I have 2 girls 3 and 1 1/2. My Husband and I decided we would try having their parties together. We haven't decided on where to have it though (maybe the park?) We live in a small apartment so we can't really have it here. I want to reduce our waste but not sure how. I thought about a cake platter and silverware but that would mean we would have to transport all that stuff back home along with everything else I was also looking on party city and saw they have natural materials like bamboo utensils but thats also a waste since it would be only be used once. Anyone have any suggestions? TIA
What about finger foods and cupcakes with biodegradable liners? (http://www.greenpartygoods.com) You could do a tea party theme with finger sandwiches? It would be more on the waste free end of things with easy cleanup (no utensils--just a plate, cup, and napkin for each child).
What I might even do to avoid any waste would be to bring a bin [or picnic basket] of small plates/cups/cloth napkins and then use that bin to pack up those dirty items...go home and wash them.
We had a tea party birthday party last year for my 5 year old daughter. She loved it. For serving the tea (we also had milk and lemonade) we gave each of the children a real china tea cup (which I found at estate sales and thrift shops). The children then took the cups home, in lieu of a "goody bag". I also provided a few mugs for the boys (with pictures of dogs and such on them).
Everyone liked the cups. My 9 year old nephew still has his pretty china teacup, and asks his mother all winter for tea with breakfast!
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