Updated: Nov 1, 2021
Being eco-friendly may feel like a lot of work and that's why we created this Eco-Friendly Event Planning Guide to ease your planning journey. This guide will have all the answers on how to plan an eco-friendly party. Remember, implementing just a couple of ideas from this guide is already a huge step. 1. Food&Drinks
Eco-friendly bar: use organic flowers as drink decoration
> Use organic catering companies > Add vegan and vegetarian dishes to your menu > Avoid processed foods > Donate leftovers > Recalculate your portion sizes – avoid ordering too much food and inform guests about portions sizes > Use edible decorations > Use reusable or compostable straws > Use edible decorations like herbs, berries, and spices > Serve drinks in glass dispensers instead of disposable bottles
Use fabric napkins
If you buy disposable utensils, choose biodegradable and compostable (preferred)
Give everyone one set of utensils to use throughout the whole event
Serve food that can be served only with a napkin
Avoid disposable tableware and rent everything!
NO Balloons <3 Fabric tassels, banners and paper lanterns NO Paper and platic confetti <3 Flower and biodegradable confetti NO Printed signs <3 Chalkboards, vintage frames NO Paraffin candles <3 Soy wax, coconut wax or bees wax candles OR party lights NO Disposable party accessories <3 Reusable party hats and photo booth props
Forget balloons and decorate with reusable party decorations!
Party favor can be a flower or an experience instead of material.
Edible invitations - Send cupcakes, candy or any other treats
Reusable invitations - Like home decoration, magnet, plants, or item that guests will bring back to the event.
5. Party Favors
> Plant is a perfect unisex gift. Pro tip: you can first use them as party decoration > Raise money for a charity. > Inspire guests to donate more > Give food -desserts, treats, candy, anything edible > Instead of material choose an experience > Support local and small business owners!
6. Waste Management
Avoid trash as much as possible by following this guide
Research what is the correct way to recycle in your city
Foresee the trash your party will produce and plan how to recycle it correctly
Create clear instructions and signs for recycling, make it catchy and fun for your guests to follow
Hire D'light to plan your eco-friendly event