Pinterest Party Planning

You may have heard the many praises sung about Pinterest, (the blog world is certainly abuzz).  I particularly love Pinterest for its ability to organize ideas with just the click of a button. It’s also a great way to search for ideas and plan projects.

For a long time I have used binders with plastic sleeves to organize magazine tear outs and other project ideas; but not anymore! It’s so much easier to keep everything in one place and with a simple click, be taken to the source. For instance, I planned my daughter’s 5th birthday with Pinterest.

The rainbow theme was chosen based on the cake picked out of our favorite cake book, Cake for Kids (months in advance).

From there, I just did a quick search on Pinterest for Rainbow themed parties and found all sorts of inspiring ideas with tutorials to boot! So many fabulous bloggers post their ideas for all to explore.

The eye candy alone is enough to get your creative juices flowing! Look at this table display found on Bird’s Party.

And this colorful display from Cake Ink.


We had a rainbow fruit plate inspired from ohdeedoh. The picture below is of their fruit plate (it looks much better than mine).

For our simple decorations, I made a felt ruffle banner copied from Sweet Little Smoothie.

The banner was super easy even for a sewing novice like myself (I ended up sewing it by hand). Plus, felt is a bargain so it was super easy on the wallet too.

Homemade by Jill shared her awesome rainbow party on Pinterest and I snagged her idea for having crayons in a mason jar with coloring pages.

It was a big hit, in fact we even ran out of pages!

I also loved this idea for party favors found on The Rainbow Room Handmade.

I wanted to keep things simple and after not finding ABC molds, I went with chocolate coins to “end” to the rainbow party.

The rainbow thank you tags were made with the help of free printables from The Tomcat Studio. Yes, also found on Pinterest.

Here is a round up of more inspiring ideas to keep the rainbow theme going.

  1. Catch My Party
  2. Pennant: Cupcake Kisses N’ Crumbs
  3. Gift topper: Craftzine
  4. Catch My Party
  5. Party favor play-dough: elise marley
  6. Rainbow invites: The Tomcat Studio Etsy shop
  7. Personalize stickers: Party Ink Etsy shop

As I browsed pictures and gathered ideas, I kept a folder on Pinterest, allowing everything to be kept together and making it easy to see my growing collection of ideas. The essence of organization!

The rainbow theme was a hit to the one person that mattered most! The birthday girl!

What is your favorite way to use Pinterest? Are you collecting less paper because of it? Is Pinterest the new designer Google?

Are you on Pinterest? Let’s share ideas!

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  1. Hi, Autumn. I too use it very diligently. I don’t pin something unless I am planning on following through with it. My creativity, thoughts, and execution of projects has been so much more organized. Every Wednesday, I host a link up for Pinterest favorites. You should come over and link up your post about your rainbow party. This is a very cute idea. I did a lot of my daughter’s ladybug party theme from Pinterest, too.

  2. Glad to have made your acquaintance. Love your site and yes as a party planner, I love pinterest it is a great resource to everyone. Hope to learn a thing or two from you about organizing all my party supplies!
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    • It looks like you sure know how to throw a good party! I hope you can find some good tips to use. Thanks for reading along.

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