Biodegradable confetti: information and tips for sustainable celebrations (2023)

Here at Confetti Bar we offer a wide range of pre-made and custom confetti mixes for anyone planning an outdoor party (or just wanting a more eco-friendly option), ourbiodegradable confettiThe options are perfect for keeping the two of you.miHappy Mother Nature.

But what is biodegradable confetti? And how can you use it for all kinds of sustainable celebrations? We're here to break it down with loads of information and inspiration!

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What is biodegradable confetti?

Biodegradable confetti is a collection of decorative and festive pieces that break down or degrade through natural processes without causing ecological damage. In other words, in a short time (under the right conditions; that is, spread outside where microorganisms, fungi, water, or bacteria are naturally present) it will mix back into the soil without leaving behind any toxic, unnatural, or unnatural substances. . decomposing remains.

just put,Biodegradable confetti is confetti that you can safely use for outdoor celebrations as it does not leave any harmful or unnatural ecological impact..

Is all the confetti biodegradable?

No, not all confetti is biodegradable. Confetti can be made from many different materials: paper, plastic, wood, acrylic, leather... the list goes on! Different materials create a different look for any particular confetti mix, and the intended use should be a big determining factor when choosing the type. If you don't plan on using your confetti outdoors (that is, you plan on using it more for decorative purposes indoors or in "closed" situations where confetti can accumulate), choosing a biodegradable type might be a viable option that isn't necessary, but if If you plan to use the confetti outside, you'll definitely want to make sure your confetti is biodegradable and eco-friendly.

*Note: While not all confetti is biodegradable, it can often be made from recycled materials, which is another kind of luck. Here at The Confetti Bar we have very little waste as we are constantly repurposing/repurposing materials and waste and creating new confetti mixes for our biodegradable and non-biodegradable models.

What is biodegradable confetti made of?

Biodegradable confetti can be made from many different materials, but here at The Confetti Bar we currently offer three different types:

Solufetti™️: water soluble confetti

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Our biodegradable Solufetti™️ confetti consists of a mixture ofwater soluble chips, mica and/or herbs. Water Soluble Chunks are made from corn starch, a biodegradable, non-toxic, water soluble material that degrades rapidly when exposed to moisture. The dyes used to make the colors are similar to food coloring (and are biodegradable and non-toxic).

Floralfetti™️: petal confetti

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Our Floralfetti™️ biodegradable confetti consists ofall-natural freeze-dried flower petals, herbs and/or mica flakes. Coming directly from Mother Nature, this confetti is the most susceptible to changes caused by various conditions (humidity, light, temperature, seasonality, etc.). However, because the petals are freeze-dried, they retain a richer color and won't wilt, stain, or slip with proper care. Part of the fun of this style is the unique colors and textures that can change naturally!

Sproutfetti™️: plantable confetti (where flowers grow!)

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Our Sproutfetti™️ biodegradable confetti is made froma compostable paper embedded with wildflower seeds. They are literally confetti that, when planted, grow! We source paper from a company that is CFIA and USDA approved for cultivation in many countries, and each batch of your seeds is tested to ensure it is free of weeds and invasive species (note that some may still remain). Restrictions on the export of this mix of styles to certain countries).

Are there types of biodegradable confetti that I should avoid?

We always encourage you to do your own research to ensure you are making the best decision for you and your beliefs. There are always a few things worth considering when choosing biodegradable confetti. Basically,the closer the material is to a natural elementmiThe lower the risk of environmental damage, the safer the choice should be.. You should always consider the environment in which you are using confetti and the people/animals that may be exposed to it.

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For some additional considerations (particularly for releases), check this outThe 9 dos and cons of throwing eco-friendly wedding confetti at Catalyst Wedding Co.

A note about paper confetti:Paper in general is often considered a biodegradable material, as it actually breaks down when exposed to the elements. However, our caution here is to fully consider the nature and handling of the different types of paper. For example, dyes, inks, or additives that can be added to different types and finishes of paper can still pose a potential environmental risk, so we don't want to assume that ALL paper confetti is safe for outdoor use. You also need to consider what paper the confetti can be mixed with; for example, oursignature style confettiIt has a paper base, but also often contains metal/sequin parts, so this type is not biodegradable and we do not recommend outdoor use.

How long does the biodegradable confetti last? How far in advance should I order?

The type of biodegradable confetti you use makes a difference in how long it lasts.

In our case,Solufetti™️ y Sproutfetti™️ Both last incredibly (as long as they stay cool and dry). You can order these months (up to a year) before your event/project and you shouldn't have any problems.

Blumenfetti™️ As long as they are stored in a cool, dark and dry place, they also last a few months, but as the petals are much more likely to react to various heat/humidity/light conditions, we recommend ordering 1-3 months before your celebration.(At any length of time, you can still expect small changes to the petals with exposure to light/moisture/humidity/heat.)

How much biodegradable confetti do I need?

While the amount of confetti needed depends on personal preference, we have some general guidelines that we're happy to recommend for some common uses:

For a wedding/event offer:between ¼ and ½ cup per person for a small handful.

To sprinkle on tables/gift boxes:somewhere between 1 tablespoon - ¼ cup. (For usbulk biodegradable confetti, there are about 10 tablespoons per cup.)

As individual souvenirs/gifts: identicalconfetti cupper person, or order it in bulk to separate it in the packaging of your choice; the size of your container/bag will help you determine how much confetti to add.

How should I store and/or package the biodegradable confetti?

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It is always the best course of action.Store any type of biodegradable confetti in a cool, dark, and dry place.until you are ready to use it. Basically, you want to limit the chances of being subjected to drastic changes in temperature, humidity, and light exposure. (Remember, confetti is biodegradablemeantthey deteriorate under the right circumstances when exposed to the elements, so you'll want to wait for that opportunity until you're ready!)

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The type of packaging/presentation you choose for your biodegradable confetti depends on how you intend to use the confetti.

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To throwYou may want to place eco-friendly confetti in a decorative container, basket, or kraft bag for people to grab a handful of. Alternative,You can make funnels/cones out of paperUse for individual "servings" of confetti toss.

for favorsYou may want to consider small jars (reusable!) or individual bags/packs (light!). Here at The Confetti Bar we offer volumeconfetti cupsas well as the volumeconfetti bagseach of which can be adjusted.

for a special giftYou can opt for a decorative glass vase. Here at The Confetti Bar, this is what we specialize in.customizable confetti jars for souvenirsmade for any special moment or occasion.

Where can I buy biodegradable confetti?

You are in the right place since you can buy personalized and/or ready-to-use biodegradable confetti at The Confetti Barexactly here. We offer a wide range of options and colors and are constantly researching/testing new materials to bring you the most colourful, exciting and festive biodegradable confetti mixes.

In what kind of celebrations can I/should I use biodegradable confetti?

Biodegradable confetti is a great alternative to regular/standard confetti for any type of outdoor celebration or event.While biodegradable confetti doesn't have to be used exclusively for indoor parties, it ishe mustfor all outdoor celebrations.

Weddings, birthdays, photo shoots, baby showers, graduations – any celebration you can imagine can use biodegradable confetti. Over time, we realize how dependent we are on our planet and its resources. While the idea of ​​reducing our environmental impact is prevalent in many areas of our lives, it is especially relevant when we think about celebrations.

Ecological confetti for weddings

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tips forhow to celebrate an ecological and sustainable wedding

We want a very special occasion like a wedding to be memorable for the right reasons, and that can be more difficult when we know it's done at Mother Earth's expense.

talk laterBlue Nile, the world's leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings (including lab-cut diamonds) to share our top tips for youOrganize a more sustainable wedding. From locally sourced food and flowers to an old or second-hand wedding dress and digital invitations, there are many ways, big and small, to reduce your wedding's carbon footprint. For more ideas,Read the full story on the Blue Nile Blog.

One way to lessen the impact of your wedding is to keep the event much smaller. We find the idea of ​​elopement extremely romantic and sustainable. An intimate guest list (if any), an attractive outfit, straight hair and makeup, maybe somethingbiodegradable confetti(Tip Tip 😉) and beautiful photos to capture all the little moments can be so easy and it highlights the most important thing in a marriage: two people in love.

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For those who still prefer to celebrate with a larger group of dear friends and family, we believe that choosing vendors who are committed to sustainable practices is a great way to grow without having to do too much. When each of your vendors makes their small contribution in the most sustainable way possible, it adds up to a full event.

For example, we love as our friends.Christopher Michael The Living Roomthey are committed to being a certified sustainable salon, but their look and work is still beautiful and is an exampleWorking with an incredibly talented team of vendors, all committed to a green event.

Ecological confetti for birthdays

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How to celebrate an ecological birthday

Birthdays are another milestone we all celebrate frequently and especially in the warmer months/weather we may want to throw a party outside.

From throwing confetti in a commemorative photo to adding them as table decorations (or a piñata made from recycled cardboard and fabric!),biodegradable confettiIt's the perfect cheery outfit that you don't have to worry about tidying up.

If you really want to go green with your party, go for reusable cutlery, limit litter/trash, and avoid decorations/props that contain a lot of plastic.

You can also treat your guests to some Sproutfetti™️ and encourage them to celebrate another year around the sun by planting some flowers in your backyard/garden. Then they will think of you every time they see a flower. 🙂

There are even more great ideas for a sustainable birthday party.HeremiHere.

Ecological confetti for promotions

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Go green for your title

Graduations don't usually happen that often, so it's certainly a time worth celebrating. Do you want to be green for your degree?

Remember to skip the balloons, decorate with personal keepsakes (as opposed to store-bought supplies you just throw away later), and opt to toss some biodegradable confetti into the air—along with your hat! – to get the perfect photographic moment. (The best part? Withbiodegradable confetti customizable optionsYou can get some in your school colors!)

Similar to a birthday party, you can also plant some Sproutfetti™️ to celebrate the occasion.

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Ecological confetti for photo shoots

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Tips for the perfect photo

Senior portraits, family photos, a selfie for the gram... no wonder we take photos of ourselves these days for all kinds of occasions, and what better way to SMILE than by throwing a handful (or ten) of confetti?

If you're indoors, you can certainly sweep up all the little messes from each type of confetti, but if you're shooting outdoors, you'll definitely want to use an eco-friendly confetti option.

For the best confetti photos, Floralfetti™️ is our favorite kind, as it magically falls down (and is a bit slower, giving your photo that extra click opportunity). Solufetti™️ can also be wonderful, although we recommend this type more for blowing or spreading, so you can release it a little slower to achieve that fluid effect.

For general tips on how to capture the best confetti photo, check outlook at this post. For more information on how to use confetti in all kinds of photos, check outread this.

Eco-friendly confetti for gender reveals and baby showers

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Plan and organize an ecological baby shower

Bringing a new child into this world is a great cause for celebration - you don't want that new bundle to inherit a world we haven't tried to save as much as possible, do you?

When you use biodegradable confetti for a gender reveal or baby shower, you have the best of both worlds... celebrating new life while honoring Mother Nature.

Ask for biodegradable confettiin shades of pink or blue, or use it in your maternity photos for an extra dreamy effect.

Ecological confetti for all kinds of parties (birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunions, etc.)

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Celebrate safely without sacrificing fun or style

Regardless of the reason, season, or occasion, partying is an amazing habit to practice regularly. It keeps us connected, grateful, positive and makes us smile.

Remember, when we decide to celebrate outdoors, we want to celebrate Mother Nature as much as anything else. By choosing biodegradable confetti for any outdoor party, you can have fun without sacrificing the planet. This is a win-win situation in our book!

Order your own biodegradable confetti now!

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How do you make confetti sustainable? ›

  1. Dried Lavender - A lovely way to add scent to your day.
  2. Leaves (eucalyptus, oak, hawthorn etc.) ...
  3. Rice - Contrary to a long-standing rumour, rice does not harm birds. ...
  4. Pressed Flowers - Granted, this could take some work for you or your florist, but the results would be spellbinding.

What effect does confetti have on the environment? ›

Confetti isn't just polluting the environment—it's also harming wildlife. Animals may be attracted to the shine that comes off the plastic pieces and wind up eating it. It can also end up in rivers and oceans, putting fish and other marine life at risk.

What is biodegradable confetti? ›

Biodegradable confetti is a collection of decorative, celebratory bits that break down or degrade by natural processes without causing ecological harm.

Is biodegradable confetti actually good? ›

Flower confetti is an excellent substitute for metallic or plastic confetti. This is because they are eco-friendly and quickly biodegrade. You can even leave them lying around after you're done with them and not worry about it causing any adverse effect on the environment.

How long does biodegradable confetti take to decompose? ›

If it is dry, it will last until Mother Nature can get to work on it with wind and rain, then it will fully break down over a matter of weeks. When composted, it has been tested to break down in three months.

How long does biodegradable petal confetti last? ›

Delphinium & Wildflower Petals and Coloured Rose Petals will keep perfectly for longer than 12 months. Small and Large Natural Rose Petals and Hydrangea Petals will keep at their best for 4 months. Our petals are very easy to look after – simply store them at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

What is the purpose of confetti? ›

Confetti are small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at celebrations, especially parades and weddings. The origins are from the Latin confectum, with confetti the plural of Italian confetto, small sweet.

Does biodegradable confetti dissolve in water? ›

BioFetti is made from ultra thin rice paper. Not only does it hang in the air longer than any other confetti, but when it lands on the ground, it will begin to dissolve on contact with water and be completely gone in no time at all.

How do you recycle confetti? ›

Paper confetti is too small to be recycled, but it can go in the compost cart. Plastic confetti goes in the landfill cart.

Are confetti eggs biodegradable? ›

Made with real egg shells painted in bright colors and filled with multicolored paper confetti. Confetti eggs are completely biodegradable.

Is dried flower confetti biodegradable? ›

Dried Petal Wedding Confetti

They're fully biodegradable making them eco-friendly wedding confetti that's widely accepted by churches & venues.


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