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These waste and plastic free Easter party ideas are great options for people who are interested in lessening their environmental footprint. So many holidays are overly commercial and encourage us to buy things that we really don’t need.
Waste and Plastic Free Easter Party Ideas
It’s easy to get pulled into the commercialism of holidays. I’m guilty of indulging in a few too many recreational shopping trips myself. Of course, many of your choices will depend on the ages of the people attending your party. If you have nail polish already, marbling your Easter eggs is a fun project that uses up color syou may not like.
Is it a children’s party? Or a family party? Is it a party for adults? You’ll also need to consider whether Easter is more of a religious holiday in your home or whether you focus more on springtime and new life. Either way, here are a few Easter party ideas that should work for a variety of occasions.
Skip the plastic eggs from the dollar store and use real eggs. Simply hard boil them and use natural dyes to color them. Enjoy the hard-boiled eggs for lunch or a snack. Then, compost the shells and whatever organic matter you used to create your natural dyes. If your party is for young children, you can encourage them to dye the eggs as part of a party activity.
You don’t need to hand out Easter baskets to everyone. If you feel that you must let your guests leave with a party favor, a small recycled paper bag with leftover Easter eggs and a few small pieces of fair trade chocolate is a great option. If you’d like to give your child an Easter basket, consider repurposing a wicker basket from elsewhere in your home. Shredded paper can be composted after Easter so you can skip the plastic green grass. Or buy recycled Easter grass.
If your Easter party is for an older crowd, consider giving an Easter plant that can be re-potted outside after Easter. Cut flowers will die in a few days, but an Easter plant like a daffodil will last much longer. After Easter, simply plant the bulb outside in the garden to enjoy for years to come. If you’d rather not purchase an Easter flower, you can try to force a bulb like these paper white bulbs I forced.
You don’t “need” to give Easter gifts if you don’t feel it fits in with your family’s values. If you’d like to give a gift consider a new Bible, a pair of handmade wool socks from a local crafter, homemade sidewalk chalk or play dough, or a book or jump rope.
You can also focus on the experiences and attend your local church service, visit a flower show, go to a local small farm, or bake Easter cookies or an Easter pie together. What are your favorite waste and plastic free Easter party ideas?
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