Want to know how to have a more eco friendly Easter? Great, you’ve come to the right place! Like all celebrations, it can be tricky finding the time to look for great eco alternatives. So I’ve done a little bit of research for you!
Some Easter tips
We all love a treat and to spend time with family, so it’s no wonder we love Easter! When spring has sprung, I don’t know about you but I love the Easter foods and decorations a little too much!
Here are some of my tips about how to have a lovely Easter without the waste!
- Make it! ~ make your own, from foods to decorations, if you’ve got the time then you’ll save money and have fun in the process. Plus if you’ve got kids then you can include them in the making or you can enjoy some quiet time getting your creative fix!
- HelloRuth has a lovely bunting template, available to download for free!
- Alice Through the Year has some lovely recipes for you to try, including some earl grey hot cross buns, don’t they sound amazing?!
- Use our Easter activity pack to print out Easter cards to colour in. Plus we’ve included some Easter egg hunt signs to print, cut and colour in
- If you like making then you might like to make your own fabric bags or a lovely rag wreath. You can make these out of old clothes, bits of fabrics and they’re easy and fun to make.
- Choose reusables ~ so for things like napkins, plates, bags, choose to buy things that can be reused every year. Simply pop them away to get out each year, less waste and less cost, or they can be used any time of year and not just at Easter!
- Instead of cut flowers, consider flowering plants and bulbs. You can find lots of options at the supermarket, local flower shops and also online. The bonus of these is that they’ll flower every year and can make a great decorative centrepiece for your table! I recommend planting them outside when the time is right. It’s a lovely way to add to your garden flowers.
- Buy Easter eggs without the plastic. So many more eggs are now available with just cardboard and foil packaging, both of which can be easily recycled ~ take a bit of time to look for the ones without single use plastic.
- Don’t be tempted to buy too much. Easier said than done when there is so much choice and so many goodies on offer. Make a list of what you need and would like to get for your loved ones!
- If you love decorations but are trying to cut down on waste, then we can recommend The Conscious Party Box for your paper decorations. Not a plastic balloon in sight, these are reusable decorations in gorgeous colours. This makes them perfect for any celebration, so you can reuse them for birthdays, baby showers, Christmas, anniversaries and more.
- Shop Fair-trade and ethical for your chocolate ~ Tony’s Chocolonely are also a really great ethical brand. If you look on the Fairt-trade site, they list all of the retailers where you can buy Fair-trade chocolate.
- Shop small and local where you can, and take a look in the charity shops as they often have lovely Easter bits. Often much cheaper then buying new elsewhere.
- It’s really easy to add decorative features to your Easter table, from making your napkins into bunny ears, to adding twigs and hanging decorations, there are so many simple ways to make it look great, Pinterest has loads of easy ideas, so why don’t you have a try yourself?
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