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Green Partying

by Valerie DiVecchio 5. July 2012 10:35
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No, I'm not talking about St. Patrick's Day green beer or the color of your face if you drink too much of it... I'm talking about throwing an eco-friendly party!  Being eco-friendly and going green are very in vogue these days.  We all care about the earth and its future so why not include some elements to reduce the environmental impact while you celebrate?!

Every December my husband and I have a party for the holidays where the same group of friends come together because with busy lives sometimes it's the only time we have to catch up once a year.  Years ago I started putting out the recycling bins next to the trash cans and posting signs saying "Santa Says Recycle".  It's an easy thing to do that makes a big difference... although when we put out the recycling bins on trash day, we're sure we get some comments as the neighbors drive by!

Another easy thing to do is send an electronic e-mail invitation using sites such as www.evite.com.  They have cute graphics for pretty much any occasion and all you have to do is input your wording, import e-mail addresses and hit send!  Not only is it super easy, but it also saves you money and time but cutting out buying paper invitations, addressing all the envelopes and paying for postage.

This next tip takes a little extra time, but if we're taking being eco-friendly, it's a biggie.  Use regular plates and glasses instead of disposable ones.  If you have the storage, you could purchase "themed" dinner sets to be used year after year.  Or if your guest list outnumbers the plates in your cabinets, there are plenty of party rental companies that you can rent everything from plates to flatware to every kind of glass you can imagine. 

And my last tip that works for pretty much any party - use paper lanterns (light up or not) instead of balloons which are not often biodegradable.  They have a cool effect and come in a wide variety of colors.  They work for birthday parties, holiday parties - even weddings!  And they look fantastic strung over a patio or courtyard setting.

So now you have some tips as you look forward to Labor Day BBQs, Halloween parties and the upcoming holidays which are always full of festivities.  So party with an impact!

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