5 fun ideas for a family-friendly St Patrick's Day party

Easy Irish bites and table decorations to set the scene

With the 17th of March approaching fast, it’s time to get the green out in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Involve the kids in all the fun this year, with easy recipes, DIY decorations and nutritious drinks.

Start the festivities with a truly Irish snack – these mini colcannon cakes are sure to please when passed around. Serve them with a selection of green toppings, from torn basil to steamed broccoli to keep things healthy:

Break (and make) bread together with this pull-apart soda bread ring:

Sneak a little fruit into the fun with these creamy green smoothies, packed with fruit, yogurt and honey:

If you’re still in the mood to get your hands dirty, grab a little green paint and create your own lucky leprechaun hat place settings, or put a smile on little faces with these do-it-yourself shamrock decorations:

End the day off with a healthy fruit salad, made to look like the Irish flag:

Now that your family-friendly St Patrick’s Day party is covered, head into stores and pick up some treats for the adults, from mussels and creamy blue cheese to delicious and dairy-free ice cream, all from the Emerald Isle.