After we’re done with pink hearts, love, and chocolates, it’s time for rainbows, green stuff, and all things Irish for Saint Patrick’s Day. Though seen primarily as a religious holiday in Ireland since March 17 honors the nation’s patron’s saint, many see it as a day to either express their Irish heritage and attend local parades or attend an Irish pub crawl. Or both if they’re over 21 years old. Then there’s the fact Americans like to commercialize everything and Saint Paddy’s Day is no exception. So if you’re from Ireland in the States at the moment, expect to see leprechauns and offensive Irish stereotypes along with cultural appropriation. And if you’re at Notre Dame, then may God have mercy on your soul since they have a leprechaun mascot. Seriously, despite the leprechaun mythology originating in Ireland (and rarely appearing in it), modern depictions are largely based on derogatory 19th century caricatures and Irish stereotypes. Let’s just say the 19th century was a very terrible time to be Irish. And most people living outside Ireland in the 21st century have absolutely no idea why the Irish find leprechauns imagery so freaking offensive. But Americans usually accept this because many of these leprechaun stuff nowadays have been perpetuated by Irish Americans. For instance, it was probably an Irish priest who decided that Notre Dame should be the Fightin’ Irish and have bruising leprechaun as their mascot. At any rate, it’s celebrated all over the world including places you wouldn’t expect like Russia or Japan since you won’t find many Irish people there. However, in Latin America, there was a historical figure named Bernardo O’Higgins. And it’s celebrated in more countries than in any other national festival. So for your reading pleasure, I give you yet another assortment of some lucky treats for Saint Paddy’s Day.
- This veggie rainbow will lead you to a pot of goldfish crackers.
Sure it may be a bento lunch. But at least it’s rather healthy despite only including 4 colors.
2. Speaking of rainbows, these square cookies make a lucky dessert.
And you can tie them together with string. Won’t lead you to a pot of gold though.
3. Your St. Paddy’s Day lunch should always go with a shamrock pizza.
This one is for young children. But the leprechaun cookie seems rather cute.
4. These shamrock cookies express the colors of the Irish flag.
So if you’re proud and Irish, these would be perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day dessert platter. Though you wouldn’t find a 4-leaf clover among them.
5. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these St. Patrick’s Day cookies.
Includes pot of gold, leprechaun hat, shamrocks, and a pint of beer. Not sure what the Irish would think of this.
6. A rainbow waffle pot of gold is part of a complete St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.
Includes scrambled eggs, fruit rainbow, and banana slices. At any rate, your kids would love it.
7. Top your St. Paddy’s party with a shamrock bread bowl of spinach dip.
I had this one since last year. But I couldn’t fit it on the installment. So here on the third edition it goes.
8. Lucky Charms marshmallows are great for rainbows.
However, I think this cookie must be quite large. You can’t fit that many marshmallows on one you can hold in your hand.
9. The leprechaun won’t see it coming with this trap cake.
Last year, I did a post on leprechaun traps. So I might as well include this cake in the mix this year.
10. Chocolate cream shamrocks always make a tasty treat.
Though they might seem like they’re made from molds. And perhaps give you green teeth for awhile.
11. Green up your Saint Patrick’s Day with some green chocolate chip cookies.
Yes, I know these look disgusting. But I hear they’re mint flavored. Don’t ask.
12. How about a rainbow cake that shows within its layers?
Okay, it doesn’t have much rainbow inside. But the icing layers make it clear.
13. Shamrock brownie bites make a great St. Paddy’s dessert.
Well, the shamrock is chocolate. But at least these are topped with green icing.
14. How about a shamrock in your bun?
Well, there you go. Not 4 leaves. But it’ll do just fine in the meantime.
15. These rainbow cookies are delightfully frosted.
Each one has a layer of icing with a cloud and 5 rainbow colors. Wish they include purple but there wasn’t much room.
16. Treat your guests this St. Patrick’s day with this shamrock veggie tray.
Includes cucumber slices, baby carrots, and cauliflower inside a shamrock made from peppers. Also uses green beans for a stem.
17. Speaking of veggie trays, this one has a shamrock of every shade of green.
Comprises of broccoli, celery, and cucumber slices. Surrounded by tomato slices and cherry tomatoes.
18. If you want to go simple, try this St. Patrick’s Day try for a start.
Includes a shamrock in the center for dip. Snacks include carrots, crackers, and cucumber slices.
19. Get lucky this St. Paddy’s Day with these rainbow jello slices.
Warning: These may contain alcohol and might not be consumed by anyone under 21. Consult your host first.
20. Nothing makes St. Patrick’s Day worthwhile than hamburgers with a green bun and cheese.
Okay, that’s utterly disgusting for God’s sake. Even on St. Patrick’s Day, I totally wouldn’t eat that.
21. These mini cupcakes will bring the luck of the Irish to any little leprechaun.
Each of them is decorated in its own way. And they’re all chocolate, too.
22. A rainbow snack tray will surely be more worthwhile than a pot of gold.
After all, you probably won’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And if you do in Harry Potter, it won’t be worth it.
23. Chocolate shamrock cupcakes should come with a green cream filling.
Let me guess, the filling tastes like mint. Not sure how deep it is. But sure don’t want to make a mess.
24. Show your Irish pride this St. Patrick’s Day with this veggie tray.
This one is of the flag of Ireland including green beans, cauliflower, and carrots. Has the white dip in the middle.
25. Make your St. Patrick’s breakfast top of the morning with some shamrock pancakes.
Yes, I know green food is disgusting. But at least you’ll be lucky to have a pancake 4-leaf clover.
26. Grace your St. Paddy’s Day snack platter with this leprechaun cheese ball.
I don’t know about you. But this leprechaun looks kind of mean to me. Though nice how they used carrot shavings for a beard and a green pepper hat.
27. Any little leprechaun would be pleased with this shamrock bento lunch.
Includes green veggies and fruit of all kinds. Like the shamrock crackers and cheese though they may not be green.
28. Some shamrock pasta makes a wonderfully lucky meal on March 17.
Might also want to use pesto and cheese as well. By the way, the shamrock noodles might be from a store.
29. No platter of St. Patrick’s Day cookies could ever outshine these.
Includes shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechaun hats. Sure they may be professionally made. But they’re so well done I had to include them.
30. Nothing makes a better appetizer for Saint Patrick’s Day like shamrock sandwiches.
Each one comes in a different bread. Though the dark one might fall in the German pumpernickel area.
31. There should always be shamrocks on a steak and Guinness pie.
As you know, Guinness is an Irish beer. And as you see, the shamrocks are on the fragmented crust.
32. Rainbow donuts will always bring good luck.
But for your blood vessels, not so much. By the way, each of these is decorated with fruity pebbles.
33. Wake up this Saint Patrick’s Day morning to some shamrock breakfast casserole.
Probably contains eggs and is dyed green. But someone will enjoy it.
34. These jello shamrocks will bring you all the luck you need.
Each one has multiple layers of green as you see. But the 4 leaf clover ones are better or so I heard.
35. For Saint Patrick’s Day, you’d swear this bread came over the rainbow.
Well, I included rainbow bread before. But not in this neat and tidy fashion like this.
36. These shamrock pretzels are an ideal St. Patrick’s Day snack.
They also don’t look very hard to make either. Just some chocolate, pretzels, and green M&Ms.
37. A Saint Patrick’s Day lunch like this has 2 shamrock sandwiches.
Also, includes fruit to make a rainbow along with a mix. Still, this is adorable.
38. If you want to make thinks easier, make your shamrock cookies from a roll.
Just don’t make them the same roll if you want different color configurations. The sprinkles can come in later.
39. Top your St. Patrick’s Day dessert platter with some green velvet cake.
Wonder what green velvet cake tastes like. Then again, it might be better not to know.
40. A Saint Patrick’s Day lunch should have plenty of green.
Well, they certainly have the fruits and veggies covered. Like the shamrock sandwich.
41. For those who have refined tastes, a mint shamrock cheesecake will suit your fancy.
Might contain some chocolate drizzle like this which some might not like. Otherwise, feel free to try.
42. Irish brownie bombs are a chocolate lover’s delight.
Well, they may not have much green. But they do have shamrocks. so they count.
43. I’m sure you’ll find these St. Paddy’s Day cookies a colorful sight.
Well, at least they seem like anyone could make them. Though the fancy leprechaun gives it away that they’re from a bakery.
44. Green pasta should always be a staple for St. Patrick’s Day.
Well, this is in food coloring since it might be geared toward kids. So it’s kind of disgusting.
45. Green pancakes should always have whipped cream and Lucky Charms.
Okay, that is definitely not good for you. But is certainly in the spirit of the holiday.
46. This leprechaun hat cake comes with a rainbow inside.
Though you won’t find any gold in there. Not sure how you get the rainbow inside either.
47. For Saint Patrick’s Day, you might want to get the green gobs out for once.
Well, green velvet gobs anyway. Yes, they’re also called whoopie pies but I think the name is ridiculous.
48. These Saint Patrick’s Day cookies will show your love for the Irish.
Well, at least these are in lovely hearts and in green. So they’ll certainly delight.
49. A Saint Patrick’s Day cake should always be decorated with Lucky Charms.
Seems like you can use the cereal marshmallows a lot. Though not sure about what I think of this cake.
50. Wake up this St. Patrick’s Day morning to some rainbow French toast.
I think this might be from Martha Stewart. At any rate, at least it’s healthier than the sugary fairy bread from 2 years ago.
51. This pot of gold cake looks almost as if it was real.
Though the gold chocolate coins have an image of John F. Kennedy. Then again, he was Irish, but still.
52. Celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day morning with some rainbow waffles.
Well, they come in an array of colors. But not sure if you’d want to pick one of each. Better pick a color and stick with it.
53. Peanut butter sandwich leprechaun cookies have their own unique charm.
They’re also not that hard to decorate either and are great with kids. Except if they live in Ireland then they might be offended.
54. This Saint Patrick’s Day, you might want to make your own Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Well, it’s somehow possible since there’s something about it on Pinterest. But I’m not sure how it goes exactly.
55. A Saint Paddy’s Day cake like this has layers of green.
As you can see from the inside. Still, kind of looks a wee bit disgusting for some reason.
56. Cheesecake shamrocks always bring extra luck.
Doesn’t hurt if they’re in whorls of green either. Though I’m not a fan of green food by one bit.
57. These clover cookies can always satisfy on Saint Patrick’s Day.
Some of them even have 4 leaves as you can see. Though not sure if it’ll bring you luck though.
58. Beef and Guinness pot pie makes an authentic Irish dinner.
Okay, I might be getting into stereotypes here. But at least this one has a shamrock.
59. You can eat these St. Patrick’s Day cake balls straight from your hand.
Some are green and some have shamrocks on them. Either way, I hope there’s chocolate inside.
60. A fruit rainbow cake can always lead to a pot of gold.
Well, at least it’s healthier than some of the treats on the list. And that rainbow is quite original.
61. For a Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast, these pancake rainbows on a stick are one of a kind.
Well, at least they’re better than a full stack. And I’m sure kids will love them.
62. With these cupcakes, you’ll find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Whether it means using Rolos and sour fruit roll ups. Still, these are quite creative if you ask me.
63. These lucky jello treats are in every shade of green.
Let’s hope these don’t have alcohol in them. Though it might not seem like it. But consult the host just to be safe.
64. Cool down this Saint Patrick’s Day with some rainbow popsicles.
Well, they may not be suited for March. Well, unless you live in places where it’s sweltering hot like Mexico.
65. Shamrock cookies like these have leaves of 3.
However, though they may seem pretty, they don’t resemble clover leaves. More like poison ivy leaves. Uh-oh.
66. Seems like you can really make a leprechaun with some assembly required.
All it takes is a leprechaun hat, a 4 leaf shamrock for the body, and a horsehoe for the legs. And try to keep them together as you can.
67. Shamrock cookies can come in a multitude of colors and patterns.
As you can see, these shamrocks are certainly professionally made. But they’re all in patterns consisting of green, yellow, and white.
68. A Saint Patrick’s Day cake should always be covered in gold and shamrocks.
Okay, this is from a bakery and might be used for a wedding. But what a wonderful cake it surely is.
69. For extra luck, this shamrock cake is green to its veins.
After all, shamrocks are plants which have veins where they photosynthesize energy. Okay, that’s getting a bit too scientific.
70. This leprechaun village cake wishes the best of luck.
And it’s decorated with Lucky Charms which isn’t surprising. Brought to you by Betty Crocker.
71. These pot of gold cupcakes each contain a golden coin.
Even has rainbow icing on top. Love how they’re chocolate, too.
72. These rainbow cookies have a hole in the center.
You might think they’re donuts. But they’re not and are certainly covered in icing.
73. Now this must be a St. Patrick’s Day cake from the world of Dr. Seuss.
Well, it’s in a rather distinctive style that evokes whimsy. Like the patterns of each tier.
74. Seems like the leprechaun dived head first in his pot of gold.
Well, at least someone’s having a good time. Though it might depict negative Irish stereotypes.
75. These leprechaun hats are simple and healthy Saint Patrick’s Day snack.
Well, they’re made from cucumbers and cheese. But they won’t take much effort.
76. It takes 2 metal pans for this rainbow appetizer tray.
Fruits and veggies make up the rainbow. Dip and cauliflower make up the clouds. Crackers consist of the gold in the plastic pot.
77. A Saint Patrick’s Day lunch should leave a colorful impression.
Includes a pot of gold with Cracker Jacks, a shamrock sandwich, and some celery. The fruit makes up the rainbow.
78. Show your little leprechaun the love this St. Patrick’s Day with this bento lunch.
Now this is quite adorable. Love what it says in cheese on the pepper rainbow salad.
79. A shamrock sandwich brings you the best of luck.
Well, each of these have green tops which look kind of disgusting. But I’m sure they’re safe to eat.
80. No kid could resist these leprechaun hats.
Yes, I had on leprechaun hats before. But these are in green with a gum drop at the front.