tag: party

a garden party

July 22, 2014

Posted by in handmade

garden party garden parties, firefly nights and a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. that’s what a garden means to me! i hope a few of these products will inspire you to enjoy your garden this year. head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

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party planning 101 by erin godbey (2)

oh man. you guys are going to LOVE this ebook (going out to the roost tribe this friday!). erin godbey is a master party planner, maker and founder of the indie craft parade & the makers summit (more on that in a minute). in her e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations she breaks down the various parts of party planning into steps, from party ideas and themes to menu planning and decorations. and, to get you in the party planning mood, she’s created a special pinterest board just for you with her favorite party recipes, decor, and party planning resources.

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party planning 101 by erin godbey

in addition to being a master party planner, erin is also the founder of the indie craft parade and the maker’s summit. i’ve attended both and can personally attest to how incredible these events are! if you’re a maker, attending these two events will be the highlight of your year.

the indie craft parade is a celebration of handmade art and will take place september 12th-14th in greenville, south carolina. it’s held in the most beautiful historic mill and will be featuring 80 of the most talented makers from all over the south.>

the maker’s summit is a one-day business conference for the art, craft, and design world. during the conference, you’ll learn how to start or grow your business alongside fellow creatives and hear practical advice from industry leaders and peers during keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with experts. i was delighted to attend this year and it was absolutely sensational.

erin elsewhere: pinterest | twitter | instagram |

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! join anytime this month to receive erin’s e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations

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what is the roost tribe?

in a nutshell, it’s a direct extension of going home to roost. members receive weekly premium content delivered straight to their inbox. you’ll get adobe illustrator tutorials, printables, illustrations, digital papers and repeating patterns, exclusive articles from industry experts, recipes and loads of other creative goodies. members also connect with each other for creative support, feedback and fun in private facebook group. and the best part? all of it costs less than a latte. click here for more information.

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Posted by in lifestyle

plan a popsicle party!

1 & 2: a popsicle picnic
3: no melt pop invitations
4: diy popsicle tote
5: striped juice popsicles
6: striped ice cubes

with the heat of summer setting in, i’ve been craving ice cold drinks, chilled fruit and homemade popsicles. after seeing so many popsicle inspired pretties around the web, i thought how fun it would be to throw a popsicle summer soirée! with so many options for unique invitations, diy projects and delicious popsicle mixtures, this is a party i’d be sure to attend!

have you ever thrown a food inspired party?

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spring table settings

March 13, 2013

Posted by in home decor

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hawaii wedding shoot by malia cano photography

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southern grace styled shoot from elisa b photography

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martha wedding magazine shoot

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a lovely table setting

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julie and sam on jose villa

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spring bulbs

each day as the ground becomes warmer and little buds begin to sprout, i squeal with excitement as spring flowers begin to bloom. one of the things i get most excited about is having fresh cut flowers in my home and on my table. to me, there’s nothing more refreshing or beautiful than keeping flowers in the spaces where i spend the most time. i hope these springtime place settings will serve as inspiration for your upcoming gatherings!

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printable cooking envelope

December 12, 2012

hey guys! i’m so excited to welcome back the most lovely abigail page as a contributor for going home to roost! after taking a short hiatus to get hitched (you should see their wedding website!) abigail is back and will be popping in each month with a pretty printable for you. i hope you’ll enjoy these and join me in saying, welcome back abigail! we’ve missed you. :) xo, bonnie

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Handmade gifts can be some of the best – especially when they’re edible! However, there just seems to be something wrong with loads of gorgeous holiday cookies that represent hours and hours of baking… on a plain paper plate with green plastic wrap. These festive cookie envelopes are the perfect way to present just the right amount of sweet to your favorite recipients.

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These can be printed on any lighter color of card stock, and the liner can be made ideally from wax paper (more detailed instructions are on the printables themselves). The closure is where it can get really fun – buttons, ribbons, and washi tape are what I used but I would love to do some with yarn pom-poms, big stickers… it’s really endless. One tip – flat cookies that are less than three inches in diameter work best with these envelopes. If you try to put a very round cookie in there it might not close all the way. Four tiny cookies would also be a really cute option.

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I used this recipe for red velvet crinkle cookies that you can find on my blog here.

printable cookie envelopes!             WED3

Have a fantastic Christmas with your families and friends! -abigail

chapter and page Abigail runs her freelance business with her husband, and when she’s not designing they love to go camping, listen to good music, and go on foodie adventures together!

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a pickling party

September 4, 2012

Posted by in simple living

a pickling party

after reading this bon appétit article on the preservation society, i’ve decided that i’m simply smitten with the idea of having a pickling party!

my party would look like friends gathering ’round for a homegrown meal, everyone helping to preserve the season’s harvest and then taking loads of freshly preserved goodies home with them. would you be interested in attending a pickling party?

a pickling party

dicovered via: luisa brimble
photography by: ditte isager

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diy cake bunting (1)

this past weekend, i celebrated a dear friend’s birthday, and with the addition of this bunting banner, we had quite the pennant party! i thought this simple miniature cake bunting might be something you’d like to play around with. it’s cute on cakes, atop presents and even stuck in planters! here’s how i made it:

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pssst! check back tomorrow for a recipe for this amazing cake – it’s vegan!

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i’ve been wanting to make my own bunting banner ever since they became popular (so what is that.. like 2 years?), and this weekend i finally made it happen! it only took a couple of hours, and now i have several yards of bunting to pull out for birthdays, craft shows and special occasions. i’m sure there are tutorials all over the web, but this is just how i went about it. i also left the edges unfinished intentionally, so that as they fray the banner will get a vintage, shabby chic look. (you could also finish the flags and turn them before you insert them into your binding, using this same technique, if you prefer.)

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i think with the addition of a few clear globe lights ($12.99 from target), the space really feels cozy and romantic. hooray!

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