We try to minimize waste, even when it’s a big birthday party. We re-use and recycle as much as possible, and now the kids love their lunch boxes for the new term.
They are made from from recycled beer kegs! Ingredients? Mini beer barrel (drink contents), an old seat belt, a brass door knob from our old house, a cupboard handle we couldn’t bear to throw away, and some wood offcuts Ian turned on the lathe.
As for the party (a while ago now), it was great fun to see so many friends and we were really pleased to manage it without disposable plates or glasses etc. People bought food contributions, the freezer bulged for a while afterwards, and just about everything got used. Best of all there was just the normal amount of rubbish at the end of the week.