Here are some wholesale to-go containers and other supplies to stock up on for St. Paddy's Day.
St. Patrick’s Day, as we know, is on March 17th and is just a few weeks away! It’s a legal holiday only in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia, but it is nonetheless celebrated throughout the country. Celebrations include eating and drinking, religious observances, extravagant parades, and the prominent displays of the color green.
As a food business, celebrating holidays such as this is one way to pique the interest of your customers. Aside from offering green-colored drinks and food items, using green wholesale to go containers and food supplies is an excellent way to join in the celebration.
Why is green associated with St. Patrick's Day?
The origins of wearing green clothes and costumes in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day and for the celebrations date back to the 19th century when Irish immigrants came to America looking for a better life. This was the time after the Great Famine of the 1840s to 50s. The Irish immigrants wore green clothing and carried Irish and American flags as a point of pride for their home country.
Why use green to-go containers and other food supplies on St. Patrick's Day?
Aside from joining in the celebrations, there are other benefits from using green wholesale to-go containers and other supplies:
#1 Recognize Irish Americans
Cultural inclusivity in brands is important. Much like recognizing the different genders, recognizing one’s background and ethnicity allows your business to show customers that you sincerely care. Inclusivity also leads to brand loyalty, as you are making an effort to connect with your target audience.
#2 Introduce limited edition St. Paddy's drinks
If you are offering limited-edition St. Patrick's beverages and food items, you can effectively introduce them to your customers by using green containers and supplies. They make drinks and food look more appealing because the colors match.
#3 Add some fun elements to your products
Because the colors match the drinks and food, you add some fun vibes and visual appeal to your products, making them more "Instagrammable." And when customers upload photos of your products on social media, you gain online exposure, leading to more people wanting to try your limited-edition drinks and food.
What are the best green to-go containers and supplies?
Quality should be considered when stocking up on green wholesale to-go containers and supplies. Here are five products that we highly recommend:
The green PET square bowls from Karat are perfect for achieving a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired look for your food items. This bowl can be used as a take-out container as you have the option to purchase the matching lids. You can also store various types of snacks like salads, fruit slices, and even pasta in these square bowls.
These PET bowls are crack-resistant and have a temperature tolerance of -10 to 120°F. Karat’s green square bowls are available in sizes 24oz, 32oz, and 48oz.
You can also get green wholesale paper food containers from Karat. They are ideal for cold and hot food like ice cream, yogurt, salad, noodles, and soup. Although they are made from paper, they have a double poly lining that prevents them from falling apart or at the least prevents any leaking.
Karat’s food containers are available in various sizes – 2oz, 4oz, 5oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, 16oz, 20oz, 24oz, 28oz, and 32oz.
Aside from containers, green wholesale cutlery is also worth considering. Karat has extra heavyweight teaspoons to use for various food items. Because they are the extra heavy-weight kind, they do not crack that easily and may also be reused at home.
Karat’s green teaspoons are made from polypropylene and are also available in a variety of colors – black, orange, pink, red, and white.
For your younger customers, you can use the color-changing teaspoons from Karat. This one, in particular, comes in yellow, but when placed in cold temperatures starting at 41°F, the color changes to green. You can serve this to kids and the kids-at-heart, along with their green-colored shaved ice, yogurt, and ice cream orders.
These fun medium-weight spoons are made from polypropylene and are also fully recyclable. There are other fun colors to choose from – pink to purple and yellow to orange.
For your cold drinks, consider using green wholesale straws. Karat Earth’s eco-friendly jumbo straws are available in green and are perfect for your cold beverages, specifically drinks with temperatures below 110°F. These green straws are made from PLA, which is polyester made from fermented plant starch from corn, maize, cassava, sugarcane, or sugar beet pulp, making them industrial compostable.
These giant PLA straws from Karat Earth are nine inches in length and are wrapped in paper.
Finally, for your hot drinks, you can use green cup jackets for your limited-edition St. Paddy’s Day green drinks. Karat’s tulip-shaped cup jackets feature a green color with butterfly designs, which also make them perfect for seasonal spring drinks. The cup jackets have four slit cut-outs that allow them to tightly fit any regular-sized cup or up to 24 oz cups.
These green cup jackets are made from over 70 percent recycled paper, making them environmentally friendly.