Throwing a greener party
There were plastic cups available, but no one used them. Those who chose not to drink out of the cans and bottles (yes, we're a casual crew) used real glasses and actual coffee mugs. We used regular flatware instead of plastic utensils. Between our own set and the stash from La Petite's apartment, we had plenty of forks and spoons for the picnic-style meal.
Can you see them, behind Chuck's German potato salad and my mother's baked beans? To the right of the coffeepot? The basket in the corner has cloth napkins. Yes, you read that correctly. We used cloth napkins for the party. We own plenty, and they were easy to wash with the rest of the regular laundry.