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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 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. Betty Taylor says:

    Thanks for sharing all the great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Loving them!! I will be sharing your posts.

  3. 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

  4. melinda says:

    Carrie, I love that you did treasure hunts with the kids!
    Special green food is what memories are made of!

    • Melinda thank you for coming by, I always look forward to your visits. You are a sweet gal and fabulous. I know you love purple, but I’m glad you’re ok with the green, lol.

  5. Aw, man I love St. Patrick’s Day, too and definitely want to try a few that you suggested, especially the pancakes 🙂

  6. Carrie, you are such a fun mom! I love this! What’s even cooler is that now you’ll get to do this with the grandkids! And your kids will pass down the fun things you created with them! How fun!

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Tasha says:

    So tasty! I was wondering how you managed to get green bread!! I didn’t know bakery’s did that!!

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