Ribbon Box Events Blog

December 2, 2011

Tip from the Ribbon Box: Elegant and Eco-Friendly Flatware

Recently I planned an at home reception for some dear friends who were married this summer near San Francisco. They chose their favorite Thai restaurant (that they are known to frequent at least once a week!) and had a casual, open-seating floorplan with some great tunes and a well stocked bar. The original reception was set against a stunning backdrop of redwoods, and the overall feel of the wedding was elegantly earth chic with soft pastels that popped against the wooden scenery.

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I wanted to stay true to the feel of their wedding for the at home reception. I think those redwoods out in California would be proud of choice of cutlery! These fun bamboo (available from Smarty Had a Party and Party City)  forks and knives (spoons also available) made by Bambu are chemical and pesticide free, contain no bleach or dyes, and biodegrade in 4-6 months. Bamboo is also a fast growing renewable resource. Additionally, they are a wonderful step up from traditional plastic cutlery and paper plates- and a wonderful middle ground between china and traditional disposables!

Tucked inside a simple tuxedo/pocket fold and accompanied by bamboo plates, we were ready to go!


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