Get lucky: foodie favourites for St Paddy's Day

Throwing a St Patrick's Day party? Check out how you can wow your guests with sweet treats, savoury snacks and boozy bevvies.

Lucky treats to keep 'em sweet

Cupcake creators and rainbow lovers, these adorable rainbow cupcakes are a perfect addition to your St Patrick's Day bash. Simply separate your cake mix, add your food colouring, layer up the mixture into your cupcake cases and BAKE! Mary and Paul would be proud. Add a bit of booze to your bake with these Baileys Irish cream brownies. These chocolate chunks of heaven are super simple to whip up with a quick and easy box of brownie mix and 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream. Check out the full recipe here.

An image

This final bake is one for the pros that are really looking to wow their guests. Get creative with these delicious pots of gold and rainbow cake pops that are definitely insta-worthy! Find the recipe here.

Savoury favourites

Dinner party people, we've got your back this St Patrick's Day! Impress your guests with this Dublin Coddle recipe, a traditional Irish potato, sausage and bacon stew. Prep your meat and veg for 15 minutes and then let it cook to perfection for 2 hours.

An image

We're green with envy over these beef and Guinness hand pies, they're the perfect finger (or hand) food for your St Patrick's Day party! Check out the full recipe and instructions here. We're all about the Guinness in your savoury treats, and these steak skewers are no exception! Simply boil up your Guinness (keep your eye on it to prevent it from burning), thread your beef onto skewers and then brush on your Guinness while grilling. Easy and delicious!


Let's get down to the fun bit, cocktails! If you really can't bear the thought of drinking Guinness all night, why not try your hand at these easy St Patrick Day-inspired cocktail recipes. Starting with The Irish Mule, a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, all you need is Irish whisky, ginger beer, lime, mint, ice, and some trendy cocktail cups if you have any (how cute are those copper mugs?!). Next up, wet your whistle with this Guinness black magic cocktail, sounds interesting right? I mean, you can't celebrate St Patrick's Day without one Guinness-based drink! Simply mix together Guinness, bourbon, grenadine, some lime juice and garnish with some blackberries and lime wedges. Check out the full cocktail recipe here.

An image

Let's get this St Patrick's Day party started with some Jelly shots! The only Jelly shots that should be served on this night are those that match the Ireland flag (obviously!). See the full shot recipe here.

Even more from UNiDAYS

We bring the best discounts from the best brands to college and uni students, as well as exclusive videos, articles and loads of tips and advice to make your student life even better - all for free!

  • Join now or log in to start saving on everything from food comas and fashion to (finally) getting fitter.
  • Verify now to start saving on everything from food comas and fashion to (finally) getting fitter.

  • Got a lot to say? We're always looking for awesome guest bloggers. Get in touch with your ideas!