12 St. Patrick's Day Party Cocktails and Appetizer Ideas for the Most Irish Day of the Year

St. Paddy's Day jello shots, anyone?

Are you planning on celebrating St. Patrick's Day at home this year? March 17 is right around the corner, so it's time to get ahead of your St. Paddy's menu.

If you don't know the history behind St. Patrick's Day, "Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th of March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland."

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St. Patrick's Day Party Cocktails and Appetizer Ideas

Even if you're not Irish, it's a fun holiday to be merry and wear green—or you'll be pinched! This gallery is a collection of easy Irish and St. Patrick's Day recipes, from Baileys-based drinks to Reuben dip appetizers.

There's a little something for everyone, so make sure to put on your best emerald attire, pick your favorites below and get ready to greet your guests at the door with a beautiful green cocktail.

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Keep scrolling to see all 12 of my favorite St. Patrick's Day party cocktails and appetizer recipes!



<p>Lis Parsons</p>

Lis Parsons



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An Affair From the Heart

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The Kitchen Is My Playground

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<p>Smashed Peas and Carrots</p>

Smashed Peas and Carrots

<p>Sparkles to Sprinkles</p>

Sparkles to Sprinkles

<p>Shea Goldstein</p>

Shea Goldstein

<p>Boulder Locavore</p>

Boulder Locavore

<p>Family Food and Travel</p>

Family Food and Travel

<p>Sumptuous Spoonfuls</p>

Sumptuous Spoonfuls