How To Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day Theresa March 4, 2017 Family, Holidays, Toys 36 Comments St. Patrick’s Day can be a celebration for the entire family. If you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate, you’re in the right place! Whether you want to avoid the crowds at your local parade or need help finding ideas for a kid-friendly celebration, today featured on Theresa’s Reviews are unique ways to celebrate with tips on how to go green for St. Patrick’s Day. Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, use the holiday to teach your children how to go green. Instead of buying green accessories that won’t last long, teach what being eco-friendly means. If you buy sustainably-produced children’s products, you can host a green celebration that the whole family enjoys and the world can appreciate. Shop from these 5 eco-friendly companies Each toy purchase influences the environment. Shopping from companies who make sustainable products can make a big impact in the world. While out shopping this past week, I spotted many festive green accessories. Since my children would only wear these items one day out of the year, I realized that there must be a more eco-friendly way to shop for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of buying inexpensive items that would end up in a landfill, I looked into how to shop for green items for my children. Escape into an adventurous getaway in a cotton canvas Pacific Play Tents teepee To set up a comfortable nook for reading, set up the 8 feet tall Cotton Canvas Teepee from Pacific Play Tents. Made from 100% cotton with well-varnished organic wooden poles, the teepee can create an adventurous hideaway indoors or outdoors. After adding some bean bags, pillows, and blankets, the whole family fits inside it. When my daughter needed a quiet spot to do homework, the teepee was the perfect place to work in solitude. Later, the space transformed into the location of all night, girls-only sleepover. Marvel at fine German craftsmanship, and learn the fun Rabbit Rally game With each crafted game piece made of beech wood from a sustainable forest in Germany, Rabbit Rally from HABA USA is an enjoyable game for the whole family. To win, you guess how far your bunny needs to hop in order to reach carrots island. Not only is this game made from eco-friendly materials, but it is also an entertaining way to teach spatial thinking. Happily, my children chose this activity for family game night. Everyone appreciated the adorable, well made game pieces, and we found the directions to be easy to follow. Eat your festive St. Patrick’s Day meals on an eco-friendly Marcus & Marcus dish set Whether you are cooking corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, or green cupcakes, you can eat them on the biodegradable Marcus & Marcus’ animal themed 5PC Bamboo Fiber Dining Set. With the adorable zoo figures, the theme will appeal to children. Made from food grade bamboo fibers, you get all the strengths of traditional plastic dish ware with the additional benefits of an eco-friendly design. My daughter was happy with her new dish set. Since many of her old dishes are worn and faded, this new set was vibrant and appealing. Clean without chemicals with e-cloth For a chemical-free cleaning solution, check out the Chemical-free Cleaning Home Starter Kit from e-cloth. When you use these three clothes, you can clean all major hard surfaces in your home – without chemicals – and remove 99% of bacteria just using water. You receive the bathroom cloth, general purpose cloth, and glass & polishing cloth. While my daughter was amazed with how soft the cloth was, I liked how effective it was. Since I don’t like using chemicals, this was a great solution for getting the cleaning done. Switch to a reusable drink box Drink in the Box to conserve plastic Conserving plastic is easy to do and can make a big difference in the world. With the Drink in the Box, you not only get an easy-to-clean water container, but you can also add fresh fruits. Instead of giving your children sugary juice, they can try out different fruit mixed with water to get a delicious flavor. My daughters would fill up on juice instead of food if they could, but with this nifty product, they can have a more healthy lifestyle. Would you go green for St. Patrick’s Day? Getting in the spirit of holidays brings joy to the home. When there’s a reason to celebrate, I embrace it. Our family loves parties! When I looked for children’s spirit wear for St. Patrick’s Day, I was disappointed in the rowdy, party-oriented items we found at the mall. Teaching about the environment was a much more powerful message to share with them. What are your thoughts on using St. Patrick’s Day as a reason to teach about environmental awareness? Share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom. Photos of our eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration Below, you can check out the photos of our eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We celebrated early so we could share these moments with you! If you like any ideas, click the Pin button to save it for later and share with your friends by using the share buttons at the bottom of the article. To discover more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, you can read How To Make A DIY 4 Leaf Clover Potato Stamp for St. Patrick’s Day and Simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder. With a Pacific Play Tent teepee, children can hide out and make fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts to surprise the whole family with later. Rabbit Rally is a family favorite. Not only is it made from a sustainable forest, but it also has sweet animal characters. Rabbit Rally was especially fun to play with my older daughter, who was the ideal age to practice estimating distances. No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a delicious, festive meal! Enjoy it on biodegradable, eco-friendly dishes. When you use a re-usable drink box, you can make basic water more appealing. Simply add fresh fruit! After every celebration, you need to clean up well! With e-cloths, you don’t have to use any chemicals. For more holiday tips, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard, and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion. 36 Responses Cassidy's Adventures March 4, 2017 Wow, these are some really great ideas! I especially like that you have found a way to make it eco friendly to have fun for kids! Great post! Reply katriza March 4, 2017 These are such cute ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! I will definitely have to try a few of these. My kids will love them! Reply Kim March 5, 2017 I love how you related going green with this holiday. My son needs a quick tutorial about going green! We’re still teaching him. Reply Toughcookiemommy March 5, 2017 I think this is a great way to teach kids about St. Patrick’s Day and about taking care of their planet. It’s a wonderful teaching opportunity. Reply Mandy Carter March 5, 2017 I love the idea of reusable drink box! I need to get a couple of those for our road trips Reply Shelah March 5, 2017 I so love the way that you chose to interpret “Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day”. Thanks for the eco-friendly resources! Reply heather phillips March 5, 2017 I love love love that you are talking about going green for saint Patrick’s day. Green – the color the holiday represents. Also I would love to get one of those juice boxes so much more durable than the store bought ones! Reply Wendy March 6, 2017 I really like the “green” concept for St. Patricks Day. Neat! Your kiddos are adorable! Reply robin masshole mommy March 6, 2017 I am sad to admit that we are not very green in our house. I love your eco-friendly ways to be green 🙂 They give me a good place to start. Reply brandi with Big Fit Fam March 6, 2017 I must admit that we aren’t a very GREEN family these days, we could definitely use these tips on a daily basis! Reply karen March 6, 2017 Love the clever theme of this post in relation to St Paddy’s day and going “green”! I’m all about being mindful of eco-friendly companies and try to buy non-chemical ick when cleaning! Reply Jeanine March 6, 2017 Sounds like some great ideas! We’ve never really done anything for St. Patrick’s day but sounds like going green would be something we could do! Reply Amber March 6, 2017 I love your take on “green” for St. Pattys day! So clever. We don’t use chemicals in our home either, so I will have to check into this magical cloth 😉 Reply Jean March 6, 2017 You found sine really great ‘green’ items! I really love the teepee, it looks like lots of fun 🙂 hope you have a great st Patrick’s day! Reply Amanda H March 6, 2017 What a fun way to go green! I love the teepee and the game! I’ll have to look into these for my kids. Reply Amanda March 6, 2017 Forget the kids, I want that teepee all to myself. It looks like a comfy escape to read my favourite books. Reply lydia March 6, 2017 Oh I love all of these! Do I have to have kids to make a teepee? Haha! We used to have a fancy dinner every year for St. Patricks, maybe we’ll bring it ack this year? Reply Melissa March 6, 2017 That teepee it is a great place for kids to hang out. I loved all your green ideas and it is so good to get the kids used to that lifestyle. I especially like the reusable drink box and biodegradable dishes. Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh March 6, 2017 What a great idea to go green for St. Patricks day! I love the idea of really going green! Great tips! Reply Krystel @ Disney on a Budget March 6, 2017 What an interesting idea to use St. Patrick’s day as the perfect opportunity to go green. I’m loving that tent, reminds me of a movie I liked as a kid. Reply Lauren March 7, 2017 Some great ideas to become a little more Eco friendly come St Patrick’s Day! Unfortunately in Australia and NZ St Patrick’s Day isn’t celebrated immensely as it is in the USA or Ireland. Reply Jessi March 7, 2017 Theses are great! I love the idea of going green for the holiday. It is a great way to teach kids to be more eco friendly and have fun with it Reply Tereza March 7, 2017 This is such a brilliant idea! I literally never think about eco green when people talk about St Patrick’s but it totally makes sense. Companies should probably take that into account more too, I bet it would make for some great campaigns! x Reply Amanda Love March 7, 2017 It would be so awesome to help save the environment while you’re having fun celebrating! I think that juice box is adorable! These are all very good tips especially for people who doesn’t know where to start when it comes to going green. Reply Vicky March 7, 2017 Going green is important any time, but I love the tie in for St. Patrick’s day. That Pacific Play Tent would be great to set up in our playroom. It would really provide lots of opportunities for creative play. Reply Anna nuttall March 7, 2017 Aww I love your tent – that such a cute idea. I hoped you had a good St Patrick day. xx Reply Reesa Lewandowski March 7, 2017 I love working with the kids “to go green”. I need to find them that rabbit board game! They’ll love it! Reply Belle March 7, 2017 These are such great tips and I love your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the kids. It looks like it was a lot of fun! I wish to do the same thing with mine. Belle | One Awesome Momma Reply anvita March 7, 2017 I love the ideas you shared to go green. I did think of the delicious food & festivities but your idea tops it all. My kiddo would love to be in the tent and surprise us Reply Amber Nelson March 7, 2017 That tent looks like a whole lot of fun. Those are all great ideas on how to go green! Reply Tara H. March 8, 2017 I love the idea of going green, not just wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day. Need to get my hands on some of those drink boxes. Reply Dawn McAlexander March 8, 2017 This is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the family. Plus it teaches sustainability and green living. There’s no better holiday to talk about going green than St. Patrick’s Day! Reply Heather March 8, 2017 Great tips! That clear juice box is awesome and I know my two year old daughter would love it! Reply Jessica March 8, 2017 This is so great I wish more people cared so much about the environment. I try really hard to be as green as possible but I admit sometimes I slack off a bit. Reply Blythe Alpern March 8, 2017 Even though I’m a grown woman, I kind of want a teepee for myself. I might have to buy one for my niece and nephew so I can play in it. I love the idea of using St. Patty’s day to remember to go green. Reply Rachel March 10, 2017 I love those drink boxes!! They are perfect for kids and don’t look like you can squeeze them and make a mess. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.