How to Host the Best St. Patrick’s Day Party

Who’s ready for St. Patrick’s Day? In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating this spring holiday full of green & good times. Today we’re giving you some of our favorite festive foods & delicious drinks to make, whether you’re celebrating at home or with a big crowd. We’re making it extra easy with handheld options for guests, kidddos, or….just to do less dishes. Enjoy!

COCKTAILS

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Gingered Apple Sparkler

  • Use 1.5 oz. handcrafted Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. sour apple liqueur
  • Splash of Angostura Bitters
  • 4 oz. chilled
  • Lastly add 1 maraschino cherry

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, liqueur and bitters; shake well the strain into an ice-filled highball glass. To make it pretty, top with Brooklyn Crafted and the cherry.

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Ginger Jello Shots

  • 16 oz Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime
  • 10 limes
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint

Cut the limes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, set to the side and a saucepan, add Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime, sprinkle gelatin over and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Place over low heat and stir until dissolved, about 5 mint, then remove from heat and stir in vodka and mint.  Pour mixture into lime halves and place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set and to lastly cut limes in half to serve and enjoy!

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Ginger Sage Cocktail

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
  • 20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)

In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes, the strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl and discard the ginger and sage leaves. Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass followed by 2 tbsps of the simple syrup, then add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and serve.

FINGER FOODS

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Guacamole Cups

  • Wonton wraps
  • Guacamole, homemade or store bought.

For step-by-step instructions and a delicious homemade guacamole recipe, visit Gimme Some Oven.

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Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Herbs and Cheese

  • 3 small zucchini (1 1/2 lbs. total), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices, outermost slices discarded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • We love using 1 tsp. fresh minced parsley
  • Add 1 tsp. fresh minced dill
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • handful fresh baby spinach leaves, stems removed
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil

For step-by-step directions, head over to Little Broken.

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Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

  • Use 1 tablespoon oil
  • A 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • a pound of shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup remoulade sauce (optional)

For step-by-step instructions to make these delicious bites + their homemade avocado sauce, visit Closet Cooking.

DESSERTS

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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Check out Garnish and Glaze for their thorough instructions on how to make this fabulous dessert. I’ve always been a big red velvet fan…so chances are I’m going to be a huge fan of this too!

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Frosted Lucky Charm Treats

  • 1 (10-ounce) bag jumbo marshmallows (or 1/2 bag small marshmallows, 8 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Lucky Charms
  • 10 pieces of white (vanilla) melting chocolate
  • 10 pieces of green melting chocolate

Lucky charms might be one of my (many) favorite guilty pleasures. Check out Recipe Lion for alll the details on this treat.

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Dipped Oreos

  • Oreos
  • 1/4 pound Green Melting Chocolate
  • 1/4 pound White Melting Chocolate
  • Golden Oreos
  • St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles

This looks simple to make, decadently delicious, and easy to eat–does it get any better? Check out Sprinkles for Breakfast for the rest of the instructions, as well as a delicious buttercream icing recipe.

Enjoy these recipes and style tips. Wishing you lots of fun, and lots of luck!

What To Wear

Depending on what your climate is like this time of year will determine your St. Patrick’s Day look. Below we have a few ideas for you and all of these items can be styled for a cute St. Patrick’s Day look or restyled on into spring and summer. Do you theme dress during holidays and if so, we would love to know what are your favorite holidays.

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