Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ideas For An Eco-Friendly Baby Shower

When you think about the waste that social gathering create, it makes you realize that if you are the one hosting or organizing it is kind of your responsibility to try and go “green” as much as possible.

A baby shower is an important event! It is a way to congratulate the mom-to-be and doing it in an Eco-friendly way is always a great way to do so. Not only it is the responsible thing to do but it might also motivate other moms and guests to rethink their lifestyle if they see how easy and inexpensive it is to be more careful.

In order to minimize waste as much as possible, here are a couple of tips you can follow when organizing a baby shower:

  • When it comes to invitations, try to go digital to avoid paper waste. If you really want to send actual invites, use 100% recycled paper
  • Let your guests know that you are trying to be Green and that they should skip the wrapping paper, reuse some that they already used, use newspaper, and so on.
  • Encourage them not to buy cards but to write a note inside of a cheap kid’s book for instance. They will spend about the same amount of money and it is not something that you will eventually throw away.
  • What to do about gifts? Make your registry through Eco-friendly stores such as http://www.ecomom.com/ to make it convenient for your guests to know exactly what you need and where to get an Eco-friendly version of it.

pick+displayWhat about the table? You are more likely going to serve food or appetizers and if you are looking for solutions to be Green, we’ve got you covered. To favor conviviality, go for mini appetizers easy to eat fast while having conversations with the other guests. A great idea is to use skewers and display them with pick holders. How is it Eco-friendly? Bamboo picks are 100% biodegradable! And using these beautiful and colorful skewers that will remind everyone of their childhood is the perfect way to do it.

mini-feastAnd what says “baby” better than mini dishes? Serving mini pizza and sliders in those adorable (everything is adorable when it’s tiny) mini boxes is an original way to celebrate the future baby!

If you want to bake and serve cupcakes (everyone is a kid at heart when it comes to cupcakes), use biodegradable baking cups. Not only is it the Eco-friendly way, but they also look really cute and you know it will be a hit!

Last but not least, decorate your table with objects you will be able to use later such as stuffed animals, little toys, or anything you can think of. Be creative!

Have fun and enjoy your baby shower!

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Eco-Friendly Presidents Day Celebration

With Valentine’s Day coming up, some of us might have forgotten that another important holiday is coming up – a lot less commercial. I am of course talking about President Day! Originally established in 1885 and celebrated on the third Monday of February to commemorate the life of the first president of the United States, George Washington – whose birthday was officially on the 22nd of February – President Day is well-known for being a day in which many places close or hold sales

Not only is it an awesome 3 days weekend for the lucky ones out there who don’t work on this special Monday, it is also a great opportunity to gather your loved ones by hosting a great President Day Dinner or Lunch.

hotdogHow to organize your party? Make sure you have plenty of American food set up on the table! From sandwiches and burgers, displayed on nice Wooden Trays, to hot-dogs – one of America’s favorite food – served on those cute little Wooden Tray you can make sure your guest will love the presentation!

210GPU500-blogNow don’t forget to decorate your house with red, white and blue to stay in the theme. And if you are looking for food items that would match these colors, think about baking red, white and blue colored cupcakes, serving same color ice-cream in those nice white sugarcane cups or offering cocktails featuring red, white and blue juices or alcohols.

209BBNAKIf you decide to serve more elaborate dishes, think about your guests and how they might not know what is in each one of your meals. Why not use those pretty bamboo sign clip to let them know what the dish is? Everyone loves them.

Last but not least, you might be planning on giving away some party favors by the end of the event and whether you are thinking about little pastries or non-edible items, we’ve got you covered! Look at those beautiful kray boxes. Available in many different sizes, they adapt to any type of favor you can think of!

Don’t feel down because of this cold weather and get ready to host a great President Day party!

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Fancy Wooden Cheese Trays

Cheese is trendy!

Whether it is for upscale events or casual parties, you know you will be a crowd-pleaser if you decide to serve cheese. Everyone – or pretty much everyone – loves cheese and if you serve it right it will definitely be a great hit!

If you are hosting, you want to make sure your presentation is appealing, functional and appropriate and that is when the Canada Wood Tray comes to mind. Available in 11 different sizes to fit any of your cheese needs, Wood Trays are the perfect cheese display solution! Why?

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  • Available with or without paper liner, they can all be shrink wrapped to conserve your cheese before your serve it and after the party if your guests didn’t eat it all.
  • They can be used in oven up to 440F/220C which mean you can warm up some of the soft cheeses – such as brie cheese – you will be serving right before serving them.
  • 100% biodegradable, it is the perfect eco-friendly display solution and is 100% natural and safe for your cheeses.

 

Not only cheese is the perfect appetizer for all your events, but it also makes a delicious presentation when served on wooden trays and coupled with a glass of wine.

charcuterieNow your last question might be: what do I serve cheese with? When it comes to accompaniments, always offer a selection of breads and crackers. Cheese is delicious but bread & cheese is the best combination of the world! You can also serve charcuterie, olives, fruits and other hors d’oeuvre in those same wooden trays. Not only will it match the cheese displays and look amazing but it will make the buffet complete and perfect.

If you had any doubt that cheese is the best appetizer you can serve, you now can be reassured and go for it!

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