Saturday, November 19, 2011

Very Pinteresting...

The latest craze in the world of social media is a little website called Pinterest. It is a "virtual inspiration / bulletinboard" covering everything from weddings to food, travel, parenting, inspirations, fashion, health, beauty.... the list is endless. I have introduced several of my closest friends to the phenonomenon that is sweeping the nation. You stalk follow your friends' boards to see what they like or may be thinking is cute or funny.

With about 6 close friends and several "friends of friends" and "friends I would like to know better"   who are active on Pinterest, it was about time that we put our pinning into action. I literally threw the party together in 2 weeks.

I started with a simple Paperless Post invite with the party information and the rules "guidelines" for the party.
1. Make 5 of one craft to share
2. Bring a food item and 15 printed recipes to share.
3. Bring your favorite quote.

*** I loosely made it a holiday theme... but of course there are so many themes- health and wellness, kid crafts, gift giving, happy hour... Valentine's Day, beauty, So Simple, organization...

I also let everyone invite their friends, I was afraid of no one being able to come and I wanted everyone to have someone there that they know. It was great to meet new people and get to know others better.

Here are the results- So amazing!

The gift table- I was so afraid that there would be
duplicates of the same item.
Not so!
Nicole and Chee-
Santa wine glasses
Argyle wreaths
Val made dry erase boards,
all were different and so cute in their own way!
Thumbtack Christmas trees!

Of course, I had to do some Christmas decorating too!
We had a wonderful time. I totally forgot to take pictures of the food and the mimosa and coffee bar. Everything except for my Crockpot egg casserole tasted great. This is my new favorite Christmas tradition.


Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

So fun! I threw a Pinterest party a few weeks ago and we all had so much fun. I love the way you did yours and might have to do that next time. At ours, everyone brought a Pinterest recipe to share along with a Pinterest-inspired craft to work on at the party. It was a lot of fun!

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow,what a fun idea! I might throw a pinterest party too! It looks like you had a ball!

I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinning and Singing Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

scrapfancy said...

How fun. So glad no one had dups and everything was pretty.

Emily said...

Thank you for including me!

Natasha in Oz said...

Me again! Just wanted to pop by and say thanks for linking up.

Best wishes and happy pinning,