We all have that one friend who is a complete and adorable tree-hugger. The politically correct term is environmental lover but the politically incorrect yet more affectionate term is the former. Maybe their birthday is coming up and you and a bunch of your closest friends are planning on throwing a surprise party for this beautiful soul. How can you make it extra special? How can you make them feel like tree-huggers are loved and needed? (Pun intended). Here are some great ways to give them some of the best memories they will ever have.
If you are not as much of a tree-hugger as your friend is what you and the other friends need to do is sit down first and do your research. Find out ways to give them something they will appreciate. Chances are that, buying them a non-biodegradable coffee mug gift here will not sit too well with them. So research on the environmentally friendly presents that you can give them.
Do not stick to the norms at all. This is your lovely friend so go all out and make sure that you all make complete fools out of yourself and your tree-hugger darling as well. Just have fun. A good way to go is to buy gift company a bunch of corporate gifts for cheap, which you know is not their thing and then hide the real present somewhere in there so it comes as a great surprise. You will enjoy the look on your friend’s face when they realize the present is not what they thought it was.
Pick a theme
So what do you want to organize their birthday party around? Pick a suitable theme. Maybe all of you can enjoy a day on the river bank close to nature or go on a hiking and camping adventure with all eco-friendly paraphernalia. There is really no limit to what you can do to have some fun. You can dress up as a forest nymph if you want to or plaster your face with cake and give them a sloppy kiss, just go all out and have fun and experiment.
Make sure that you do not offend them
The thin line between fun and offense is a very fine one that is often blurred. While having all the fun that was mentioned above, make sure that you do not let it offend them. Environment enthusiasts sometimes are pushed into something that people call extreme because they are outspoken and different. Make sure that none of your jokes are rude or has offensive undertones even though it is unintentional and you really just have a dark sense of humour. For example stop saying things like “you are such a tree-hugger and it’s a pain sometimes” even if it is followed by a laugh and “relax I’m just kidding. It’s just common sense.