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.
Love cocktail bars? Make your drinks Pin-worthy.
Love a good food spread? Make a charcuterie board that will rival those on Instagram.
Focus on one thing and relax enough to enjoy the rest of your party.
A Pinterest Perfect Party doesn’t make a party
You know what does?
The people you are with and the fun that you have.
Who really cares if something is Instagrammable or Pinterest Perfect?
Your guests certainly won’t. They care more about quality time with friends and family. I promise.
But what if you still really want one Pinterest Perfect aspect?
It’s okay to still want to wow your guests and show them a good time! Just don’t stress yourself out in the process.
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 and 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 party planners. You should too!
Pinterest Perfect and Instagram Worthy Parties are usually professionally photographed
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.
Don’t believe me?
I am the queen of wanting to create a Pinterest perfect party only to throw a brunch together last minute with no matching plates and food that doesn’t pair well.
My real world parties are from different from the “parties” I share on this blog. To be honest, most of them are fake. They are parties that I didn’t enjoy because I was too busy putting everything together and taking pictures to actually enjoy myself.
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!
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.
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.
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