Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cre8 an Eco-Friendly Pre-School Birthday Party

I've been struggling this year with putting together a birthday party for my three boys that is simple, fun, and a minimal impact on the environment. This year, no cheap plastic goody bags from Oriental Traders and the like. But, I have been struggling with what to do as an alternative.

In the end, I think I'll only partially meet my goal, but I'll document the party on the blog and let you know how it goes.

In the mean time, I found a great resource over at Kiwi which provided some good ideas - some of which I think I'll use.

Does anyone else struggle with this? Any ideas to share?


JessTrev said...

like the kiwi article, in complete agreement with yr goal. best preschool favor I made was ribbon wands. buy dowels + screws with eyes on top and tie all your scavenged fabric ribbons from old gifts on the ends (I think I did a dozen ribbons per wand). My kid still plays with them (now 6).

Carmen said...

Thanks for the tip. I didn't get to it for this party, but I think that I'll do that with the ribbons we received from gifts this year!