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Using Pinterest to Plan a Party

If you are planning a party, but have no idea where to start, Pinterest is a wonderful resource to help you get your creative juices flowing!

Like any major social media platform, Pinterest can be overwhelming when you are first getting started. There are so many resources and things to pin -- how do you know where to start? A great place to start is by curating a simple vision board for your party. Collecting images from your feed or from images and blog posts that you find on the internet, is the best way to come up with ideas of how you want your party to look and feel. Your vision board, or inspiration board, can be as broad as "party ideas" or as specific as "beach-themed birthday party ideas." The point of creating a basic vision board is to give you ideas and put you in the right direction of party planning. Once you have narrowed down a style or a theme for your party, you can use your vision board when you start collecting decorations and actually planning your party.

In addition to using Pinterest as a vision board, using it to collect and bookmark resources is guaranteed to keep you organized and ready to do when it comes time to prepare for your party. This is essentially the same thing as bookmarking pages in your web browser but gives you a more visual way to organize everything that you have collected. This allows you to easily see everything that you have saved and sift through all your resources easily.

Want to serve themed food and snacks at your party? Pinterest is a great place to find unique recipes! Thinking of creating specialty cocktails for your party? Pinterest has awesome drink ideas too! You can browse the resources, or "pins", that are already saved on Pinterest, or you can save links that you have found yourself on other sites. The important thing is that you can now organize them all in one place.

If you are looking to save some money (or if you are just feeling a bit crafty!), Pinterest is filled with tons of step-by-step instructions for DIY party decor that has already been saved and is waiting for you to pin to your own board! For example, take this DIY chocolate wax seal that you can create and put on sweets or pastries for Valentine's Day. You can save the link to the step-by-step instructions on Style Me Pretty straight from your feed or your Pinterest search (as shown below), put it on one of your boards, and then click straight through to the tutorial whenever you are ready to craft!

Happy pinning!


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