Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are already on the second week of January. Something is really going on with the months flying by. The industry right now is on the slow season for events, but it’s prime time for selling. You would think that we would have a break, but no, I’m full of tours, drafting proposals, and planning random events during these two months of January and February.
Although we are still busy selling, we do have some extra time on our hands to prepare for the year. This means we need to freshen up our marketing materials, social media, menus, look up new trends, etc. I actually enjoy doing this party of my job as well as it gives me the chance to get creative and research cool vendors that I think would be beneficial to get in touch with.
I’m on Instagram everyday, as many of you are as well, I’m sure, and my feed is mostly about photographers, sustainability, cute animals, caterers, and random vendors that I find when they post cool pictures of their work. And yes, I do have my friends and family, but they don’t post as much…what is wrong with them?
So, the other day, as I was scrolling through my feed, I came across some planners posting beautiful pictures of birthdays parties they have planned. The last picture I saw was of a kid’s birthday party and I loved everything about it! The theme, the colors and the creativity and work that was put into it. But I couldn’t help but wonder, how can we make the same awesome, colorful, fun theme birthday party more sustainable? That’s when I started doing some research and I found some very cool online stores where you can buy pretty much anything for a party and it’s Earth friendly! Yaaaa!
I don’t encourage single use items, but let’s be honest, for kid’s parties, they are a must. No one wants broken china and glass everywhere!
The first one is www.sustyparty.com. It will lead you to their website, but to shop, it will take you to Amazon. They have really good reviews and very cute cups, plates, eating utensils, napkins, table cloths, etc. and everything is plastic-free and non-toxic. I think it’s a win win!
www.greenpartygoods.com. This site also offers biodegradable, recycled and non-toxic products. Here you will find all kinds of party supplies from decor to party favors and much more! They even have biodegradable balloons!