What would a St. Patrick’s Day themed wedding be without Irish-inspired goodies, right? Whether you’re planning a tempting dessert table or some special wedding favors to send home with guests, delicious treats and drinks are in order! And as luck would have it (this holiday is all about luck, isn’t it?), we found 7 irresistible ideas that you can whip up. From fancy to fun-filled, they all have that unmistakable Irish magic. Take your pick!
Treats to Make for a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding
1 – Irish Cream Pistachio Fudge – Such an indulgent, grownup version of fudge made with Bailey’s Irish cream and chopped pistachios! Perfect to give as favors, charmingly packaged in vintage tins. (recipe: Akimbo, via Polka Dot Made)
2 – Homemade Irish Cream / ‘Irish Flag’ Cocktail – Here’s a double-whammy treat! Delicious Irish cream you can make yourself, then bottle with pretty labels to give as favors. Plus a layered ‘Irish Flag’ cocktail you can serve at the wedding! (recipe and serving/packaging ideas: Evermine)
3 – Shamrock Money Cakes – An adorable idea for an at-home wedding, these mini cakes are actually cupcakes halved horizontally to hide gold chocolate coins. Then they’re frosted and topped with DIY paper shamrocks. (tutorial: Oh Happy Day)
4 – Lucky Charms favor bags – Bring a bit of childhood whimsy to your wedding with bags of Lucky Charms, sealed with printable bag toppers. Pair them with mini bottles of milk, too, if you wish! (how-to and printable: Sandy Toes and Popsicles)
5 – Irish Hills Cupcakes – A tribute to the lush, rolling hills of Ireland, these cupcakes actually use a standard recipe. But they ‘go green’ via tinted icing topped with sanding sugar, either dipped or sprinkled! (recipe: The Pioneer Woman)
6 – Homemade Clover Cookies – See what ‘Emerald Isle magic’ can be done on simple sugar cookies—with just some green sanding sugar and a clover-shaped stencil! (recipe: Evermine)
7 – Irish Coffee – Impress your guests with freshly-brewed cups of this classic beverage. Maybe even try your hand at that cocoa-powder garnish in the shape of a shamrock! (recipe: Old Linn Run Coffee Bean Roastery)
So will yours be a fancy St. Patrick’s Day wedding? Or an intimate at-home affair? Whichever, there’s something deliciously Irish to serve and to give. Here’s wishing you love, luck, and laughter on your special day!