How do you bring people together in a party situation, especially when these people can be as disparate as your rocker lesbian friends, your nerdy friends from the anime club in university, and your conservative Chinese coworker?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of party posts.
You don't have to have a home in a tropical location to enjoy some relaxing island-style backyard action. If you happen to have a carport instead of a garage, you could TOTALLY pull off the carport cabana — the "carbana."
Recently, a neighborhood in Halifax, Nova Scotia got together to paint an intersection/have a block party. One of the people involved put together this time lapse video, and another neighborhood Homie let us in on the details, including an unexpected outcome from this community street art…
We decided there was no better way to honor our parents' 30th anniversary than to surprise them with their own theme party tying together everything they loved. I'd seen the Lumberjack idea used for a wedding shower and immediately knew it was perfect for them, including buffalo plaid bunting, make your own facial hair station, and a tree cake being cut with an ax!
April of April Knits, Cooks and Reads made her own layered rainbow wedding cake and posted a great tutorial on her blog including her cake recipe, how she colored the layers, and the assembly. She was able to make the layers about a week ahead of time and freeze them before assembling and icing the whole shebang.