Five on Friday: St. Patrick’s Day

For many people in the Philadelphia area, St. Patrick’s Day started last weekend with the first of the Erin Express Bar Crawls.  In honor of Ireland’s most famous celebrity, today’s Five on Friday is dedicated to celebrating the snake banishing badass, father of green beer– Saint Patrick.

Yes, he is credited with driving all the snakes from Ireland.  The absence of snakes in Ireland gave rise to the legend that they had all been banished by St. Patrick chasing them into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill.  I think they need to make a version of Snakes on a Plane: St. Patrick Style.

Now back to what’s important, my Five on Friday.  Enjoy!


1. Irish Potatoes


Now I don’t if these are an Mid-Atlantic thing but no St. Patrick’s Day is complete without Irish Potatoes.  It doesn’t get better than these cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon balls.  Make them this holiday because nothing cure a hangover better than sugary treats.

2. Jameson Irish Apple


As you’ve come to learn, a Five on Friday isn’t really complete without a cocktail.  What a perfect holiday to showcase a cocktail for.  Sure, I could go traditional with a green drink or beer based drink but I thought this one was perfect since it used Jameson Whiskey.  Find a few friends, make a pitcher, and toast to the man who made everyone Irish for a day.

3. Puppy St. Patrick’s


We’ll just let this picture speak for itself.  Don’t forget your four legged friends this holiday.  They need some kisses too.

4. Shamrock Top Hats

03082013FOF4A fun snack to bring to any St. Patrick’s party or to your office for your coworkers to enjoy.  If you can microwave, you can make this tasty treat.  it’s similar to the Graduation Caps I made in June but uses marshmallows and a different cookie.  wow everyone with you chocolate coating prowess by making these.

5. St. Patrick’s Day Banner


Since this is primarily a home blog, I should add a fun home decorating craft. This flag would look great hanging from a mantle or across a large mirror.  Simple to do with a nice impact.

Happy Friday!


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