Leprechauns, shamrocks, and Celtic music. Before the first day of Spring, many American towns and cities will be awash in green to celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Irish or not, it’s a fun way to usher in the upcoming season, celebrate with friends, and treat the kids to yummy green versions of everyday foods and snacks.
So break out your green attire and green food coloring as we roundup some of our favorite kid-friendly treats and Irish-inspired meal ideas to celebrate St. Paddy’s at home.
This festive Irish holiday is the perfect excuse to treat little ones to some fun snack options, and even involve them in the cooking process.
Lime Sherbet Floats
Add two to three scoops of lime sherbet to a clear glass, and top with a lemon-lime flavored soda—careful for the foam and bubbles! Add a straw and/or spoon and enjoy this recipe. It’s so easy, even the kids can make them!
Shamrock Pretzel Pops
A portable snack with a festive twist. Take three pretzels and dip them in melted green chocolate wafers, placing them on wax paper in the shape of a shamrock to dry. Add a popsicle stick and drizzle with more chocolate on top for a chocolaty shamrock pop! Click here for complete recipe and directions.
Lucky Charms Jell-O Cups
Forget a pot of gold, these green cups are what we’re searching for. Fill a clear cup with lime flavored gelatin and let set. Once the Jell-O is ready, add a layer of whip cream, and top with the colorful marshmallows from Lucky Charms. Click here for complete recipe and directions.