Basic Tips on How to Host a Green Party for my Eco-friendly Tuesday

I participated in my first #eventprofs chat on Twitter yesterday. Ready 2 Spark launched her weekly Twitter chats to keep in touch with event professionals a few weeks ago.  Last night, they were discussing: Is green more or less relevant in today’s economy? This gave me the idea for today’s green living post.

How they serve tap water at La Fabrique

For everyday entertaining, we may use these actions for convenience or for cost savings, but the important thing is to the reduce our footprints.

  1. Use online invitations instead of printed invitations, unless it is a milestone event. With Facebook and plenty of free event invitation management services available online it is easy to do and look stylish.
  2. Add a link to Google maps for people to find the directions to your home. With iPhone and BlackBerry, people often will not print the instructions.
  3. Let go of the imported bottled water. Instead recycle glass and cute plastic bottles to serve tap water. Look at the modern bottle they used at La Fabrique.
  4. Avoid as much as possible disposable tableware when you host a party.
  5. Tea towels make wonderful napkins. You can buy them in bulk or sew your own. In the long run, it is cheaper than using patterned paper napkins.
  6. Try to promote carpooling
  7. In summer time, use local flowers that you get at the farmer’s market or in your own garden

If you are curious to know how its work, Lara of Ready 2 Spark produced a video tutorial that explains everything. I could be fun to host Twitter chats from time to time about everyday entertaining topics. Would you be interested to participate in something like that?

+ Eventprofs chat by Ready 2 Spark

  • John Schefer
    April 14, 2009 at 19:58

    For great paperless invites, check out MyInvitationLink.com. It is geared towards wedding invites, but can be used for almost any event. RSVP function will be released this week.

  • Aaron
    April 14, 2009 at 20:01

    I like the blog post Kim 🙂 I need to have a party like this now! It was never really something I thought about doing, but seems pretty easy to set up. I especially like the tip about sending a directions link for people to see on their phone… that’s definitely me.

    If you ever have a green party and you’re looking for some cheap organic food to serve, I thought this article might be helpful. It’s called, “How to Be a Budget Organic”

    And this article can give you some cool tips about making your house green-chic.

    Earth Day is coming up on the 22nd… maybe that would be a good time for your party!

  • Bixie
    November 6, 2009 at 01:28

    I love this post! We should all think about the impact that our fun has on the planet. I used to spend so much time (and resources!) putting together invitations, keeping track of RSVPs, etc etc etc. Then I found this great tool– you can stay on top of your attendees with Zoomerang’s Event Planning Survey Center. I found the Pre/During/Post-Event templates to be very helpful… helpful AND ecofriendly! Check them out here: ,http://snurl.com/eventplanners