Saint Patrick must be one of the most celebrated patron saints, with communities all over the world celebrating St Patrick’s Day, and most using it as an excuse to drink Guinness and throw a party – Irish style!
If you are planning your own Paddy’s party, we have come up with some easy (seriously, so easy) St Patrick’s Day food and drink ideas to really put the fourth leaf on your clover!
St Patrick’s Day Oreo Pops
First up is our attempt at Paddy’s themed Oreo Pops. They may look a little messy, but this is the joy of easy treats like this, the kids can get involved and they don’t need to be perfectly neat! Here’s how we created these lucious pops:
- Buy Double Stuff Oreos (if you buy regular, the sticks won’t fit and you’ll have to go back to Tesco and buy more – I speak from experience!)
- Dip the top of a cake pop stick in a little bit of melted chocolate and gently insert into the cream filling (the cream is quite hard so the heat from the melted choc makes it easier)
- Melt dark green candy buttons in the microwave
- Hold an Oreo Pop in your bowl of melted candy buttons, and using a spoon, gently spoon the chocolate until it has covered the Oreo
- Sprinkle with gold sparkling sugar for some added pzazz!
- Leave to dry (if you have a cake pop stand, or can create a makeshift one, this is perfect!)
- To finish off your fancy St Patrick’s Day cookies, serve with milk in old school milk jars with green moustache straws!
St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Next we have our St Patrick’s Day cupcakes. You can do these one of two ways; the easy-peasy cheats way (which we did) or the elbow grease hard-core way!
- Either make or buy plain cupcakes and add gold foil cupcake cases.
- Decorate with either homemade or ready-to-go Easy Swirl cupcake icing.
- Top with a mixture of St Patrick’s themed cupcake toppers and gold chocolate coins!
St Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate
Next up is our super-duper St Paddy’s hot chocolate (it was snowing this time last year!). Make up your hot chocolate however you like in these Irish green paper cups, add a good swirl of whipped cream to the top and sprinkle with edible green magic sparkles. To finish we have added two fun polka dot green straws.
Our favourite St Patrick’s Day party food ideas on Pinterest
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for St Patrick’s Day party food ideas! Here are a couple of our favourites.
Would you believe these leprechaun cookies were made from an upside down snowman cookie cutter? All you need is some writing icing in a couple of different colours to decorate these cute St Pat’s Day cookies!
Green velvet cupcakes
How about putting a St Patrick’s Day twist on red velvet cupcakes by dying the sponge green instead of red? They’ll go down a treat at your St Patrick’s Day party!
Pot of gold rolos
Turn an old plant pot into a pot of gold with some glitter and gold foil-wrapped rolos. The perfect treat to find at the end of the rainbow!
These are just a few ideas which allow you to focus on the details for your St Pat’s party even if you are short on time. If you have any more, please do share with us in the comments below. And for even more St Patrick’s Day party ideas, stay on our blog!