A home that is perfect for entertaining and a holiday that warrants a festive celebration – sounds like a winning combination. If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party in your home this year, we’re bringing you a few décor and recipe ideas to incorporate so you can throw the ultimate celebration.
- Blow up four heart balloons and tie them closed. Tie two of the balloons together.
- To create the clover shape, place both sets of tied balloons together so that the tied ends touch.
- Use the twine to tie all four of the balloons together, leaving a long tail of twine for hanging. Repeat for as many shamrock balloons you want to create and hang the balloons around the party! So festive!
St. Patty’s Dollar Store Wreath
2 packages of St. Patrick’s foam shamrock shapes
Hot glue gun
Festive green bow, optional
- This wreath is very easy and all items can be found at the dollar store! Position the foam shamrock shapes in a configuration that you like onto the wreath.
- Using a hot glue gun, attach the shapes onto the wreath. If desired, you can also add a festive bow using the hot glue gun. Hang the wreath on your front door or inside for your guests to admire!
Painted Burlap Banner
Plain burlap (amount depends on how big your banner will be)
Green craft paint
Gold craft paint
Circle stencil (unless you’d rather freehand polka dots)
Yarn or twine
Single hole punch
- Cut triangles out of the burlap (size and number depends on desired size of banner). Choose which triangles will have stripes and which will have polka dots.
- To create the striped triangles, use strips of painter’s tape to mark the areas to be painted green. Use the sponge brush and green paint to create the stripes. Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the tape.
- To create the polka dot triangles, use the stencil and gold paint to paint on the polka dots.
- Use a single hole punch to punch two holes on each triangle, allowing the triangles to be threaded onto the string. Thread all of the triangles onto the piece of string, alternating between stripes and polka dots. It’s the perfect addition to your party décor – hang it on the fireplace or by the food area!
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
2 celery stalks, cut into 3-inch pieces
3 carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
1 small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
½ pound small potatoes, halved
6 sprigs thyme
1 corned beef brisket (about 3 pounds) with pickling spice packet
½ head Savoy cabbage, cut into 1 ½-inch wedges
Grainy mustard, for serving
- In a slow cooker, add the celery, carrots, onion, potatoes and thyme. Place the corned beef in the slow cooker, fat side up, on top of the vegetables and sprinkle the pickling spice on top.
- Add water so that meat is almost covered, about 4 to 6 cups. Cover and cook the meat on high until tender, 4 ¼ hours on high or 8 ½ hours on low.
- Add the cabbage on top of the corned beef, cover and continue cooking for another 45 minutes on high, or 1 ½ hours on low.
- Thinly slice the corned beef and serve with the vegetables, cooking liquid and grainy mustard. Enjoy!
Rainbow Fruit Pizza
1 sheet seamless crescent roll dough
8 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
6 large fresh strawberries
4 oz canned mandarin oranges
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup fresh blackberries
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly greased baking sheet, gently roll out the crescent sheet to make a rectangle. Trim away the edges of the dough to form a rainbow and gently press down the corners. Bake the pastry pizza for 8-12 minutes, until lightly golden and crispy. Let cool to room temperature.
- While the pizza bakes, prepare the fruit. Cut the tops off of the strawberries and slice thinly. Rinse the mandarin oranges and pat dry. Peel and slice the kiwis into coins, then slice in half. Simply wash the blueberries and blackberries. Set all of the fruit aside.
- Spread the yogurt over the top of the cooled pizza crust, leaving a ½-inch border on all of the sides. Arrange the strawberries along the outermost edge, with the points toward the inner part of the rainbow. Next arrange the stripe of oranges, then kiwis, then blueberries and lastly the blackberries as the lower-most stripe.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a few hours. Slice the pizza and serve. Enjoy!
Green Velvet Cupcakes
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 ½ Tbsp corn starch
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup butter, at room temperature
1 ½ cups sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 ¼ cups sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 ½ Tbsp green liquid food coloring
12 oz cream cheese
6 Tbsp butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream or milk
½ tsp vanilla
24 chocolate gold coins
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a 24 cupcake tin with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs in one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla and food coloring.
- Mix in the flour mixture until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool before adding frosting.
- For the frosting, first cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then add the cream (or milk) and the vanilla. Place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe it onto the cooled cupcakes. Top each with a chocolate gold coin!
Happy St. Patty’s Day! Let us know in the comments below if you try any of these ideas or recipes.