In this day and age everyone is trying to do their part to help the environment. Our number one priority as humans is to protect the planet that we live on. That being said, here are some ideas that you can apply to your own party when throwing an eco-friendly winter themed dinner party.
1. Use recycled Christmas or winter trimmings as decorations. If you make decorations yourself out of things around the house that you can use over and over again you will not have to throw out the decorations at the end of your party. Also, this gives you the opportunity to repurpose items around your house so that when you are done with your party you can simply put the things back where they were.
2. Have everyone bring their own dish. Rather than buying expensive food that will end up being thrown out or that the serving containers will not be reused you can serve dishes that everyone brings themselves. By doing this you also give your guests a say in what goes on, this makes the party more personal for your guests.
3. If you are having a formal party, forgo having your guests bring their own dishes and make something from organic foods. By using foods that are grown with little to no processed chemicals you can reduce your effect on the environment.
4. Forgo written invites. When inviting your guests use email or virtual invitations. You can save waste and personalize the invitations according to the person that you are sending them to. By sending your invitations virtually you can also get a quicker response so that you know sooner how many people will be coming to your party.
5. Don’t use disposable paper plates, utensils, or cups. By using real plates, flatware, and other serving dishes you can reduce the amount of waste that you and your party guests make. This may cause a little more clean up on your part but it will help reduce your carbon footprint.
All of these ideas can be used and tweaked to fit your individual abilities and party. By doing even one of the things on this list you can make your party more eco-friendly and can help reduce your footprint on the planet. You can use one or all of these things in your party you can truly make a difference on the planet that we all share.