5 Tips for Planning Green Kids' Birthday Parties


The Cake

When we think birthday cakes we think about sheet cakes, frosting and a lot of high fructose corn syrup. Instead of picking up a conventional cake at the supermarket, consider making a homemade cake. Or get a healthier cake, such as carrot. And who says the birthday cake has to be cake? Substitute traditional birthday cake with muffins or pie made from organic fruit.

Skip soda, drink boxes and any other single-serve beverage in lieu of water, lemonade, organic milk, whatever your pleasure, that you serve out of pitchers.

Be sure what you serve with is green, too. If you use reusable dishes, utensils, tablecloths, and napkins, all can just be washed instead of being trashed. Recycled paper plates and some plastic utensils can be composted.

Tip: Serve cupcakes and a buffet of finger foods at your party and you won't need utensils. Recycled paper napkins will do the trick!