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The Seattle Garden Party

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting the Seattle Garden Party at The Home Depot. I had a blast! My girls (Kylee and Courtney) were able to join me and we spent the day meeting families and local readers, painting pots, planting herbs, learning gardening tips from Teena Spindler the Master Gardener, and enjoying delicious food from the recipes of Amy Pennington! The weather was glorious all day, even though the forecast originally predicted rain (true to Seattle fashion)!

The Seattle Garden Party

The Seattle Garden Party
We hosted several hundred people throughout the day, and everyone went home with a cute pot planted with basil, cilantro, or oregano. It was so fun to watch everyone get creative and design their own pots with stencils and Sharpie paint pens. I put some of these cool pens in my online shop if you want to do this craft yourself! It was such a fun and easy activity, perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy. We couldn’t stop making them!
The Seattle Garden Party

The theme of this event was #SpringMadeSimple, which I love. Gardening can be intimidating sometimes, but I’m always so proud of myself when I give it a try and create something pretty! And when my plants stay alive longer than a few months, I am even more proud. I’m definitely in the mode of wanting to grow our own vegetables for our health, so it’s great to learn everything I can!  love events like this that inspire you to try something new. The Home Depot hosts many events like this on various topics throughout the year.

The Seattle Garden Party

Teena Spindler, the master gardener, has a blog called Grow It Now. Check out her tips for creating a wine barrel garden here!

The Seattle Garden Party

The first 50 guests to attend the event even got a canvas bag filled with some great quality gardening tools, which you can find at The Home Depot! If you ever need inspiration to get started on some gardening projects, treat yourself to some new cute gardening tools. You’ll be outside gardening up a storm in no time.

They also handed out these little cards of gardening ideas and some delicious recipes by Amy Pennington. You can find all of Amy’s books here. So many inspiring ideas…and I want to make those meatballs ASAP.

The Seattle Garden Party

The Seattle Garden Party

The Seattle Garden Party

This cucumber-basil lemonade was so refreshing!

The Seattle Garden Party

Thank you to The Home Depot for inviting me to host this fun event!

If you haven’t already, you should definitely sign up for The Home Depot’s Garden Club to hear about future events, get discount coupons and great gardening advice! Click here for the sign-up page!

This post was sponsored by The Home Depot.

10 Comments

  1. karen on bainbridge island

    What a lovely way to spend the day. Good promotion by The Home Depot to get people to the store and to be excited about gardening. I am sure your attendance was quite the draw! Love the flower pots with the herbs…wish I could have joined the fun.

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  2. Roxie

    That meatball recipe looks amazing! Do you happen to have the instructions?! I’d love to try it – I’m sure I could improvise and figure it out but thought I’d ask. :)

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Oh, THANK YOU for mentioning that! We accidentally left the back off of the recipe. It was SO delicious, for sure you should try it. I uploaded the entire recipe now so you can see the instructions, too. Sorry about that! Thanks for letting me know!

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      • Roxie

        Thanks! It’s on the menu for this weekend!!

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  3. Andera

    My sister drove from Montana and I took the long route to get to you (thanks to taking me to the 600 block instead of the 6200 block GPS)! We were so thrilled to be among the first 50. Honestly, we got there an hour early, just to make sure. ;) Your daughters were so sweet and all three of you were so encouraging. Thank you (and everyone else who was a part) for making the event so much fun and so educational!
    Our potted plants and cute pots are in my windowsill. Here’s to wishing for many hours of sunshine in our kitchen!

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you SO much for your efforts to get there! It was wonderful to meet you and I hope you enjoy your new pots! :-)

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  4. Brindusa

    It looks like a fun day! Nice to see that photo of you. :-)

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  5. teresa

    How fun….I’m a little bit bummed…it seems everything fun happens somewhere….where I’m not. =)

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  6. Karen

    So miss Home Depot now that we live in Australia…miss Gig Harbor too :(

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