Reusable Party Supplies

In my recent post Simple and Frugal Ways to be Green, I mentioned how I wanted to start collecting supplies to put together a box of reusable party supplies.  Really the only time I have been buying disposable plates, cups and silverware has been for birthday parties.  Now I will no longer even need to do that.

Soon after that post a friend from church offered me her grandmother’s dishes that were no longer needed.  What a sweetheart!  A couple of days later my husband offered me an entire set of stainless steel silverware that is probably nicer than what we actually currently use.  I had several extra cloth napkins already on hand as well.  So now, building a box of birthday supplies has begun.  Given the size of our extended family I will need to still find a few more pieces to add in and since I really don’t mind if they match or not that shouldn’t be difficult.

Now I can cross disposable plates, napkins, and silverware off of my list for good!  Not only saving us money on birthdays/parties but also saving a great deal of trash from being produced.

This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday TipFrugal Days, Sustainable WaysHomestead Revival Barn HopEncourage One AnotherSimple Lives Thursday and Works for Me Wednesday.


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    Thanks for saying this, I will have to do the same. It’s usually my birthday party that I don’t want to have any part of planning and tons of paper products get purchased. It has never crossed my mind to do you are doing. Thanks!

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    Ask and you shall receive, don’t you just love it when things like this happen.

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    This is a great idea to save lots of money over time…paper goods really add up. One dishwasher load and your done! Brilliant 🙂 I think I’ll do this, too.

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    I love having a stash for parties – it just “elegants” the whole affair eating on real dishes imho!

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