Not everyone celebrates St. Paddy’s Day, the annual celebration of Irish heritage — But we think they should!
It doesn’t have to be a festival of green, either.
This year, we decided to host a small dessert party of bite-sized green and Irish treats — and we appropriately named it our St. Paddy’s Day O’Doeuvres dessert party. (Pun!)
You can make this sweet or savory or both — the bite sized hors d’oeuvres plates makes it an Irish blessing!
St. Paddy’s Day O’Doeuvres Party
A quick fix for you or your Irish friends (coincidentally called “cara” in Irish!), this party can include paired down versions of your favorite Irish sweets, treats, and good-to-eats!
Think Guinness-infused corned beef and cabbage, potatoes anything, shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread, and colcannon. And for dessert, anything green, mint, or incorporated with Lucky Charms!
(No, those aren’t Irish staples, but they make the table look pretty!)
This year, we opted for desserts only, and brought a real scrumptious lot to the table:
Mint chocolate-covered Oreos
Mint ganache cupcakes topped with said chocolate-covered Oreos
Pistacio pudding in white chocolate and Lucky Charms-rimmed martini glasses
Irish potato candy (a Philadelphia classic)
Doesn’t have to be fancy (we Irish rarely are), but come ready to eat – That’s the Irish way! We added some potted blooming shamrocks, homemade moss shamrock accents, and white florals for a little something extra.
My little guy is getting properly introduced to his heritage – by his super talented baking neighbor, no less! I think he’s alright with where he came from 😉
Do you do anything fun for St. Paddy’s Day? Any food that’s required at the table?