Making a green first impression
Just like using reusable tableware, try to use reusable table linens. Use a cloth tablecloth instead of a paper or plastic one. Use cloth napkins, too – one creative, affordable, and casual cloth napkin idea is to use bandanas.
If you don’t have the reusable linens or tableware on hand, you can always rent them. Or, check out thrift stores for affordable options.
If you can’t stand the thought of dealing with dirty dishes after a big party, check out “eco-disposable” products. Some disposable plates and napkins are made with recycled materials – and others are made with corn resin or sugar cane stalks.
(To make the idea really green, agree on a regifting gift exchange. Guests can get rid of previous gifts they’d rather not keep, and someone else may end up with a gift they really like.)
- To add a seasonal sparkle, use a lot of candles – or even LED strands of lights.
- Serve water in a pitcher instead of individual bottles of water.
Looking for other green party ideas? Check out Healthy Child Healthy World.
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