I am trying to do this as eco-friendly as possible. I want to get him some recycled or natural toys, but I find that after a certain age, there isn;t as much to choose from in the toy department. He is too old for plain wooden toys and I am trying to stay away from plastic as much as possible. I love Green Toys Inc. I am going to get him the Recycling Truck from here that is made from (what else?) recycled plastic milk jugs.
I am having a tough time finding other age appropriate games and toys that are "green." I also have to find some eco-friendly party favors to hand out. I was thinking of small pots, dirt, and seed packets so the kids can plant their own veggies when they are home, but I don't know how that would go over with the parents. I know I hate bringing home bags of junky plastic toys and candy, but I don't know if other parents actually like that sort of thing. I fear I may be in the minority.
Would this be appreciated or an annoyance once you got home from a birthday party? It is a recycled Cardboard House Kit from Green Party Goods. Problem with these are that they are $6.99 each. A little pricey when there are a dozen children attending.
What kind of ideas do you have for eco-friendly gifts and party favors?