Green Baby Shower Ideas and Tips

If you’re throw­ing a baby show­er for a friend who embraces a green approach to life, then her par­ty should hon­or her phi­los­o­phy.  From gifts to games to dec­o­ra­tions, there are some great options out there to orga­nize a fun, green baby show­er.  Here are the top six sug­ges­tions on how to orga­nize a great eco­log­i­cal­ly-con­scious baby show­er.

Green Baby Shower Invitations

Con­sid­er send­ing invi­ta­tions made from recy­cled paper.  Mygoodgreetings.com offers a won­der­ful line of 100% recy­cled invi­ta­tions with delight­ful­ly diverse designs. Bet­ter yet, elim­i­nate paper waste 100% and send baby show­er invi­ta­tions elec­tron­i­cal­ly through Evite.com.  Emailed invi­ta­tions also exist as a more cost effec­tive option if you’re on a tight bud­get.

Green Baby Shower Gifts

After clear­ing this idea with the mama-to-be, encour­age guests to pur­chase gifts at con­sign­ment stores.  Not only will this idea save your guests mon­ey, but it also helps out oth­er par­ents.  Many items at con­sign­ment stores are in excel­lent con­di­tion, from clothes to pack-n-plays, and at much more rea­son­able prices.  You could even cre­ate a con­test for guests: who­ev­er finds the cutest con­sign­ment store out­fit wins a great prize!  The par­ents-to-be may want some items, such a cribs and car seats new, so also be sure to dis­cuss this idea first.

Green Baby Shower Games

Get rid of the can­dy-bar-in-the-dia­per game and guess-which-baby-food-this-is game and opt for some­thing green­er.  A great idea would be dec­o­rat­ing organ­ic one­sies for the new baby.  Let guests cre­ate a beau­ti­ful and prac­ti­cal gift and offer small prizes for dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories such as crowd favorite, most artis­tic, and cutest.

Wrapping Gifts for a Green Shower

Con­sid­er ask­ing guests to cre­ative­ly wrap gifts in reusable items such as bags, bas­kets, bath tow­els, or baby blan­kets.  This option great­ly reduces trash and pro­vides the mama-to-be with use­ful items!

Green Baby Shower Decorations

Keep the dec­o­ra­tions sim­ple yet beau­ti­ful.  Opt for pot­ted flow­ers, herbs, and oth­er plants spread through­out the venue; these could also dou­ble as favors at the end of the par­ty.  Anoth­er great idea for a green cen­ter­piece would be a dia­per cake; you could make this out of eco-con­scious dia­pers such as those made by Sev­enth Gen­er­a­tion, of if the par­ents to be are plan­ning on cloth dia­per­ing, then cre­ate the cake out of var­i­ous sizes of pre-folds.

Green Baby Shower Tableware

If you can, use reusable cups, plates, and flat­ware dur­ing the par­ty.  If this option isn’t fea­si­ble, con­sid­er pur­chas­ing Veneer­ware®, which is made from bam­boo and cer­ti­fied organ­ic; it is biodegrad­able and safe for the envi­ron­ment.  It can be pur­chased here.  Con­sid­er using cloth nap­kins instead of paper ones as well!

With a bit of plan­ning, a green baby show­er can be a beau­ti­ful event!  As you’re orga­niz­ing, just keep brain­storm­ing on how to elim­i­nate trash dur­ing the par­ty.  Get cre­ative with invi­ta­tions, dec­o­ra­tions, and games to keep the par­ty green. Help baby enter the world with the small­est car­bon foot­print pos­si­ble by using some or all of these sug­ges­tions.

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