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Entertaining on Earth Day

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Mark your calendars for April 22, 2022

by Paige Minteer 

Go Green! Earth Day is here, and what a wonderful excuse to throw a green-themed soiree! The key to an Earth Day party is making each element as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible!  Use environmentally friendly invitations, party decor, and party favors. Even create your menu using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

Entertaining on Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Celebrate Earth Day Invitations 

We are pleased to report that Zazzle, one of our favorite, merchants, is now offering downloadable versions of many invitations. There really is no better way to save trees than to skip the paper invitations. Now you can email or text your earth day celebration invitations.

To celebrate the earth you should use 100% recycled invitations.  Those from Paper Culture are not only made from recycled materials, but a tree is planted for every order!

Some of the cutest finds are below:

For an Earth Day party, keeping colors natural is best.  For spring, to keep the theme seasonally current, use light green and dusty brown.  Using “Lime Classic,” like pictured below, is a great way to add a fun color element.  Contrast this bright with accents in burlap, wood, and bamboo to add both balance and texture.

Setting an Eco-Friendly Table


Great as table runners, placemats, or cut into strips to create chic, stylish, eco-friendly napkin rings!

This is a fabulous deal -$2.75 buys you a 36″ x 46″ piece of burlap in just about any color you can imagine. Simply cut it into 12″ x 12″ squares for placemats

For place settings, try to avoid using disposable, to reduce the amount of garbage created by your party.  Instead consider investing in eco friendly dinnerware you can use year round.

Eco-Friendly Tableware

Eco-Friendly Tableware


Proof positive you can still have your glitter and keep green!

Reusable Glitter Cupcake Wrappers

Add a sprinkle of sparkle to your cupcakes with these reusable glitter cupcake wrappers! These glamorous glitter cupcake wrappers and liners come in gold, white, black, cherry blossom, red, lime green, sky blue, royal blue, aqua blue, lavender, baby pink, and white to match your special day. Not only would these cupcake wrappers be perfect for your birthday party, but each liner is coated to be re-used for any occasion, simply wipe down! Some assembly required, fits standard cupcakes and is intended for presentation purposes only. Cupcake wrappers are sold in a set of 12.

Food for your Earth Day Celebration

Turn planning the food for your Earth Day party into a fun adventure.  Instead of frequenting your usual caterers or grocers, check out your local farmers' market .  Create a menu based on  ingredients that are in season, local and organic. (In April think fava beans, asparagus, and rhubarb – check out Epicurious' fabulous Earth Day menu ideas)

The fewer miles the food needs to travel to get to your table, the fresher it will taste and the less carbon footprint you will leave.  Avoid using too much butter or oils in the preparation—celebrate the ingredients as they are!  Likewise, use flowers and plants grown organically and locally – use your own garden as inspiration.  Local Harvest is a wonderful source for regionally grown flowers and foods.  For your beverage choices, tap water is always best but other options include include organic wines and vodkas and consider tapping into your local craft beer scene.

Organic Wines

Serve Organic Wines & Local Craft Beers

Entertaining on Earth Day Party Favors & Confetti

Encourage guests to help the green movement by giving seed cards or tree seedlings for party favors!

Plantable Seed Confetti

Plantable Seed Confetti 

More Eco Friendly Party Favors


These Earth Day favors are perfect for classrooms and other child friendly Earth Day celebrations!

Eco-Friendly Activities for your Earth Day Festivities

Sometimes simple, low tech (aka old fashion) games are still the best and better yet, they are eco-friendly — play “Keep the Globe in the Air.” | These high quality eco friendly jigsaw puzzles are made from 100% recycled, bio-degradable material, including the use of soy based inks. Each is a poster size 19″ x 26.5″ 1,000 piece puzzle.

Creating an Eco-Friendly Home

Carry the health and wellness concept beyond the party and into your home … be a trend setter. Demonstrate that environmentally friendly can be chic too.

Eco-Friendly Home Supplies >> Towels | Sheets | Diapers & Hand Soap
Eco-Friendly Home Supplies >> Towels | Sheets | Diapers & Hand Soap

Limited Edition Earth Day Pajamas

Sustainably Made PJs - Every Day is Earth Day

Wear Sustainable PJs – Every day is Earth Day

Family Bamboo Viscose Pajamas

All Natural Bamboo Viscose Pajamas for the Whole Family

Overall when planning an Earth Day party remember to use recycled goods, organic foods, and educate guests about what Earth Day can mean to them.

Party Hearty!

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