Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? And if that’s the case, let’s create a super fun and very magical St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
You may have heard, if you follow us on Instagram, that we are doing custom charcuterie boards of the month and this month, we absolutely had to tie the custom charcuterie board to St. Patrick’s Day with this amazing rainbow theme!
Creating this board was so much fun and let’s just say that we needed double the space for all the ideas we had. Brainstorming colored foods went a little like this:
- Red: Peppers, tomatoes, beet crackers
- Orange: Carrots, peppers, veggie straws, sweet potato tortilla chips
- Yellow: Squash, peppers, potato chips, pita chips
- Green: Celery, cucumber, zucchini, peppers, kale chips
- Blue: Blue tortilla chips
- Purple: Carrots, cauliflower, potato chips
And due to space (or lack of) we decided to narrow that down and make a spinach dip and choose crackers and chips that would go well with that dip. We made the spinach dip on the back of the Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix and I added 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese for some extra goodness.
Obviously, we could have just as easily created a veggie board of rainbow colors and paired it with spinach dip and bubbly and it would have been just as good and fun.
And of course, we needed something sweet to complement all of the salty goodness on the board, so we created rainbow rice crispy bars and candy dipped pretzel rods decorated in purple sprinkles . We only chose purple because that was the one food group we were struggling to find a good purple version.
No board is complete without a bubbly cocktail or mocktail and you know how much we love cotton candy, so we did a super simple cotton candy and sparkling water mocktail or cotton candy and bubbly cocktail.
- If you can find Polar Vanilla sparkling water grab it….it would be perfect in this mocktail.
- If you’re creating a cotton candy cocktail with bubbly, you definitely want to use a brut or extra brut as the cotton candy will give lots of sweetness.
- The amount of cotton candy you put into each glass will determine how sweet the drink is. So if you want just a bit of sweetness, start with a much smaller hunk.
St Patrick’s Day Colored Drinks
Creating these, we were thinking along the same lines as green beer, where you add 1 drop of green food coloring to beer and voilà, we wanted something that would take a split second but still wow the crowd. We knew we could do a little bit better than that since this is the Bubbly Side of Life.
And we did. I found Brew Glitter® which is absolutely perfect to add some sparkle to your sparkling wine. And a little goes a long way, so you’ll have this for a while. The listing says the 4 oz jar makes about 20 drinks.
And it’s just as simple as the green beer recipe….pour your favorite sparkling wine, then add a small amount of glitter and voilà St Patrick’s Day Cocktails. The bubbles will actually help the glitter to keep moving but you can give the glass a swirl too….just not too hard or you will lose your bubbles.
Use the green glitter for an instantly perfect St. Patrick’s Day drink. No need to drink something you don’t enjoy just because someone it’s a specific holiday.
If you turn up the volume you can hear the fizzy fun as the sparkle spreads through the St Patrick’s Day Cocktails.
The best part about this… you’re picking your favorite bubbly. This will not change the flavor at all! I used Wilson Creek Almond because it really is one of my go-to bubblies, but it truly doesn’t matter…it’s just changing the color and making it super fun!
Pot of Gold Bubbly
If you’ve read our post on different types of glasses, I’d use a flute for this for sure so that you keep those bubbles taut and bubbling!
You can add the brew glitter either before or after you add your favorite bubbly to the glass. If you add it before the sparkles move upward with the bubbles and if you add it after you can see in our video the color spreads downwards. Just depends on which effect your going for.
And if you really want to have fun with your guests…add it to the bottle before they arrive so that it already pours out green or gold.
St. Patrick’s Day Craft
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we put together the perfect St Patrick’s Day Cocktails craft for everyone on your list. Whether you need want to add a little bubbly to your coworkers day or a special dinner treat for kids (simply swap out for sparkling cider of course).
Add a Little Sparkle to your Bubbly
Inspired by Sokol Blosser’s glitter bottles for Valentine’s day, we decided to do one for St. Patrick’s Day.
Would I say this craft is easy? Technically, yes. But you do need a bit of patience and a lot of clean up. It doesn’t take much crafty skill but I highly suggesting doing it outside if you live somewhere the weather is nice enough.
A split, the small “individual” size bottle is actually for this project. We actually tried both, a normal size and a split and preferred the split. It was a bit easier to keep the mod podge tacky enough for the glitter to stick. My favorite splits are at Wilson Creek and they do deliver (if you live in a state that allows it, of course). And I love them because you can get the Brut or Almond. And you might know that Wilson Creek Almond Bubbly is absolutely one of my favorites.
If you want to just head to your local liquor store, they usually have a decent selection of splits of bubbly you can use for this project.
Now that you chose the bubbly bottle, here’s the rest of the supplies you’ll need:
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
Before you begin, make sure you have something down on the table that is easy enough to pick up and put the unused glitter back into the container. We used a paper bag that we cut into two pieces. This made it easy to fold the bag in half and pour the excess glitter back into the bottle.
Step 1: Apply the mod podge to a section of the bottle using the paint brush.
Step 2: Sprinkle with glitter covering the mod podge completely.
Step 3: Continue around the bottle until it’s completely covered.
Step 4: Let dry for 1 hour.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 until you can’t see any more of the glass bottle.
Step 6: Add one final coat of mod podge to seal it.
- Extra fine glitter is not nearly as forgiving as chunky glitter. With extra fine glitter, you will be repeating the process many more times than with chunky glitter.
- When you finish Steps 1-4, put the wine bottle on the other half of the paper bag, then take the paper bag with all the excess glitter and pour it back into the bottle over a garbage can.
For a bit of extra fun, we add some gold stars to the top of the bottle as well because it’s a twist off cap. If you’re going to do this, only add to the very top. This will help when opening the bottle. If it has a cork with a foil wrap over it this isn’t as much of an issue.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Needs
We bought all of our glitter bottle making supplies from Amazon, so we linked them all up for you in our Bubbly Side of Life Amazon shop along with other fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration supplies to make for the most magical gathering.
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