Green ThemeHosting a green shower is no different from any other kind of shower except the focus is more clearly defined. Ask guests to bring gifts centered around giving the bride and groom recycling options at home. Excellent choices would be containers to make home recycling easier, books on living a green lifestyle or gift certificates to recycling programs in your area. Membership in community gardens and food co-ops is another option for gifts. Linens and kitchen items are widely available with a green component and can offer a couple the traditional shower while keeping the environment in the forefront. If the bride and groom are set in these areas, donations to green programs and efforts in the community would surely be appreciated.
Green DecorationsDecorations do not have to be hot house flowers and yards of tulle. Plant seed packets on bamboo stakes in pots for your flower bouquets. Select varieties the couple can use in their flower beds in the spring time and some to plant in their home. Flowering house plants, such as heathers and shamrocks, are easy to grow and can be left with the bride after the shower had ended. The center piece for the shower table can be an artfully arranged basket filled with all the tools and gadgets needed to start a garden. Ask guests to wrap gifts in recycled papers, and use biodegradable place settings and place mats. Party Goods offers amazing colored and printed table runners and table clothes to keep everything colorful. Completely biodegradable plates, utensils, bowls and cups are widely available on the internet.
Going green does not mean going without. It simply means making a conscious choice of doing things in a more earth friendly manner. If hosting a green bridal shower seems to be too much, adopt the ideas which fit into your plans. Print the invitations on recycled papers or use china instead of paper plates. Even the smallest change can make a big difference. With the explosion of this part of the business world, you will be amazed at all the fun you can have while making a difference in the state of the earth.