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Eco-Friendly Superbowl Party Tips

You know it, the Super Bowl is coming up. Everyone is talking about it and it is the perfect opportunity for you to host a great party and have your favorite people coming over for the day. If you are planning on hosting a party, here are a couple of tips about how to do it successfully.

football-3-585061-mFirst of all, forget the “football fans only” party. The Super Bowl is pretty much an excuse to get together, have a few drinks and enjoy each other, it is not only about football. Don’t forget about those friends who know nothing about football but will make the party more fun! Invite your family, your friends, and your colleagues… anyone you feel like hanging out with!

Once you are done with the invites, it is time for you to get your place ready and set everything up. Clean a little, set up several screens if you can – especially if you are having a lot of people over – set up your furniture and make sure everyone will be able to sit down and see the screens… You can also decorate your place with teams’ colors to set the mood. You are almost ready!

Besides the actual game, the most important thing is… YES, the food and the drinks! You don’t want a bunch of hungry football fans on a Super Bowl Sunday, so you have to make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic – to please all of your guests. Wings, onion rings, nachos, sliders… Possibilities are endless and your only job is to make sure you serve everything in appropriate tableware. Because it is already a lot of work to have people over, you want to make it as easy as possible to clean everything up after the party. That is where disposable plates and dishes come in handy.

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But before going for disposables, you have to think about the environment and make sure you pick Eco-friendly ones. Biodegradable, compostable or at least recyclable, you thankfully have plenty of great options to make your life easier while still respecting the environment. Go for sugarcane plates, palm leaf dishes or bamboo cutlery and stay green even when enjoying football.

One last thing, think about recycling and set up different trash cans to incite your guests to be careful and mindful about it. It’ll also make the cleanup easier when the party is over!

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Take Out Options: Take Advantage Of The Cold Weather

As you have noticed, the cold weather is back again and bad weather means one thing: nobody wants to go out and leave their place when they don’t have to, especially to eat! People are more likely to order-in or takeout on their way back from work instead of eating out.

What does it mean for food businesses and catering businesses? It is the perfect time to offer takeout solutions to your customers. Yes, what could make them happier than being able to take home their favorite food form their favorite place and being able to enjoy it at home in company of their loved ones in a warm kitchen?

Offering takeout options means that you will have to choose packaging options and when it comes to disposable packaging, there is two things you absolutely have to think about.

First of all, Americans generate tons of food packaging waste every day. This is why it is extremely important to have an Eco-friendly approach when it comes to disposables. Go for Eco-friendly biodegradable or compostable packaging, or choose at least recyclable ones. Make sure your customers are aware of how to dispose them once they are done with their food.

Second of all, good choice of packaging can strengthen a brand and make the difference between you and your competitors. A food business success is not only about food, it is also about how food is presented and displayed. Packaging of your choice have to be not only functional but also design and attractive. Keep that in mind!
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If you are looking for pretty packaging for pasta, noodles, rice or any kind of food that you might use in the microwave, take a look at this cute mini noodle box with handle! Are you more a salad type of business? No worries! This Kraft Paper Salad box with window is the perfect to go option and give food great visibility thanks to its two windows.

And no matter what kind of food you serve, you always need dessert packaging! How about this biodegradable slice box with window? Perfect for pies, cakes and any type of desserts, they will be the perfect ending for a great take out meal!

Take advantage of this cold weather to make your customers happy!

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New All Black Disposable Tableware Collection

When it comes to disposable mini dishes and utensils for catering events, parties or receptions, the choice is wide and it can be sometimes confusing if you are trying to get matching items!

209BBMAHAL-blogTake a look at our All Black Collection. Matching all your items has never been so easy! Unique and classy, All Black Collection features skewers, dishes, and pick displays that will make any occasion feel like a black tie event, it is the little black dress of disposable tableware. Perfect to help food color pop, the black mini dishes are perfect to match the bamboo mini plates or the black bamboo cutlery items.

If you are looking for something for those foods you would like to keep warm, the black mini casserole – with matching lid – is perfect for desserts and appetizers and will add this special touch of elegance to any occasion.

209BBSIMA-blogWhat about skewers? Don’t worry! There is a whole selection of beautiful black skewers with different shapes and sizes and you can be sure you will find the perfect one regardless of the event you are hosting.

100% natural, the black bamboo skewers are fun and sophisticated and used with the beautiful black bamboo pick holder they are the perfect way to display food and appetizers.

209BBTIKON9-CHALK-blogLast but not least, if you are looking for a fun and creative way to label your food items, don’t look any further! Our mini skewer slates are for creative designs and can be used on both sides of the skewer with chalk marker of any color.

It has never been so easy to find matching items to serve your food in a beautiful way.

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Mini Dishes For Your Christmas Cocktail Party

Christmas and the Holidays are quickly approaching and even though we already talk about How To Host A Green Dinner Party, we haven’t really talked about Cocktail Parties. We all know that it is a time of the year where you are going to have last minute get together and it will more than likely not be big dinner parties, just casual cocktail events with a bunch of appetizers to keep you entertained while you share drinks and good moments with your friends or family.

cup-holderThis is how you should organize things: each one of your guests will have different tastes and if you want to delight everyone, your best bet is to have many different appetizers on the table. Soup shooters, mini cocktails, food bites of all kinds and even sushi, your options are unlimited and you just have to find the perfect mini dishes to display your delicious and various food creations.

Using mini cup holders is also a very smart idea as it will help you to transport and serve throughout the event. And the best part is that they can fit many different mini cups shapes and sizes. From classic round clear cups to flower shaped transparent cup through square black cups, you can find anything you’d like to serve verrines, parfait or desserts!
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When it comes to appetizers, you can decide to give your food great visibility by choosing clear mini dishes such as the beautiful diamond shaped mini dish or the amazing waved dish with its condiment compartment – all recyclable- , or you can choose an even more Eco-friendly solution with the Palm and Sugarcane mini’s that are perfect for appetizers, tapas and also desserts.

No matter what you are serving, there is a suitable mini dish for you! Check out all your different Eco-friendly options at www.packnwood.com and make your Christmas cocktail party unforgettable.

Eco-Friendly Christmas: Host A Green Dinner Party

I don’t know if it is something you are aware of but every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Americans throw away a million additional tons of garbage. A million! It is huge and unbelievable and yet true.

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Christmas is coming and now that you know that you might want to try to be responsible and as green as possible. Luckily, there are easy ways to go green at Christmas while saving time and money – most of the time.

First of all, most of you get a Christmas tree and who can blame you, it definitely bring the Christmas spirit in your home! Be smart about the kind of tree you get. Most reusable fake trees are not recyclable and very bad for the environment so use a real tree and pay attention to where it is coming from and how it has been grown. When it comes to your house and tree decorations, use natural products as much as possible! You can use flowers, or even make tree decorations with dry fruits.

 

What about the lights? Choose to use LED lights whenever possible. Not only are they more efficient but they also don’t need as much power which will be great for your power bill by the end of the month! Also don’t forget to turn your tree lights off when the room is empty – what’s the point?

Now what about your Christmas party? You are more than likely going to have some people over or host a Christmas gathering and being green is a very important thing.

First of all, try not to send paper invites. At this time where social media is so popular, is a lot cheaper and eco-friendly to send e-invites via emails, Facebook or even cellphones. If you really have to send paper invites, use recyclable paper and consider making them yourself instead of buying them.

You are now going to have to set the table and if you are having a lot of people over, you might not want to use reusable tableware and save yourself some time when the party is over. Don’t worry, there are a lot of eco-friendly disposable options you can choose from!

sugarcane-platesIf you want a classy table, my advice would be to go for compostable sugarcane plates and dishes. Stylish and 100% eco-friendly, they are also very functional as they are sturdy, grease resistant and microwaveable. You can also get matching sugarcane trays and sugarcane bowls depending on what you are going to serve!

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If you are looking for a more natural and rustic look, bamboo plates are definitely your best bet. Natural and biodegradable, they will add a special touch to your table and come in various sizes and shapes. Also grease resistant, microwaveable and leak proof, your guests will love them.

 

As far as the food you are going to serve, keep in mind that going organic is the best eco-friendly option. Many stores offer organic food, wine and beer and as organic products become available in more and more places, prices go down. Choose to serve pitchers of water instead of plastic bottles.

And last but not least, when it comes to gifts try to shop online to save gas and avoid the crowds. If you really have to go to the mall, think about bringing reusable shopping bags and save the earth some trouble. Choose eco-friendly packaging and try not to use wrapping paper as it ends up being a huge waste by the end of the night.

Have a great eco-friendly Christmas and as the French would say, “Joyeux Noël”!

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