Going sustainable and environmentally conscious with your Diwali parties will not only help save time, and money but also be guilt-free. Here’s how to go about it:
Ditch the old-school paper invitations. Social media, emails, even WhatsApp are your best bet allowing you to organise and manage RSVPs all in one place.
Bring out the unused mason jars, magazines, newspapers or plastic bottles, and go the DIY way for your Diwali party decorations. Pinterest to the rescue!
Why create unnecessary trash with paper and plastic cutlery? Diwali is a great time to pull out heirloom ceramic or China dishes and cloth napkins. If you’re short on crockery, borrow from your friends and neighbours.
Support local businesses and stores when planning a Diwali party. It helps cut down shipping costs and packaging materials.
One of the best ways is to save on resources is to have a Diwali potluck. Everyone brings something in their own containers, and they end up taking back leftovers in the same containers.
Make your own drinks and serve them in reusable glass bottles and tumblers to reduce waste.
Give clear directions to your guests to ensure they know where the dirty dishes, non-recyclable and other compostable waste belongs.
Plants in biodegradable planters, personalised goodie bags, wine or shot glasses, all make for excellent party favours. Opt for packaging that the guests can reuse–teacups, mason jars or cloth bags.