How To Make Your Summer Baby Shower Green
July 5, 2012Keywords Meta-Tag
A baby shower is a celebration of life, so why not make it a “green” theme and help to create a healthy world for healthy babies! Here are some tips to make your summer baby shower “green”.
Send out e-vites to all of your guests. Using email invitations is a great way to quickly get the word out and track RSVPs, and it’s also better for the environment (no paper, no waste, no fuel emissions from sending invites out, etc). There are many baby shower invitation templates to choose from, or you can design your own. Remember to enter the URLs for any stores mom-to-be has registered at!
Some hostesses like to organize games and activities during the shower. Choose something that creates little or no waste and can be a keepsake, such as having guests write their best baby advice for the mother-to-be to kept and read after baby is born. Provide green prizes like natural personal care products or soy candles.
Make your food as nutritious and healthy as possible by using local, organically grown ingredients. Organic fruit and veggie trays, finger sandwhiches and homemade desserts are always a hit. Serve it all up on your china to really make the day feel special (and reduce an enormous amount of waste), or for the next best option, use environmentally friendly disposables if washing a lot of dishes is unrealistic.
Keep the natural theme apparent by using potted plants as decorations. Your guests can take them home with them for a cheerful reminder of the special day! Artfully arranged twigs, rocks and shells are another beautiful option. Even crystal bowls filled with seasonal fruit can make a lovely, natural decoration.
If weather permits, have the baby shower outside! Everybody loves the outdoors in the summertime and it allows your guest to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. If outdoors is not an option, clean the house using non-toxic cleansers, vacuum with a HEPA filter, and open the windows for some fresh air. It will significantly improve your indoor air quality, which is always better for baby (and your guests!).