With the summer season comes the desire to host some backyard parties. Whether you’re hosting an event for immediate family, extended family, and friends, or just a couple of people in the neighborhood, we have some tips to get you started!
Today we’re sharing some of the best ways to host an eco-friendly summer party! Get more environmentally friendly with your parties when you use our unique tips below.
Get Earth Friendly Supplies
There are many supplies that offer sustainable products like paper straws, cups, and plates that your guests can use instead of using the plastic options that many use during their summer parties. Gather some supplies that can be recycled like paper straws and cups, plates, etc. to ensure your guests are using recyclable eco-friendly products.
If you’re going to have a banner and other décor, consider using reusable banners. There are plenty of reusable banners and signs that help you host an eco-friendly summer party. Just use ones that have chalk options so that you can use them time and time again.
If you plan on having the guests bring home gift ideas, you can do a DIY tote bag as an activity during your summer party so the guests can bring home a reusable item. This makes your summer party favors more eco-friendly and it’s fun to make something new with friends anyways!
Consider Food Options
One of the biggest problems with summer parties is the amount of food that’s wasted! Try to use finger food options and use the same ingredients in multiple food options. This will curb the food waste during your summer party and help you be creative with some food options to serve the guests.
You can use mason jars for beverages. Just grab some chalk labels to reuse on each guest’s mason jar so that everyone can use the same mason jar over and over. Don’t forget to add access to water with a hose outdoors so guests can easily rinse out their cups in between beverages.
The essentials to hosting a more eco-friendly summer party are to use recyclable materials whenever possible and find ways to reuse items that you’d typically toss in the trash after a party event!
These are just some of the many ideas we had to help you host an eco-friendly summer party event. We hope that our ideas have inspired you to host a fun summer party this year!