Flooded with plans, you must be at your desk jolting out your arrangements. You will be either attending or throwing the most enjoyable and memorable party this New Year, Isn’t it?
During festive seasons, people come up with different ideas of celebrating the festivals. Some collect funds for charity or lend a help to the needful on a personal front, voluntarily. Some give traditional touch to the parties; and some are part of simple parties in school, churches, organizations where songs, dances, competitions and games are on high. This festive month, try doing the same with a new and different dimension. Why not give a green touch to your party this year? Why not combine hullabaloo with some eco-friendly ways so that your party is unique and fun at the same time!
Paharpur Business Centre (PBC), best known for its unique services of offering fully-furnished luxury office spaces has been firm on its principles of going green and staying so. Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park (STIP) is the first retrofit Platinum office building in India to be rated USGBC- LEED Platinum. We grow our own fresh air and take pride in disseminating green solutions since 1993.
Here, we have some tips to make your party environment-
You can make eco-invites for invitation; All you need to is, get some leaves or recycled papers to write on the details and send them in the envelopes made-up of recycled paper. Other way out would be sending out invitations via emails.
Say no to disposable crockery
A huge quantity of waste is generated due to non-recyclable and disposable plates, cups, glasses etc. that facilitate ‘easy clean-up’. The solution to this is use durable crockery and utensils. If you don’t have enough of them, try borrowing some from your good neighbors or family or friends who would be glad to do so. If you want to go for themes and/or for perfect décor, settle down for party planners or simply go for protocol service providers who not only rent out dishes and utensils but also provide carpets, table clothes and all that is essential for arranging a party.
You can opt for natural flowers, leaves and sticks for decorations. Hang real bunch of berries, fruits along with longs strands of creepers, flower garlands and string of leaves to beautify the ambience. It will inspire and motivate the attendees to follow this trend. Other than this, one of the best ways of adding green to the venue would be planting or placing several Christmas trees lighted up with those efficient LED lights. Try asking visitors to bring a small Christmas or any plant as a part of theme but don’t miss out mentioning it in the invite.
Dress Code? Obviously, with the theme, “Eco-friendly”
Considering the green aspects of the party, dress codes play a significant role in making it successful. Fibers like linen, silk, hemp or clothes like khadi or pure wool should be encouraged in Green, Blue or any other earthly color. You can welcome guests with a flower and/or with badges made up of flowers or folded leaves or bamboo art or with tiaras or crowns made up of flowers and leaves and berries. Other than this, costume contest would be fun-filled. Later the portfolios of each attendee can be shared in a wall or an album or in sites.
Food and drinks
Buying food and drinks from a local and nearby vendor saves energy and expenses (on most grounds). A study reveals that an average party can save minimum of 12 tones of carbon approximately by sourcing items locally. This festive season let various kinds of organic wine run down your throats. Vegetarian dishes would be another good idea to opt for. You can keep a pitcher instead of plastic bottles for water and wines.
An ideal gift for green party would be a real plant. Gift your visitors; some good luck by giving a lucky bamboo plant or some more colors for the house by giving flower plants or a basket of fruits; hence, good health.
Try using these few simple ways of arranging an eco-friendly party or suggest the same to the party organizers. The best part is all this becomes possible without any compromise on fun and memories. Yes, don’t forget to make a huge collage album of the moments that you had while making merry.