in just a few days, quite a few glasses of beer and a pretty big river in Illinois are turning green for St. Patrick's Day.

WARNING: Before you pull out that green food dye and start getting "creative" at your house, read the items below that you should avoid turning green.

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15 Items You Should Never Turn Green

I know a few people who are heading to Chicago for St. Patrick's Day.  Watching that river turn green is one of the items on my bucket list but unfortunately, this is not the year when I will be crossing that off.

Chicago has figured out how to do the whole "green water" thing.  Just because they did does NOT mean that Minnesota and Wisconsin should start attempting to turn the Mississippi River green...although that would be quite the image!

READ MORE: How and Why Chicago Turns Its River Green for St. Patrick's Day

I know how sometimes that "creative" and "crafty" gene kicks in and you feel like you can change the world with a bottle of dye.  I've had that feeling.  Many moons ago, I ran a daycare out of my house and I thought it would be awesome to have a day where everything was green.  That right there was a mistake.  BIG mistake.

15 Items You Should Never Dye Green

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and you may have the urge to run to the store and buy a box of green dye just to make something extra fun this holiday. But, there are a few things that maybe you should just leave the way they are.

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Special Note for Minnesota Bar Owners About Green Beer on St. Patrick's Day

To all the bars, don't touch the beer.  That is about the only safe item that SHOULD be allowed some green dye.

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