The emerald-tinged fun of St. Paddy’s Day will be here before you know it. Why not celebrate the holiday by serving up some kid-friendly St. Patrick’s day bites?
Start off St. Patrick’s day right by delivering some special sweets to your child’s school. If your little ones aren’t quite old enough yet, these treats are just as fun enjoyed on the patio in the spring breeze. Give regular brownies a sweet, cool St. Paddy’s Day treatment with some bright green frosting and a sprinkle of Andes mints crumbled on top.
If you can get ahold of a four-leaf clover cookie cutter, use it to serve up some lucky sugar cookies. The regular recipe for this sweet treat is an easy, quick dessert that only take a few ingredients that you likely have in your pantry anyway. Once your treats are rolled out and ready, make them into fun St. Paddy’s Day shapes using your cookie cutter. For transport, wrap in green plastic wrap and finish off each treat with a sprinkles border.
For a healthier treat that travels well and will please adults and kids alike, a rainbow fruit tray satisfies a sweet tooth without making the dentist richer. Include strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes or other vibrant fruits to create a colorful platter and provide toothpicks for serving. Want to add a little something extra? Top off your treat with some homemade whipped cream or marshmallow fluff at each end for the perfect fluffy “clouds.”
Once the kids are all greened out and tucked into bed, enjoy a little St. Paddy’s Day cheer with someone your own age… or at least your couch and your favorite sweatpants. A green apple martini is a sweet and sour way to end the holiday in festive style. Choose a high-quality vodka and use a cold glass to make it the best martini this side of downtown. Bonus: no cover at the door!
If you’re not a martini person, shake up a Shamrock Margarita with tequila, lime juice and a splash of melon liqueur. It’s a light and refreshing way to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.