Here is our quick guide to Pinterest for Party Planning and organizing your Pinterest boards in the process:
- Pinterest can be a great way to organize all of your planning ideas during your brainstorming process. When I start planning a party, the first thing I do is decide on a theme. I have a Pinterest board where I keep all the cool and interesting party themes I come across when I’m not planning a party. I also have a secret board where I pin party ideas I want to keep on the DL. Start a “Party Theme Ideas” board if you don’t already have one.
- After you’ve chosen a theme, it’s time to start organizing. Fun stuff ahead!
- Create a board specifically for your party. Don’t forget about the awesome SECRET board feature! Are you planning a surprise party, baby/bridal shower, etc? Make that little lady secret! Pin EVERY thing you might like to incorporate into your party; you’ll pair it down later in the planning process.
- Go through your existing pins (again, you already have a “Party Ideas” board, right?!). Move those pins to your new specific party board. You can always move them back.
- If you’re a super organizer, set up several boards for your party.
Example: “Gigi’s Art Birthday: Favors” “Gigi’s Art Birthday: Menu” “Gigi’s Art Birthday: Activities”
- What to Pin: Menu ideas, favor ideas, shopping resources, color inspirations, invitation ideas, gift ideas, what to wear ideas, photograph ideas, thank you note ideas, you get the gist.
- TIP: Be sure to change the descriptions of your pins! It takes a few extra seconds, but it’ll be worth it down the road. When you come back to the pin, you’ll remember why you pinned it. Maybe it was for the way the napkin was folded, but the photo doesn’t match your theme. Make note of that! Otherwise you’re likely to ask yourself “what the heck was I thinking?” Use KEYWORDS so you can search for your pin later. This feature is sadly underutilized.
- When your party plan starts taking shape, begin pairing down your board(s). Move pins that are no longer relevant out. If you want to keep the pin for a future party, move it to your general “Party Ideas” board. If the pin didn't make the cut for your party and you don't think you'll ever actually need it again, delete it. Always be CTC'ing - clearing the clutter!
Finally, deciding the fate of your party board:
If you’ve curated an amazing theme board, why not keep it in tact for others to find? Make sure you’ve used strong keywords and given the board a great description. Or take a few minutes to move the pins you want to keep to another board. Then delete that bad boy! After all, another party is always just around the corner!
Pinterest is one of the greatest party planning tools! Use it. Love it. Awesome.
Do you use Pinterest in your party planning process? Share your Pinterest tips with us!