A Low Impact Birthday

My little baby is turning three!  Amazing how fast time goes by.  This year we decided to have a birthday party with as little impact on the environment as we could.  Every time I go to a birthday party with the plastic plates, forks and table clothes it makes me sad inside.  I wanted to avoid the wasteful, chaotic typical birthday with something small, low key, and intimate.  Here is what I sent out as an evite:

Here is your e-vite for our intentional, low impact birthday party for Kayden. We are doing things a little different this year so here is the scoop….

Saturday, August 7 at around 4:30pm (or as soon as you can get here), you are invited to a vegetarian dinner at our house. This will be a casual gathering of friends with good food, conversation, laughs and maybe a round of cranium.

We have two requests of our guests and they are that if you choose to bring a present for Kayden it be second-hand or hand-me-down, wrapped in something eco-friendly such as newspaper, cloth, or reusable bag.

We would also love it if you could make the birthday cards and include a comment about something that you think is special about Kayden.

We are trying to start a new tradition for our birthdays by coming together to intentionally celebrate our children without harming the earth and we hope you will attend!

The party was a great success.  The kids played really well together the entire time, everyone enjoyed the vegetarian tacos, and best of all NOTHING was put in the garbage.  Pretty darn good if you ask me!
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About loveisliving

A mother of two, an environmentalist, and a world traveler. Packing up the kiddies and letting the world be their teacher.
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