Posted by: Lisa | November 29, 2008

Eco-conscious partying in style

The parameters: use recycled materials to decorate a bar mitzah. Here’s what we came up with:

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This “well” was made of fashion magazines and wire mesh. There’s a kiddie pool in the center complete with water. Behind on the left you see a “path” made of corrugated cardboard and stick-on tiles. The bland florescent lighting was covered with clear, colored acetate. Leftovers were donated to schools for art projects.

bar mitzvah

The paper flower center pieces are made of old newspaper. The “vase” and “place mat” is basically a water bottle wrapped with discarded fabric samples from a decorating company, and tied with raffia.

bar mitzvah

All the camels were made with cardboard, tape and discarded fabrics. Behind them are the cardboard palm trees, made of cardboard tubes, corrugated cardboard and real palm leaves. Holding the palm trees up are plastic 2 liter soda bottles filled with water and taped to the bottom. Coffee burlap sacks were used to cover up the bottom.

bar mitzvah

The client brought in her own rugs. The pillows were store bought, but were donated to a school after the party. The sheer fabric were discards from Fashion Week. After the party these were refashioned into mosquito nets and shipped off to developing countries. 

Shiho is the mastermind project coordinator behind this mammoth party. She’s a great party planner, and is in the midst of publishing her book.

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