This post serves two purposes. 1) I am planning a baby shower for a friend who is expecting at the end of year. 2) My friends are planning a baby shower for me (I just don’t have any of the details). So I have found some cool ideas for planning an eco-baby shower that I want to include in my friends shower (and hopefully my friends will get some cool ideas too).
*Use www.evite.com or other online invitation web site.
*Print your invitations on recycled or other environmentally friendly paper.
*Print your invitations on plantable paper.
*Use potted plants for table decorations.
*Use actual baby gifts as decorations and give them to the guest of honor.
*Don’t use disposable decorations.
*If you are making or catering the food use local and/or organic food.
*Select food that serves well at room temperature so you don’t have to use electricity to keep things warm.
*Don’t use disposable plates, silverware, napkins, and cups.
*Select games that don’t create waste.
*Select games that use actual baby products that the guest can take home.
*Instead of disposable diapers buy the guest cloth diapers.
*Buy gifts that encourage the guest to make their own baby food.
*Wrap gifts in other baby products like sheets, blankets, and diaper bags.
*Remind guests to think green when they make their purchases.
Just because you go green doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. The guest of honor will love the special touches to her day. Have any other ideas? I’d love to hear them. Just leave me a comment.
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