St Patrick's PB&J
St Patrick’s PB&J

I don’t think there is a lick of Irish in our family line, but this is one of our family’s favorite holidays. Looking for food and fun ideas?  I’ve have it here for you. It’s easy, simple and quick so you can fill this day with family fun memories.

I also have fabulous desserts and treats to share with friends and family that will make them smile just as if they found a Pot Of Gold:)

BEST Ever St. Patrick’s Day FUN Foods


St. Patrick’s Day is a day I tried to make special – just because!

When the kids were young they made Leprechaun traps that were silly, but serious business to them.

The ‘Leprechaun’ was always prepared with a treat and a note of Sorry, they didn’t catch him this year and better luck next time.

It was MUST that there is a Treasure Hunt such as this:

  •       It was low key with Leprechaun footprints to lead to the prize when the kids were young.
  •      As they got older I had treasure hunt clues leading to places around the house.
  •      When a bit older (yes as teens and even young adults they wanted it), I contacted neighbors for their permission to leave clues in their mailbox, on their porch, or a chair in their yard; with a clue for the hunt.

Green candy, gold chocolate coins were a constant prize of the treasure.  

Food for the day was a celebration and was based on how busy I was, and their time due to sports and extracurricular activities

  •  Breakfast menu options:

                    Green pancakes – HERE is my Grandma’s recipe

OR use a packaged product to make it easier.

Either way, simply add in green food coloring. St Patrick's Pancakes

And cook as directed.

St Patrick's Pancakes 1Perfectly green Pancakes!    

Green Food
Fun Food for St. Patrick’s Day


Scrambled eggs

Add in green food coloring,St Patricks Green Eggs & Ham!
Pieces of ham and serve alone, or inside a spinach tortilla or alongside green toast.
St Patricks Green Eggs & Ham 1 And there you have Amazing Green Eggs & Ham!

Green Food
Fun Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Banana smoothie


In a blender, mix:

1 cup vanilla yogurt

1-2 frozen banana(s),

1/4 cup milk and green food coloring

Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth; serve immediately.


YUMMY & Healthy Green Smoothie!

Green Food
Fun Food for St. Patrick’s Day


Other fun food ideas: 

  • Breakfast: Lucky Charm Cereal and green toast  


  • Lunch:  (kids took homemade that day for sure):
  • Bright Green Bread Sandwich  & Guacamole Chips – ask your local bakery if they will make this bread for you. 
  • Always a highlight and hit with the other kids at lunch
  • Pickles
  • Green punch or green colored beverage container
  • Pistachio pudding
  • Green jello
  • Clover cookies
  • Green tinted cupcakes, etc.  
Green Food
Fun Food for St. Patrick’s Day

A family favorite every year are these easy dishes to make.  I have a step-by-step tutorials so you can make any, or all of them too.

Corned Beef & Cabbage: Click HERE for my recipe for Corned Beef & Vegetables 

Corned Beef & Vegetables 1






Irish Soda Bread: Click HERE for my recipe for Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread






Of course GREEN desserts and treats are in order, these are what I have lined up for you:  

Key Lime Bars: Click HERE for Key Lime Bars







Key Lime Poke Cake: Click HERE for Key Lime Poke Cake

Key Lime Poke Cake






Pistachio & Cranberry Cookie: Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies HERE 

Pistachio Cookie






Green Granny Corn:  Click HERE for Green Granny PopCorn (aka Mother Goose Popcorn)

St. Patrick's PopCorn        




ENJOY the FUN!!!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2014

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