It’s hard to believe March is already upon us! With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner now, I’ve been busy putting together some special treats for friends and family. The first thing I did was set up a St Patrick’s Day tree. Now you’re probably thinking I sound a little crazy right about now (a tree? c’mon Christmas is long over and spring is in the air!). That’s exactly what I was saying! Until my husband (who would like to do a seasonal tree, year round, for every holiday) finally convinced me to do at least a couple more holidays. So, since we are still in winter, I decided to give it a try. Northeast winters are typically pretty cold and blah outside, so maybe a little extra pop of color and festive cheer would be a welcome addition? If nothing else, this tree provides the perfect backdrop for displaying the most adorable pinterest-inspired candy treats for St Patrick’s Day. A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…or better yet, lots of them! I love how cute these turned out! Just keep in mind that toddlers and small children are incredibly drawn to shiny balls and colorful candies and may applaud your hardwork by removing them all from the tree (that may or may not have happened on at least one occasion 🙈).
This is actually the same Champagne/Gold colored tree I used for my Poinsettia tree over the holidays. I found an assortment of green ornaments inexpensively at Walmart and on Christmas clearance at Hobby Lobby, along with some green mesh ribbon from the craft store. I found the perfect little shamrock decoration to use as a tree topper at Hobby Lobby, along with this little wall plaque which I decided to place on a stand rather than hanging it on the wall. Both of them were 30% off and only cost a couple dollars each.
In the video below, we will be making these St Patrick’s Day candy favors and taking a look at setting up the candle and candy displays.
Next, we have some adorable, St Patrick’s Petit Fours. Have you ever wanted a super easy (and no-bake, I might add) way to make, decorate, and serve these sweet, little cakes? If so, I’ve got a solution for you! Using a store bought pound cake and frosting (because sometimes there’s no time for baking) you can serve a dessert that is pretty, tasty, and so simple.
Here is a quick look at what you will need and how to make them:
So, whether you’re Irish or not, I hope you’ll enjoy these ideas and tasty little treats! I would love to hear from you! Do you like the Petit Fours idea or the End of the Rainbow candy favors better?
I leave you with the words of an old Irish blessing:
“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
~~ Traditional Irish Blessing