This Saturday, March 25th at 8:30-9:30pm in your local time is Earth Hour. It's essentially a set time where mass numbers of people power off. This means no lights, no technology, no electricity. (However, I think heat is okay!) The point of Earth hour is to increase awareness for global warming and spread the message about sustainability rather than actually saving energy. Although there is some controversy regarding global warming, I personally believe that regardless of whether or not it exists, we should still play our part in caring for the planet. Earth Hour doesn't have to be about sitting in the dark and I encourage you to throw a party to make it fun while also helping raise awareness.
The lights are out. Now what? Spruce your party up with some mood lighting. Light some candles, add some aesthetically pleasing lanterns, put out those battery powered string lights, and use them to light up the party. Just because the lights are out for Earth Hour, doesn't mean that the party isn't lit. I think that the lighting and the ambiance makes the party just entirely different. Sure, lots of parties are dark, but this one is illuminated by candles, pretty golden lanterns, and more. The atmosphere of the candles just makes for a very calming, wind-down kind of party.
All the time when I go to parties, we have this issue of cell phones. We're constantly distracted by them that it's often difficult to actually get through activities without people losing interest or putting the game on hold in order to check their updates on their phone. For Earth Hour, there are countless activities that you can do with your friends. Here are some ideas: