By printing your entire party pack on recycled paper or paper grocery bags it will help you reduce your carbon foot print and start heading in the right direction to a greener life style and celebrations.
Center pieces you can get really creative on. You can arrange flowers in vases you already own. Make sure to buy locally grown organic flowers so that you can reduce gas emissions. You can also just pick some from your garden.
Combine candles and flowers for a uniquely elegant look. You would also be combining light for dining and nature for a great atmosphere. Your guests will be so impressed. This idea is great for indoor or outdoor style. Think of all the other great elements you can combine. River rock, water lilly and floating candles. The possibilities are endless.
empty wine bottles and fill them with freshly cut flowers from your garden. Maybe skip the flowers and put long candle sticks in each wine bottle and create a romantic atmosphere that doubles as an inexpensive light resource.
Mason jars are another great item to repurpose.
You can do so much with them. These mason jars
with a single floating candle and raffia ribbon remind
of a southern garden tab
Repurposing an old concrete brick can double as a vase and table numbers for a wedding event.
Can anyone guess where these cute little jars come from? There are repurposed baby food jars. Soooo cute!
These is my favorite display. What a great idea to repurpose wine glasses. Choose a flower in the same colors as the rest of your party flip a wine glass over the flower bud and top it with a candle. LOVE IT!!!!
And of course soup cans. You can add an FYP (Frost Your Party) label and coordinate it with the rest of your decorations. Add some freshly cut flowers from your garden and waaah laaah!
You may not find this cute carved wood around the inside of your house but you can find it around the outside of your house. Carve your initials or your childs initials for a very special and custom center piece.
Edible center pieces are a great way to add color to your table. Imagine all the possibilities. Red and green apples in a tall vase. Strawberries in a jar. Lemon, oranges and limes in a bowl.
You can even go as far as making fruit shish kabobs and standing them upright in vases or in pots.
What about displaying the favors in a decorative fashion. Like lollipops or cake pops in a wood block with drilled holes for the lollipop sticks. Cover the wooden block with scrapbook paper.
You can use cotton table cloths or repurpose a bed sheet to fit over any table. Using those cheap plastic cloths are not only clogging up the landfills but so annoying. They are so light weight they blow away with any amount of wind and not to mention how easily they tear.
If you are wanting to use candles to avoid using electricity outside, thats a great step in the right direction. You can go a step further and use soy, palm oil or organic beeswax candles which are renewable, non toxic, and biodegradable.
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