Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pinterest Party!

What do you do when you need to make approximately 400 pom-poms for your upcoming wedding ceremony? You host a PINTEREST PARTY!!!


So I invited 7 of my best girl pals over for an afternoon of pom-pom making. The Pinterest inspired invitations I sent out weeks in advance required two things of my guests: 1. Come prepared to get crafty, and 2. Bring a Pinterest inspired dish to pass! 

My lil sis and I spent the afternoon preparing for the party...


 For our dish, we made  a heavenly triple layer cookie, combining a gooey chocolate chip cookie, warm fudgy brownie, and an extra sweet double stuffed Oreo


We also made  a delicious champagne punch!

We may or may not have gone through 4 pitchers of these {dang you, Martha Stewart}!
Inspired by a pom-pom tutorial I found on Pinterest {obviously}, I thought pelting pom-poms at the bride and groom as they walk back down the aisle would make for a festive, fun, playful end to our ceremony.


So I created a thorough tutorial for all the ladies...and for hours we rolled pom-poms!
All of the girls had an amazing time crafting together, sipping on cocktails, and snacking on pinterest recipes! Here is a peak at a few other recipes that came to the party...



Meg made jalapeno poppers!


Brynn and Mary brought a festive sunflower arrangement decoration and champagne, Tiffany brought a cheese platter, and Katrina brought a broccoli and cheese casserole.  YUM.

9 spools of pink yarn, and 3 hours later...

 
we had a FINAL COUNT of 363 pom-poms!!!


Practicing the toss for the big day!

Great work, friends!! Love you all! 

Post wedding Update:
Here is the custom label we had created for our pom-pom bags. Feel free to download it and use it {please link any credit back to this post}.



19 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun! What a great idea!

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  2. SUPER idea, and look at that fun toss pic - I love it!

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  3. What a great idea! It looks like ya'll had fun and had some seriously delicious food, too!

    www.sarahandthecityblog.blogspot.com

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  4. What an adorable idea! You got so much done, I'm impressed!

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  5. I love this idea! I've found so many recipes and crafts to try out on Pinterest, looks like this would be a good idea to try them out!

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  6. this is just the cutest thing ever, and you and all your friends are beautiful!

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  7. This looks like so much fun! What a great idea & what sweet friends you have!!

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  8. That is brilliant! I am so going to do this one day.

    I am addicted to pinterest and host a weekly Pinning party at my blog. I would love it if you could join in sometime-this post would be so perfect! The linky goes up on Fridays.

    Best wishes and thanks for sharing this brilliant idea!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  9. This is so cute and what a great idea! So excited for you!!

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  10. This is too cute! I'm also getting married, so I loved discovering your blog! Consider me your newest follower!

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  11. Oh how funnn! I love that you were able to make some yummy recipes and still do something productive for your wedding! The poms are TOO cute!

    I was just talking to my friend the other day about having a "Pinterest project day"... we totally have to do this.

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  12. TOO FUN!
    Many blessings on your wedding, marriage, home!
    HUGS!
    ~Leslie
    P.S. I am in the Carolinas, too. Greenville, SC.

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  13. Such a cute idea! I love all of this

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  14. I am hosting a craft night project link party and I would love it if you would link up! I love your banner!

    http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/craft-night-just-do-it-january.html

    Thanks!

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