Every March, we get excited to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with our kids. Besides being a totally child-friendly in terms of themes, we have Irish roots in our family and we’ve always just adored the colour green! Of course, any holiday with cute characters and a good colour scheme is a DIY enthusiast’s dream, even if your DIY skills lie primarily in the kitchen, so we’re sure it won’t surprise you at all to learn that we’ve had our eyes peeled for creative St Patricks’ Day snack ideas for a while now! our block has a party each year, so we’re always trying to bring something really fun that everyone will love.
Just in case you love the idea of making awesome themed or coloured St Patrick’s Day snacks just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for inspiration!
1. St Patrick’s Day snack mix
No matter the season, we’re always pleased to see snack mix at a party. There’s just something about the crunchy, salty combination that really appeals to our taste buds, especially if whoever brought it mixed some sweet extras in for fun! It’ll make total sense to you, then, that we completely adore this St Patricks Day snack mix outlined step by step on A Mom’s Take.
2. St Patrick’s Day popcorn with Lucky Charms
Are you feeling very into the idea of making a snack that’s sweet and salty but you’ve just never been a fan of some of the things that are in your average snack mix? In that case, we wonder whether you might get along a little better with something like this delicious St Patrick’s Day popcorn that features sprinkles and the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal! See how it’s made on Two Sisters Crafting.
3. St Patrick’s Day pretzel popcorn
Maybe you’re torn about what kind of snack mix to make and we haven’t exactly made that any easier for you by showing you an awesome recipe for sweet and salty popcorn as well? Well, who said that you have to decide between the two? We’re personally pretty obsessed with the way Sunny Sweet Days made this delicious and super easy green pretzel popcorn.
4. Green fruit salad
Are you absolutely hoping to make at least a colour themed snack for your kids’ lunches on St Patrick’s Day but you’d really prefer to include something a little healthier than a lot of what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Eating Richly made this fantastic green fruit salad that’s full of nutrition but will still make your little ones feel festive!
5. St Patrick’s Day muddy buddies
If you’re going to make all kinds of snack mixes, would you also like to make sure you through a completely sweet one into the mix, rather than just serving sweet and salty snacks to your St Patrick’s Day party guests? In that case, we definitely think you should take a look at the way Frugal Mom, Eh made these fantastically themed muddy buddies complete with, of course, a little extra sweetness courtesy of everyone’s favourite cereal.
6. St Patty’s Day Jello parfait
Of course, crunchy snacks, whether they’re sweet or salty, aren’t the only kind you can serve to the guests at your St Patrick’s Day party! We’re also huge fans of the way Live, Love, Texas made these lovely little St Patrick’s Day parfait treats using bright green lime Jello and Cool Whip! The lovely little green sprinkles are a perfect finishing touch, if you ask us.
7. Homemade green apple gummy bears
Are you still quite interested in making your kids a bright green snack that’s healthier than a lot of what you’ve seen so far, but you’re still intent on helping them feel at least a little more like they’re getting a real treat? Then maybe you’d have some luck making these totally delicious and very unique homemade gummy bears that taste like green apple! Get the full instructions for making your own on Desserts With Benefits.
8. Rainbow fruit skewers
Just in case you’re still intrigued by the fruit based St Patrick’s Day snack idea but you’d prefer to serve something that you can serve with a bit of novelty at a party rather than just sticking to green fruits in a bowl? Then we think maybe you’ll get a kick out of the way Finger Pricking Good created a rainbow on a plate by arranging fruit skewers filled with all different colours of juicy berries and fruit chunks!
9. Avocado pound cake
So long as the snack you’re making is green, are you pleased to try just about anything because you know your family will be into it purely because of the colour? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Joy The Baker made this fantastically green avocado pound cake! This is the kind of recipe that hits the mark between being pleasantly sweet but not too sweet.
10. Lucky spinach quiche
Maybe rather than playing with just colour you’d like to get creative with shape in terms of your theme as well? Well, if quiche has ever been your thing, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Diamonds for Dessert made this totally tasty spinach quiche that’s shaped like a lucky four leaf clover!
11. Mini sheperd’s pies
Maybe your family is actually Irish and you’re interested in just giving your St Patrick’s Day party guest a taste of yummy dishes they might get to try if they visited Ireland or spend a day in an Irish household, even though you still want to make sure your party is full of mostly easy finger foods? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Delish made these adorable miniature sheperd’s pies, topped with a warm dollop of mashed potatoes each.
12. Spinach oatmeal pancakes
Are you totally into the idea of making an awesome food on St Patrick’s Day that you’ve turned totally green for seasonal novelty but you’re still feeling quite intent on keeping things at least a little bit healthier than some of the guilty pleasure snacks we’ve included? Then you’ll definitely need to check out how Joy, Food, Sunshine made these fantastic bright green pancakes using spinach and oatmeal.
13. Basil and avocado pesto dip
Maybe you’re the kind of party host that loves to serve dips and, at this point, you’re just looking for pretty much any green option that will be delicious and contribute to the seasonal aesthetic of your party’s buffet table? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Ambitious Kitchen made this delicious basil and avocado pesto dip that’s full of flavour and good on just about anything.
14. St Patrick’s Day mint brookies
If you’re going to make your family something sweet and delicious for St Patricks day, would you much rather make some kind of fantastic baked good from scratch instead of just a finger food style snack? In that case, we absolutely think you should take a look at the way Two in The Kitchen made these deliciously St Patrick’s Day themed bars that are part brownie and part cookie! Get it? They’re brookies!
15. St Patrick’s Day sandwich cookies
Just in case we really caught your attention with the idea of making a St Patrick’s Day themed cookie but you’re just not sure that the brookie idea we showed you is quite up your alley, here’s an alternative but still unique recipe for your consideration! Check out how Thirty Handmade Days made these fantastic cookie sandwiches that are a cheerful green and have a nice, bright cream filling!