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One of the first things I do when planning a party, after selecting the theme, is to put an idea board together. I usually do this on my computer. When I find photos, usually on other blogs, of ideas I like that would work for my party I copy the photo to my desktop and then put it in a file folder I have created for that event.
That worked fairly well but a few months ago I discovered Pinterest and it has revolutionized my party planning methods!
If you are not familiar with Pinterest you really should check it out. A word of caution though – it can become addictive. Pinterest is basically a virtual pinboard or bulletin board. It is a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” the collections that other people you know have put together. So now, instead of putting photos into a folder on my desktop I create a new “board” on Pinterest, title it “Nautical Party” or whatever party I am working on and when I find a photo or idea I like I simply “pin it” to my board.
If you decide to join the Pinterest fun be sure you add me as a friend. I’d love to follow your boards.
So when I started planning our Sail Away graduation party I created a board called Nautical Party. It is a great way to organize all those fun ideas you find.
I also created boards just for fun things like crafts I want to try, home decor ideas, food photography etc. Like I said it can be a bit addictive but it is an amazing organizational tool. Now I don’t have to hunt and search all over my computer for that idea I remember saving!
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