Children’s birthday parties are a lot of fun but can also create a lot of waste. Here are a few tips that to make your next celebration a little more eco-friendly.
1. Send e-invitations
Nowadays, virtually everyone asks for a text or email RSVP so why don;t you save on paper and invite your little party goers bu using a What’s App group or Facebook event?
2.Plastic-free party bags
Most children love to receive their party bag at the end of a party so it is hard to argue that they are unnecessary but, how often do those bags full of goodies end up, a few days later, as a collection of plastic nick-nacks that no one is really interested in? How about replacing the plastic with an Easter Egg or a book?
3. Cut out the waste
No one wants to spend ages tidying up afterwards! Use compostable tableware or did you know that you can hire reusable tableware - Florence & Burt even do the washing up for you!
4. Have a plan for left-over food
It can be tricky to cater for tastes and judge portion sizes. Try making individual lunch boxes with a pre-ordered sandwich filler or make sure any leftovers will keep for school lunches or can be frozen.
5. Recycle decorations
Hire decorations so that they get reused and consider biodegradable latex balloons like those from Pom Poms Party or, if you have foil ones, remember that these can be recycled.