Have you been busy on Pinterest pinning recipes? Crafts? Do-It-Yourself Projects? Wondering what to do with them? Throw a Pinterest Party!
Lots of us pin recipes but how many of us actually use the recipes to make the tasty foods in the pictures? The craft images may inspire us, but do we really take the time to get the materials and tackle the project? Pinterest parties provide a fun excuse to get together with your friends and try new recipe and craft ideas from your pin boards.
Throwing Pinterest Parties
Lindsay McCoy and her friends, school teachers in Philadelphia, were thinking the same thing — they loved Pinterest, but their pins remained on Pinterest boards and never became reality. So they decided to get together and throw Pinterest parties. “We all had been pinning recipes and crafts but never actually using them. There were so many great ideas but we needed an opportunity to use them,” Lindsay explained.
Lindsay and her friends decided to plan a Pinterest party to bring their pins into the real world. They threw their first Pinterest party in December with a holiday theme, another one in March with a spring theme, and plan on having Pinterest parties throughout the year.
Food is a highlight of their Pinterest parties. Lindsay and her friends each bring food that they made from a Pinterest recipe that they’ve pinned, along with printed copies of the recipes for their friends to put in a Pinterest recipe binder. At their first Pinterest party, the hostess provided each guest with a recipe binder for their Pinterest recipes.
Crafts are also a feature of their Pinterest parties. Each hostess picks a craft she discovered on Pinterest and gets the materials for everyone, but keeps the craft a secret until the guests arrive. The hostess sets up the crafts at a table for the guests to assemble, following instructions from the pin.
At their first Pinterest party, the friends made a Cowgirl Cookie Jar, assembling ingredients for cookies and a recipe card in the jar. “Because it was Christmas time we thought these would make good hostess gifts when we visited friends and family,” Lindsay said. Last month the group made decorative bird houses for a spring-themed party.
Their Pinterest parties have proven quite popular. “Everyone wants to come when they hear about our parties,” Lindsay said. They plan to limit the size of their parties to about eight or nine people. “More than ten it would get a little bit crazy, especially with the crafts.”
If you want to follow Lindsay on Pinterest, you can find her at lmccoy915.
Other Pinterest Party Ideas
Let your pin boards inspire you! You could throw a Pinterest party to make crafts and food for Mother’s Day, graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, and summer pool parties. Follow Pinterest boards with party ideas, such as:
- Awesome Party Ideas
- Catch My Party
- Pinterest Party Crafts
- Backyard BBQ
- Pinterest Party Ideas
- Book Club Cupcake Party
- Kid Party Ideas
Not sure which of your friends are using Pinterest? Do a Facebook search for “friends who like Pinterest and live in [your hometown].”
Try throwing a Pinterest party to try new recipes and crafts while having fun with your friends!
Have you been to a Pinterest party? What theme would you use for a Pinterest party? Do you have any ideas for Pinterest parties? Let us know in the Comments section below!