10 Delicious Food Ideas For Kids St. Patrick's Day Party

 
14-Mar-2011 by

st patricks cakeKids at Patrick's Day would love a party for themselves. This party would be ideal to introduce them to a bit of history about St. Patrick, the patron missionary who introduced Irish to Christianity. Kids can be told stories about how the shamrock came to be part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations and as to why wearing green is a tradition on this day. Kids at Patrick's Day party would certainly love stories about Leprechauns and the pot of gold.

 

Serve traditional Irish food tweaked to suit kids' palate. Kids would love Irish food recipes with plenty of potatoes and meat. Making dishes in shamrock green and golden yellow would kindle their imagination as well as tickle their stomachs. Some innovations and creative ideas can make kids love Irish food. We all know that kids absolutely adore oddly colored dishes and kids at Patrick's day would be amused if they are served all-green treats. Whip up a fun menu by mixing traditional Irish food and dyed green or naturally green foods.

 

  • Appetizers for Kids at Patrick's Day Party

     

Begin with green colored finger foods that are good for snacking on like:

  1. green tortilla chips and guacamole dips

  2. green dyed hard boiled eggs

  3. vegetable and fruit snack tray containing celery, broccoli, edamame, green olives, green bell peppers, green apple slices, green grapes, slices of green pear and may be some honeydew melon

 

  • A Touch of Tradition for Kids at Patrick's Day Party

 

Children love Irish food recipes listed below...

  1. Colcannon made of cabbage, onions, meat and mashed potatoes.

  2. Irish stew made of onions, lamb and potatoes.

  3. Irish soda bread with mint jelly or green butter.

  4. Boiled, baked or mashed potatoes wither served with green sour cream or tinted green.

  5. French fries with green ketchup.

  6. Muffins made of zucchini.

  7. Green salad made of spinach, lettuce, kale etc.

  8. Asparagus, sugar snap peas, broccoli and peas steamed.

  9. Spinach pasta with basil pesto sauce.

  10. Wrap sandwiches made of spinach tortillas.

 

  • Desserts to be Served at Kids at Patrick's Day Party

 

Make sure that the desserts prepared have Irish symbols and are green in color in honor of St. Patrick.

  1. Pistachio ice cream.

  2. Mint chocolate chip ice cream.

  3. Green tea ice cream.

  4. Rainbow created by red, yellow, green, blue, orange and purple Jell-O.

  5. Cup cakes decorated with green icing.

  6. Sandwich cookies filled with green icing.

 

  • Drinks for Kids at Patrick's Day Party

 

Kids would love water and lime wedges. Sweeter drinks too can be served like:

  1. Lemon punch made with lime sherbet.

  2. Lemon-lime soda can be dyed green for a green punch.

  3. Milk or white hot chocolate that has been dyed green.

 

Little bit of planning and imagination can give rise to many dishes that would make kids love Irish food during St. Patrick's party.

 

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