With the Superbowl coming up, I thought it would be great to share some eco-friendly tips for hosting a party. Fortunately, there are convenient options for silverware and utensils so that you don’t have to buy plastic, since plastic is the enemy (read this). When shopping for this weekend, try to find items that aren’t wrapped in plastic, use resuable products as much as possible and don’t forget to compost or recycle!
Have you guys heard of Susty or seen them on Shark Tank? Well, they are an amazing sustainable party supply brand that provides colorful compostable plates, silverware and napkins. You can shop online or find their items at Target. I honestly can’t wait to have a party, use Susty products and tell everyone they are compostable.
Now, what if you don’t have a composter? Well, maybe it’s time to invest in one? I did a quick search on Home Depot’s website and found one for $40. Composting is fairly easy, especially if you aren’t composting with worms. All you have to do is buy a container, add dry material such as newspaper clippings, dry leaves, and add your food scraps! Just make sure you don’t add meat, fish or dairy and you are all set. This website does a pretty good job of breaking things down. We also have a small kitchen container that we use to keep our food scraps until it is full and then we take it outside to our composter.
So what about leftovers? This one can be tricky because whenever my family has a party, there are always tons of leftovers. Our family tends to split the leftovers, put them in Ziploc bags and take it home for the rest of the week. Instead of using plastic bags, you can use the compostable plates, wrap the food in foil since foil can be recycled or bring your own container from home. I will try the latter and bring my Pyrex container just in case there are leftovers 🙂