I’m going to let you in on a secret. It’s kind of a big one. Shhhhh. Please don’t tell all the other bloggers that I’m spilling the beans.
You don’t ever need to throw a Pinterest perfect party. Most party bloggers follow this one tip instead!
Here’s the secret: Pinterest perfect parties that you see on Pinterest aren’t always realistic.
I feel like I have a duty, as a blogger who throws parties and pins them to Pinterest, to help take some stress off of you.
Here’s the tip that all Pinterest party bloggers know: You should never aim for a complete Pinterest perfect party, find one aspect of the party that you love and make it Pinterest worthy.
When you are looking through all the party ideas on Pinterest, you need to pay attention and notice that most pins include only one aspect of the party. Either the spread is all homemade or the decor is over the top. You rarely see someone who bakes the cake from scratch, makes all the food to match the theme, and has perfect decorations. Normal people don’t throw perfect parties. We like to leave that for the wedding planners. You should too!
Another things to realize before you beat yourself up over not throwing a Pinterest worthy party is that most of the people photographing these parties take hundreds of pictures from different angles to make it look just right. One snap from your iPhone from the wrong angle will make you feel like you had a #PinterestFail when in all actuality you had a #PinterestSuccess.
Here are a couple shots of my favorite parties I’ve thrown. I’m including some background information so you can understand that not everything is picture perfect!
This was my first ever paid party post. While I love the way these pictures turned out, I have a confession: my “party” only included 4 people. I was nervous about throwing a party and photographing it. It’s no big deal to me now, but it took some getting used to! It certainly wasn’t a perfect party because I focused on pictures the whole time! It was mostly a photoshoot, not a party.
I loved this party because it was a real party. I focused on the party and fun aspects, but it was far from Pinterest perfect because nothing was new or even close to perfect! All the crafts were old. Even the crayons were old and worn out! I literally bought nothing new for it. If you saw the whole party you would have known that it wasn’t Pinterest perfect.
This one was funny because I got the paid blogging job for this right in time for my brother in law’s birthday. I’ve yet to throw my children or husband a party for their birthdays, but I’ve thrown one for my husband’s brother. Crazy, right? I’m not a fan of spending money on birthdays, but getting paid to throw a party is a whole different story! I need to work on getting a party job for my husband and kids’ birthdays next year!
So there it is, the truth behind “Pinterest perfect” parties. Remember, most people are getting paid to post picture perfect parties to Pinterest. You shouldn’t feel any sort of pressure to do the same. Throw your parties the way you want to and stop trying to make them Pinterest perfect.Throw your parties the way you want to and stop trying to make them #PinterestPerfect! Click To Tweet
Keep in mind that you CAN have a Pinterest worthy aspect of your party, but stop trying to make every single aspect of your party Pinterest perfect. As a frugal living blogger, I’d never want you to feel like you need to spend a ton of money to throw a party. You can do this on a budget!
Check out this post for more info on throwing a party on a budget.
Are you crazy about planning Pinterest perfect parties?