Celebrate St Patricks Day

St Patrick's Day Party Ideas 2

Traditionally, I am not really one to celebrate St Patricks Day!

Ironically it is much more common to celebrate St Patricks Day in America than it is in the UK.

I never really did much before but seeing so many wonderful suggestions and recipes around the Internet I am feeling inspired to get in touch with my Irish roots!

You maybe surprised that someone with the last name Cataldo has Irish roots, but my maiden name was Kelly – and you don’t get much more Irish than that.  

We know very little about my extended family, because many of our family records, along with thousands of others, were destroyed in huge fire in 1922 at the Dublin Public Records Office. What we do know is that my Dad’s grandparents were Irish and came to Liverpool, where his Dad was born, where my Dad was born and where I was born!

I therefore stake my claim to Celebrate St Patricks Day in style!

I have always been a little reluctant to celebrate some of the aspects associated with this day as I don’t believe in chance, luck or superstition, so I don’t really want to ‘glorify’ any of those things. However, I was delighted to discover this little piece of Irish folklore – it says that one of St Patrick’s teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people…now that I can go along with! Bring on the shamrocks!

For those of you who don’t know St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.

I mentioned that I was inspired by many suggestions and recipes to help celebrate St Patricks Day in style, so here is my best of what I have found from some blogging friends!

I hope you are as inspired as I am!

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Savory Recipes:

Spinach Quiche from Diamonds For Dessert

Spinach quiche

Corned Beef Hash from The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

Corn Beef Hash

Corned Beef & Cabbage Soup from Skinnytaste

Corned Beef & Cabbage Soup

Irish Potato Soup from Home Is Where The Boat Is

Irish Potato Soup

Sweet Recipes:

Boozey Rainbow Jello Cake from Mommy Like Woah

jello rainbow cake

Lucky Charms Treats from Captain America & His English Rose

Lucky Charms Treats

Phenomenal Mint Brownies from I Dig Pinterest

phenomenal mint brownie

Baileys Irish Cream Cookies from Buttercream Blondie

Baileys irish cream cookies

Key Lime Baby Cakes from A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

key lime baby cakes

Mini Guinness Chocolate Floats from Jelly Toast Blog

Mini Guinness Chocolate Floats

Individual Mint Cheesecakes from An Edible Mosaic

Mint Cheesecake

The Tipsy Leprechaun Cocktail from Our Mini Family

The Tipsy Leprechaun


St Patrick’s Day Centerpiece from My Crafting Attic


Split Pea Wreath Tutorial from Love Of Family & Home

Split Pea Wreath

Happy Green Bunting from Hostess With The Mostess

st patricks day party

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Information gathered from Wikipedia

11 thoughts on “Celebrate St Patricks Day

    • Ruth Cataldo says:

      My pleasure! I had to feature you as Captain America refers to me as his Leprechaun all the time because of my British accent!!!


  1. Diane Hill Roark says:

    What a great collection of St. Patrick’s day treats. Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned this page.


    Diane Roark



  2. Andi G. says:

    You found such great ideas for this roundup! I especially love the quiche and cute bread bowls. Thanks for sharing this with us at Saturday Night Fever!


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