Oh the weather outside is frightful and with the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to cozy up by the fire and decide how you will green your holiday dinner party. Planning ahead is the key; it’s easy to get started with these eco-friendly tips:
Use a handy online tool like Evite.com to invite your guests to your holiday party. It will automatically track your RSVPs and send out party reminders too!
Make a list/check it twice
When planning to green your holiday dinner party, write down everything from the number of party guests to your menu and take note of any recipe ingredients you are missing. Make a shopping list and be sure to include all the groceries you’ll need for appies, entrees, desserts, beverages and decorating.
Decorate in green
Some of the prettiest Christmas decorations come from nature. Pine cones, evergreen branches, fruit, nuts, flowers, berries … use your imagination or search Pinterest for some fun creative ideas.
This table setting looks simple but elegant, featuring pine cones, greenery, a cloth napkin and napkin holder, and reusable bulbs.
Have a plan for leftovers. Ask your guests to bring along a reusable carton or have a supply of reusable containers on hand so you can distribute extra food. Make turkey soup with the carcass of your cooked turkey. And don’t forget to save some turkey, gravy and stuffing so you can make a turkey pot pie. You so won’t regret it!
Recycle your food waste
Recycling food waste couldn’t be more easy with Metro Vancouver’s curbside organics pickup! Pro tip: wrap your food waste in a recyclable paper bag before you dispose of it in the bin to prevent a nasty smelly soggy mess or freeze it until your neighbourhood recycling day.
At the end of the day, your guests will leave with full hearts knowing they had a great time and celebrated the season with a holly jolly green spirit.