St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and kids LOVE this holiday! Why not surprise them with a quick rainbow party spread of Easy to Make Party Food Ideas? It’s much better than spreading green glitter around the house!
Easy to Make Party Food Ideas
St. Patrick’s Day is not usually a holiday I go all out for. But if I can do something fun with minimal effort, I’m in! Maybe you’re having book club, a craft night or your kids are having a few friends over? Make it an unexpected celebration! If you’re looking for ideas for creating a quick, delicious and fun spread of simple eats, then you must try the Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken. These free St. Patricks Day printables would be easy too! I’m positive this St. Patrick’s celebration would make anyone smile! Partnering with Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken made it easy, flavorful and convenient to whip up something satisfying. You simply heat up the chicken in the oven, microwave, or toaster oven – just follow package instructions. So many flavor varieties to choose from, as well as a convenient of cuts. Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken is grilled over an open fire to lock in all that juicy flavor. Each bite is mouthwatering tender.
They come in a variety of flavors:
- Bourbon BBQ
- Buffalo Ranch
- Wildflower Honey BBQ
- Lemon Herb
- Zesty Herbs and Spice
- Korean BBQ
- Classic Style
Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken also comes in a variety of convenient cuts including wings, drumsticks, boneless and bone-in thighs, tenders and chunks! You’ll find them in the frozen foods aisle ( find a store).
Easy to Make Party Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
Protein – I chose 3 different flavors and cuts of the Cooked Perfect Fire Grilled Chicken. Place them all together or on a separate platter for each variety. Easy to just grab and eat. Veggies – I chose all green veggies to go along with the St. Patrick’s theme:
Arrange on a round platter with a round dish of dip in the middle. Fruit – I created a rainbow of color to touch on the whole leprechaun idea. I used:
- Mandarin Oranges
Arrange a line of each fruit on a rectangle platter. If you want to use a round dish, you can create the shape of an actual rainbow.
How to Create a Food Buffet
The key to easy to make party food ideas and a successful party is organizing and planning. Think of the flow and making it easy for people to move through the line. Make it convenient. I always like to place silverware and napkins at the end so people aren’t trying to balance holding everything as they dish up. This will make it less stressful so you can enjoy yourself too.
Choose a Theme
Is your party for a holiday, a celebration or seasonal? This will help narrow down what to serve depending on the attendees. Obviously, summer BBQs would have different food than a Christmas holiday party.
Plan your Menu
Planning out what to serve makes it easier for you to have a nice variety of flavors. When having a potluck, it’s usually a good idea to suggest what party guests bring as far as dessert, main, drinks etc…
Choose your Dishes or Platters
I like to keep gatherings at my home casual and simple. I will choose my dishes a couple of days before and mark them with a small sticky note with what I plan to put on them. Most of my serve ware is white, which makes it easy to use any time of the year. I can add themed touches with napkins, flowers, or embellishments.
Place your drink station separate from the food to prevent crowding. Decide whether you want to serve cans and bottles or drink canisters. Depending on which, will determine what supplies you’ll need.
And there you have it! Not a lot of effort, but a whole lotta fun! Being creative doesn’t have to be hard!