St. Patrick’s Day is just weeks away and it’s never too early to start planning! Whether you’re hosting a St. Patty’s Day party or attending someone else’s get-together, you’re going to want to make a festive dish (or a lot of festive dishes) to lighten up the mood. Every year, party planners and party goers search for cool and unique St. Patrick’s Day appetizer ideas. The best appetizers for this type of event are green, considering green is the primary color associated with Ireland. If you’re looking for awesome green St. Patrick’s Day appetizers, consider one (or all!) of the 15 below!

1. Jalapeno Popper Cups

These festive little cups will add some serious spice to your St. Patty’s Day get-together. They’re easy to make and oh-so delicious, so make sure you add them to your list this year!

2. Green Pepper Shamrock Dip

This is one of the easiest and simplest appetizers on the list. Simply buy one (or a few, depending on big your party is) green pepper and cut off the top. Fill the pepper with either pre-made or homemade dip and it will look like a shamrock center piece on your veggie tray.

3. Green Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? The green vegetables on this classic appetizer make it the perfect choice for your St. Paddy’s Day party this year. Some topping you can use include arugula, spinach, green onions, green peppers, zucchini, broccoli etc.

4. Spinach Cups

Spinach cups are easy and festive and everyone will love them. You can either make your own cups using flour or you can buy Tostitos scoops from the store (much easier, in my opinion). Fill the scoops with either homemade or store-bought spinach dip and you have a delicious appetizer that literally takes less than 5 minutes to whip together.

5. Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a great appetizer idea for St. Patrick’s Day parties. Peppers are liked by almost everyone so choosing to stuff green ones with three different types of cheeses will be a hit with all of your guests. These are quick and easy to make and will add a hint of green to your food table this year.

6. Grilled Beef and Vegetable Skewers

Green skewers are super easy to make and offer your guests a variety of choices and flavors. You can create several different types of kabobs for this event but sticking to green vegetables (zucchini, green peppers and asparagus) will make your skewers look even more festive!

7. Guacamole Cups

Much like spinach cups, guacamole cups are a sure hit with party-goers. The fresh avocado mixed with the salty nacho cup makes for the perfect party snack. If you’re making (or buying) nacho cups anyway, why not offer your guests a mix of guacamole and spinach cups?

8. Grilled Zucchini Rolls

These intricate appetizers are slightly more difficult to make (at least compared to most of the ideas on this list) but, if you have the time and are willing to put in the effort, they’re definitely worth it. Zucchinis are rolled in cream cheese for a delicious snack you can’t resist.

9. Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

These are so festive (as long as you use green peppers, which coincidentally look like shamrocks!) and a hearty appetizer that will fill up your guests and leave them feeling satisfied.

10. Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are a given on any St. Patty’s day food list. These jalapeno potato poppers are spicy and cheesy and everything you look for in a good party snack. You might want to make a big batch of these guys, because they will go fast!

11. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Traditional deviled eggs get a new green spin with this recipe. Combining two good fats, of avocados and eggs, then topped with some diced green onions, you get a delightfully delicious green appy that is good for you, too!

12. The Best Blender Guacamole

Much like jalapeno poppers, guacamole is a staple of any good St. Patrick’s day party. If you’re going to make the guacamole cups we suggested earlier, why not make a ton of the guac and serve it with pitas, tortillas or even green veggies.

13. Green Pinwheels

Green pinwheels are easy to whip and can be as healthy as you want them to be. If you’re not watching your waistline, you can pack them full of cheese and meats and if you are watching your waistline you can use vegetables and other healthy alternatives. Either way, these will make a great treat for your guests.

14. Grilled Asparagus Wraps

If you’re firing up the grill this St. Patty’s Day, you should definitely consider these themed appetizers. The green asparagus makes them perfect for the Irish holiday while the prosciutto makes them a delicious snack for everyone to enjoy.

15. Shamrock Pepper and Cheese Bites

These cute little shamrock pepper and cheese bites are great for any party but are especially fun if you have kids attending. The clover shape of the peppers is key, so make sure you pick ones with the right shape. Other than that, these easy-to-make snacks are just as delicious as they are simple to throw together.

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If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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