Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It's not easy...Going Green!


MBM and I have been working hard to live a little greener these days. Since the New Year we have, eliminated water bottles and paper napkins, use only reusable grocery bags, changes out light bulbs, keep the house a bit cooler, etc...

Well, this month it is my turn to host Bunko. I like to have a theme when I host, in past years I have had "Cinco de Bunko", "Beach Blanket Bunko", and last year I hosted in October I had "Bunko for Boobs" Each time, I chose the invitation, menu, drinks, prizes, and decor, to go with the theme. "Bunko for Boobs" I did a pink drink , a "Martitti", all the prizes were items that support breast cancer, I made each guest a pink ribbon, etc...

So, in the spirit of Going Green and St. Patrick's Day...Bunko is Going Green! And I need help! I have already sent an eco-friendly paperless Evite and have an organic menu set. I am planning on wrapping the gifts in reusable grocery bags. But, I need gift ideas.
What are your favorite green products or ways that you are living greener that I can turn into a prize?

9 comments:

Libby said...

How about copies of The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stlish, Green Living. You can find it in paperback on Amazon.

Your Etsy shop looks great! :)

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I typically make my own cleaning products, but when I buy them, I love Mrs. Meyers stuff, the geranium and baby blossom scents in particular.

Sometimes the website has very cute gifty things - check it out:
http://www.mrsmeyers.com/

lisagh said...

I've recently started using CFL light bulbs. The light is a bit different and they take a bit of getting used to, but they're so cute and swirly like a pigs tail... maybe there's something fun in that.

Beth G. said...

Great idea! How about the aluminum (I think they are aluminum) reusable coffee travel mugs?

tulipmom said...

To follow up on what Erin said, I'm pretty sure I've seen Mrs. Meyer's stuff at TJ Maxx and Home Goods.

amanda said...

What about reusable shopping bags? I've seen a lot of different kinds of styles, sizes, and in different price ranges.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love Target's line of green cleaning products. They smell good too!

And I have seen the reusable coffee travel mugs in the $1 store. Not sure how much $ you want to invest in these goody bags so that might be a good place to start.

Kimba Rimba said...

I was also going to suggest the Target cleaning supplies, i love them and they really do smell great!

The 5 Bickies said...

What about a reusuable water bottle. You could decorate each with their monogram or with some clever design. I think that's a great way to change 1 habit. You have very clever party ideas!