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St. Patrick's Day Fruit Rainbow with a "Pot of Gold"

A fun, simple and healthy party idea that even the kids will love!

Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and need some ideas for healthy treats and snacks? Or have to bring in a themed snack for your child's class?  This is a healthier take on Pot of Gold treats with a  natural rainbow of goodness. 

Create this Rainbow Fruit Platter using strawberries, oranges, pineapples, green grapes or kiwi, blueberries, red/purple grapes by arranging on a large platter in rows creating the colors of the rainbow. Then create the pot of gold with bananas in a small ramekin dish and make some clouds with miniature marshmallows. It's easy and healthy! As an alternative, add a small bowl of chocolate candy coins or gold wrapped Rolo candies for the pot of gold instead. It is all delicious and the kids will just light up when they see how cute this is.

You can wash and cut the fruit the day before the party, so all you need to do on party day it set it out for your guests or just bring it to wherever you need to go.  I have also seen cute variations of this idea where the fruit pieces were put on skewers. 

The best thing about this simple and super yummy treat is that you can change things up however you want. If you don't like strawberries, try red raspberries! Do not care for pineapple? Try bananas instead. The sky is really the limit here!

For another healthy addition to your St. Patrick’s Day party, a Rainbow Cheese and Veggie Platter is a good choice. What better way to get the kids to eat their veggies than to make it look like a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end? For this tray, color is the key to making your vegetable tray appealing to kids. Some ideas for this rainbow colored veggie tray are;

  • Red: cherry tomatoes,
  • Orange/Yellow: carrots, cheese
  • Green: broccoli, olives, celery, pickles or cucumbers
  • Blue/Purple: red cabbage, eggplant

For the clouds you could use cauliflower florets and the pot of gold could be the coined carrots. Arrange the vegetables into the shape of a rainbow and add the cauliflower to the ends for the clouds. 

Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Darien resident Janine Vairo is the founder of PartyStyle Box. Janine blogs about party ideas, recipes and decor. She can be reached at partystylebox@gmail.com and at www.partystylebox.com. 

 

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Amelia D. March 13, 2013 at 01:33 PM
A fruit platter in the shape of a rainbow? So clever and yet so simple. I will have to make this tray. Thanks for sharing and for the veggie idea as well!!!!!
Patricia March 13, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Janine, this gets me in the St. Patrick's Spirit! Super cute.
liz March 15, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Love this idea>>> Spectacular... Thanks for sharing
Katherine Gentile March 15, 2013 at 09:51 PM
This is too cute for words! Thanks again Janine!

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