8 Awesome Eco Friendly Baby Shower Tips
Updated: May 25
Hurray! There is a baby in the way! You would like to organize a baby shower or you would like to organize one for someone else and you would like to do that as sustainably as possible. Awesome! Babies often have a huge carbon footprint, (something they can do absolutely nothing about as they are just babies) and the sooner you take the first steps to make babies start more eco-friendly, the better. With these amazing zero waste baby shower tips, you can host a great party without adding to the unborn baby's carbon footprint.
Send the people you want to invite a digital invitation. A paper invitation looks great and is great fun to receive, however, they will most likely end up in landfills after a couple of weeks. I have written an entire blog post about the downsides of paper which you can read here. Just like a paper invitation, a digital invitation can also be designed just the way you like it. Lots of websites offer this service so you can create an invitation the way you want.
Do you really want to send a physical invitation? Go for a plantable one. Yes, they are quite pricy but at least you are not contributing to landfills. These types of invitations are becoming more popular (especially for wedding invitations) and there are increasingly more options available to create a baby shower invite you, love. The best part is you are not only sending your loved ones an invite for an amazing party, but you also send them a bunch of wildflower or herb seeds to be planted after the party.
Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper made with post-consumer and post-industrial paper waste that is embedded with seeds. This means that no trees are harmed for this type of paper. When the paper is planted in soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away after a few days/weeks. All that is left behind are the wildflowers or herbs and no waste.