Birthdays are fun and exciting! They celebrate the birth of a person’s life; a celebration of them learning how to grow in life. Therefore, it’s vital for their special day to be flawless and full of happiness. Below are ideas on what you need to throw a fabulous, eco-friendly birthday party! Remember, a happy Earth is a happy home, a happy life, and an excellent birthday!
Nobody wants to spend their birthday alone. Invite all of your party guests with special, personal invitations. To make the “invitation process” more eco-friendly, consider using plantable wildflower paper invitations. These special invitations are unlike the typical paper/cardboard/plastic invitations, these grow flowers. That’s right, these birthday invitations will grow flowers! How cool is that?! You can find these special, plantable invitations on the website – www.botanicalpaperworks.com. When your guests receive their invitations, they will notice the directions on how to plant them. They would simply lay the invitation in a flower pot or an area in a garden, cover it with a thin layer of dirt, and provide it with plenty of sunshine and water, and you will have beautiful flowers in a short period of time. Another eco-friendly way to invite your party guests is through an email, or an “evite”. This method saves trees, stamps, and money!
Parties are almost always equipped with plenty of delicious food; and of course, a birthday cake! For the next birthday party you throw, consider baking your very own cake. By doing so will help cut back on sugar and wasteful packaging. Plus, you can create warm memories by baking the cake with your friends and family! And with every birthday cake, comes a birthday wish! Before you light up the candles, make sure your candles are made out of all natural beeswax candles.
Plates, bowls, cups, napkins, and utensils are all the important things to have at your party if you’re providing food. It’s preferred to use reusable plates and utensil, but if there are going to be too many people, along with limited time to wash dishes, there’s another alternative. When you visit the website – www.branchhome.com- you will see that you can purchase a Compostable Party Kit that is certified compostable. The kit comes with plates, bowls, and trays that are made from bagasse, compostable utensils made from CPLA, your choice of cups (compostable cold cups or biodegradable hot cups), recycled napkins, and a few BioBag compostable waste bags for an easy cleanup! This Compostable Party Kit comes with enough items for 50 people!
Everyone enjoys receiving birthday gifts. It must be the excitement of tearing the wrapping to discover the mystery that lies within the box! If you’re giving a gift, consider wrapping it in some old newspaper. You can always decorate the newspaper to give it some color and personality! Using newspaper instead gift wrap saves trees and money!
Putting up the colorful, festive decorations adds a hint of magic to the special occasion! You can find creative, eco-friendly party decoration options on the website – www.greenplanetparties.com. As for those traditional, latex balloons…yikes! They’re not only a choking hazard to small kids, but they’re also a choking hazard to small animals. Consider decorating your party with Japanese style paper balloons instead.