I'm looking for ideas for a "green" party i can only think of twice baked potatoes (recycled)
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I gave a birthday - sit down dinner party for 40 with half a bag of trash. This consisted mostly of food that I could not seperate to compost.
I used real plates, cups, and utensils. I had sturdy plastic for the kids that I washed and reuse. I used cloth napkins and a real table cloth. Two bins were set up. One for recycling and one for food waste. I also set up an area for the items to be washed. I used potted flowers for decorations and beeswax candles on the table. Wrapping paper was discouraged but It went into the recycling. Guests were encouraged to take only what they would eat.
I used organic chicken and beef. Some of the snack items were even organic. My garden wasn't in full force otherwise we would have had nice produce.
No goodie bags were given out to the younger guests. Outdoor games were set up outside and everyone had fun. This can even be done with small children if you plan out the games. It only takes a little planning. I think the guests appreciated my extra effort.
Guide to Green Birthday Parties
Have as many green decorations as possible (they can even be natural) serve organic foods, have games where people win something green like a Whole Foods gift card or even just a green organic apple
Dance Pretty in Nature
Try serving a raw foods menu or focus on green. You could serve green salad, a vegetable lasagna, and a pistachio dessert. For goody bags, send your guests home with green products like cleaners, seafood guide and ecofriendly beauty products.
Guide to Sustainable Entertaining
use seasonal things available from outdoors for decoration - sticks, evergreens, or whatever is in "season" around you. make food using organic ingredients, with no added artificial dyes or ingredients. If available, provide everyone with a rebate coupon on an energy star appliance or lightbulb (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=rebate.rebate_locator).
eat wild edible plants, on non poisonous leaves.
you can get most in any solid color and they're ever so soft.
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