Need some help finding the perfect St. Patrick’s Day party food? We’ve got you covered with these delicious recipe ideas, which include savory dishes, sweet treats and drinks for a crowd. Mix and match recipes for a good time.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which has me thinking about the food and recipes we can serve on (or around) the green holiday.
Now, depending on where you live and what your lifestyle is like, you could do a lot of different things to celebrate. In years past, I’ve attended parties at friends’ houses and caught beads at annual parades. I’ve also sipped green beer on rooftops after work. And I’ve stayed home and enjoyed homemade Irish food, too.
There are so many options, and I wanted to put together a simple St. Patrick’s Day food that includes recipes you can make at home that are made for sharing.
Also, if you’re hosting guests, have them bring a favorite Irish recipe to add to the spread!
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day recipe inspiration? Check out my St. Patrick’s Day recipe index.
How to host a St. Patrick’s Day party like a pro
Entertaining can be stressful… but it’s also really wonderful when everything comes together.
Personally, I love a laidback gathering because when you’re hosting friends, the stakes lower significantly. (I truly understand that we all want to impress out people—but the whole point of hosting a party and entertaining is to get to spend time with them, so we need to let go this idea that everything has to be perfect. It will be perfect BECAUSE you’re doing it and because you are with your people.)
You can host parties and gatherings with the following tips and tricks…
- Set the time and date for your St. Patrick’s Day party, and invite friends.
- Once you have a guest list and a decent idea of who’s going to attend, make your menu. Focus on serving foods that are easily made in advance so that you aren’t cooking while your guests are arriving or at your house.
- Make your cooking timeline, too.
- Get your supplies, make the food and open your home to friends.
It’s really that simple!
To help you out, I’ve compiled a scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day menu with some of our favorite Irish (and Irish-inspired) recipes that are great for sharing.
Depending on your number of guests, you can mix and match these recipes to your tastes. Just be sure to have a variety (and also be aware of guests’ food sensitivities and allergies) to keep guests fed and happy throughout the game.
What Do You Normally Keep On Your Menu For St. Patrick’s Day Like This? Is It Similar To Mine?
Savory St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Whether or not you enjoy a good appetizer or savory recipes, every party needs a few! We've compiled some of our favorite savory Irish recipes for you below that are PERFECT for St. Patrick's Day parties and sharing.
Sweet St. Patrick's Day Recipes
No party is complete without sweets! Whether you're looking for cakes, ice cream, Jell-O or more, we've got plenty of festive (and green!) St. Patrick's Day desserts for you below.
St. Patrick's Day Drinks
No St. Patrick's Day festivity is complete without drinks! Whether you want to share Guinness and Jameson-filled beverages to guests or if you want a fun mocktail to serve to all, here are some great drink ideas.
Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her…