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Host a waste-free party this festive season

Photo credit (clockwise from left): Migle; The Green Gables; Mack Male (all Flickr)

Photo credit (clockwise from left): Migle; the green gables; Mack Male (all Flickr)

The festive season is almost upon us and with the mad Christmas rush, it’s easy to let our waste-free principles fall by the wayside. Stephanie Lewis shows you how to be the host or hostess with the most, except when it comes to waste, with just a little planning.

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Sustainable party shopping guide

sustainable party

sustainable party

1. Festive coloured string of birds, Oxfam Shop, $7.95

2. The Holiday Finger Food Combination Generator, New York Times

3. Red and white Capiz tealight holder, Oxfam Shop, $18.95

4. Large beer bottle carafe and matching glasses, Pete’s Glasses, $42

5. Heart shaped Acacia wood bowl, Oxfam Shop, $18.95

6. Keg hire, Hire A Keg, from $235

7. Vintage napkin set, Etsy, $21.99

8. Solar LED fairy lights, Bunnings, $9.90

9. Terrace striped tablecloth, Oxfam shop, $42.95

10. Vintage Soviet cutlery set, Etsy, $39.59

11. Mango, melon and lime soda recipe, Honest Cooking

12. Fabric-covered crate seat DIY instructions, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

13. 20 pack soy tea light candles, Moonlight Candles Australia, $17.95

 

For more party-oriented tips, check out our tips for creating a sustainable table setting, and some helpful resources for Christmas lunch that apply equally well to all the fabulous gatherings you’ll no doubt throw over the Spring and Summer.

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