Roundup: Best Eco-Friendly Entertaining Ideas

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Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend planned, sitting and talking out in the sun with great food and great friends. Since the 4th is a popular time of the year to throw an outdoor party or barbecue, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly entertaining ideas, including easy DIY table settings, biodegradable and recycled tabletop, and healthy tips for having guests over (hint: have them remove their shoes!). It’s all below the jump

Biodegradable Party Kit from Branch Home
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Recycled Tin Foil
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Green Style: Red Radish Place Setting
Recycled Beauty: Boylan Soda Bottles as Bud Vases
Fork Tines as Place Card Holder
Eco Tableware from Sundance Catalog
Flowered Enamel Tinware from Viva Terra
Herb Plant as Centerpiece
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