What does it mean to truly go green? When we hear the words “going green,” our minds travel immediately to visions of austerity, sacrifice, and willful self-denial. Fortunately for you and your party-planning aspirations, they don’t have to. You can still cook, gather, and have fun while taking steps to preserve the planet. Any big step toward sustainability is a welcome one, and by cutting water waste and plastic consumption, your party supplies are a great way to take that step. You can make any party green with eco-friendly party supplies from Smarty Had a Party. Here’s how.
Palm Leaf Plates and Bowls
The admirable craftsmanship of wooden dinnerware would be a welcome addition to any table. But wood isn’t always easy to clean. That’s where palm leaf products come in. Simulating the look of artisan woodworking in a disposable alternative, our palm leaf plates, bowls, and flatware immediately indicate to your guests that they’re sitting down to a sustainability-minded party. Far from requiring extensive treatments and coatings, palm leaf table products are biodegradable and compostable, meaning that they can return to the earth—not a plastic bag in a landfill—once the party’s over.
Sugarcane Fiber Plates
We think bagasse dinnerware is pretty sweet, but this sugarcane byproduct won’t activate your sweet tooth. With its specific climate demands and labor-intensive harvesting, sugarcane can be a tough crop to raise. That’s why if you read the packaging closely, you’ll notice that a lot of the sugar we bake with today comes not from sugarcane but sugar beets. Because raising cane can be so arduous, growers don’t want to waste any of the product. After extracting all the valuable sugar from the cane, sugar mills dehydrate and process the leftover lignin and cellulose into a useful biofuel and paper product called bagasse. Just as bagasse makes for long-burning fuel, it also builds durable and aesthetically pleasing plates. Making clever use of byproducts is always a great way to go green, and this is one white paper plate that will hold up well. Make any party green with eco-friendly party supplies like these.
With their papery white bark, the beautiful birch trees that fill the Northeast and Great Lakes are eminently recognizable. Beneath that trademark bark lies pale wood that’s as attractive as it is versatile and resilient. Our line of natural birch forks, spoons, and knives rounds out our selection of eco-friendly party supplies, complementing palm leaf and bagasse dinnerware at your greenest table setting. The hardiness of birchwood is perfect for disposable flatware—you won’t have to worry about breaking off the tines of your fork in a bell pepper or getting a splinter from your spoon.