You’ve always taught your clan that the best things in life are free.
Put your money where their mouths are with plates from Smiling Planet.
The new earth-friendly company crafts recycled plastic dishware that’s free of lead, BPA, phthalates, and toxic inks. Choose from peace-loving designs like guitar-strumming lions and small elephants with big thoughts. Mealtime is warm and fuzzy with sentiments like “Make your mother happy” and “The world is wonder full. She deserves to smile.”
Other goodies include illustrated place mats and a storybook that teaches kiddos to heart the world. Plus, everything is 100 percent recyclable with budget-conscious price tags.
In other words, guilt free.
Available online at smilingplanet.net.
What: SproutBaby.com throws Eden’s Green Closet a one-year birthday party. Join for nibbles, storytelling, face painting, expert nutritional advice, and organic goodie bags.
Why: One to grow on.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1423 Abbot Kinney Blvd., b/t Milwood & California Aves., Venice (310-450-2345).
Green Acres Spring Fair
What: Top-notch line-up of rockers singing kid’s ditties (Egg Music, The Hollow Trees) hosted by Los Angeles Family School. Grub, games, book fair, and prizes, too. Tickets are $10 per family or individual.
Why: Green means go.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 pm.
Where: 2646 Griffith Park Blvd., b/t Hyperion Ave. & Angus St., Silver Lake. Call 323-663-8049 for advance tickets.
Handstand Kids Chinese Cookbook
What: The newest addition to the series takes little chefs to China via beef with broccoli and wonton soup.
Why: Wok this way.
When: You’re craving take-in.
Where: Online at handstandkids.com.