3 St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer Board Ideas You Need for Your Next Party

If you’ve been a regular visitor for a while, you know I’m a fan of a pretty food display and more specifically, appetizers/tapas/snacks displayed on boards. I’ve shared all kinds of themed boards(I’ll link to some favorites at the bottom of the post) and when I started brainstorming for St. Patrick’s Day, I came up with three different takes on St. Patrick’s Day food themes. Charcuterie boards and fruit and cheese boards are a safe bet always, but there’s ways to get a little more creative with your sumptuous spreads 😉

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Three appetizer board ideas for St. Patrick's Day including fruit and cheese, all green vegetable, and gold candy!



The first board is so obviously Irish, decked in everything green. Mainly consisting of fresh, raw veggies, a little fruit, antipasti, roasted vegetable spears round it out. Opting for a statement display like this over picking up the standard, pre-cut four-compartment plastic tray doesn’t take that much more effort. If you can incorporate some of the leftover veggies into other dishes, even better!

All green vegetable board for St. Patrick's Day food, plus, two other charcuterie cheese and fruit tray ideas

The Board Components:

  • dill pickle spears
  • shishito peppers
  • green olives
  • green grapes
  • sugar snap peas
  • baby cucumber
  • broccoli
  • broccolini
  • bell pepper
  • roasted asparagus
  • pistachios
  • green goddess dressing for dipping
  • chives

All you need for a green vegetable crudite board for St. Patrick's Day

NOTE: If you’re looking for a non-St. Patty’s veggie board with more color and diversity, here’s a crudite’ spread I prepared for THIS baby shower.

Baby Shower Food Ideas - Quick and Easy


We may most often think of all green but rainbows are another St. Patrick’s Day staple. And, this ROYGBIV rainbow fruit and cheese board is simple to assemble and makes an impressive visual impact. When you’re arranging something in rainbow order, it isn’t just about categorizing by color. Think back to your school days when you learned about the spectrum- the name acronym Roy G. Biv (for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet). Keep this in mind when you hit the produce and dairy section and you can literally work your way through the colors, seeing what’s in season and available.

How to make a rainbow fruit and cheese board for St. Patrick's day or any party!

The Board Components:

  • almonds
  • pomegranate seeds
  • raspberries
  • dried cranberries
  • mini heirloom tomatoes
  • apricot preserves
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • dried apricots
  • orange slices
  • pineapple spears
  • monterey jack cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • kiwi
  • granny smith apples
  • pear
  • olives
  • green grapes
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • blackberry jam
  • purple grapes

Obviously, you could use the same application for an all veggie rainbow food display, too 😉

Rainbow fruit and cheese charcuterie board for St. Patrick's Day food ideas


Last and simplest of the three boards- the pot of gold. Whether you want to make this a part of a dessert display, bring it to the table after dinner, or just keep it on the kitchen counter for the evening, this can be thrown together in minutes. Literally, cruise down the candy aisle and select gold-wrapped chocolates; you can even throw in chocolate truffles, blondies, etc. Bonus if you set out cellophane baggies (HERE) for guests to take a bag home with them.

Pot of gold St. Patrick's Day easy dessert board idas

The Board Components:

  • Rolos
  • Twix
  • peanut butter chocolate chips
  • gold coins
  • Lindt white chocolate truffles
  • ginger snaps
  • Werthers
  • Reeses cups
  • Ferrero Rocher

Pot of gold with candy and chocolate- easy dessert idea

Who doesn’t love a food display that doesn’t require cooking? With the visual impact of a well assembled appetizer tray, guests won’t even consider this an easier option!  For more entertaining ideas, make sure to subscribe to my emails at the bottom of the post. You can also follow along with me on Instagram for daily inspo HERE.


The huge, round marble and wood board I used in this post is out of stock (you can check on status HERE) but here are some other favorites whether you’re in the market for your first board, or are looking to add to your collection.

Three appetizer board ideas for St. Patrick's Day including fruit and cheese, all green vegetable, and gold candy!


St. Patrick's Day themed appetizer boards including fruit and cheese charcuterie, crudite, and pot of gold chocolate!

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  1. 2.23.19

    WOW!!! You knocked it out of the park today!!! I love all your ideas!!! So fresh.. so yummy looking… really great for any ocassion!!! Your ideas are great! Love your ideas for great fast food for a quick meal r could be a fast party r gathering.. With warmer weather & more company & family gatherings, please make this a regular on your blog.. LOVE ALL YOUR IDEAS!!!;)

  2. 2.23.19
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    These look almost too good to eat! Anything “boarded” makes the presentation so special. Love your Ode to St. Patrick’s Day and to Spring. You are definitely Queen of the Boards! ????

  3. 2.23.19
    Denise Caulkins said:

    I love ❤️ these ideas about as much as I love you, your posts and blog! Thanks for sharing. I did a rainbow fruit board with marshmallows (clouds) on one side and rolos (pot of gold) on the other for St. Patty’s Day! So fun to create with food & it’s impressive!

  4. 2.24.19
    Cecilia from Georgia said:

    My gracious! So many ideas! I have to take something to a St. Patty’s party and love all of these. Thanks for putting so many nice choices together.

  5. 2.12.20
    Kathy R. said:

    Wow! These all look AMAZING, Kelley Nan!! Can’t wait to try one of them out for our local library’s Green Food-Themed Recipe Swap next month!!! <3