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4 St. Patrick’s Day treats for adults with alternatives for kids

We all know how adults like to party (ie. drink) on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re anything like me and my family however, you’ll be having a semi-family friendly party. I’ve come up with 4 treats that are sure to please the adults at your party with alternatives that the kids can eat!

St. Patrick's Day treats for adults with alternatives for kids

For the adults–Leprechaun Balls

Adult Leprechaun Balls
Made with both Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s these little buggers can, and will make you loopy if you eat too many but boy do they look yummy!

For the kids–Cake Balls

St. Patrick's Day Cake Balls
Let’s not make the kids loopy! These cake balls are made with lemon-lime soda and are sure to make the kids happy when they bite into them and discover they are green.

For the adults–Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Guinness Bailey's Cupcakes
Did someone say Guinness and Bailey’s? Count me in! The amount of alcohol in these is minimal and most will bake off but I’d still reserve these for the adults.

For the kids–Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day
The kids don’t have to eat these to have fun with them but I’m pretty sure they taste just as good as they look. They take a little effort to make but it’s worth it!

For the adults–Sparkling Green Sangria

Sparkling Green Sangria for St. Patrick's Day
I’m a huge fan of Sangria and this one provides a bonus–it’s gluten free! Finally, an alcoholic beverage that my gluten free friends can drink on St. Patrick’s Day!

For the kids–Lucky Lime Leprechaun Party Punch

Lucky Leprechaun Punch
This is NOT just your average lemon-lime soda and sherbet recipe. You must check it out because the kids are sure to love it!

For the adults–Creme de Menthe mini trifle

Creme de Menthe trifle
These look fancy but are super easy to make. Creme de Menthe gives them the perfect Irish touch.

For the kids–Irish Dirt Cake

Irish Dirt Cake
Again, super easy to make but they don’t have alcohol in them. Be careful though, they could end up looking a lot like the adult version!

For both–Green Beer Bread

Green Beer Bread
Though this bread is made with beer, all the alcohol burns off when baking so it’s safe for both the kids and adults to eat!


  1. Can’t wait to try some of these out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Creme de Menthe Mini Trifles!

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