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Irish-Inspired Treats and Decor to Help You Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Bring in the festivities with a classy and clever touch of green.


St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and we're channeling a bit of Irish luck! We’re bringing in the festivities with a classy and clever touch of green. We’ve scoured the interwebs and found plenty of Irish inspiration to help you celebrate this March 17. From homemade treats and decor to hitting the local pub, these 10 green-themed DIYs are sure to kick off your holiday with a little extra charm.


01. Verily’s Decadent St. Patrick’s Day Float

If you prefer to have a night in, then try our own recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day float. If beer isn't your brew, turn it into an adult version of a root beer float. Guinness, ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sweet liquor in a glass is a perfect way to end a jolly St. Patrick’s Day.

02. Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Treats

Want to get creative with friends and little ones? This recipe for Lucky Charms Rice Krispies treats provides a dose of nostalgia with everyone's favorite classic cereal. The Lucky Charms marshmallows liven up one of our all-time favorite treats. And they're super easy to make!

03. A Pot of Gold

Throwing a house party? You don't need to trek to the end of a rainbow to find a pot of gold! This simple but festive styling will do. An artificial grass table runner topped with votive candles and chocolate gold coins will bring smiles to family and friends.

04. Shamrock Shake

If you’ve never tried a "shamrock shake," now is your chance. This video tutorial from Living Locurto is perfect for a quick and easy, last-minute dessert. All you'll need is vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring. Whipped cream clouds and sour candy rainbows complete a shake to remember.

05. St. Paddy’s Day Breakfast

Give your breakfast a hint of green, and no, we don’t mean with green eggs and ham. We’re talking about adding some colorful green veggies to your eggs. Start the day in a healthy way with Irish Eggs in a Frame—slices of green pepper filled with sunny-side up eggs.

06. Green-Themed Tea Sandwiches

As with any party, finger foods are one of the easiest to prepare. Try this cucumber sandwich recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. You can present your sandwiches with different toppings and designs. An eye-catching and healthy snack!

07. Irish Coffee

This one's for you, coffee lovers! Try this hot cocktail—coffee, Irish whiskey, and a bit of sugar and whipped cream—that has long been a favorite in Irish pubs. Taryn Cox's authentic recipe makes for a tasty after-dinner treat.

08. Irish Soda Bread

Why not add a partner to your Irish coffee with some homemade Irish soda bread? This sweet and savory loaf is so divine that it melts in your mouth. With plump raisins and herby caraway seeds, this classic quick bread is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day recipe.

09. Shamrock Straw Toppers

Leave it to Martha Stewart to make your celebration even better. Add her DIY shamrock straw toppers to everything you sip on March 17. Bring a touch of Irish luck to your drinks in just a couple of minutes using green cardstock and scissors.

10. Traditional Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Parsley Sauce

Looking for a hearty entree to serve with your libations? Get into the Irish spirit by enjoying a traditional Irish bacon and cabbage with parsley sauce. This is quintessential Irish comfort food at its finest.

Bonus: Best Irish Pubs in the U.S.

If you're planning a night out with friends, check out some of the best Irish pubs in the country. Kells in Portland, Oregon, serves delicious Irish bites with live music. Two of America’s oldest Irish pubs, Patrick’s of Pratt Street in Baltimore and McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York, offer historical vibes. These pubs' fine brewed beer and unique customer service will make you feel at home, even if you aren't Irish.