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:
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!