Nothing can prepare a woman for motherhood more than hosting her own baby shower. From selecting a theme to purchasing the right kind of invitations to setting up a gift registry, a mommy-to-be has her hands full long before she enters the delivery room. With a variety of eco-friendly products and services available, one doesn’t have to compromise her values in order to throw a stylish party. A baby shower can be cute and fun, while still being environmentally responsible.
The Right Way to Send a Baby Shower Invitation
Choosing the right kind of stationery will prevent your baby shower invitation from being thrown away and winding up in a landfill. There are a variety of patterns and styles of paper that are chic and eco-friendly. Try to select an invitation that is either biodegradable or recyclable. Seeded paper is a hit with most guests because it can be planted in the ground to produce a beautiful array of wildflowers.
Soy and vegetable based inks are better for the environment and cost effective as well. Eliminating the use of petroleum in the printing process actually makes recycling easier.
Ask guests to respect your theme by purchasing gifts with little to no packaging and are organic or handmade. Cloth diapers, organic cotton baby bibs and clothing are usually at the top of every eco chick’s wish list. Natural remedies for soothing newborns are also greatly appreciated.
Print an environmental statistic or slogan on your baby shower party invitation. People are often unaware of how easy it is to go green, and you and your baby can show them how!
Au Natural Ways to Decorate Your Palace
If at all possible, try to host the baby shower party outdoors. This prevents you from having to worry about decorations. The earth, the sky, and the trees can serve as the backdrop for your extra special event.
If being outside isn’t possible, host the shower indoors, but decorate using natural elements. Use fresh flower arrangements, pinecones, smooth pebbles, and twigs tied together with organza ribbon to set the mood. Place unbleached cotton tablecloths on all of the tables. Play soft music and put a few drops of essential oil into a diffuser to make the room smell wonderful and fresh.
“Green” Cuisine Fit for a Queen
Purchase organic fruit like blueberries, raspberries, and cherries and place them in bowls on the refreshment table along with containers of various kinds of nuts and soy yogurt.
Serve drinks containing 100% natural fruit juice and carbonated mineral water. Garnish each drink with a sprig of mint.
Sugarcane based plates and corn cups and cutlery are biodegradable because they are made from natural ingredients. Once in the ground, they break up easily and won’t be around for future archaeologists to study. Have several packages on hand and help your guests be environmentally aware of the impact paper plates and utensils have on the planet.
Hosting a green baby shower can impact the life of your little one before he or she is even born. By taking a few extra precautions now, you can make the world a brighter place for your child without much effort.