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How to Host the Ultimate Fall Pinterest Party

Let’s get real here for a quick second (like we aren’t always real…) did you know that throwing a Pinterest Party is an actual thing?  Like, not something I just made up as an excuse to be on Pinterest, but like a real, actual thing people do? If you didn’t, then I’ll be the first to say, welcome to the dark side, friend. There is absolutely no going back from this.

A Pinterest Party is essentially the ultimate girl’s get-together. There are crafts, there are cocktails, there are delicious, next-level treats, and there are decidedly no toddlers around to spill said cocktails on said crafts and/or delicious treats (unless you want/need there to be, in which case I’ve got you covered for both scenarios).

So if I’ve got you hooked and you’re thinking to yourself: Yes, I want to go to there, then listen closely, because I’ve got the Ultimate Fall Pinterest Party hookup for you today – AKA – everything you need so you can throw the most amazing pumpkin-spice-everything girl’s day, Q&A included!

Q: Marla, what exactly is a Pinterest Party (and did you make this up?)

A: I wish I invented this! I have been to a party and thrown one, so yes, they exist! A Pinterest Party is essentially a themed get-together, in this case, fall-themed, where everyone brings a dish they found on Pinterest (potluck style) and the materials to do a craft they found on Pinterest.

Q: What is the best way to organize this type of party?

A: An e-vite where guests can comment or a Facebook event would be the best way to get organized. You want all attendees to be able to “sign-up” for what dish they will be contributing to the potluck, that way you won’t have duplicates. This forum is also a good way to discuss how you’ll be doing the crafts.

Q: What types of food/crafts should I pick for this party?

A: I love a good themed party, but it doesn’t have to be seasonal or themed, it can just be an everyday Pinterest Party! However, picking a seasonal or holiday theme can help narrow down your search tremendously. For this type of party, the idea is to pick something super-Pinteresty. Think: something you wouldn’t normally make or something you think might end in a Pinterest Fail. Seriously! Go all out. Pick something that has thousands of repins or something you have always wanted to try. This is the time to try something new!


For the Craft

You can do this one of two ways:

  1. The host picks the craft and provides the materials for everyone.
  2. Everyone picks their own craft to do and brings their own materials with them.

Here are my current favorite fall craft ideas from Pinterest. These links will take you to the specific blog where you can find the instructions for the craft.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub from Because I Said So Baby

DIY Fall Mason Jar Decor from SAHM who Blogs

Woodland Creature No-Carve Pumpkins from Simple as That Blog

Simple Fall Pumpkin Bunting from Simple as That Blog

Toddler-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating from Tot Schooling


For the Food

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. The host makes the main dish.
  2. Depending on how many people will be attending, it’s a good idea to have 2 different appetizers, a specialty drink or cocktail, a side dish, and 2 desserts.

Appetizer Ideas:

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus from Half-Baked Harvest

Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts & Balsamic from Cooking Classy

Main Dish Ideas:

Curried Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowls from Half-Baked Harvest

Caramelized Butternut Squash + Crispy Kale Pizza from Half-Baked Harvest

Pasta with Butternut Sauce, Spicy Sausage & Baby Spinach from Skinnytaste

Side Dish Ideas:

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry, Quinoa Salad from Gimme Some Oven

Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls from Averie Cooks

Dessert Ideas:

Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Bourbon Caramel Glaze from The Pioneer Woman

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars from Pinch of Yum

Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake from Skinnytaste

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites from Because I Said So Baby

Drink Ideas:

Spritzy Apple Cider Floats (perfect for kids!) from Reluctant Entertainer

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte from Half-Baked Harvest

Bourbon Maple Pecan Apple Cider Float from Heather Christo


I feel like now is a good time for me to mention that you may or may not leave this Pinterest Party feeling like you just ate enough food for 12 people, but hey, it’s fall – treat yo’ self!

Also, make sure you’re following my Fall Boards on Pinterest for all the Fall Fun!

Fall Sweets & Treats

Fall Dinners

Fall Crafts & Decor

Don’t Forget to Pin It!

everything you need to host the ultimate fall pinterest part! from craft ideas to food ideas, everything you need to plan this party is right here!


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  • Reply
    September 23, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Great idea

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      September 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Thanks, Erica!

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    Shannon Walter
    September 23, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    I’ve never tried a Pinterest party, going to have to try and host one. I love Pinterest!

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      September 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Me too! Definitely give it a try! They are really fun!

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    Jessica @AvaGraceFashions
    September 23, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    I love this idea!!! As the queen of pinterest failure recipes LOL, this would be a daring venture! This idea is in the back of my brain, thanks so much! What a great reason to get together!!!

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      September 23, 2016 at 2:01 PM

      Right? If anything, it’s fun just to get together with friends! Haha I have had my fair share of Pinterest Fails as well!

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    Jen G
    September 23, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    I want to have a Fall Pinterest party now! Sounds like a blast!

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      September 23, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      I hope you do! They are super fun!

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    September 23, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    This looks so fun! I wish I had more mommy friends I could do this with lol.

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      September 23, 2016 at 9:33 PM

      I feel you! This could totally be done with just 1 other person, too!

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    September 23, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    These are such great tips, Marla! I haven’t even thought of that before but now super excited to give it a go one day. It will sound super sad but since hubby and I have relocated we have been living far away from friends and family. So it has been tough to stay in touch and get together the way we all used to (we have the most amazing group of friends!). We hope to move back if the door opens up or move somewhere when we can feel like home, and where I can host such parties 🙂
    xox Nadia

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      September 26, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      I know how you feel! I hope you are able to throw one in the future with old or new friends!

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    Megan Sanning-Salerno
    September 24, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Such a cool idea!

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      September 24, 2016 at 10:50 AM

      Thanks! 🙂

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    Harmony S Vuy
    September 24, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Totally trying that hummus! Fun post!

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      September 24, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      It is so crazy good!

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    September 24, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    I’ve always loved the idea of a Pinterest Party. I have to plan to join on this season because I need some ideas for the home.

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      September 24, 2016 at 7:12 PM

      Yes! I get so many good ideas for our house on Pinterest.

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    Shan Walker (@shanGURUwalker)
    September 25, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    How fun! I’ve never heard of it but funny that this is the modern way we party. hehe I love Pinterest!

    The How-to Guru

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      September 26, 2016 at 3:21 PM

      Haha yes! The Pinterest Party is definitely a momparty.

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    September 30, 2016 at 5:44 AM

    This is so much fun and just perfect! Definitely trying those scrubs. I love homemade scrubs.

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      September 30, 2016 at 2:15 PM

      Same here! They leave your skin feeling so silky. Lavender & Rosemary is another favorite combo of mine.

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