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Green Your Fourth of July Party

| 6/24/2010 4:08:42 PM

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Food, family and fireworks…what could be better? This year, my eco-conscious best friend from California is visiting for the fourth, and I can’t wait to show her the greener me!

Here are the great ways I've found to have greener Independence Day party:


• Shop local. Search Local Harvest to find home-grown produce and locally raised meat. In Lawrence, Kansas, I love to visit this great restaurant, Local Burger, that sells frozen veggie burgers and grass-fed buffalo burgers to grill at home. My best friend is a vegetarian, so she’ll be glad to have a delicious option of her own.

• Buying condiments? Opt for glass containers over plastic. Look for organic, high fructose corn syrup-free options, too.

• Make a fruit basket from a watermelon. If you need help creating the basket shape, check out this how-to video. My mom is an expert at these. She uses a melon baller for cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon to give the fruit basket a more whimsical look. Add blueberries, strawberries, grapes and pineapple for a colorful fruit salad.

watermelon bowl
This watermelon fruit basket has fun, scalloped edges. Photo by BeautifulCataya/Courtesy Flickr. 

7/14/2014 2:56:57 AM

Different fruit items in parties are really good for health and people demands for healthy food. In green parties or in seasonal parties you can find the same type of food that is available in market. But you need to something unique food. People now a day giving more importance towards entertainment which becoming the main factor and theme of a party. In all these concerns people prefer to arrange the party in some reputed places like where you will get all the facilities to host a party.

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