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Eco-Friendly, Rustic Farm Theme Party

Eco-Friendly, Rustic Farm Theme Party
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Host an Eco Friendly Rustic Farm Theme Party to delight young and old at your next birthday party bash. This party theme celebrates a simpler lifestyle, and it does so in a way that seeks to minimize the waste created at typical parties.

Eco-Friendly Party Supplies for a Rustic Farm Theme Celebration

Send paperless electronic invitations. If that's too informal for you, choose eco-friendly, invitations on plantable seed paper.

Reused and recycled are never more charming than when we decorate with the rustic artifacts found at flea markets and antique shops. For example:

 

Old toy trucks can be incorporated in your tablescape as part of a centerpiece, filled with potted plants, or used to serve snacks at your party.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Event design and production by Merryl Brown Events. All photography credit goes to Medeighnia Westwick Photography.

Recycled food tins from the early 1900s can be used as containers for live flower cuttings or seedlings of lettuce, chard, basil, parsley, eggplant and tomatoes. Arrange these on your table as an artful centerpiece.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Recycled, braided garden twine can be used to tie up linen or other cloth napkins.

Fill second-hand baskets to overflowing with live flowering plants.

Mismatched antique china and tarnished flatware adds rustic charm to your party.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

 

Pick up a few old paintings of barns, flowers, and the harvest to hang on posts around your party, adding extra splashes of color.
Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Farm Friendly Food

Purchase as many ingredients as you can from farmer's markets to support local farms.

Serve fresh-cut, organically grown fruit and vegetables on unbleached coffee filters for an unusual, compostable plate that can be tossed into the compost pile when done.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Dish up organic ice cream in homemade cookie bowls.

Place simple white cupcakes that have been frosted with vanilla buttercream on beautiful fig leaves for a nature inspired presentation.

Check to see if any of your regional wineries are organic and, if so, offer a variety of these locally sourced wines to your adult guests.

Support sustainable, ethical farm efforts by serving organic, fair-trade coffees and teas to guests.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Eco-Friendly Activities for a Rustic Farm Theme Party

After the food is gobbled up, engage the children in a fun planting activity that transfers the seedling centerpieces into the garden.

Hire an inflatable bouncer that is solar powered.

Eco Rustic Farm Theme Party

Eco-Friendly Party Favors

Give guests Flowers in Bloom Seed Packets to take home and plant in their own gardens.

Other Eco-Friendly Theme Party Thoughts

If you choose to use environmentally friendly disposable party goods, such as Eco-Bamboo Tableware or Viva Green Recycled table coverings for your party, remember to recycle when your party's over.

If you don't have space to plant your potted herb and vegetable decorations in your own garden, donate them to local schools organic gardening programs.

Special Thanks to MERRYL BROWN EVENTS for sharing this event with us.

Event design and production by Merryl Brown Events. All photography credit goes to Medeighnia Westwick Photography.

Author

Donna Pilato

Contributing writer Donna Pilato is the Guide to Entertaining at About.com (https://entertaining.about.com). She has been hosting parties for her busy family for many years and over the years has grown to appreciate the importance of making eco-friendly choices for the sake of her family and the environment. You can also find her blogging about the challenges of feeding a busy family at her blog site Food Planet Blog.com



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