ringing in 2015 eco cajun style

Three years ago, my boyfriend and I celebrated our first New Year's Eve together in New York City, at a swanky bar on Madison Avenue. This year, our night wasn't quite as legen-wait for it-dary, but it makes me happy just as much. We stayed in at the house he bought last year and that we now live in together, and we had a few friends over for a backyard bonfire and three rousing hours of champagne-fueled Cards Against Humanity. It was the perfect way to ring in the new year.


And how did we do at throwing an eco-friendly New Year's Eve soiree?

I'd say pretty well!

  • All the fireworks we (or should I say, my boyfriend) popped were leftover from previous years.
  • The hats and tiaras were given to me by my old boss last year, and my friends and I used some to ring in 2014. This year, I pulled the remaining hats out of storage and we used them again to ring in 2015! Now I might have to see how many years I can reuse the same party hats.
  • No disposable cups anywhere! All drinks were made in reusable plastic cups (shoutout to the souvenir wedding cup supply from a friend's wedding earlier this year), my regular wine glasses or my aunt's vintage Saints cocktail glasses.
  • Three bottles of champagne were promptly recycled.
  • I made a dip purchased at a local kitchen and cooking store.
  • All firewood was salvaged from the yard. A nice reward for yardwork! In fact, my boyfriend even helped a neighbor do some yardwork, so we could get extra firewood.
  • The Christmas tree yard decoration is a hand-me-down from my parents' house.
  • One of my friends drives a hybrid. That counts for something!


Anonymous said...

Caitlin - I enjoy receiving and reading your blog. Keep it up!

Caitlin said...

Thanks Mr. Jim! Love you, and thank you for reading!!


Anonymous said...

Your non-hybrid driving buddies carpooled!

Caitlin said...

Very true! Haha!

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