Updated: May 31
When hosting an eco-friendly child’s birthday party, it all comes back to keeping things SIMPLE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SENDING THE INVITES.
Ditch the paper invites and send a text or
email invite instead.⠀
STOP THINKING DISPOSABLE. START THINKING REUSABLE.
Decorations, party wear and serving platters. Use what you have or hire! Invest in decorations you can use again and again. Raid the kids toy room if you have too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ CHOOSE PARTY FAVOURS THAT LAST. Ditch the plastic crap and send the guests home with favours that can be used multiple times and in multiple ways. (Handy hint our party bags make great keep safe bags for everything from the kids swim googles to their favourite toys).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE MENU.
It might seem obvious but simply hiring or investing in a glass drink dispenser is an easy way to avoid heaps of waste and sugary drinks. One of the biggest sources of waste at birthday parties is food, and this is where you can easily go eco-friendly. Go fresh over pre-packaged and offer left overs to your guests as they leave. I know I never say no to taking home a plate of party food! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE CAKE.
Bake the cake at home. While it may seem like a daunting task, it truly doesn’t need to be. The birthday star is always going to love the cake that was made especially for them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FUN AND GAMES.
Don’t over plan this one. Most of the time, kids will entertain themselves, especially if they can go outside for some of the party. If you need to structure some fun, there are plenty of games you can play using materials already available at the party. Musical chairs, what’s the time Mr Wolfe and limbo to name a few! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AND ON A FINAL NOTE.
Making a birthday party special is about making your child feel honoured and special in the moment, and not about all the matching paper plates, banners, and disposable party favors.
I hope these quick tips help make your next party a simple, natural and unforgettable experience!