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I need help finding a web site that provides items for an eco-friendly party. I need tableware, silverware, decorations and favors. I have been searching for a while and am not coming up with a good site. Anyone have a good site for ecofriendly parties?<br><br>
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Maybe I don't understand your question, but wouldn't the simplest thing be using what you own, and borrowing (plates, silverware) from friends for use during the party?<br><br>
If your theme is a "Save the Earth" one, you could still use (yours or borrowed) globes, stuffed animals, etc. from around the house.<br><br>
I tend to give books as favors at children's parties.
 

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I agree--paper plates are not eco friendly even if made from recycled paper. Use your own dishes. Or get cute reusuable plates & cups and use them for the party (and all parties) OR send them home with the kids as the favors.<br><br>
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My 7 year old just had her party, and though I wasn't perfect, I did better than I usually do. Instead of treat bags, I got little cotton bags from a craft store ($3 for 4 bags, I think) and used glitter glue to put each guest's initial on it. Then I put in organic lollipops and 2 little bags of flower seeds. We also took the opportunity to use up some candy that we had gotten for another party.<br><br>
We caved on plates and cups, though. I looked at the reusable ones, but we didn't have storage space for them and they went WAY over our budget. I used unused oder paper plates for the adults, and our regular reusable glasses for them as well.
 

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Biodegradable paper plates exist. I think they are a corn based product. You could have the food be mostly finger food so you don't need much flatware.<br><br>
Flowers for decoration? Could be potted and given as favors.<br><br>
I think the balloons that trader joes gives out are the corn based biodegradable things, too. I'm not sure where to buy them, though.
 

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Just use your own. Plain and simple and VERY eco friendly!<br><br>
If you have time and really want some type of plate (and spend the $ on it) the only thing I can think of is using <a href="http://www.makitonline.com/searchresult.aspx?categoryid=214&PK=aa9ef860cdbf41bfbc1af5b3ed3a089b" target="_blank">Make it plates</a>. You'd have to plan it out tho...order the kit and have each child ahead of time (and figure out how much time you need) draw their plate and then process it and have them in time for the party. Our kids did this in preschool, we use our plates daily all these years later. I bet it would be pricey if you did this tho (but it counts as a party favor). Just a thought.<br><br>
As for decorations you can make so many on just what you have or recycling items and turning them into decorations. If we knew the theme we might be able to help you more.<br><br>
If you really, really must you can use <a href="http://www.greenfeet.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=6010-00656-0000" target="_blank">bamboo utensils</a>. In a bind for a picnic last year I picked some sporks up at our natty food store and reused them and have them still. You can compost them in your garden when done (I would not throw them away b/c most landfills have caps and things do not compost). It will cost you tho...so I'd just use my own <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br>
HTH and happy bday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime">
 

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I agree with using stuff from around the house. Or I've sometimes seen plates and silverware made from bamboo--unbreakable and reusable. Some good friends of ours throw a fourth of July party every year. One of their decorating strategies is to get six packs of bedding plants, cut them apart, and put those on the table. They can be planted later, or composted. Glasses are harder--how old are the kids?--but if you like vintage, it's possible to find cool vintage drinking glasses made from metal. Again, reusable.<br><br>
ETA <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11067911" target="_blank">Here</a> is an example of the glasses. These are juice glasses; the ones I have at home and that I remember my grandmother having are about 6 inches tall.
 

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Stylish way to Save Earth is to go for Eco Friendly Party Ideas!

I need help finding a web site that provides items for an eco-friendly party. I need tableware, silverware, decorations and favors. I have been searching for a while and am not coming up with a good site. Anyone have a good site for ecofriendly parties?<br><br>
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We use glassware, plates and bowls from thrift stores so there's no great feeling of tragedy if it breaks, and we don't mess up any full sets because we don't have any. We don't mind using our own stuff for parties. You could certainly pick up a bunch on the cheap specifically for party/high risk use if your own stuff is fairly nice. A friend went further on the plate idea and bought a bunch of cute old kids' plates at a thrift store and let the kids take home their own cake plates.

Depending on the age of the kids, party favors don't have to be even really manmade. We went to a birthday party once that had a treasure hunt (each kid had their own map) and they were searching out little cool natural things like pinecones and shells that they got to take home. My kids were as happy about that as plastic stuff.
 
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