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.