Most of us are familiar with the expression “go big or go home”. But what about when you want to go green? If you’re planning to throw a birthday party that is both environmentally friendly and fun, you’ve come to the right place! From party planning to execution, we have all the tips you need to make your celebration one for the books. So read on! We’ve gathered some neat ideas to get you started on your eco-friendly birthday party.
- Opt for e-vites. Not only are they better for the environment, but they're also easier to keep track of. No more lost RSVP cards!
- Choose recyclable and recycled paper. You can find it at most office supply stores, or you can make your own by reusing old scrap paper.
- Avoid using unnecessary embellishments. Stick to eco-friendly adhesives like hemp string or jute ribbon, and steer clear of glitter, sequins, and other non-biodegradable materials.
- Include information about how to reduce waste at the party. Suggest that guests bring their own reusable birthday cups and plates, and encourage them to carpool or take public transportation to the event.
You want to celebrate in style - but you also want to be eco-conscious. Never fear, it is possible to have the best of both worlds! For the birthday party decoration, instead of paper streamers, try using ribbon or fabric. You can also make your own birthday banner out of recycled materials. For balloons, try using ones made of biodegradable latex. You could also bring the outdoors in with biophilic design, for a fresh, healthy look that is both good for the body and the mind.
You can have environmentally-friendly party supplies without sacrificing style for sustainability. There are now plenty of options for chic, ecological tableware. You can find beautiful bamboo plates and bowls, glass tumblers made from recycled bottles, and even copper cutlery that's been sustainably sourced. And for the cake? Why not make your own with organic ingredients? It'll taste better! So go ahead and throw the eco party of your dreams! Your guests will be impressed, and you'll be doing your bit for the planet. It’s a win-win situation!
Aren't we all sick of paying $5 for something that gets ripped and thrown away? Don't squander your money on wrapping paper. Instead, use the gift bags you have lying around from the presents you have previously received, or you can wrap the presents in your kid's artwork, old maps, comic books, or whatever box or basket you already have. There are many options for eco-friendly gift wraps; a cloth gift bag is an original and environmentally-friendly alternative for instance.
Games and activities
The ideal birthday celebration is one at which parents may leave their children to play independently or participate in supervised activities. Simple games like egg-and-spoon races, musical chairs, and pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey can be played with children in the absence of a professional. These can be done with minimal effort, don't require any extraneous materials, and are consistently entertaining which makes them ideal for an eco-friendly birthday party.
So, there you have it. Some ideas to keep in mind if you plan an eco-friendly birthday party that will be fun for everyone involved! We hope you’ll give some of these ideas a try and let us know how it goes. And most importantly, happy birthday!