Saturday, April 12, 2008

More Earth Day Party Tips: Budget and Music Ideas

Many of you have probably received an online invitation from Evite at some point in your lives (at least in recent years). After checking out the site for eco-friendly party ideas, I see why so many people use the service. It's features are great for the organizationally challenged like myself or the fastidious, type A party planner. You will find a couple of calculators, a budget estimator and a drink estimator. There are party checklists for various types of events, including baby showers, bridal showers, cocktail parties. Evite provides email invitations and ideas for any holiday or party theme that you can think of. There is even a carpool feature that your guests can use to reduce the carbon footprint of your event. Here are some ideas and materials that you might like from the Earth Day and Eco-Friendly party ideas:

  • Incorporate a green music playlist and throw in some world music to add some flava
  • Go old school with your green playlist
  • Promote eco-friendly concepts into the party- recycle, compost food, use real plates and silverware or compostable paper plates
  • Host a viewing party of your favorite, most impactful environmental video
  • Hand out environmental fact sheets
  • Organize a street beautification program or email writing campaign on an environmental policy
  • Show your neighbors a video of how you are going green
  • Talk about green economic opportunities in your community (okay this is my idea)
  • Give earth friendly gifts - tote bags, flourescent light bulbs, recycled paper products, natural beauty products, organic fruit, seeds packets of native plants

This will be the last Earth Day party post this year. I may share last minute ideas late next week for those of us that like to live on the edge!


1 comment:

Ana said...

Great ideas! I'm going to definately try that composting of party plates.

BTW- thanks a mill for the info for the button. :)