DIY - Reusable Party Kit

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Readers Of this blog know that i'm a green mama.  I'm all about reduce/reuse/recycle and I think it's great.  I'm also thrifty, so if I can find an easy DIY version of something it makes me VERY happy.

Because the boys typically have in-school birthday parties I was looking for an easy way to go green at school. When I saw this kit I just knew I had to have it!

Shareware reusable dish set
This set is includes place settings for 20.

For $100 ($80 on sale) you get:

20 plates
20 cups
20 bowls
20 each forks, knives and spoons
Carry bag

I ADORE this set but I thought I could do better.

Off to ikea I went.  Here's the set I created:

my DIY reusable birthday dish set

For $38 my set includes:

18 plates
18 cups
18 bowls
18 each forks, spoons, knives
1 tablecloth
20 cloth napkins
Carry bag
Reusable bag for dirty dishes

Because I will only use this kit for kids school birthdays I chose kid-centric colors.

Before you run off to ikea to make your own set, here's what you need to know.

All of the dishes and flatware are in the kids department.

Plates are 6/ $1.99
Cups 6/ $1.99
Utensils 6/ $1.99

Kalas cups, plates, bowls and flatware

Tablecloth pictured is actually a plastic shower curtain.  It's in the textiles department for $4.99 (they have lots of colors and patterns)

Eggegrund Shower curtain / Tablecloth

The cloth napkins are thin white wash clothes.  I paid .49 cent each.

Nackten thin wash cloths / napkins

The carry bag is in the grocery dept for $4.99.  Its called Kylvaska.

Ikea kylvaska bag

The reusable dirty dish bag is just the blue ikea carrier bag.

bag for dirty dishes and linens

Now when it's birthday time all I need to do is grab my birthday bag, order a pizza to be delivered to the school and pick up an ice cream cake.


*  Keep all of the dishes clean and packed back in the bag after the party.
*  Dont forget to pack fresh candles and matches!

* wet a sponge and add a few drops of dish soap.  Carry the sponge in a ziploc bag.  The teacher will LOVE you.

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