Green Super Bowl Party Ideas
#1 eVites. Invitations can now be sent via email. There are some extremely useful programs you can use online. These programs allow you to send email invites. It keeps track of who RSVP’d and it offers a message board so people can ask questions about the party. Electronic invitations mean you don’t have to use any paper or ink. They’re 100% electronic. If you have people you want to invite and they don’t use email, consider giving them a phone call.
#2 Recycled or Reusable Party Ware. Plates, napkins, glasses and all party decorations can be made from recycled materials. You can also use your own every day dishes or if you’re going to have a large party, consider renting. You can also buy compostable party ware, like plates and cups made from corn.
#3 Decorations. For decorations, you can make them yourself out of used or recycled newspapers and leftover cardboard boxes. Some newspapers have posters, and you can use old boxes to make cut-outs and other decorations, and paint them or color them with markers or crayons. You can make confetti and grass from shredded newspapers, and cut outs from newspapers for banners or other creative ideas. Your imagination is the only limit here!
#4 Food. Instead of cooking everything yourself or getting takeout, consider asking attendees to contribute a dish to the party. It means there’s less work for you and everyone feels as if they’ve contributed to the festivities. Let them know you’re having a zero waste party so they can be sure to bring food in recyclable or reusable containers.
#5 Compost leftovers. Composting is a great way to make use of leftovers and you can use the compost to help indoor and outdoor plants thrive.
#6 Recycle anything that cannot be reused. For example, if you purchase soda or juice for the party you can recycle the containers. Or you can use them to create compost scoops, bird feeders, or planters.
#7 Play games. Games are part of a fun party. Card games are a zero waste game. Charades and scavenger hunts also have zero waste. You can have a friendly touch football game outdoors before the game, or get a Nerf football for indoors. Try a game of Madden football and have teams and play a tournament for a zero waste game, and the last one standing wins!
This is also a great time to be environmentally conscious, especially since it seems to be such a lavish extravaganza, and I am sure there is much waste created on this nearly national holiday. When you throw a zero waste party you’re not only doing something nice for the planet you’re also getting others involved in the cause. You’re setting a good example for your own family and others. If everyone does their small part it makes a huge difference. So enjoy yourselves, and with these Green Super Bowl Party Ideas, have a green party for the game this year, and may the best team win!