St. Patrick's Day Treats
Need some sweet ideas for St. Paddy's day? Here are some yummy treats that will have you feelin' pretty Lucky!
These cute as a button cupcakes are made with a fondant mold. Super easy, you can get the mold here.
Super yummy shamrock shake! Just add 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, a drop of peppermint extract and a few drops of green food coloring in a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
To make the cute little gumdrop shamrock shakes, turn large green gumdrop upside down, attach a green shamrock sprinkle on the front with melted candy coating. Attach the gumdrop to a white candy coating wafer with melted candy coating. Pipe a little white frosting on top and add sprinkles and a green licorice lace.
The gumdrops make cute cupcake toppers too!
Cute cupcake toppers made from Rolo candies and sprinkles. Frost the bottom of the Rolo with a little melted yellow candy coating or frosting. Place small yellow confetti sprinkles on the candy coating or frosting. Top it all off with a Lucky Charms rainbow marshmallow and you have a teeny tiny pot o' gold!
This "Beary" sweet St. Paddy's Day treat is made from a large marshmallow cut in half, 2 mini marshmallows for ears, a Lucky Charm hat, spinkles for a nose and on his ears and eyes and mouth made from a black edible marker. Attach everything with melted white chocolate or candy coating.
Lucky little pot of gold made from a mini donut. Frost the top with chocolate frosting and add mini yellow M&M's. For the base, attach brown M&M's (regular size) with frosting. Cut a rainbow sour belt in half and fold in half. Push in the middle of the donut for a sweet mini treat!
Jello "Pots of Gold" - with a rainbow sour belt, what could be cuter? Simply make Jello jigglers according to the package and cut with a small cookie cutter. Place in a small glass holder and add a shamrock sticker!
These marshmallow pops were made out of leftover marshmallow Valentine hearts. The Little Debbie banana marshmallow pies make great "gold coin" holders.
Marshmallow - Ritz cracker Leprechaun Hats with tiny Chiclet buckles. Super cute, super easy.
Mini rainbow lollipops with Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treat holders. Simply frost the top of the treat green, wrap the edges with a rainbow sour belt and push the lollipop in for a lucky little treat!
Bright green frosted cupcakes with a minty white cake.
These pots of gold candy holders can also be used as placecards for a dinner table for the kids!
St. Patrick's Day Tablescape
When our boys were little I used to hide chocolate gold coins in their bedrooms on St. Patrick’s Day. When they would wake up in the morning, they knew that the leprechauns were already on the job.
During breakfast, I would put a small drop of green food coloring in their milk glasses and when I went to pour, the milk would “magically” turn green. Again, the leprechauns! After a good breakfast of Lucky Charms, they would head off to school dressed in green. After school they would find their rooms topsy-turvy – chairs overturned and unrolled toilet paper all over the place! Gold coins would be left in their Hot Wheels as a token of appreciation from the mischievous leprechauns.
Now I decorate the table using white, square plastic plates (yes, plastic - amazing right?) from Party City topped with glittered foam shamrock cutouts from Michael's. I paired the dinnerware with green glass drinkware I already own.
Next I place the first blooms of spring -cherry blossom branches- in a row of small vases from Dollar Tree.
The small topiary place card holders were purchased from Michael's for a little over $1 a piece. I painted the pots of the topiary gold and put a little shamrock sticker on it. The entire tablescape cost less than $30. It’s a simple but elegant table!