Try these tips for having a less wasteful holiday party
If You Want a More Sustainable Alternative to Flowers Head to the farmers market to pick up gourds, squash, little apples and pears, whole nuts in their shells, and pomegranates. They look great on a table, and when the party is over, you can eat the centerpiece.
If You Prepare Too Much Food Cook with smaller portions in mind. Instead of 6 ounces of protein per person, prepare 3 to 4. For dessert, a pie that would normally feed 8 will serve 16. If you still have leftovers, host a leftover party for friends, where everyone brings the remnants of their respective feasts. Then you can vote on whose leftover was the best.