Earth Day is definitely a time to celebrate! If you are looking to celebrate Earth Day in a way that is fun yet frugal, take a look at these tips for how to throw an Earth Day party for kids. With just a little planning and creativity, you can throw an Earth Day party that kids are sure to love and remember. Here is how you can get started planning your own Earth Day celebration!
How to Throw an Earth Day Party for Kids
1. Set the specifics
Instead of wasting paper to invite guests, call them or send out invites via social media. Let guests know the date, time, and location of the party (a park is always a great spot!) as well as anything they should bring. Invite each guest to bring a packet of seeds to participate in a seed swap with.
2. Get crafty with party décor
Don’t spend big bucks on party décor, make your own instead. A blue and green theme always works well with Earth Day, as it incorporates the colors of the planet. Opt for blue and green balloons, and use blue and green tissue paper to make flowers, banners, and centerpieces. You can even decorate with globes from thrift stores or faux greenery and leaves.
3. Get creative with snacks
Have fun with your snacks by giving each an Earth Day spin. Set out fresh fruits and veggies to look like a garden, and blue punch can be ocean water. You can also try making these Seedling Earth Day Cupcakes.
4. Make the party Earth friendly
Avoid using disposable paper products for the party, try reusable party products instead. Recycle any trash you can when the party is over as well, and of course, avoid littering and leaving any trash behind from your event.
5. Host a seed swap
Have everyone bring a packet of seeds to swap at the event. Just put names in a hat and when the person’s name is drawn, they can pick a packet of seeds to take home and enjoy. You can also divide the seeds among your guests, so everyone can take home a variety of seeds. Here are free printable flower seed packets and free printable vegetable seed packets that you can use.
6. Have some finger painting fun
Give children some blue and green finger paint as well as some poster paper. Let them create a picture of the Earth using the paint and their fingers and hands. They will love crafting their own picture of Earth and getting dirty at the same time.
7. Take the Earth Day pledge
On a piece of poster board create a pledge promising to take care of the Earth, to recycle, to never litter, etc. Have the children help you create the pledge, and then invite each child to sign it. This is a great way to take responsibility for the planet that has been trusted to us.
See how fun an Earth Day party for kids can be? Give these tips a try and throw an Earth Day party they are sure to remember.