Eco-Friendly Events Planning Guide

Being eco-friendly may feel like a lot of work and that's why we created this Eco-Friendly Event Planning Guide to ease your planning journey. This guide will have all the answers on how to plan an eco-friendly party. 
Remember, implementing just a couple of ideas from this guide is already a huge step. 


 1. Food&Drinks

Eco-friendly bar: use organic flowers as drink decoration
Eco-friendly bar: use organic flowers as drink decoration

> Use organic catering companies 

> Add vegan and vegetarian dishes to your menu 

> Avoid processed foods 

> Donate leftovers 

> Recalculate your portion sizes – avoid ordering too much food and inform guests about portions sizes 

> Use edible decorations

> Use reusable or paper straws 

 > Use edible decorations like herbs, berries, and spices 

> Serve drinks in glass dispensers instead of disposable bottles

2. Utensils

  • Rent utensils 
  • Use fabric napkins 
  •  If you buy disposable utensils, choose biodegradable and compostable (preferred)
  • Give everyone one set of utensils to use throughout the whole event 
  • Serve food that can be served only with a napkin
Avoid disposable tableware and rent everything!
Avoid disposable tableware and rent everything!

3.  Decoration

NO Balloons

<3  Fabric tassels, banners and paper lanterns


NO Paper and plastic confetti

<3 Flower and biodegradable confetti


NO Printed signs

<3 Chalkboards, vintage frames


NO Paraffin candles

<3 Soy wax, coconut wax or bees wax candles OR party lights


NO Disposable party accessories

<3 Reusable party hats and photo booth props 

Forget balloons and decorate with reusable party decorations!
Forget balloons and decorate with reusable party decorations!

4. Invitations

Party favor can be a flower or an experience instead of material.
Party favor can be a flower or an experience instead of material.
  • E-invitation 
  • Edible invitations - Send cupcakes, candy or any other treats 
  • Reusable invitations - Like home decoration, magnet, plants, or item that guests will bring back to the event. 

5. Party Favors

> Plant is a perfect unisex gift. 

Pro tip: you can first use them as party decoration 

> Raise money for a charity. 

> Inspire guests to donate more 

Give food -desserts, treats, candy, anything edible 

> Instead of material choose an experience 

Support local and small business owners!

6. Recycling

  • Avoid trash as much as possible by following this guide 
  • Research what is the correct way to recycle in your city 
  • Foresee the trash your party will produce and plan how to recycle it correctly 
  • Create clear instructions and signs for recycling, make it catchy and fun for your guests to follow 
  • Hire Your D'light to plan your eco-friendly event