Be Green and have an Eco-Friendly Party

You can start teaching kids about being “green” at an early age by going environmentally friendly for your next party. If you think about it, parties can create a lot of waste, with all of the disposable paper products, goody bags, wrapping paper, greeting cards, and even packages that hold gifts. Hosting an environmentally friendly party is not only good for the planet, it’s also fun and easy.

Choose a Green theme:

Consider Carbon-Free Invitations:

Decorate with the Earth in Mind:

Encourage Environmental Activities:

Serve Earth-Friendly Foods:

Rethink Gifts:

Give Useful Favor Bags:

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Penny Warner

Penny Warner has more than 25 years of experience as an author and party planner. She has published more than 50 books, including 16 specific to parties. Additionally, Warner writes a weekly newspaper column on family life, penned a column for Sesame Street Parents magazine and has appeared on several regional and national TV morning programs. Her latest book, 'How to Host a Killer Party', debuted in February 2010 from NAL/Penguin.