If you're looking for a way to make your next party more eco-friendly, consider using some of these fun and easy ideas for party bag fillers!
You can use items that you already have on hand, or pick up a few things at your local store. Either way, these ideas will help keep your party green and fun, and help you save money too!
1. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are a great eco-friendly option for party bag fillers. They are relatively inexpensive and can be used to grow sunflowers, which not only look beautiful but also help to attract bees and other pollinators. You can even use sunflower seeds to make bird feeders.
2. Seed Bombs
These are super easy to make at home. Simply mix dried flower petals, birdseed, and clay. Once the ingredients are combined, roll the mixture into small balls and place them inside some paper bags. Each party guest can take these home and place them in a sunny spot to sprout.
The flowers will attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, while the birdseed will provide a food source for local birds. Not only are seed bombs environmentally-friendly, but they also help to support local wildlife too!
3. Reusable Straws
Made from stainless steel or glass, reusable straws can be used again and again, eliminating the need for disposable plastic straws. They are also much better for the environment, as they can be recycled or even reused in other ways. Plus, there are loads of cute designs readily available like these.
4. Recycled Paper Notebooks
Recycled paper notebooks often contain fewer synthetic materials than their non-recycled counterparts, which can help reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. They’re a great way to reduce waste, and they make for a stylish party favor.
5. Lip Balm Or Hand Lotion
Use eco-friendly lip balms or hand lotions that ideally come in recyclable packaging. These are easily available, but also come very small so they won't take up too much space in your party bag.
6. Bamboo Toothbrushes
Bamboo is a sustainable material that does not require harmful pesticides or chemicals to grow. It is also biodegradable, meaning that it won’t contribute to landfill waste. Plus, they come in a variety of fun colors and designs.
7. Origami Paper
Origami is a Japanese paper folding art form that can be used to create a wide variety of objects, from animals to flowers. Origami paper is available in a wide range of colors, so you can find the perfect match for your party theme. And, best of all, it won't break the bank.
Guests can simply go home and search for a tutorial for the design they like, for example:
- Easy Stars - Beginner level, perfect for kids
- little otter - Medium difficulty little otter origami
- More designs and tutorials can be found on Youtube.
8. Recyclable Paper Stickers
Recyclable stickers are great eco-party bag fillers. We recommend looking for them on Etsy for a range of cute and handmade designs.
They're also a fun way to help kids decorate their goodie bags. They'll add a touch of personality to any party - and they won't cost the earth.
9. Beeswax Candles
Candles are a popular choice for party favors, but they can often be made with beeswax, which is a natural and eco-friendly material. Beeswax candles burn cleanly and slowly, lasting longer than traditional paraffin candles. They also produce a lovely scent that can add a touch of luxury to any event, plus they're non-toxic too!
10. Beeswax Crayons
Made with non-toxic pigments, beeswax crayons are safe for even the youngest of children. Check out these funky-shaped crayons that both kids and adults will love. Choose from a range of themes, from space astronauts, to mermaids, unicorns & more.
11. Biodegradable Balloons
Try these inexpensive biodegradable balloons. Made from natural latex, these will break down quickly and won't pollute the environment. Plus, they're just as fun as regular balloons!
Whether it's kids' parties or adult parties, treats are a must! The choice of what treats to serve is up to you, however, if you're serving cake for guests to take away, remember to throw in a napkin, and some disposable wooden cutlery and plates.
13. Don't Forget The Eco-Friendly Party Bags To Carry Everything In
Ditch The plastic Tat & Go Plastic-Free Using Our Sustainable Party Bag Ideas Below:
- Recyclable paper bags: These are great as you can also get an extra activity out of decorating the bags yourselves.
- Fabric bags: Make your own fabric bags that can be reused again, using brightly coloured fabric scraps at home. For more exciting fabrics, head to a charity shop or the scraps basket found in most fabric stores.
- Reusable metal lunch boxes: Depending on your budget, consider buying some metal lunch boxes that party guests can keep and use after the party.
Whichever you pick, make sure that it's big enough to hold all your party fillers in.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your eco-friendly party bag fillers today!
Not only will they make your party more fun and festive, but they’ll also help reduce the amount of waste produced. Let us know how your celebrations go with some eco-friendly flair!
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