The second thing that I love is the balance that has been struck between aesthetics and eco-friendliness. I'm not immune to the power of Pinterest and its ability to make me yearn for unbelievably charming and photogenic kids' parties. But, ultimately these gatherings are more about getting that perfect image rather than making connections. They also generally require spending lots of money on a ton of single-use items. Daulter and Fontenot show us that you don't have to sacrifice beauty in the name of frugality and environmental awareness. They pull decor items from the recycle bin and sewing scrap basket, use nature as a backdrop, encourage borrowing over buying, and still had me gasping at how gorgeous it all was.
Every young person deserves to have a childhood that is filled with special moments and this guide is a wonderful resource to help make that happen.