Ready or not, March is upon us. And in two weeks, another St. Patrick’s Day will be here. Since it falls on a Saturday this year, you have an excellent excuse to host a St. Patrick’s Day Party! How fun would that be?
To help get you started on your St. Patrick’s Day party planning, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite Inspired by Charm recipes. Even if you don’t go all out, maybe one or two of these ideas will help you celebrate in style.
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Lucky Charms Cupcakes
These Lucky Charms Cupcakes make a perfectly unique dessert for St. Paddy’s. Not only are they delicious, but they are so easy to whip up.
Guinness Float / Shake
You might be surprised to learn that I’m a fan of Guinness. You might be even more surprised to discover that this fabulous beer pairs deliciously with ice cream. Trust me. The malty, chocolate, coffee flavor is a match made in heaven. Create a Guinness Float or a Shake for the perfect treat.
Lemon Pistachio Bundt Cake
Although this Lemon Pistachio Bundt Cake isn’t St. Patrick’s Day party specific, it was a must for this list because it’s an easy and tasty way to elevate your party fare. The flavor combination is killer, and you could even dye the batter green for an extra punch.
Skillet Reuben Dip
Some people mistakenly think the Reuben originated in Ireland, but in fact, it was invented right here in the U.S. I think the confusion comes in because corned beef is part of Irish-American culture. Nonetheless, this Skillet Reuben Dip is the bomb, and even it’s not authentically Irish, it will be a hit at your party. (If you need another dip recipe, this Out-of-this-World Corn Dip is one of the most popular on the blog!)
Plant Something Green
For me, St. Patrick’s Day signals the approach of spring and warmer weather. (In fact, just three days later on March 20, we celebrate the first day of spring!) If you’re looking for a fun activity to do during your St. Patrick’s Day party, consider a planting project. You could make a tabletop garden, plant herbs (pictured below), or get creative with a Beach Bum Terrarium.
Leprechaun’s Kiss Martini
Every party needs a creative cocktail. This Leprechaun’s Kiss Martini with a rainbow sugar rim is a winner both in flavor and presentation.
Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
If you’re wanting to keep things simple, try making these Mint Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. You’ll love the flavor and the crunch, plus the sprinkles that make them festive.
If all else fails, pick up a bottle of green food coloring. It’s all you need to make your beer green. Add a few drops in your glass and then pour in your beer. That’s all it takes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
I hope you found these festive St. Patrick’s Day party ideas inspiring. Give one or two a try and let us know what you think. Sálinte!