With Christmas now upon us, many people will be arranging parties either for Christmas or the New Year. This is a great way to enjoy spending time with close friends and family while also having some fun and entertainment.
With the champagne cocktails flowing and plenty of great food to indulge in, festive parties are a great way to enjoy some fun without even having to go out. However, one thing you may want to do is consider ways in which you can make your party more eco friendly. That way you can have fun without having a negative impact on the environment.
Some tips to make your party greener
If you are planning an event or party this Christmas or New Year, there are a number of ways in which you can do your bit for the green cause at the same time. These are very simple methods but they can have a big impact when it comes to avoiding environmental damage. Some of the tips to bear in mind include:
Send invitations by email
Buying paper invitations is not only more costly and time consuming but also more damaging for the environment. So, instead of doing this go for the paperless option and send out all of your invitations by email. You can even get some great e-invitations that are beautifully designed and can be sent to your guests at the click of a button, which saves you the cost of buying invitations and postage costs.
Use reusable plates and cups
You need to ditch the old fashioned paper plates and cups, which are pretty flimsy as well as bad for the environment. Instead, buy reusable tableware for your party, which can then be reused and is a lot more solid that the paper ones. If you do opt for disposable, make sure you go with the eco friendly option, as there are a number of green varieties available these days.
Opt for reusable or homemade decorations
Naturally, you want to create a festive feel for your event, which means decorating it and making it look the part. However, you can also be more eco friendly by opting for reusable decorations or even making your own decorations at home. This is a great way to have some fun, get into the festive, mood, and create some unique decorations for your party.
Clean up the green way
There is usually a lot of cleaning up to do after a party but you can make sure you do your bit by disposing of everything properly. Make sure that you compost anything that is compostable, recycle everything that can be recycled, and dispose of all rubbish in the proper way.
Share eco-friendly gifts
If people are bringing gifts along to your party, you can even go the extra mile and ask for them to bring along eco friendly gifts as part of the theme. And if the gifts are brought along in gift bags, make sure you hang on to them and reuse them.
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