A Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day: Recipes, Decorations, and More
March 6, 2013
Though St. Patrick’s Day can be associated with partying and drinking for adults, it is a cultural and religious holiday named after Saint Patrick, commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Nowadays it has become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture. In the U.S., we celebrate St. Patty’s Day with feasting, drinking, extreme amounts of the color green, religious observances, and parades. Enjoy a wholesome celebration with good food, charming decorations, and fun party ideas for the whole family.
A St. Patrick’s day favorite, this dish is a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. See this easy colcannon recipe and make your very own.
There’s nothing more Irish than a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal. Here’s a recipe featuring corned beef and cabbage with horseradish cream.
Not really an Irish recipe, but they’re magically delicious! Try these Lucky Charms treats for something new and fun.
Use green M&Ms to top baked pretzels in this super easy pretzel snack recipe.
It’s always exciting when McDonald’s sells their limited-time Shamrock Shakes, but with this copycat shamrock shake recipe, now you don’t have to wait for March to settle your cravings.
With some Kool-Aid powder, lemon-lime soda, and pineapple juice, try out this tasty green punch for the kids this year.
Gather a collection of green glass for an easy St. Patrick’s Day inspired centerpiece.
A little glue and some split peas sure go a long way when you end up with centerpiece results like this!
These letter dishes spell fun anywhere. Fill each letter with your favorite snack for the ultimate party serving tray. Perfect for St. Patty’s Day because they’re green!
Go all out with paper decor and set out a snack table sticking to your holiday theme.
Put on a compilation CD of traditional Celtic music, like Marc Gunn’s Irish Celtic Music collection…
or listen to free internet radio and tune in to the top Celtic stations online. Live365 has a great selection of broadcasts.
Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!