Looking for some recipe ideas in honor of St. Patrick’s Day? FoodNetwork.com has you covered:
St. Patrick’s Day is coming right up, so if you’re looking for party recipes, check out this yummy cocktail from Pinnacle Vodka:
Recipe courtesy Pinnacle Vodka.
1 part Pinnacle® Coconut Vodka
1 part Irish Cream
Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.
Miles helped me create a table for recipes and it was all green. We created this table in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. We found some Shamrock stir sticks, glass bottles and filled them with green and white glass pebbles. I found a table cloth at Kohls for a very good price. This table cloth was covered in green and white Shamrocks. I loved it.
We found this flower and filled it with white clear rocks. You can find other table accessories to decorate your table at these party supply stores on-line. And I imagine that there will be a few sales since St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow.
We did receive a pair of fun Shamrock glasses from BuyCostumes.com for our St. Patrick’s Day party. They also sent us two other St. Patrick’s Day party kits. One included a Green Lantern ring and green lantern gloves and a dark green water bottle while the other and a light green water bottle.
The kids ran off with the water bottles and are taking them to school. I’m pretty sure they’ll take them tomorrow as part of their green.
Do kids still get pinched for not wearing green?
To finish off my table I had these Christmas ornaments from Christmas Sale at Macy’s. I love them they look like little wine bottles. The clear bottles are from Hobby Lobby, my husband found them in another after Christmas sale. We’re decorating our table for all occasions.
FamilyFun magazine has a very cute and easy recipe such as this Leprechaun Hat Snack. It’s a fun and healthy idea for a snack on St. Patrick’s Day.
Celebrate Saint Pat’s with a crunchy cucumber treat. Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber. Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown. Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place. Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.
Need a super easy snack recipe for spring? FamilyFun magazine has a very cute and easy way you can delight your child with donuts for breakfast. Or even let them create these donuts themselves it’s easier then you think. You can tell them it’s food fit for a leprechaun.
Dark or white chocolate
Lure wee visitors this Saint Patrick’s Day with O-shaped cereal disguised as tiny doughnuts. Prepare each variety following the steps at right and let dry on waxed paper. Add to the fun by placing them in a miniature box (get our template at familyfunmag.com/printables).
Dip the tops of O-shaped cereal into melted dark or white chocolate (the tines of a fork work well for this) and cover with sprinkles.
Over medium-high heat, dissolve ½ cup sugar in ½ cup water. Let it cool. Dip the O’s, a few at a time, in the syrup, then toss them in a small bowl of cinnamon sugar.
St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, but you don’t need the luck of the Irish to celebrate! Whether you’ll be decked out in green at the parade in downtown this weekend, bar-hopping in search of the best green beer in the emerald city, or cooking up an Irish feast at home with friends, here are six great apps to help you paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day:
AT&T’s Top Six Mobile Apps to Paint the Town Green
Let your fellow brew lovers know that you’re on the quest for the best green beer in Seattle. Untappd shares your pub-crawling adventure with friends, and helps you discover what everyone else is chugging. It’s a social network for brew lovers. Use the app to check in when you’re enjoying a beer, and discover what your friends are drinking too. Free for both Android and iPhone.
This app features a variety of Irish recipes so you can surprise your guests with more than the typical corned beef and cabbage. With so many classics to choose from, you’ll have an Irish feast fit for a lucky leprechaun! This app let’s you search recipes by ingredient, and even has a grocery scanner! Free for both Android and iPhone.
Irish & Celtic Music Podcast app
You can’t have a real St. Patrick’s Day party without Irish music! This app provides access to a podcast of the best independent Celtic music groups online! You’ll be Riverdancing the night away with these tunes! Available on Android, $1.99.
Keep up with all the St. Patrick’s Day events in Seattle with Eventseekr. You’re no longer limited to the pub with your pals after the parade. Eventseekr gives you access to all the fun events in Seattle, so that you can spend less time searching and more time painting the town green! Available on Android, free.
Chugging down all that green beer means you shouldn’t be driving. Uber makes the ride home effortless! Since your credit card is already configured to the mobile app you used to call for the ride, your payment and tip will be charged automatically. All you have to do is get in that shiny, black car that’s waiting to take you to your next destination. It’s a safe way to paint the town green! Free for both Android and iPhone.
Irish Slang Dictionary App
Show you greenest side this St. Patrick’s Day by sprinkling your speech with Irish slang! Use this app to translate the speech of your Irish friends, and find Irish words to drop into your conversations. This app will bring out the Irish in you! Available on Android, free and iPhone, $0.99.
My daughter reminded me when I got home from my trip with Sony that St. Patrick’s day was coming up. She’s very worried about kids pinching her so I have to make sure she’s wearing green.
Anyway, that got me to thinking about sharing something green with you guys too!
Looking for some fun activities to do with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day weekend? If so, FamilyFun Magazine (familyfunmag.com) has some crafty ideas to keep your little leprechauns entertained. Pictured below are swinging shamrocks – easy to make and a festive way to celebrate the holiday!
1. Cut four half-inch rings from a flattened cardboard tube, then cut through one of the folds on each ring.
2. For three of the rings, bend and glue the two ends to form a heart-shaped leaf.
3. Fold the fourth ring into a triangular stem and glue the ends together.
4. Glue the stem between two leaves, then glue on the third.
5. Paint the shamrock green. When it’s dry, hang it with fishing line or string.
Photos and directions printed with permission from Family Fun Magazine!
My husband and I have quite the opinion on drinking and then getting behind the wheel. We don’t do it! Not in the slightest! Whenever we go out, party, restaurant or anywhere, if one of us has anything to drink, the other one drives. One drink, one sip even, we don’t drive. My husband and I are not drinkers and we are very sensitive to the effects, but we honestly feel that no one should drink at all and then drive.
We’re certainly not going to ride with you or allow you to drive our children after you have had something to drink. It’s not worth the risk!
For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out for drinking and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, some of these people might also be driving home from their festivities and therefore, the night out has also become potentially dangerous.
Do we believe that people should have the opportunity to let loose and have some fun?
Of course we do, and I’ve been known to drink myself! I just ask that you plan ahead.
On St. Patrick’s Day 2009, 37 percent of the drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
So this year on St. Patrick’s Day, PLAN AHEAD. Please find someone to drive for you before you arrive at the party, or have a party at someone’s house who is willing to take the keys when you enter. Know the number of a taxi company and call them to come pick you up. Be ready to take a bus or some other form of public transportation, just do not get behind that wheel after you have been drinking.
Even if you will not be celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day, keep in mind that in 2009, 1,119 occupants of other vehicles were killed in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers, so pay attention to others on the road. And remember, you don’t have to be “falling down drunk” to be too impaired to drive safely. Even a few drinks can impair driving…and a buzzed driving crash has the same consequences as a drunk driving crash.
I wrote this as part of an UNPAID campaign with Global Influence.