Collection: Borrows including Rainbow Rentals

Re-use is the best thing we can do for the environment, so we've come up with as many options as we can for you to borrow from us, rather than buy single-use items!

Together with a wonderful group, we've started Rainbow Rentals - an initiative to put a reusable party kit into every locality, so that borrowing and reusing - not buying and disposing - become the new normal for kids' parties! Here's where they're all based...get in touch to donate reusable partyware or to borrow a kit! Keen to become a host? See info below!

 

Interested in becoming a Rainbow Rentals host?

You are welcome to join us!

Step 1: Get in touch! We have a WhatsApp for hosts and will add you to the map. hello [at] jiminy.ie. Make use of our collection of images for social media, ready-to-print posters, etc, here.

Step 2: Gather your reusable party kit!

We have asked IKEA and the national second hand shop association to help us with gathering second-hand kiddie tableware but we are at least a few months away from having an at-scale source for it. So each local kit is being gathered locally - asking local people to donate or sell it to the host - via school/mum/etc WhatsApp groups, school/community noticeboards, adverts.ie, Zero Waste Freecycle Ireland, friends/family etc We could drive to IKEA and buy new tableware and pay them to have all that oil extracted, refined, and processed to make it - but that would defeat the purpose! Hence the commitment to second-hand. And, there's so much of this stuff sitting idle in people's cupboards, they're delighted to have it used!

We reckon the typical kiddie party has 20 participants, and a few adults who'll want a drink also, so recommend having 30 cups, and 20 plates-or-bowls, and 20 spoons-or-forks, to be ready to rent. Anything else is a bonus - you might find people give you cloth banners/garlands and other decorations - fantastic.

Step 3: Get your kit, and what you're doing, 'out there'. Schools and local community centres where kiddie parties are held seem like a good resource to tap into! Maybe school reception could even hold the kit - would be so handy for people to pick-up and drop-back! You'll have the best ideas, knowing your local community!

We recommend charging €5 per rental - this won't make it financially worthwhile but it'll cover your costs and at least make it feel like a little reward for your effort.

5 products
  • Borrow cups, plates. bowls, and cutlery for your party!
    Regular price
    €5,00 - €20,00
    Sale price
    €5,00
  • Borrow Binabo flexible construction chips for your event!
    Regular price
    €9,99 - €99,99
    Sale price
    €9,99
  • Borrow Bioblo rainbow construction blocks for your party
    Regular price
    €15,00 - €149,99
    Sale price
    €15,00
  • Celebration or Memorial Bubble Kit to borrow
    Regular price
    €29,99
    Sale price
    €29,99
  • Borrow an Earth-Kind Bath Bomb Party Kit
    Regular price
    €5,99 - €30,00
    Sale price
    €5,99