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St. Patrick's Day  Back to Events

When March 17 rolls around, get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a family-friendly party that celebrates the luck o' the Irish.

  • Set the scene for the party with green lightbulbs or strings of green holiday lights.
  • Inflate green, white and gold balloons filled with small candies and have guests pop them to get their treats.
  • Hang streamers in rainbow colors.
  • Dress your house in shades of the classic St. Patty's Day hue:
    Create simple candleholders by hollowing out green apples and artichokes.
    Place shamrocks in small flowerpots.
    Order centerpieces with green-and-white plants such as white roses, white tulips or fern fronds from your neighborhood Publix.
  • Before the party, hide a large black pot filled with chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. When guests arrive, send them on a treasure hunt to find the pot of gold. Or scatter the wrapped chocolate coins around the house and see who can find the most.
  • Draw four-leaf clovers and other Irish-inspired designs on children's cheeks with face paint.
  • Invite each guest to bring a plain, light-color T-shirt to decorate with fabric paints. This project requires extra time, so do it at the beginning of the party.
    1. Insert a piece of cardboard inside each T-shirt so the paint doesn't bleed through.
    2. To make the project easier for younger guests, cut shamrocks and other shapes from sponges. Help them dip each sponge into a bowl of paint and apply it to the shirt.
  • Follow traditional St. Patrick's Day fare with a custom cake from the Publix Bakery.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 8-12 16-20 26-30
Entrée 8-12 16-20 26-30
Side Dish 8-12 16-20 26-30
Breads and Rolls 8-12 16-20 26-30
Desserts 12-18 24-30 39-45

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All


A tempting array of bite-size cubes of assorted cheeses, turkey, salami, and ham. Also available with Boar's Head® meats and cheeses.

(Publix, S) 8-12 Servings $27.99
(Publix, M) 16-20 Servings $34.99
(Publix, L) 26-30 Servings $44.99
(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $31.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $38.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $48.99


Entrée   View All
Chicken Wings


Signature Publix Deli wings, double hand-breaded and fried to perfection. Served with barbecue, blue cheese, ranch, honey mustard, or Buffalo sauce. Served fresh-chilled.

(S) 8-12 Servings $23.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $32.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $40.99


Breads and Rolls   View All
Potato Rolls
Potato Rolls


Made from our own "secret" recipe, Publix Potato Rolls are soft and rich because of the potato flour we use. Serving ware shown not included.

12-count,  6 - 8 Servings $2.99


Desserts   View All
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie


This is the real thing. Creamy, tart yet rich authentic Key lime filling, a sweet graham cracker crust and just a hint of whipped cream. Serving ware shown not included.

9-inch,  6 - 8 Servings $8.29


Reminder Items Select All

Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons flowers serving dishes
condiments ice thank you cards
crackers invitations utensils
cups/glasses napkins wine/beer
decorations nuts
disposable camera plates

  • If you're hosting a St. Patrick's Day party for your kids, this may be the perfect time to let them learn how to plan a party and be a gracious host, since there will likely be a mix of ages. Include them in everything from invitations to thank-yous.
  • Ask whether you can bring in your own food before booking a party room at a bowling alley or other venue.