Happy GREEN Birthday!
We at BornFree® take green living seriously and recognize that our children have a key role to play in protecting the future of our planet.
April is Earth Month what better way to celebrate this step in the right direction for Mother Earth than to party…and what kind of party does every mother and father look forward to more than their little one’s birthday! Whether it’s your child’s first or third birthday coming up, we want to help you party in style…GREEN style!
Throwing an eco-friendly birthday party for your child is an amazing way get them thinking green from the start.
Plastic cups, helium balloons that end up in our oceans, Styrofoam plates…just say “no” to the typical party traps this year!
Green Birthday Tips:
- Use glass or reusable BPA-free plastic cups for guests
- Send eVites instead of paper invitations
- Try to incorporate nature into the decor: painted rocks, the natural beauty of the park of the beach…who needs streams and paper banners?
- Recycle the paper and napkins used at your event
- Instead of paper towels, opt for cloth napkins for messes
- Be sure that all toys are BPA-free and PVC-free
Answer in the comments below: How can you make your child’s next birthday party Earth-friendly? From invitations to the cake, party favors to location, what will you do to green up your child’s birthday bash? Share your ENTIRE plan for creating the green birthday party of your little one’s dreams!
One lucky person will win 20 BornFree® products to use at the party any way you’d like.
Remember how BornFree® mom Tori Spelling used our pink Trainer Cups at daughter Stella’s bash? Talk about great favors!
Share your plan in the comments. Three finalists will be chosen and announced later this week Join us today at our special Green Birthday Twitter Party at 7pm PST/10pm EST tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 12th). Hashtag #newbornfree . Be sure to follow us: http://www.twitter.com/BornFreeCanada. You just might win bottles from our Eco Friendly line! See you there!
All three finalists will win a prize, only one will win the Happy Green Birthday grand prize of 20 BornFree products!
Vote by leaving a comment voting for Finalist #1, #2, or #3. You can earn your finalist a bonus entry by voting on our Facebook Fan page with a “I voted for Finalist #__ in the Happy Green Birthday Contest”. Good luck!
I consider myself as a crafty mom and i like making projects by recycling and I usually involve my daughter in doing it. Her birthday is coming up this 21st of April and I’m already working on an invite. After Im done with it, ill take a photo of it and post it in my facebook then tag my friends and my daughter’s friends’ moms on the photo. Facebook is the fad right now so why now use it. The theme will be butterflies and so I’m doing her party in the backyard. I’ll make pompom flowers our of newspapers and hang it on top of the table. I will also make small pompom flowers and make it as centerpieces. I’ll buy reusable utensils for the kids and reusable plates. for glasses, i collected jam/sauce/ glass containers and plan to reuse them but ofcourse sterilize it first by boiling. For the giveaways… I will get scrap papers and boil them and make a handmade paper, put some coloring then make a photoframe out of it. I plan to take pictures of the guest and print them on the spot during the party and stick it to the photo frame. it will be a nice giveaway and remembrance of my daughter’s party. I have a game in mind which is a treasure hunt. I will make the plants as clues where the treasures will be hidden. If i win this contest I will have the born free products as my prize for the kids. It will be a generous prizes for them and Im sure it will make my daughter’s party very unforgettable.
Our daughter’s 3rd Birthday party is actually this weekend! Talk about timing. We try to think of ourselves as being pretty green, we cloth diapered,make our own cleaners, recycle as much as we can, try to buy items with keeping green in mind.
For Jayla’s 3rd birthday party, for invitations we chose not to have paper invites, we took advantage of facebook and created an event as well as talked to our family on the phone and in person about the date and time. No waste to dispose of this way.
The party will be in our house so we can play with the toys and books we already have, the snacks will all be prepared by us, and instead of buying a fruit tray already done up, or a cheese platter, we’ll buy this items and do them up ourselves. That way we know where our money is spent, but also how much waste there is from each item.
For the party favours, myself and a friend recently hosted a mom to mom sale and was sent too many of a couple of things for our grab bags for that event, so we’ll have a couple of extra magazines to give out to the kids, a coupon to a local attraction, giving out arts & crafts, but no candy or junk.
For garbage disposal, I’ll just ask everyone to leave their goodies on the kitchen counter, and once the party is done we’ll go through and separate the green bin materials, recyclables, and garbage.
Everyone has some great ideas and plans! Thanks for the contest
Well for a green birthday i would not send paper invites, i would talk to those that were invited personally or send an email.
For food, we live on a farm, and we would have a roast chicken dinner, meat grow at our home, fresh made bread, veggies from our garden and an assortment of homemade dessert(i love to bake )we will use glass dishes and regular silverware and cups.
For a cake, i will do an alligator cupcake cake, homemade and home decorated! it is so so so cute!
For the older kids, we will go on a treasure hunt and play outside with the animals.
There will also be a homemade pinnate made with recycled newspapers filled with homemade playdough prizes and homemade soaps.
We will ask for no gifts please, or if they really want to bring something, we will ask for donations for college funds, or homemade gifts.