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Every child loves a good party, so why not make it as eco-friendly while making it more memorable? GirlieGirlArmy recently recommended putting together an eco-friendly party for your kid’s next birthday, and we couldn’t be more on board with the idea. These tips make it easy to go green while saving green – what’s not to love?
Say bye to dealing with paper invites, and hello to Evite Postmark, Pingg, and Punchbowl. These sites allow you to send customizable e-vites (you can even include envelopes and stamps) with ease, and they help you track the invites and manage RSVPs.
Disposable plates, napkins, and cutlery are a kids’ birthday party staple, so avoiding the use of them is a surefire way to up the green quotient of the party. Use real cups, plates, and flatware – you can even pick some up for cheap at a thrift store and reuse them for special occasions – and opt for biodegradable, washable napkins like the ones from mydrap. If your party has a theme, enlist the birthday child’s help in turning an old sheet into a festive, decorated tablecloth.
Goodie bags are another important part of a birthday party, but as we know, they’re mostly plastic bags filled with candy and cheap toys. Consider sending guests home with lasting gifts like seed packets and clay pots, brightly colored reusable water bottles, and art supplies in cloth bags. The environment and the children’s’ teeth will appreciate it.
There are so many different ways to make your party a green success. Girlie Girl Army has some other great ideas for green gifts, so check out the post for some more party-throwing tips.