Eco-Friendly BBQ Party Tips for a Memorable Father’s Day

Eco-Friendly BBQ Party Tips for a Memorable Father’s Day

Father's day bonding of father and son while grilling bbq on backyard

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a BBQ party? Whether you’re planning a backyard bash or a picnic in the park, it’s easy to make your gathering both fun and eco-friendly. Here are some tips to help you host a sustainable BBQ party that Dad will love.


  1. Choose Sustainable Tableware

Opt for eco-friendly tableware to reduce waste. DTOCS palm leaf plates and cutlery are perfect for BBQs. They’re sturdy enough to handle all your favorite grilled dishes (hot and cold) and are completely compostable, so you won’t worry about the aftermath of the party! 

Grilled chicken and tofu with veggies on DTOCS rectangle plate and sushi plate
  1. Use Reusable Decorations

Skip the disposable decorations and go for reusable options. Bunting made from fabric, solar-powered string lights, and potted plants can create a festive atmosphere without waste. You can even use natural elements like flowers and greenery from your garden to decorate.

  1. Plan a Sustainable Menu

Source your ingredients locally and choose organic or sustainably farmed options when possible. Grill up some delicious plant-based dishes alongside your traditional BBQ favorites to cater to all dietary preferences and reduce your carbon footprint. Consider marinating veggies, tofu, or plant-based burgers for a tasty, eco-friendly, and vegan option.

Vegan option for Father's day bbq grilling experience
  1. Eco-Friendly Grilling

Choose eco-friendly grilling options. Charcoal made from sustainably harvested wood or propane grills is better for the environment than traditional charcoal. If you’re using charcoal, look for brands that are lump charcoal and free from additives. TRIVIA: Did you know you can also add DTOCS Plates to your fire pit too? Since they come from dried areca leaves, they can be burned without worrying about pollution.

Brussels sprouts and chili soy dip for Fathers day dinner
  1. Serve Refreshments Sustainably

Serve drinks in bulk to avoid individual packaging. Use large pitchers or beverage dispensers for water, iced tea, lemonade, or other drinks. If you’re serving alcohol, consider local craft beers, wines, and spirits to support local businesses and reduce transportation emissions. If you want to enjoy your straws, opt for our DTOCS Coconut Leaf Disposable Straws 


Iced cold beer on backyard for Fathers Day


  1. Gifts for Dad

If you’re giving gifts this Father’s Day, choose sustainable options. Think about experiences, such as a day out hiking or a workshop in a skill he’s interested in. If you’re opting for physical gifts, consider items made from recycled or sustainable materials.

Shrimp bbq on a sunny day for Father's day


Hosting an eco-friendly BBQ party this Father’s Day is a great way to show love for Dad and the planet. By making conscious choices about what you serve, how you decorate, and how you manage waste, you can create a memorable celebration that’s kind to the environment. From all of us at DTOCS, happy Father’s Day and happy grilling!


For more eco-friendly tips and products, visit DTOCS.

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