Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

by Paige Minteer 

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2017

Earth Day

Go Green! Earth Day is approaching, and what a wonderful excuse to throw a green-themed soiree! The key to an Earth Day party is making each element as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible!  Use environmentally friendly invitations, party decor, and party favors. Even create your menu using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

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HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

How to Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

We, like many of you, are obsessed with air plants & succulents. A stunning succulent arrangement can transform a room from fine to fabulous, instantly. Yes, to some extent all plants and flower arrangements add color and life to a room, but succulent arrangements also add a modern sensibility. The muted colors and multiple textures work to create a warmth and serenity whether used in a party centerpiece or in the form of a wreath gracing your front door. So today, we want to introduce you to an online Craftsy class on HOW2 make stylish container compositions with gorgeous succulents! Learn to make your own bouquets, terrariums, wreaths and more. Continue Reading →

Re-Usable Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags for the Whole Family

Re-Usable Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Re-Usable Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

At this time of year, we are all about ghoulish green here at PartyIdeaPros. Today, however, the green we are referring to is the eco-friendly kind. We bring our own bags wherever we shop and have highly recommended gifting re-usable totes filled with goodies as welcome bags for your out of town guests. So we did not think it was over the top crazy when we happened upon MomMeMatch‘s suggestion of using Halloween to create a new family tradition of matching re-usable trick-or-treat bags like so many families do with Christmas stockings. The whole notion of families pulling out their matching family trick-or-treat bags each Halloween and taking an annual family Halloween photo is just #toocute for words especially if you are all dressed in Mommy, Daddy & Me Matching Halloween Costumes. Plus, even if you do not buy in to the whole matching family thing,   investing in cute re-usable Halloween trick-or treat bags will model eco-friendly behavior for your children.   Continue Reading →

Eco-Friendly Party Favors & Confetti

Eco-Friendly Party  Favors & Confetti

 

Eco-Friendly Party Favors & Confetti

Courtesy of Sophies Favors

Let's start the new year off right with a resolution to be more environmentally friendly in all aspects of our lives, including our parties! Eco-Friendly party favors and confetti can add a beautiful and environmentally safe element to your party planning. Sophie’s Favors and Gifts offers a wide variety of Eco-Friendly party supplies that are made of renewable natural resources. Their Eco-Friendly products can add festive splashes of color for practically any kind of event, such as weddings, baby showers, graduation parties, and more. And the best part about it, is that these non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products won’t harm the Earth. These Eco-Friendly favors and confetti are embedded with high quality seeds, which can be planted, so the favors and confetti turns into flowers, plants and herbs. Plantable party supplies are a wonderful way to add thoughtful, eco-friendly ideas to your festivities. They can reduce your event’s footprint and sustain the Earth, while providing your guests with lovely favors that are sustainable for them too!

Pocket Garden Pack Christmas Circle Plantable Seed Confetti Plantable Heart Note Favor Five Petal Plantable Seed Confetti
Heart Shaped Plantable Seed Confetti Wildflower Seed Paper Matchbook Autumn Leaves Plantable Seed Confetti Herb Seed Bombs

Pocket Garden PackChristmas Circle Plantable Seed Confetti Plantable Heart Note Favor | Five Petal Plantable Seed ConfettiHeart Shaped Plantable Seed ConfettiWildflower Seed Paper MatchbookAutumn Leaves Plantable Seed ConfettiHerb Seed Bombs 

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The Giving Tree Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Monica texted me today and challenged Party Idea {Pros} to come up with a few ideas for a thoughtful yet playful The Giving Tree theme event the school is hosting for Grandparents Day. I didn't have much time to pull it all together but I do believe this is a good starting point to give the committee direction and to get their creative juices flowing.

Any of the trees, real or not, will work well on a buffet.  The least expensive way to approach the event is to fill a large clear vase with red apples and then go into the back yard and gather some tree branches to add to the vase or simply use apples at different heights to decorate your table.  Other options include this artificial apple tree priced at just $33.99  as well as living celebration trees  which you can give away as gifts at the end of the night or plant on campus. We always like bonsai trees since they herald good fortune and happiness. We also think this white cardboard DIY wishing tree kit is really cute  and the accessories are available in many colors including blue and yellow.  Whatever you choose, we would recommend picking up a few The Giving Tree (it's even available in Hebrew!)books and propping them up on the buffet.

Gift choice will vary depending on your budget.  The most economical would be  either the heart shape plantable seeds (grandparent <3) or flower shape plantable seeds.  you could display them in a bucket or hang them from the buffet and/or centerpiece trees.  Simple, thoughtful, cute!  We also like the symbolism behind this miniature watering can filled with plantable seeds.  Personalized plantable magic wishing beans start at just 59 cents each or can be packaged in a cute flower pot or watering can for an additional ~$2.00 each. We also like these chocolate covered pretzel sticks – they remind us of tree branches.

Hope this helps.

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Gifts for the Frog Lover

Gifts for the Frog Lover

Fabulous Gifts for the Frog Lover!

I was just going through my inbox when an email from Plow & Earth caught my attention.  They are offering 15% off gifts for mom with code LSMOMPH.  I know, I know lots of merchants are offering great Mothers Day deals but Plow & Earth is one of the few companies whose products are perfect for my mother-in-law so I started to explore the site. Lo and behold, much to my delight, I found that Plow & Earth has a fabulous selection of delightful frogs engaged in activities from sipping coffee in the garden to canoeing.  Not exactly my mother-in-law's cup of tea but my dear friend Jean, is smiling from above.

This is for you Jean!

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