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This fabulous new DIY Tutorial comes from the ultra-creative Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings and features clever “paper bag flowers” crafted from brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags. While the paper flowers are cool on their own, they also look fabulous when mixed with a few tissue flowers and fresh flowers for an eco-chic wedding bouquet […]

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Amy is back with a recap of the fabulous – and inspiring – “Boxes in Bloom” event thrown by the generous team behind Operation Shower. Read on for her full recap… plus some great party planning tips that are both stylish AND eco-friendly! ***** Operation Shower: Mission Boxes In Bloom Accomplished (In Eco-Chic Style) {Event […]

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I came across an image of these “Squishy Bowls” in this month’s issue of Real Simple (June 2009) and was instantly intrigued by both the name and mod look. You can use these bowls to serve dishes like pasta & salad on when your on a picnic/at an outdoor BBQ, then squash them into your […]

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These multi-purpose shopping totes from Smudge Ink are bold, colorful, and eco-chic! Made of 30% recycled material, reusable, and fully recyclable with other household plastics. Several designs available. ($9.95 each or $29.95/pack of 3 different designs) (Great Mother’s Day gift idea too!)

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Even though weddings are usually done on a much larger scale than at-home parties, the level of creativity that goes into the receptions makes them a wonderful resource for drawing inspiration & ideas from for everyday celebrations & holiday parties as well, even if you just emulate a few of them or modify the ideas […]

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Recycled gift wrap has sure come a long way! Here’s another super stylish example: the eco-friendly Reminisce Recycled Wrap collection, available at RadiantIdeas.net. The Chilly Dogs design (below, upper left) is just way too cute!

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Going green never looked so good! These super stylish, eco-friendly designs by Whimsy Press are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks. The Proud Peacock design (pictured at top) is so super cute… I think we’re going to have to design an entire party theme around it…what […]

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I’m excited to see that 3 new holiday designs have been added to this line of charming Pop Up Paper Placemats from Publique Living. Pictured below: new Reindeer, Fireplace and Festive Feast Banquet Table, along with the original Birdcage, Tree, and Mailbox designs. $24 per set of 10 {recycled paper} placemats at WeddingThings.com.

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…beautiful new organic tabletop collection by amenity: placemats and runners made from textural hemp blended with organic cotton and soft, organic percale napkins…

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Hope everyone had a great “Earth Week”! It was so fun to hear all the “green” tips and ideas from around the blogosphere! To wrap the week up in theme, I highlighted a few more earth-friendly entertaining products over at Simply Stated: Celebrations today, and some rustic recycled glassware over at GlamDish . Speaking of […]

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A common misconception about "partying green" is that it means the look of the party has to literally be green – or at least based on earthy shades of green and brown. That’s why I was so happy to see this beautiful red and lilac table as the headliner image for author Danny Seo ‘s […]

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Sarah Cihat’s Rehabilitated Dishware collection is so creative and unique! Cihat takes used or unwanted ceramics from second-hand stores and resurfaces them with modern colors and interesting designs, extending the life of the dishes and essentially transforming them into entirely new pieces!

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Brides.com has a wonderful "Go Green" gallery featuring fabulous and creative ideas for eco-chic weddings (and parties)! Pictured above: bouquet of lotus blossoms (known as "the symbol of cosmic harmony"), green glass goblets & tumblers, potted Irish moss party favors, organic cotton napkins tied with leaves, biodegradable plates, and an exotic bamboo-themed cake. Pictured below: […]

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