Week 35 challenge | An eco-friendly dinner party

With U.S. Thanksgiving tomorrow and the holiday season in full swing for everyone, you’re likely hosting or attending a gathering sometime soon. But it can be a challenge to make a dinner party both eco-friendly and beautiful.

This week, let’s learn how to set a sustainable table for our guests.

  1. Plates, cups and utensils | This holiday season, think secondhand and long-term instead of disposable with your dinnerware. With this tip, you’ll keep a whackload of disposable plates, cups and utensils out of the landfill, extend the life of your secondhand finds, save money AND have a one-of-a-kind decorated dinner table. Plus, your guests will thank you when they can cut through their main entrée without the annoying bend and landfill waste of a plastic knife. Looking for some inspiration? Check out the 150 plates project: Claire’s wedding for a glimpse at a thrifted table setting.
  2. Napkins | Invest in a set of cloth napkins from your local MCC Thrift shop either through a lucky find of ready-made napkins or by making your own with fabric or a tablecloth.

Did you try this challenge? Let us know on social media by posting a photo of your curated table with the hashtag #thrifty50 and tag us with @MCCThrift. We'd love to see how you're doing!

P.S. Christmas day is only a month away! Want to know how your local MCC Thrift shop can help make this Christmas season a little more peaceful? Sign-up to receive your FREE resource on how to do just that.

Until next Wednesday,
Lori Giesbrecht
MCC Thrift

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