Tips for Keeping Your Summer Parties Eco-Friendly Slideshow

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Stay green while hosting friends this season
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A theme can be a fun way to start the party-planning process and get your guests enthused. Themes can be a simple concept such as a color or a word.

Start With a Theme

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A theme can be a fun way to start the party-planning process and get your guests enthused. Themes can be a simple concept such as a color or a word.

Determine Location

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A backyard barbecue is a classic choice that never goes out of style, but to spice up your soiree, consider affordable alternatives. Cities often have pavilions or picnic spaces in local parks that can be rented for a relatively small fee.

Focus On Handheld Foods

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Guests are mingling and children are playing, so the food you choose should be easy to carry and eat. Fruit kabobs made of produce from the local farmers market are refreshing and fabulous for summer fiestas.

Bring a Bevy of Beverages

The warmth of summer calls for plenty of refreshing beverages, so make sure you provide a variety of juices, water and adult drinks. “Wow” guests and add some pizzazz to your party with delicious summer wine options. CalNaturale, the “Official Wine of Summer,” is made from organic grapes and comes in an eco-friendly Tetra Pak carton that is convenient and portable—perfect for any summer gathering.