Spring Finds For Eco-Friendly and Stylish Entertaining


Playing a host is supposed to be as fun and fulfilling for the hosts as the guests, and entertaining does not have to be burdensome at any time! As we move into warmer weather, spring and summer collections are everywhere, be it clothes or home decor, so why not change your entertaining styles too! As they say, variety is the spice of life! So whether you are looking for ideas to entertain a large crowd, or host a simple dinner or cocktail party with friends and family, check out these cool, stylish and eco-friendly hostess collections that are ideal for the sunny weather and also the upcoming Earth Day!

As Earth Day is around the corner (April 22nd), I thought it would be great to look at some "green entertaining" deals. There are several alternatives to paper plates and cups, and one of the hot favorites is the elegant-looking Veneerware party supplies from Bambu, which is made from 100% organically-grown bamboo and will biodegrade within 4-6 months of disposal. Co-ordinate these with the stylish bamboo vases from jamaligarden that work great as centerpieces, or even to hold veggies or breadsticks!



And if you are looking for that splash of color that catches the eye, these hand-colored woven fruit baskets available in shades of green, red, orange, chocolate and olive are a fun addition to your kitchen or living room, and it's multi-faceted to be used to hold anything from food to papers to plants! Crate & Barrel offers some fusion dining options in earth tones of green, brown, olive and mocha in glossy and semi-matte glazes for that rich ethnic feel!



This wonderful spring dishware with matching placemats are all about going green and welcoming spring right into your house. With the vibrant christhaneum motifs on classic white porcelain, these dishes(not totally eco-friendly though) are ideal to serve appetizers and salads! The stylish spring placemats ($3.95) only add to the beauty of your table setting. If you are going for the more modern look for spring, try these amulet-placemats that can do with any dishes and come for only 99c!! Rosanna's carries a range of eclectic collection for mugs, plates and bowls.



Most of us try to use disposable serving-ware for larger parties. But disposable does not mean it can't reflect your acute sense of design or your values! Great hip colors, wonderfully designed shapes great for party and picnic use, these biodegradable and disposable tableware is sure to suit your style and budget. Available in bright green, aqua blue, rich red, and salmon pink, this set is great for summer parties and picnics! To really bring the spring into your house, add these miniature bio-degradable egglings ($7.99 from amazon)as part of your decor; they are not only pretty, but you can actually grow tiny herbs in them without much effort.

You don't need to spend a fortune to entertain in style; with these spring findings that are stylish and affordable, you can surely host a party that's both chic and green. And this Earth Day, make an effort to go eco-friendly if you can!


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21 comments :

sarah said...

great findings! thanks for the tips...I really loved the egglings and the bamboo veneerware! I'm ordering some right now:)

-sarah

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Love the style and freshness .. very tastefully selected Mansi!!

kamala said...

Thanks for ur nice tips mansi. I love the cute egglings

Anonymous said...

I love the bamboo fruit baskets and the spring dishware! I already ordered them!:) thanks for the useful links mansi!:)

~sheila

Mansi Desai said...

Sarah - I was blown away by the bamboo products too! and they are not that expensive either!:)

Swati - thanks for the appreciation gal!:) always welcome!

Kamala - yeah, the egglings are really cute!

sheila - good going girl! I too ordered the baskets as they are simply irresistible!:)

LG said...

Whenever I see such wares, it reminds me of India. We have many handicrafted things back in India which need a bit of make over to suit modern day living. We have abundant resources, it is just making right use of them is what is required! Appreciate your effort for Earthday! That inspires me to come up with some creative ideas. Will try them at home before posting! Thanks for sharing.

ms said...

tx for the heads up on earths day and the eco friendly wares. Wonder if they sell the leaf plates and cups we find back home, somewhere online?

Rachel said...

Bamboo wares and the biodegradable sets are a nice selection...Saves me from people accidently dropping my starter glass bowls...


The egglings are such cuties..

Nandita said...

Nice finds, and you always come with interesting themes :)

Uma said...

you are right, mansi! we don't have to spend a fortune to entertain ourselves in style. With these wonderful findings, we can live in style with less effort. Great information brought together. Lovely pictures.

SMN said...

great and nice findings manasi..

Mansi Desai said...

glad all of you liked it! and thanks for the compliments too! nothing but the best for my friends and readers:)!!

MS - not sure about those green leaf plates..if you are talking about leaf-shaped ones, then yes, they do sell it online....

arundati said...

lovely stuff....loved the fruit baskets...in fact i picked up some vegetable dyed tie and die baskets from an exhibition in hyderabad....they were made in assam...

Anonymous said...

I love this post! Thank you for all the great ideas for entertaining. I'm going to add them to my StyleFeed wishlist. :)


Ari (Baking and Books)

Roma said...

I liked the bamboo baskets, Mansi.
Even terracota ware is a good alternative for keeping salads and desserts. It looks stylish, earthy and also keeps the dish cool.

Kalai said...

Thanks for these great finds, Mansi! So useful at this time of year! :)

ranji said...

great tips and ideas!!all the pics look so beautiful....thanks!!

giz said...

I could park at Crate and Barrel - just drop me off at 9 and pick me up at 5.... unless of course you want to go to williams sonoma and you have alot of money to take with.

Coffee said...

Oh goody! They look lovely! nice tips there Mansi. :)

Rosie said...

Great finds mansi and good tips!

Rosie x

Dwiana P said...

wow, they are so cute!! thanks for the tips.