Plan Children’s Parties With an Eco Spin

In can be done!

Here are some good ideas:

First, send eco-friendly invitations.  Make your own out of what you have in your home, or send something original by email or use Evite.com.  If you must use paper, buy ones made from recycled paper.

In your invitation, challenge your guests to get creative by not buying gift wrap, but reusing something instead.

Instead of presents, ask each person to bring a donation for a local charity such as a pet shelter or food pantry.  Some pantries even take toys for those that can’t afford gifts.

Theme the party around saving an animal or raising money for a cause near to your heart.  Instead of receiving gifts for yourself, ask for gifts to help those in need.

Take time to celebrate a good deed with friends, and your real birthday present will turn out to be good-will and a feeling of contributing to your community and/or the world.