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Zero-Waste Birthday Parties

Brought to you by Trash Puppets and the EcoCentre

Want a birthday party that is unique and fun, whilst ALSO caring for Mother Earth?

Now there's Trash Puppets’ Zero Waste Birthday Parties at the EcoCentre!

Book your Zero Waste Birthday Party with Trash Puppets here

Incorporating our awesome Trash Puppets Puppet Making Workshop our parties show party guests how to make their very own puppet using recycled/ reused materials. Each child leaves with an original, working puppet as a souvenir from the party. 

Why ‘Zero Waste’?

Zero Waste add's two more R's to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ - 'Rethink' and 'Refuse'.

What could you say 'no thanks' to today that saves landfill and wasted resources?

By introducing the concept of Zero Waste through a fun and playful event, we aim to give everyone involved a positive experience to start them on the road towards more sustainable living. 
Trash Puppets staff demonstrate a puppet.


What’s included?

Our party package includes:

  • Venue hire (Eco Centre meeting room, with access to kitchen)

    • party runs two hours plus 30min either side for set up and pack up

  • Trash Leader to run your party

    • Parties over 10 kids will have two Trash Leaders

  • Trash Puppets making workshop

    • including all puppet-making supplies (the ‘trash’)

  • Party games

  • Puppet ‘meet and greet’ (interactive performance)

  • Trash decorations and handmade Trash Crown for the birthday child

  • Reusable serving ware (bowls, plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives)

BYO food and drink - complying with the EcoCentre’s Zero Waste Guidelines.

A child enjoys their trash puppet!

A little more on ‘Zero Waste’

  • Zero Waste means we Refuse and Rethink disposable items at our parties. No plastic bags, no single-use plates/ decorations/ prizes/ loot bags etc.

  • We "wash against waste" - Providing you with reusable servingware means doing a few dishes at the end of the party, but it helps reduce reliance on disposable products.  

  • We decorate the room with homemade, reused decorations.

  • Any single-use items you do bring will be incorporated into the ‘trash pile’ for puppet-making.



Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.