Delicious food, beverages and a gathering of all your friends are the prerequisites for any Super Bowl party. This year, channel your enthusiasm and love for the sport by greening your party in order to cut back on waste. Taking it to the next level with these eco-friendly tips will make it the best Super Bowl party ever!
Give the Menu a Local Flair
Instead of ordering wasteful, unappealing deli trays or boring pizzas consider making a simple, but delicious menu based on organically grown, locally available foods. For instance, grass-fed local beef can become spicy chili, nachos, herb-seasoned stew or deliciously tender meatballs. Locally grown fruits and vegetables and can be the base for scrumptious salads, platters (like a veggie tray) and deserts.
For convenience, remember to select foods that are easy to eat and easy to prepare. Stews, chili and finger foods are easy to keep at safe serving temperatures for hours, while still tasting delicious.
Think “Group” for Safety and Energy Conservation
To both save gas and ensure everyone arrives home safely after the party, enlist the help of a few guests to be designated drivers and have them pick up guests and deliver them to the party and then home again, afterward.
Choosing and Serving Beverages
Find local micro-brewers and wineries who utilize green production practices to get the benefits of both eco-friendly beverages for your party, and the chance to sample their delicious offerings. You will be supporting local artisans and helping the environment.
If, like most of the nation, your Super Bowl party is located in a region of the country that is experiencing cold weather, make use of the cold to pre-chill beverages for the party by setting them outside for a few hours before the party. This will cut down on the amount of energy required for ice and refrigeration.
Eco-Friendly Serving Tips
Continue your eco-friendly party theme by choosing to use real dishes, serving ware and flatware. Additionally, choose to use cloth napkins versus paper. While disposable is the easiest option, it is also the most wasteful and adds to the landfills. If you do opt for disposable, chose products made from recycled content.
Eco-Friendly Waste Management
Parties generate waste, even eco-friendly ones. To manage this efficiently, even if your household already recycles, label bins and place them where your guests will be able to access them easily. In addition, reduce waste by keeping a compost container for food scraps. that can be added to the compost pile after the party.
Professional Cleaning Service
To clean up after the party, hire the professional services of Mopfrog. The eco-friendly and hassle free services offered at Mopfrog of Lunenburg will help you start off your week on a fresh and clean.