Throwing a paperless Valentine’s Day party is a great way to include everyone on Valentine’s Day. Who wants to spend Valentine’s Day alone? No one! Why not get together with your friends, singles and couples alike and spend a memorable evening together.
For some people Valentine’s Day is a most welcome celebration of love. For others it reminds them of heartache. For those who are environmentally aware, the traditional Valentine’s Day exchange of cards is an unnecessary waste of paper. Here are some ideas for how to throw a paperless Valentine’s Day party for your friends who are in love or who are single.
Bake healthy treats instead of individually wrapped chocolates and candy
Having a group Valentine’s Day party saves you from having to pass out individual valentines for V-day (saving paper and individual candy wrapping materials). Sharing a heartfelt conversation over a plate of homemade brownies sure beats sitting at home… alone… after work… eating a store bought cookie that your coworker left on your desk.
Here are some healthy and eco friendly Valentine’s Day recipes that you and your friends or significant others will LOVE (plus they are good for you), so you can love yourself by staying away from the commercialized candy aisle this year.
Recipes for healthy Valentine’s day treats:
Healthy chocolate bars that are organic and fair trade:
Alternative to Reese’s peanut butter cups:
Valentine’s Day cookies:
Pink cocktails for your party:
Encourage others to have a paperless Valentine’s Day
When you invite your friends over for a V-day gathering you can bring all of your guests into an earth friendly practice by asking them to avoid paper valentine cards this year. Encourage them to bring a treat or a snack to the party to share their love with everyone. The idea of avoiding handing out paper valentines could be contagious so don’t think spreading the awareness of wasted paper is in vain. You can help make a difference just by motivating a few to make the switch from paper valentines to other more eco friendly alternatives.
What is truly important about Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter) is to show your love to the ones around you and to show them how much you appreciate having them in your life. This article gives a few suggestions, but there are countless ways to have a paperless Valentine’s Day that you will cherish and remember.