Green Your Independence Day: Party Preparations
Tip #3: Accents and Accoutrements
Instead of buying all-new U.S.A.-themed decorations, look around to see what you already own that you could use. White Christmas lights could brighten up a late-afternoon get-together. Flowers from your (or a generous neighbor’s) garden can make the perfect centerpiece. Still yearning for red, white, and blue? Dress in it, bake a three-hued cake, or put out bowls of strawberries, blueberries, and sliced apples. Speaking of snacks, buy stuff like potato chips in bulk to prevent single-packaging waste, as long as you're sure it'll all be eaten.
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