Want to throw a low-waste lesbian bachelorette party for your favorite bride-to-be?
You don’t need to hop in a party bus and pollute an entire city! Our ideas prove you don’t have to destroy the planet to have a great time!
From green party supplies to sustainable appetizers to eco-friendly gifts and , we’ve got the entire event covered. party favors
We’ll even give you a few zero-waste ideas to consider.
How to Plan a Low-Waste Lesbian Bachelorette Party
I’ll make it as easy as possible to plan your low-waste lesbian bachelorette party by breaking it down into categories for each stage.
By the way, while we’re focusing on special touches for lesbian parties, many of the tips are totally gender-neutral.
In other words, feel free to incorporate them into any bachelor or bachelorette party. 🙂
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Green bachelorette party supplies
Remember the three Rs- reduce, reuse (or repurpose), recycle. With that in mind, let’s check out some green low-waste ideas.
Remember: less is more
If you want to have a low-waste lesbian bachelorette party, buy less stuff that gets thrown out later. It’s common sense, right?
Don’t go crazy with paper decorations, confetti, and other stuff that will end up in the trash.
Choose reusable or recyclable supplies.
Rather than buying a bunch of disposable decor and supplies, look for items that you can reuse or repurpose. Here are a few ideas:
- Mason jars to hold twinkly lights, candy, flowers, and more.
- Reusable cups that guests can keep (supply and favor in one).
- Cute made from fabric remnants.no-sew reusable napkins
- instead of paper (after the party, repurpose them into cleaning rags). Pompoms made with t-shirts
- Skip the plastic utensils. Instead, either use wood, bamboo, or just plain old silverware.
- Same goes for plates. Ditch paper and plastic. Either use plates you have (for a home party) or go with reusable melamine.
My favorite green bachelorette party supplies
Here are some of my favorite recent shop items and discoveries you might consider for your bachelor party decorations, favors, or supplies.
1. Eco-friendly dinnerware
If you can’t get away with using your own plates and really need something disposable, go with the Eco Party Pack.
Everything it is biodegrades, so at least it won’t end up in the ocean.
2. Budget-friendly bulk mason jars
While Ball jars are the best, they can be pricey in bulk. These are a bit more “party budget” friendly.
3. LED twinkle lights
Fill those mason jars with these adorable ! They’ll make the perfect backdrop for your night with your wedding party. You get 24 LED twinkle lights in each set. They double as a beautiful bracelet!
4. Bamboo Straws
Forget plastic straws. Instead, use these fantastic jungle straws! They’re made from bamboo. They’ll also come in handy during any requisite bar time during your bachelorette weekend.
5. Cloth napkins
If you don’t want to make your own, grab these! They come in a ton of fun colors, so you can coordinate them with your party’s theme.
Low-waste bachelorette party food
Now that we’ve grabbed some planet-friendly party supplies, it’s time to choose the menu.
Again, let’s start with some basic tips. Then, I’ll share a few of my favorite recipes and ideas.
- Ditch the packaging by making your own food (or as much as possible).
- Skip huge entrees and go with a Charcuterie board filled with eco-friendly nuts, raw veggies and locally sourced fruits & cheese. These are especially perfect for outdoor activities.
- Speaking of cheese, did you know thatas well as your waistline?low-fat is better for the planet
- Serve cocktails made with organic booze (totally a thing) and locally sourced fruits for the juice.
- Stick with in-season fruits & veggies
- Serve a vegan or vegetarian menu (or at least keep it low-meat)
Going out to dinner? Follow these tips:
- Order from the tap. That goes for everything from water to soda to beer.
- Go with a local restaurant versus a big chain. They’re more likely to source their ingredients from local sources.
- Skip the plastic straw. Either bring your own (like those bamboo straws above) or drink directly out of the cup.
- Don’t eat with your eyes. In other words, don’t order more than you can actually eat just because it looks good.
- Share entrees, a la family style.
Lesbian bachelorette rainbow party food ideas
1. Charcuterie board
You can never go wrong with a Charcuterie board, especially when it includes all the colors of the rainbow.
Just remember keep it local and organic. If you want to toss some chocolate in the mix, go with fair trade organic chocolate. I like Alter Eco a lot.
2. Rainbow Cookies
Make your own pride cookies before the party.
Just bake up some heart-shaped sugar cookies, then decorate them with homemade frosting colored with organic food coloring.
3. Rainbow pizza
Take that essential party food to whole new levels with this beautiful rainbow pizza!
While this one starts with a cauliflower base, you can also just use regular pizza dough (ask your local pizzeria for some).
Then, top it with veggies in every color of the rainbow.
4. Rainbow Crepe Cake
When made with – you guessed it- organic ingredients and locally sourced fruits- this delicate cake is both low-waste and eco-friendly.
Grab this recipe and use those organic food colorings from your cookies. Make it even more eco-friendly by getting your milk, butter, and eggs from a local farm.
5. Rainbow salad
Rainbow salads are perhaps one of the most eco-friendly party foods of all (when you buy local produce, of course).
While you can use pretty much any fruits or veggies that you want, some good options include:
- peppers (yellow, green and/or red)
Eco-friendly lesbian bachelorette party gifts
The best eco-friendly party favors are the ones that don’t get thrown away, so choose items that everyone can reuse.
I like to pick a few things that can actually be used during the party, too. Some of my favorite general ideas:
- Tumblers, shot glasses, or wine glasses that can be used during and after the party.
- Temporary tattoos (no waste, since they wash away).
- Things that grow, like seed bombs
- Bath bombs
- Cookies or other sweet treats (just package them in a reusable tin)
- T-shirts (even if you never wear it again, you can repurpose it later).
Stay away from cutesy “use once, then toss” items.
Sure, plastic sunglasses that say “Bride tribe” are darling. Let’s be honest, though, no one will ever wear them again after the party.
Read on for some specific recommendations
My favorite sustainable lesbian bachelorette party favors
1. Bachelorette Tumblers with Straw
Hand out when the party starts and use them instead of cups for all those tasty drinks. these adorable personalized tumblers
After the bash, everyone can take them home, wash them out, and reuse them for water, juice, or more cocktails.
2. Temporary tattoos
Here’s a great almost zero waste bachelorette party- ! Customize the names and primary color. temporary tattoos
Choose from packs as small as five and as large as 50. The only thing that gets tossed is the backing (make sure you recycle it.
3. Wildflower Seed Bombs
These colorful come in all the colors of the rainbow, making them perfect for a low-waste lesbian bachelorette party. seed bombs
Guest can take them home and plant them for a long-lasting eco-friendly reminder of their fun night.
4. Pride Bachelorette Party Hair Ties
I don’t know about you, but I can always use a hair tie, especially after a night of partying! Sorry, is that TMI?
The hair ties are reusable, the paper is recyclable, making these a great low-waste party favor idea.
5. Love is Love Bath Bomb Gift Set
How cute is this Love is Love bath bomb set
While the actual product packaging doesn’t scream low-waste, it’s recyclable. Everything else literally melts away into nothingness.
Throwing a low-waste lesbian bachelorette party isn’t hard. It’s certainly easier than having a low-waste wedding!
You just have to adjust your thinking and your party itinerary a bit. Skimping on bachelorette party decorations or cutting back on wasteful bachelor party supplies and favors isn’t going to ruin the night.
To paraphrase Cindi Lauper, lesbian brides just wanna have fun! If you can cover that, it’ll be a night to remember.
Do you have any other low waste lesbian bachelorette party ideas? Share below!
Last update on 2023-01-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API