One of my part-time helper (maid) almost 3 – 4 years back worked for Welcare hospital in Dubai. She was a young, educated and very tall for a Philipino female. She worked for the housekeeping department and as such, I had given her some brief lessons on how and what could and should be recycled. For health and hygiene reasons, I do NOT encourage alot many things to be recyled in hospitals. However, we finally got a hold of these white cardboards that paper napkins are packed in. Once the tissue is place in the toilets, naturally the cardstock is disposed. I asked her to collect these which was really easy coz they would easily flatten out once the tissue was out.
Its amazing how much and how many ways, one can save in, provided he puts-in that extra effort. She managed to get atleast 50 to 60 every fortnight, which was great.
The first birthday that we actually celebrated for Bilal was a dinosaur themed one. He was in Grade 1 at the School of Research Science. For Games, room decoration, give aways, Invitation cards, everything possible related to that birthday had in someway or the other, used those cardstocks.
It is such a shame that I dont have photos for that particular birthday !!! I had three little boys below the age of 4 and not anyone to help out with that preparation. Infact in the birthday too, I WAS the only adult for almost 15 kids !! Hubby took care of little Eman who was too tiny, while mama did just about everything. That was probably the last party I did for the boys ! It was a blast and I think, the sucess of that party prompted many more private parties being organized.
Just so that you could understand what the give way box would look slightly like, I made one last night. Ofcourse those all had different elements of the theme and this one is a plain and simple one.
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