paper ice cream cupSt. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means: it's time to start thinking about what you're going to serve at this year's SPD party.

St. Patrick's Day fans are known for celebrating their Irish heritage and drinking. But of course, after all of that drinking, people are going to need to eat. If you are hosting a St. Patrick's Day party this year, it's the perfect time to figure out what your menu is going to look like. Now, since it is a holiday, everything must be Irish, green, or St Patrick's Day-themed. While the main course food is pretty easy to figure out, the desert can be a lot harder. Here are some ideas for you!

Creme de Menthe Brownies
First, make sure you head to the store and pick up some green food coloring. You can make any and every dessert look festive just by putting a few drops of green food coloring into it. So, for the first dessert idea, why not try Creme de Menthe brownies? Creme de Menthe brownies are a great idea because they're sweet, yet minty, so your guests are going to get a few different flavors with this one. The chocolate from the brownies will give your guests a warm and cozy feeling on the inside, but the creme de menthe will give them the kick that they need to wake up after a long day of partaking in fun activities. They're also pretty easy to make and only take about one or two hours to completely set.

Bailey's Cupcakes
Since it is a day of drinking, you have to somehow incorporate one of Ireland's most famous liquors: Bailey's. Bailey's literally can go with anything from coffee to pudding, the possibilities are endless. But since we're talking about dessert here, Bailey's chocolate cupcakes are the way to go. By adding Bailey's to your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, you're giving out a delicious treat with an even more delicious Irish twist.

Ice Cream Bar
If you are hosting a party and you want to consider having kids there, it's important to make sure they don't get into the adult desserts. In order to keep this from happening, create a St. Patrick's Day ice cream bar in your home! Pile it high with tubs of mint chocolate chip ice cream, vanilla ice cream, or even gelato. According to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, vanilla is the most popular flavor among their consumers at 28%. However, on St. Patrick's Day, it's mint chocolate chip all the way! These frozen desserts are definitely bound to be a hit. Finish the table off with paper ice cream cups and ice cream spoons so that people can indulge. Plus, kids can take the treat home in their paper ice cream cups! Paper ice cream cups are an easy way to transport the Saint Patrick's Day ice cream.

So, now that you have some ideas, what are you going to be serving at this year's St. Patrick's Day party?