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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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Mini Fryer Baskets: How To Serve Deep-Fried Foods

Deep-fried Oreos, doughnuts, onion rings, French fries…. There are so many things you can deep-fry at home and it’s so delicious! 

For family dinners or when you invite friends over, fried food is always a hit and the only thing you actually have to think about is how to serve whatever you decided to deep-fry! Presentation is always important to make a good impression and originality is definitely a plus.

If you are looking for some original ideas to serve your deep-fried food, you’ve come to the right place.

Take a look at these awesome mini Fryer Baskets! Not only are they the perfect addition to your cookware collection if you like to deep fry food at home, but they are also very original to serve your food. Fry your food and serve it in the best way possible! Use a grease proof cooking paper in the mini fryer basket and you are ready to go. It is perfect for fried food presentation and adds a special touch to your dinner or event.
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Not only the frying paper will make your food look good but it will also help keep the food warm for much longer. What else can you ask for? And if you want to be even more original and unique you can go for cooking paper printed to look like newspaper: it will most likely be something people have never seen before!

210WOODTRAY15Looking for more original ideas to serve your deep-fried food? Combine your mini fryers with a wooden tray and serve a whole meal in a great and unique way.

Don’t forget that fried food isn’t that healthy or good for you so keep in mind that moderation is key!

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Tips For An Eco-Friendly Kid’s Birthday Party

We are often talking about hosting Eco-friendly catering events, wedding receptions or other parties, but we sometimes forget that kids too can have Eco-friendly birthday parties, and it is up to the parents to make it happen!

The organization and advice will be different but the objective is the same: have lots of fun while being Eco-responsible and respecting the earth.

In order to have enough time to organize a great Eco-friendly party for your children, the first thing to keep in mind is to start planning at least 2 to 3 months in advance. The more flexibility you have, the easier it will be to go green. The time of the year will also be important: during summer time, try to host the festivities outside to avoid the use of air conditioning, when in the winter it is more appropriate to stay inside.

Let’s get started with some Eco-friendly tips. When sending invitations, the best is of course to use social media, phones or emails but especially if you are planning 2 months in advance, you might want your kid’s guests to have a written trace of the invitation. In that case, go for handwritten invitations using recycled or recyclable paper!

Now you have to think about decorations. Kids love a colorful party but keep in mind that the worse thing to do for the earth is to have balloons! Yes they are pretty but they pollute the environment and are dangerous for the wildlife. You can find better options that are a lot greener. A fabric tenant banner for instance! Instead of buying disposable plastic ones, why not make your own by using fabric?

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Remember that if you are planning the party ahead of time, it’s precisely so you can have time to do things like that in order to go green. Flowers are also great to decorate and what’s more Eco-friendly than flowers! And if you are still trying to add color to your kids party, you can simply get some very Eco-friendly paper straw. Not only kids love them but they are also very colorful and add a sparkling touch to the party.

gift-boxThe next thing you have to think about is gifts. If you want your birthday presents and favors to be green, you have to first make sure that they are made of sustainable or recyclable material. Then keep in mind that wrapping paper is useless and often non-recyclable so choose reusable wooden boxes that kids will be able to keep for instance. It looks better and is more Eco-friendly!

What about the food and drinks you are going to serve? Not only you should buy locally grown and organic products – it’s better for the kids and for the environment – but you should also be careful and avoid individual packs such as water bottles or individually wrapped candies. Water dispensers and big bags of organic candies are a much better option if you are trying to stay green.

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When it comes to tableware, we all know that kids are clumsy and reusable tableware are often not an option. Go for biodegradable or compostable tableware in order to save yourself some trouble while still being sustainable. And if you really want to be careful about your trash, think about using a few platters instead of plenty of plates and serve food that don’t need the use of plates! Bamboo platters, wooden trays, sugarcane tray or even palm leaf trays, you can choose from multiple possibilities.

Last but not least, don’t forget to recycle by the end of the day!

You are now ready to plan an Eco-friendly birthday party for your kid, go ahead and have fun!

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