How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Birthday Party

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When frosting has been cleaned from tired little faces and sugar-charged playmates have been sent on their way, what remains at your house or party place is this: a small mountain of disposable paper products galore, from streamers and plates to pinatas and pizza boxes, all destined for the trash after one-time use. Before you give in to the birthday carbon footprint stomp, read on. 

Red Tricycle shows you how to plan an eco-friendly party, from invitations to party favors. With a few simple, inexpensive tweaks, you can turn your kiddo’s moment in the sun into a definitively green day.

For starters, choose reusable decor and party wares, which may be enjoyed year after year instead of crumpled up and tossed at the end of the festivities.

Green Planet Parties makes it easy to ditch the paper varieties of decorations with their gorgeous selection of felt banners and garlands, table cloths and runners, felt tabletop confetti, and even a high chair bunting and bib set. Instead of a typical cardboard cone party hat, make your kid king or queen for the day with a personalized wool felt crown from Chloe in Style, which may also double as a keepsake. If you’re pressed for time, fret not, you can still deck the halls with last-minute green decor by using your printer. Paper and Cake printable party ware, from cup sleeves to cupcake picks is downright darling. Just be sure to use recycled paper and ink, and recycle or reuse this party decor.

Read the full list of eco-friendly party ideas at Red Tricycle.

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