I wanted to create this list of the best eco-friendly party supplies because I’ve spent far too much time reading terrifying environmental news in the past few years. I’m not a zero-waste type of person, but when I see an easy change I go ahead and make it. I wrote about being a green hostess a long time ago, but I’ve found so many more sustainable products since then I had to share! Hopefully you can use some of the best eco-friendly party supplies for your upcoming festivities too.
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The Best Eco-Friendly Party Supplies for Indoor Parties & On-the-Go Soirees
I’m into gardening, so maybe I’m a little biased about this, but I love seed/sapling/anything to grow for party favors. These are obviously great for weddings, but really you can use them for any occasion. It might sound weird for a kid’s party, but if you have kids, you know they’ll likely be more excited than you to plant something.
My discovery of reusable cupcake wrappers is actually what inspired this post. I love this genius invention! I’m one of those people who will skip cupcake wrappers if I have to, but now I never have to worry about forgetting them again. They’re eco-friendly and economical.
This is such a fun invention for a picnic/barbecue/park party! As a gal who used to spend a lot of time packing up for camping parties, this would have been swell. There’s no need for gas and it’s made out of bamboo and cardboard, so the earth will approve.
Getting ready for your dinner party or serving up cookies at your party? Knock it off with the aluminum foil already. Yes, they cost a little more up front, but it’ll save you money in the long run. Worried about cleaning?They’re dishwasher safe and so easy to rinse off, I use them for pretty much everything that requires a baking sheet.
Balloons are every kid’s favorite, right? Not anymore! Once they see giant bubbles, balloons will be forgotten and you won’t have to add any more of that latex trash to the earth.
If you haven’t already abandoned plastic straws, you need to do it stat. You can start by not offering them at your children’s parties. Kids love straws, and if you don’t want the hassle of washing reusable plastic or metal ones, paper straws are truly one of the best eco-friendly party supplies.
When you only have a few guests, the best eco-friendly party supplies are just your regular tableware. But when you have a big party and you can’t stomach the idea of doing all those dishes, get something compostable. The company in that link has so many options, you’re certain to find something you like.
My husband is a big Shark Tank fan and yet I somehow only recently discovered these. I will admit, my absolute worst trash crime is paper towels. Not anymore! Millennials abandoned napkins anyway, so that’s a big party demographic who won’t mind using paper towels instead, and instead of a big trash dump you just add them to your laundry.
You can actually make these yourself if you want to, but it sounds like a pain in the butt to me so I’d rather buy them. Paper lanterns are one of the few decorations I gravitate towards, so learning they make these cool biodegradable options that can get caught in trees with no worries made me excited. Don’t want to release them? No problem, you can still use them to decorate since they come in a variety of colors.
A green screen, you ask? Yes! Why waste time with streamers, tablecloths (they’re both awful, I checked), or custom photo background after custom photo background? Pick up a green screen and find yourself a good digital app to create fun images. Then you can create different backgrounds for every single party with just one simple supply.
Drinking wine out of a plastic glass is terrible, isn’t it? But washing a whole bunch of real wine glasses is awful too… Plus they can’t go to your beach or camping party. All the wine moms will thank you for not leaving broken glass all over.
Okay, so you’ve got all the other best eco-friendly party supplies and you still have trash. What else do you need? A simple recycle sorter should help sort out the rest and send it somewhere other than the landfill. I recommend waterproof to make sure beer or juice spillages don’t cause leaks.