and it's very easy to make. The kids would love it.
Green Vegetables and Green Goddess Dip
Here is another healthy alternative St. Patrick's Day treat. This would be the perfect to take along to a party or it could be something green for the kids to much on. The green dip is called green goddess dip and it sounds wonderful. See how to make it at Splendid Market.
Green Velvet Cupcakes
Love from the Oven has the recipe for green velvet cupcakes.. and as you may have guessed, it's the same as red velvet except they are green! So it's the same yummy cake, just a different color. Visit the link for the full recipe PLUS the recipe for the frosting.
I think I'm in love now.. take a look at this rainbow fudge! That is really more of the pot of gold than rainbow but anyway...I can not wait to try to make this stuff! Take these to your St. Patrick's Day party.. talking about wowing your friends! Of, course, you could make some at keep it at home as a treat for the kiddo's. All I know is whoever gets a piece of this fudge will be very happy. See all the pretty pictures and get the recipe at Off the (Meat) Hook
Leprechaun Rainbow Party Punch
This is a nice punch for St. Patrick's Day made from fruit juice, sparkling water and rainbow sherbet. It would be the perfect addition to any St. Patrick's Day party. Get the recipe at Recipe Goldmine.
I hope you have enjoyed all of these creative and colorful St. Patrick's Day food ideas....
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
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