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:
- The host picks the craft and provides the materials for everyone.
- 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:
- The host makes the main dish.
- 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.
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
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
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!
Don’t Forget to Pin It!