Inside: Interested in hosting a Fall Pinterest Party for your mom friends? This is the ultimate fall get-together guide: recipes, crafts, desserts & drinks! Plus ideas for the kids as well.
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 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
- 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 to include them – I’ve got you covered!)
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 guide for you today – AKA – everything you need to know so you can throw the most amazing pumpkin-spice-everything girl’s day, Q&A included!
Pinterest Party Q & A
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 a Fall Pinterest 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!
How to Host the Ultimate Fall Pinterest Party
Following the Q&A above, you’ll want to:
- Choose your guest list
- Send out invites or create a Facebook event
- In the invite description, explain the theme and ask each guest to comment with what dish they will bring
Pinterest Party 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
- 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
Fall Pinterest Party Food
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- The host makes the main dish.
- Depending on how many guests 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