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Can a 2yr olds b-day party be eco?

December 8th, 2008 by lucy
Liam’s Garbage Truck Pary

While not 100% eco, we were pleased with the overall effect of the little guy’s “garbage truck” party last weekend.  Here are our top eco efforts…

1) Recycline plates, cups and tableware from Preserve - made from 100% recycled plastic & diswasher safe.  We also used old jars for cold drinks and mugs for coffee.

2) Favors were customized seed packets and recycled crayons inside miniature garbage bins.

3) No plastic decorations - material remnant for tablecloth & paper hats for the kiddies.

4) Locally sourced, organic & homegrown/made food.

5) Evite instead of paper invitations.

6) Guests were requested to be creative with wrapping - no gift wrap.

Obviously the green food coloring wasn’t natural… but really, who wants an avocado-cream garbage truck cake?


Want to win enough Preserve Tableware to host your own party?  You’re in luck - we’re giving it away!

6 Responses to “Can a 2yr olds b-day party be eco?”

  1. minnemom Says:

    Fun ideas!

  2. Kim Says:

    I love the recycling truck cake! Did you come up with that on your own? Can you share directions? My three year old is a huge fan of garbage trucks and recycling trucks AND she’s asked Santa for a birthday cake… I’d love to give her that one!

    Lots of great ideas!

  3. Barbara Says:

    Oh wow how creative, I LOVE the garbage truck cake, my boys would get a kick out of that! Awesome job!

  4. List Mama Says:

    What a lovely party! And one you can feel good about after!! Nicely done.


  5. Tori Says:

    What a fabulous party! I love the favors you did and requesting no gift wrapping was a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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