Good Fun and Eats on St. Patty’s Day! Looking for some “Craig”

Good Fun and Eats on St. Patty’s Day! Looking for some “Craig”

Entertainment Hop

If you’re having a St. Patty’s Day get together, we have a few ideas to make your party delicious and festive. Whether hosting a party for kids or adults, good food is always a hit. Even if you are a hard line traditionalist you’ll enjoy these change-ups on the usual Irish tastes. How about some bubble and squeak dip?

St. Paddy's Day Beef Dip
Bubble and Squeak Dip


Bubble and Squeak 2

 St. Patty’s Day twist on Irish soda bread.

Start with a good traditional recipe. I used the Land O’ Lakes recipe, which I found online. I prepared the dough according to directions, then I cut it into three pieces. Instead of adding currants or raisins while kneading, I flattened out the three pieces into 6″ circles. Then, I mixed 1/2 cup of plumped raisins, 2 tablespoons of softened butter and 3 tablespoons of  brown sugar, I placed the first circle onto a greased cookie sheet and drizzled half of the raisin and brown sugar mixture over it and topped it with the second dough circle. I repeated this one more time then pinched the sides to seal the loaf, cut an X shape in the top and dusted with sanding sugar. (Hint. If you decide to make this, be generous with the sanding sugar, it makes a really great top crust.) Baked according to recipe directions. This bread is best when served fresh out of the oven.

St. Paddy's Day Irish soda bread
St. Patty’s Day twist on Irish soda bread

If you’re sending invitations, there are many great ideas online. I like to keep a theme going from start to finish, so I  reflect of the decorations on the invite.

St. Paddy's Day Shamrock Invitation
St. Paddy’s Day Shamrock Invitation

Here is a great idea I found from the group’s previous post (Simply Southern Mom). I loved her shamrock tree, so I did a version for the mantle.

Mantle Irish

Last but not least, an idea for table decorations.

St. Paddy's Day Shamrock Invitation
St. Paddy’s Day Irish Table Decoration

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored, and no products were provided.

For more St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:


Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

Libby has 4361 posts and counting. See all posts by Libby

9 thoughts on “Good Fun and Eats on St. Patty’s Day! Looking for some “Craig”

  • I love your dip recipe, and we love Corned Beef in our house. I also like the take on Irish Soda Bread. We love Irish Soda bread at our house. The decorations are so pretty and I have an area decorated at my house.

  • That bubble & squeak dip looks delicious. I like your decorations.

  • Wow, you are ready for St Patrick’s Day. I love the recipe, its looks so good. Being Irish, we always try something new especially on the day of green. Thanks for sharing your food and decorating tips love it all !!!!

  • I like all of these recipes, but my favorite is the twist on Irish soda bread.

  • Your Craig dip recipe sounds so so good.
    We do traditional dinner. I alway have lots of cornbeef for my fave Sandwiches. But, I think this year I will make your dip instead.

  • Oh boy, this dip sounds and looks wonderful. I can’t wait to give it a try. I’m sure my husband and I will just love it.

  • This recipe sounds so good. I love corned beef other times of the year also. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes.

  • Cute ideas. The dip looks amazing. Will have to try this next St. Patty’s Day.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.