BEST Ever St. Patrick's Day FUN Foods

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Fun Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day. Showing here are a green smoothie, a sandwich with bright green bread from the local bakery, pancakes colored green with food dye, and green eggs and ham with shredded cheese. Tons of ideas for the day to celebrate with the Leprechaun!

All the best in fun foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day for St. Patrick’s!


I am excited to share the BEST Ever St. Patrick’s Day FUN Foods with you!
I don’t think there is a lick of Irish in our family line, but this is one of our family’s favorite holidays.
If you are looking for breakfast, lunch and dinner food ideas for kids along with party ideas, I have it here for you.
Celebrating with green food, desserts, Leprechaun tricks and healthy food as well as treats, that are easy, simple and quick; will fill St. Paddy’s with family fun memories.
 




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!    

Fun Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day. Showing here are a green smoothie, a sandwich with bright green bread from the local bakery, pancakes colored green with food dye, and green eggs and ham with shredded cheese. Tons of ideas for the day to celebrate with the Leprechaun!

All the best in fun foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day for St. Patrick’s!


      


Green Scrambled Eggs – Green Eggs & Ham

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!

Fun Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day. Showing here are a green smoothie, a sandwich with bright green bread from the local bakery, pancakes colored green with food dye, and green eggs and ham with shredded cheese. Tons of ideas for the day to celebrate with the Leprechaun!

All the best in fun foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day for St. Patrick’s!






Green Banana smoothie
Directions:
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!

Fun Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day. Showing here are a green smoothie, a sandwich with bright green bread from the local bakery, pancakes colored green with food dye, and green eggs and ham with shredded cheese. Tons of ideas for the day to celebrate with the Leprechaun!

All the best in fun foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day for St. Patrick’s!


 
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

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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
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

 




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14 replies
  1. Deanna
    Deanna says:

    So fun! Love the treasure hunt. I can see why this holiday became a family favorite. 🙂 My little brother was born on St. Patrick’s Day so get to add a birthday to the mix as well!

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  2. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,
    Zondervan Publishing contacted me about reviewing their products. I just wanted you to know that I also gave them your name.
    Love all your ST. Patrick’s day green recipes.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  3. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files
    Jenny @ Unremarkable Files says:

    I like to sneak a little spinach into my kids’ eggs in the morning on St. Patrick’s Day. The one day of the year their food is supposed to be unnaturally green so they usually don’t question it. 🙂 Spinach usually adds a little texture, a lot of color, but no taste.

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  4. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:

    Hey lady,
    I love all this green food, especially the pancakes. That would be so much fun to prepare. All of these things would be perfect for St. Patrick’s day.
    Blessings,
    Diane

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