Easter is a time of celebration and renewal. Therefore it´s a great time to embrace earth-friendly practices as well. If you’re throwing a party, you can make it a green one by having an eco-friendly Easter party. Here’s how.
Send Electronic Invitations
Invitations can now be sent via email. You can find some extremely useful programs to use online. These programs allow you to send email invites. Some keep track of who RSVP’d and offer a message board so people can ask questions about the party. Electronic invitations replace paper or ink, so they are much more eco-friendly. If you have people you want to invite and they don’t use email, consider giving them a phone call or text message.
Use Recycled or Reusable Party Ware
Plates, napkins, glasses and all party decorations can be made from recycled materials. You can also use your own everyday dishes or if you’re going to have a large party, consider renting. Or borrow. We often get ours from my mum and a few neighbours. Another option for your eco-friendly Easter party is to buy compostable party ware, like plates and cups made from corn.
Eco-friendly Party Decorations
Easter time is springtime and it’s a great opportunity to decorate naturally. That means you don’t have to buy premade decorations. Use naturally dyed eggs, twig branch baskets and real grass for decorations. Place flowers you cut in vases for a Spring touch. Create Easter grass for baskets or decorations by shredding magazines or use vegetable dye on papers in your recycled bin and then shred them. Beet juice makes a beautiful pink color!
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Eco-friendly Easter Party Food Options
Instead of cooking everything yourself or getting takeaways, consider asking attendees to contribute a dish to the party. It means there’s less work for you and everyone feels as if they’ve contributed to the festivities. Let them know you’re having an eco-friendly Easter party so they can be sure to bring food in recyclable or reusable containers. We often used to do this when I was a kid and everyone was happy to contribute and to plan together, so not everyone brought the same. It gives you less work as well.
Consider to compost leftovers. A great way to make use of leftovers is composting. You can then use the compost to help indoor and outdoor plants thrive. Another option is for your guests to take some leftovers home. This way they should be still useful and don´t get thrown away.
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Games are part of a fun party. Have Easter egg hunts with real eggs instead of plastic ones. Charades and scavenger hunts also can be eco-friendly. If you are having your party outside, I am sure that kids will find many options to play themselves too.
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Natural, Earth Friendly, Crafts
In addition to using games to keep children occupied consider having some earth-friendly crafts for kids to do. Let children decorate a tin, for example. Have seedlings, potting soil and paint on hand, so they can choose their plant for the decorated tin and take it home. Kids will love this craft as it is a nice goodie to take home as well. Another option would be to prepare them salt dough eggs and let them decorate them or make these simple cute Easter bunnies from scouring pads.
Recycle anything that cannot be reused
For example, if you purchase juice or something similar for the party, recycle the containers. Or use them to create bird feeders, compost scoops or planters.
Easter is a good time to be environmentally friendly. When you throw an eco-friendly Easter party you’re not only doing something nice for the planet you’re also getting others involved in the cause. You’re setting a good example for your own family and others. If everyone does their bit it makes a big difference.
I hope, you have enjoyed learning how to have an eco-friendly Easter party. Will you have one this year? Let me know 🙂
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