This is one for the eco-enthusiasts and sustainable style seekers! As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to sprinkle some green magic onto your entertaining tables. Let’s ditch the disposable and embrace the reusable, creating a festive atmosphere that’s both chic and kind to our planet. Here are five tips to elevate your holiday table styling game while keeping it eco-friendly:
1. Nature’s Bounty Centrepiece:
Skip the traditional plastic decorations and opt for a centrepiece inspired by Mother Nature herself. For our Aussie peeps, think lemons, and for those over the pond, pinecones or acorns! Incorporate seasonal greenery to create a stunning, bright or earthy centrepiece. Space them down the centre of the table or place them in a reusable basket or a glass vase or bowl for a touch of elegance.
2. Reusable Tableware Elegance:
Ditch the disposable plates and cutlery for chic, eco-friendly alternatives. Bamboo plates, stainless steel cutlery, and linen napkins not only look sophisticated but also reduce waste significantly. Your guests will appreciate the touch of elegance and the commitment to sustainability.
3. Candlelit Ambiance with a Twist:
Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with candles, but opt for soy or beeswax candles instead of paraffin wax. Add a personal touch by crafting DIY candle holders from recycled materials like glass jars or old wine bottles. The soft glow of eco-friendly candles will add a magical touch to your holiday soirée.
4. Upcycled Place Cards:
Personalise your table with upcycled place cards made from recycled materials. Get creative with old wine corks, cardboard, or even repurposed wood. Not only will this add a unique touch to your table, but it also serves as a wonderful conversation starter. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to give new life to items that might have ended up in the landfill.
5. Farm-to-Table Feast:
Embrace the farm-to-table concept by incorporating locally sourced, organic ingredients into your holiday menu where possible. Not only does this support local farmers, but it also reduces the carbon footprint associated with transporting food long distances. Display your delicious creations on sustainable serving platters or bamboo trays for an extra touch of eco-chic.
And once the party is over, make sure you store your left over fresh produce in a Veggie Saver – it’ll keep your produce fresh and crisp through the entertaining season!
These holidays, let’s make merry and be mindful of the impact our celebrations have on the planet. By incorporating these sustainable table styling tips, you can create a festive and eco-friendly environment that’s as delightful as the season itself. Cheers to a green and joyful celebration! 🌿🍽️✨