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Guilt Free Eco Conscious Backyard Hosting Tips for Memorial Day

Guilt Free Eco Conscious Backyard Hosting Tips for Memorial Day
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Memorial Day is around the corner and we'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on our history and appreciate those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our home and freedoms. What better way to protect our most precious asset, our home (earth!) than with an eco-friendly approach to the unofficial beginning of summer! Check out our brand new blog post challenging you to up your eco-hosting game!

KICK START YOUR BACKYARD BBQ THIS MEMORIAL DAY WITH THE TOP IN ECO-STYLE

Memorial Day is around the corner and we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on our history and appreciate those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our home and freedoms. What better way to protect our most precious asset, our home (earth!) than with an eco-friendly approach to the unofficial beginning of summer! Here are some quick eco-friendly tips that anyone can use no matter what type of gathering you are having:

We love the look of “real” dishes but they can be expensive and fragile. We are left with a sink full of work that can take us away from our guests, stress out our lower back and waste lots of water. This doesn’t mean that you have to set the table with cheap disposables that collapse under the weight of a beautifully grilled ear of corn. There are finally options - and pretty options too!

In fact, EcoParty Time has one of the largest selections of earth friendly tableware available. We can set your entire table and you can rest assured these won’t be sitting in a landfill for 100 years worth of Memorial Days.

Red Tablecloth Compostable Eco Friendly

Start with a pop of color on the table with this red compostable tablecloth. This baby is stronger than plastic, vinyl & BPA free. Easily reusable but when you are done, it fully composts in just 10 days! 

Bamboo Tasting Plates Eco Friendly Tableware

Lending themselves to both an elegant and refined soiree or a casual clambake, never before have there been some many options for plates. EcoParty Time has you covered from recycled to sugarware to 100% certified organic bamboo. We love these side plates perfect for sampling lots of delicious food! 

 

Eco Friendly Wooden Utensils Mustache Theme

We have your utensils covered with a myriad of selections from compostable, sugarcane, bamboo, to one of our favorite, the hand-painted wooden mustache utensils. Built in fun! 

Complete the table with our recycled and fully compostable napkins. We have a nice variety to complement any theme. 

Eco Chic Plantable Party Invitations

Now that we have a guilt-free, earth friendly supplies, what about the rest? There are many ways to invite guests over. Depending on how formal your gathering is going to be, you might consider an e-vite, or have your guests spread the love with our plantable invites. Guests will get to grow wildflowers of their own and even better, they don’t sit in a landfill. 

Sustainable Menu - Memorial Day Potlucks

What’s a get together without food? Potlucks are back! You heard it here folks - the quintessential potluck is here to stay. What’s not to like about these? Potlucks are perfect to get a variety of family style food. Some folks don’t want to be chained to their kitchens for days before hosting a shindig; prep and clean up can be simplified if everyone helps! Bonus Tip: Concerned that everyone will bring a side salad or a plate of brownies and your guests will be left with nothing to eat? When you invite guests to the potluck, assign them a letter so they know what style / stage of food to bring. (I.E. A = Appetizer, S= Salad, M= Main Entree / Protein, SD=Side Dish, D=Dessert, B = Beverage)

Eating local foods that are in the height of their season is the ultimate in sustainable practice. Supporting your local food movement lends support to the local farmers and small business alike. By cooking up the freshest in select meats and vegetables when they are at their most nutrient dense you are left with mouthwatering flavors. Steering clear of large factory farms whenever possible can have a significant impact on the environment and a significant impact on a local small business. Bonus Tip: List a couple of local food sources like farm stands and farmers markets for your guests to try out.

Want more bonus tips?

Eco Friendly Paper Straws

If you are expecting a hot day or you have lots of kids, try out a Fresh Water Station. Skip the bottled water and dedicate a small table for pitchers of water and our compostable cups. Leave a sharpie next to the cups and the kiddos can put their name on it. Bonus tip! Leave a fun colored sharpie by the table and have everyone write their name on their cup. Don't forget the straws

Eco Conscious Memorial Day Recycling 

Make sure you set up a recycle bin next to the trash. It makes it easy for you and your guests to do the right thing. Make it easy for your guests to participate in your #EcoParty by making a recycling station labeled next to the the trash.

When you support EcoPartyTime, you are supporting a family owned small business based in heart of Pennsylvania with the mission to reduce landfills, support environmentally friendly supplies, and maintain an affordable price point. Your support is important!



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