Throw the perfect holiday work bash!

Monday, December 01, 2008
By Julie Wiegan
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As if you don’t have enough to do and now you’re in charge of planning the office holiday party. Don’t despair, celebrity event planner Nicole Sherwin, whose clients include Mary J. Blige and Natasha Beddingfield offers a few tips on throwing the perfect green holiday bash your office has ever seen!

Go paperless
Email formal invitations through free services like Evite.

Decorate naturally
Skip the usual paper streamers and balloons and use small plants and Christmas decorations made from corn or maize. Supplied unpainted, your staff will have fun decorating them with vegetable oil paints, which can be safely stored without degrading in their box and be enjoyed years to come. You can also create ambiance with soy or beeswax candles and avoid toxic fumes while helping to cut down on electricity. Visit NaturalCollection.com for great ideas.

Go organic
Choose organic and locally grown food for your catering needs or hire a sustainable minded chef or catering company whose vehicles also run on vegetable oil or bio-diesel.

Sip green drinks
Create fun, exotic cocktails made with organic vodkas, tequilas and wines, and mix it up with organic fruits and juices. Visit SmartsCo.com for unusual cocktail recipes.

Give eco-friendly gifts
Visit ProjectConcern.org, EcoExpress.com, or EcoFriendlyGifts.com for eco-friendly products and gifts.

Green gift-wrapping
Be creative and recycle old clothes, ribbons and dried flowers. Go to SweetOrganicsAndNaturals.com for more ideas.

Green Christmas tree
Order a beautiful Christmas tree from ChristmasTreeOregon.com. When the holidays are over, plant it permanently in your backyard.

Lose the plastic disposables
Use cups, dinnerware and silverware made from corn starch or sugar cane. Once the party is over, these items can be thrown directly onto a compost heap to biodegrade. Visit LetsGoGreen.biz for more information.


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2 Responses to “Throw the perfect holiday work bash!”

  1. Hot Christmas Online » Blog Archive » Fushion Magazine ยป Throw the perfect holiday work bash! Says:

    […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onFushion Magazine » Throw the perfect holiday work bash!Here’s a quick excerptGreen Christmas tree Order a beautiful Christmas tree from ChristmasTreeOregon.com. When the holidays are over, plant it permanently in your backyard. Lose the plastic disposables Use cups, dinnerware and silverware made from corn … […]


  2. Tilly Tanner Says:

    What an awesome idea. If I lived in the US of A, would most certainly GO GREEN!! SA is still to catch up although working on it :-)


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