St. Patrick's Day…Add a Little Green!

Published March 12, 2014

Lunter home ideas  Feb 28 14  photo Mike Wakefield  HomeSo you’re not Irish? Well that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with those who are.

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron Saint Patrick, a missionary in Ireland who spread the teachings of Christianity. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved to become a celebration of Irish heritage.

It’s easy to bring a little Irish into our homes on this special day with some simple decorating ideas incorporating the traditional shamrock. You may not wish to decorate your home in green but you can add a few little St. Patrick’s Day touches to your dining table.

Here are a couple of quick and simple ideas to help you celebrate the day in style.

Green Macintosh Apple Votives

If adding a little green to your table is what you are after then this idea may be for you. Purchase two to three green Macintosh apples from your local grocery store. Using a melon baller or small spoon and paring knife, carve out a small hole at the top of the apple that’s large enough for a tea light to fit in. Place the tea light inside and repeat for the remaining apples.

Display as a group or scatter them down the middle of your table.

Herb Rolls

This is a nice idea if you plan to have dinner guests for St. Patrick’s Day.

Purchase a package of brown-and-serve dinner rolls. Before you bake them, brush the unbaked rolls with a little egg white wash (one egg white slightly whisked along with two teaspoons of water). Place a single sprig of Italian parsley on the top of the roll. The sprig should look similar to an Irish shamrock. Brush the roll again with the egg wash mixture to seal the parsley, then bake the rolls according to package directions.