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Earth Day Party Ideas on a Budget

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Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with a sweet kids' Earth Day dessert table. And wait until you see her recycled decorations! 

My goal in putting this dessert table together was not to buy anything for this party, but to reuse and recycle items I already had!

I also used these free Earth Day party printables from Michelle at Printabelle, and that definitely helped my budget.  I am in love with the colors Michelle chose.

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The greens, blues and earth tones worked perfectly with what I already had in my party stash.

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For my banner, I used the banner pendants from the collection along with a tassel garland that I had from The Flair Exchange.  I just had to restring it and use only the white and earth color tassels. It worked out perfect with the party.

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For the menu: I filled the plastic tubes with earthy crunchy granola for the children. They can just pop the top and pour right into their mouths!

The green and blue striped goodie bags were embellished with some “candy bar” wraps from the collection to give them an extra pop. (Inside were tattoos and stickers.)

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I also put out some dried Granny Smith apple pieces and a cupcake for each to enjoy. Sticking to a "mostly" healthy menu is my goal.

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I am so looking forward to celebrating Earth Day, right after Easter, this year.

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The children will be going on a nature hike, digging for worms, planting some bulbs, and enjoying what nature has to offer. Until next time – be kind to our Earth and party on friends!

Thank you, Melissa, I love the spirit of this party, and I love that you did with all recycled materials! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

For more inspiration, check out these Earth Day parties from our site, and if you need additional free Earth Day printables, we've got them too.

 

{PARTY ON A BUDGET} Earth Day

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Hello everyone – it’s Melissa from My Party Passion – continuing with my series on Mini Parties On a Budget! Today I want to share with you the Earth Day Celebration I threw for my kids on a budget of virtually zero! Impossible? Well, I used all elements from our home and bought nothing new. Talk about recycling and reusing!

To start, I wanted to have something round on the table to signify the Earth and the recycling cycle so I used my grape vine wreath for that. I added a little ceramic bird to represent the animals. Using a plastic green table cloth left over from our St. Patrick’s Day party was a no-brainer.

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One of my favorite ideas and elements is reusing these Puffs Tissue Boxes to put our little “trees” in (from Pottery Barn).  They were the perfect colors to go with our Earthy blues and greens.

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Probably my next favorite recycling idea is our Earth Day Banner. The girls helped me assemble this fun banner. Using an old book of maps (see the DIY on Catch My Party) and my Silhouette machine, we were able to put together this fun Earthy banner.

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The children feasted on fresh grapes, apples and carrots (sadly no one touched the broccoli lol). They did not miss the “sweets” at all.

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Coming up with a “favor” for them was easy!  I had bought these adorable sunglasses at a craft store months ago (less than a dollar a piece on clearance) and knew that I would use them someday.  Perfect fit with flowers and bugs on the glasses!

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The next favor that I came up with (wanted an Earthy type of favor) was also using recycled materials.  I had made these cute nature notebooks for my daughter’s Woodland Party last year and I thought how perfect to recreate them for this party.  I used a brown lunch bag, a stamp and some jute twine. It was so easy and pairing it up with a twig pencil was perfect!

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My mini Earth Day party did not cost me a penny as I had everything in our home already.  However, you can easily go to the dollar store and get most of these party supplies and throw your own for less than $ 10!

Here are some great resources for you to help celebrate Earth Day in your home:

Free Earth Day printables on Catch My Party - an earth-friendly party sign, party circles, and an "Earth Day Rocks" banner.

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Ideas for How To Throw A Mini Planting Party:

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Plant Protectors Club – FREE From the EPA They have downloadable products and fun products you can order on line for FREE!

We LOVE this resource and pull it out often in our home school!

Arbor Foundation – you can order 10 trees FREE when you join for $ 10 (6 month membership). They will arrive to your home in the season in which they can be planted.  This is a GREAT way to teach the children about our Earth and planting!  Invite 10 friends over and these would make excellent take aways at $ 1 a piece!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some great ideas and resources for celebrating our Earth!  Until next time – Party On Friends!

Thank you, Melissa, what a way to have fun and teach our children to be mindful of the earth! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

 

{DIY} How to Make an Earth Day Banner

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Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is here with this easy Earth Day DIY. Look for her Earth Day Party on a Budget post tomorrow!

Happy Spring!  The flowers are blooming, the trees are alive, and the snow is still in melting mode (hehe).  Regardless of the weather, April is HERE and there is no going back!  I am excited that Earth Day is fast approaching. We always have a great time learning about our planet and what we can do to help preserve it.

TODAY, I am bringing you a tutorial on how I made our Earth Day banner for this year’s celebration -  using recycled maps.

Our public library holds a “used book sale” twice a year.  Books, to our home, are like GOLD!  A few sales ago, I found this HUGE hardcover Atlas with pretty maps in it for $ 1.00!   SCORE!   I knew that I would use them for our schooling in years to come.

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When I was thinking on what colors and “theme” to go with for Earth Day this year, I decided blues, greens and whites (typical Earth colors) and what better way to incorporate those colors then to use MAPS!

Using my Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart brand), I picked a few maps that would show off  vibrant colors in hues of blues and greens (even snuck in some browns).

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Cutting 7 inch circles out – using them for the base of the banner.

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Next I found some scrap cream paper to use for the 2nd layer of the banner.

Cutting – 6.5 inch circles from this paper.

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For the next layer, I enlisted the help of my Silhouette SD Machine (one of my party planning staples)!   I cut the word EARTH and some leaves for embellishment.

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Layering these elements, gluing them all together and using some curling ribbon to tie it all together…

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Here is the final product!

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I bought nothing at the store and used all scrap and materials we already had. My daughter helped and we love the final results!

Be watching for our Earth Day Mini Party on a budget coming tomorrow!   Until next time  - Party On and Protect the Earth!

To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

FREE Earth Day Party Printables from Wanessa Carolina Creations

Earth Day is April 22nd, so for those of you who want to celebrate our planet in style, Wanessa of Wanessa Carolina Creations designed these adorable Earth Day party printables!

The mini collection includes: an earth-friendly party sign, party circles, and an "Earth Day Rocks" banner.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

My favorite... The "Earth Day Rocks" banner!

Thanks, Wanessa, for this very cool eco collection!

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop

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