What To Bring To A St Patrick's Day Party

What To Bring To A St Patrick's Day Party: Full Guide (2024)

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most bombastic holidays in the country. It’s one of the few days in the year when getting wild and drunk with your friends is totally okay! You have never partied until you party like the Irish, they say.

Are you attending a St. Patrick’s Day party or throwing one in your backyard? Here’s a complete guide on what to bring to a St. Patrick’s Day party.

10 Tasty Snacks To Bring To A St. Patrick’s Day Party

1. Guinness Beef Sliders

Guinness Beef Sliders on a White Plate

Guinness Beef Sliders are simple yet tasty desserts your guests can enjoy while they party the night away.

To make this, saute some onions and mushrooms in your best bottle of Guinness Irish dry stout beer, pour over sandwich rolls and roast beef, and top everything with cheese.

You can also make a Guinness glaze (Guinness beer, sugar, and spices) to pour over the sliders before you bake — trust us, this makes all the difference! Learn what to bring to a St Paddy's Day here

2. Green Velvet Cupcakes

Put an Irish twist on red velvet cupcakes with these Green Velvet Cupcakes! Make this as you would regular cupcakes, but add a generous dash of green liquid food coloring to mimic the Irish’s lucky color.

Pipe cream cheese frosting over each cupcake once it’s completely cooled down and garnish with a chocolate coin reminiscent of treasures from the pot of gold.

3. Lucky Charm Rice Krispie Treats


Take a bite out of the Lucky Charm Rice Krispie Treats and watch your luck turn around for the rest of the day.

Make sure you get the green lucky charms because they come in special shamrock shapes that are in theme with the holidays. [1]

Check out these amazing St Patrick's Day office party ideas here

4. Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are always a smash hit at every party because of their ultimate snackability.

Make them match with the rest of your St. Paddy’s Day treats by using corned beef and cabbage for your filling.

According to history, the Irish ate cabbage and corned beef because they were less expensive than pork and potatoes and were the more practical choice for those immigrating to the United States. [2]

5. Guinness Beef Stew

The Guinness Beef Stew is a hearty meal full of tender beef and veggies, all slow-cooked in a Guinness stout broth (it’ll make your home smell amazing, too).

Everything is simmered low and slow in a large pot until the Guinness broth turns nice and thick, and the beef achieves that melt-in-your-mouth texture.

This can be served with good crusty bread or poured over a bowl of cold noodles.

6. Corned Beef Irish Nachos

Put an Irish twist on classic nachos and turn them into Corned Beef Irish Nachos.

To make this, slice your potatoes into thin slivers (to serve as nachos) and load them up with Irish toppings like cabbage, corned beef, and Swiss cheese.

Garnish with some green sprouts for extra crunch.

7. Shepherd's Pies with Lamb

Irish Shepherd’s Pie with Lamb on a Pan

Make an Irish Shepherd’s Pie with lamb as your star ingredient!

Making this dish is a yearly St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our home, and it’s super yummy when paired with creamy mashed potatoes or buttered cabbage.

This is the perfect dish for both parties and cold rainy days.

8. Green Apple Lemonade Spritzer

Of course, you shouldn’t forget the drinks if you're serving food! The Green Apple Lemonade Spritzer celebrates all things Irish and green and is also super refreshing.

We like keeping things simple by combining lemonade, 7Up, and sour apple mix in a large pitcher and incorporating thin slices of lemons, limes, and green apples.

Add a few drops of green food coloring to make the drink even more vibrant without affecting the taste.

9. Rice Krispie Bites

Make sure you make a big batch of Rice Krispie Bites beforehand — they’ll surely be those that go super fast.

Pro tip: make three different batches of Rice Krispie and color them in varying shades of green to keep things visually interesting. Here are some St Patrick's Day decorations you can try

10. Leprechaun Popcorn

Close Up Shot of Leprechaun Popcorn

Put a St. Patrick’s Day twist on regular popcorn by serving up Leprechaun Popcorn at your party.

Pour green candy melt all over buttered popcorn and serve with green mint M&Ms. We love how the chocolate's sweetness contrasts with the popcorn's saltiness.


What brings good luck on St Patrick's Day?

It is said that four-leaf clovers, shamrocks, and the color green will bring good luck on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re throwing a St Patrick's Day party, make sure you have an abundance of these symbols. Don’t forget also to wear something green.

What do you put in St Patrick's Day goodie bags?

You can’t go wrong with putting chocolate coins, green-colored candies, and shamrock pins inside St. Patrick’s Day goodie bags. These festive items are all in-theme with the holiday and will be super easy to assemble.

What do I need for a potluck on St Patrick's Day?

It would be best to serve traditional Irish dishes, like shepherd’s pie and beef stew, for a St. Patrick’s Day potluck. Don’t forget to serve drinks like Irish whiskey and Guinness beer.

Final Say

Serving these dishes to your St. Patrick’s Day bash will surely be a smash hit! Make sure to wear something green and have fun.

Our personal favorite traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish is the Guinness Beef Stew.

We can simply chuck everything inside the pot and let it simmer until everything turns soft and scrumptious.

The best part is, the entire house smells amazing whenever we make this.

Of course, finger foods are also a must-have because guests want to munch on something simple and easy as they party the night away.

Nachos, sliders, and Krispie Treats are the way to go!


  1. https://www.europeana.eu/en/blog/why-the-shamrock-is-a-symbol-of-ireland
  2. https://www.delish.com/food/a38939/history-corned-beef-st-patricks-day-foods/

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