Eco-Fab & Fru Kids Birthday Parties


Keep the Green in Your Pocket

Green Kids Party

Kids birthday parties don’t have to be expensive to be a hit! We swear your kids can have fun without the rental of pricey bouncy houses, magicians or children’s gyms. Believe me, your preschooler will not correlate how much you spend with how much fun they have.  What you need is a lot of creativity — not a lot of cash!

We love the idea of having an “eco-friendly” kids party – and it can actually leave you with more green in your pocket!  By creatively reusing items you already have and focusing on earth friendly activities, you can save money, teach valuable lessons and – most importantly – HAVE FUN!

No Need To Print Invitations

Just use Evite to save paper … and money!

Create A Recycled Craft Center

For a fun, free activity kids will love, create your very own recycled craft center, and let the kids’ imaginations run wild.  Gather up cardboard paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, old milk cartons and paper shopping bags and newspapers – with some crayons and glue and stickers (you probably also have a lot of these laying around the house) you’ll be amazed at how quickly your household recycling bin can be turned into light sabers, toy houses and silly costumes.  And the best part is the children can take home their creations at the end of the party, so the activity can also be their party favor!

Plant A Party Favor

Kid Party GameSpeaking of an activity that is also a party favor … why not invest in some inexpensive plants (I found them for less than 50 cents a piece at my local nursery) and cardboard cups.  The kids can decorate the “planters” and then re-plant the plants – a little lesson in green living that is also so much fun!  And of course then the kids can take home their very own plant as their party favor, so no need to go out and buy a bunch of trinkets they won’t use when they have their very own plant to be proud of.

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7 Responses to “Eco-Fab & Fru Kids Birthday Parties”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Great article and it’s so true! The more you ‘green’ your birthday you will see that effort translated into money in your pocket. At http://www.greenplanetparties.com we love the idea of reusing our cloth decorations that can be used at every family member’s birthday celebrations. Invest in sustainable decoration the first year and see the savings for many years to come.

    Thanks,
    Suzanne
    co-founder Green Planet Parties
    http://www.greenplanetparties.com

  2. K.S. Katz says:

    We took the Evite one step further and created a mini-site for my son’s 1st birthday. The website allowed folks to register for the party, see our wish list and a gallery of photos of how the little guy had changed over the year.

    Here’s some more fun & frugal games:
    - Donuts on a String: Grab some yarn and a pack of donuts. put the donuts on the string and hang it right above the kids’ heads. The first one to eat the donut without dropping it on the floor wins.
    - Bean Bag Toss: Grab an old piece of plywood, some left over Easter baskets, a few old t-shirts and some beans. Glue or staple the baskets (without the handles) to the board. Grab some thread, cut the t-shirts and sow some bean bags. You have an instant hit!
    - Work of Art: Grab some paint, an old white sheet and some garbage bags to protect the kids’ clothes and you have an instant party hit. Just make sure the warn the parents ahead of time and use washable paint.

  3. Tamar says:

    As a mother of two toddlers we go to lots of birthday parties. My favorite ones are at home in the backyard or at the park with a piñata. We fill our piñatas with organic candy from my husband’s organic candy company YummyEarth. The idea was to create yummy treats without the yucky artificial ingredients found in other candy. The kids (and their parents) love the YummyEarth Organic Lollipops and Gummy Bears in flavors such as Sour Apple and Strawberry Smash.

  4. Melissa says:

    I got the idea to give books as party favors from a dear friend. Party favor bags with the candy, little toys etc are a hassle to put together and you know from experience most of it ends up in the trash after the initial excitement wears off for your kid. I found a website called Better World Books – discounted books and free shipping (it takes a long time to get them so plan ahead) and then a portion of your purchase goes to fund literacy. They were super nice too. Less party favor in landfill too! And my only advice is kids have just as much fun at a casual backyard party with toys than a big event with all the bells and whistles. Save money while your kids are young enough not to compare to other kids’ big blowouts!

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    Greetings from Tim. :)

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