eco-friendly entertaining ideas

When it comes to entertaining, eco-friendly + easy = good for the environment AND for your stress level! Here are some ridiculously simple ideas that make for attractive, eco-chic tablescapes…

Centerpiece Ideas:
Stack interesting veggies and colorful fruits in pretty bowls that you already own.
Pictured above: Artichokes make for a unique & surprisingly elegant centerpiece, and vibrant oranges stacked in an earth-friendly bamboo bowl deliver a big splash of color.

Choose potted plants over cut flowers for a sustainable centerpiece that will last long after the party is over!
Pictured below: 3 mini house plants look chic when displayed in simple white flower pots ($1 each at IKEA) embellished with natural raffia.

eco-friendly entertaining ideas

Tableware & Party Decor
Use real or biodegradable dishes, utensils, and linens.
Pictured above: Veneerware Plates from Bambu™ are made from 100% organically grown bamboo and will biodegrade within 4-6 months of disposal! Sprigs of fresh thyme and raffia make for a pretty napkin presentation.

Decorate with potted plants instead of large cut-flower bouquets.
Potted flowers and herbs are an earth-friendly alternative to large cut flower bouquets and great choices for dressing up food & drink tables.

What are some of the ways that you like to party green?

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Tiffany SAYS:

The artichokes look amazing!

April 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Lauren SAYS:

i love decorating with fruit too – especially green granny smith apples and bright yellow lemons!

April 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Tracey SAYS:

I love to decorate with all of these items. I am a huge fan of buying things in season and shopping the local farmer’s market. And the bonus with a bowl of fruit- studies show that you will grab a piece of fruit if you see it, over hunting for the chips in the pantry. Pretty and good for the waistline!

April 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Tea Party Girl SAYS:

I stay green by borrowing before I buy what I need for my table and trusting my guests don’t have to leave stuffed to have a great time.

April 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Jimmy SAYS:

March 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm
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