I always find inspiration as I travel through my day, not just for parties but for everything! Sometimes I find fun things to do with my kids on a rainy day, or see an ingredient in the market that leads to a yummy dinner for my family. I find ideas in great store windows or collections of things on a vendor’s table. New York has so many creative people that wherever I look someone has invented something wonderful or done an old thing in a new way that gets my own creative juices flowing.
I have always wished I had a place to collect all these things and maybe even share them online. A virtual bulletin board of sorts!?
Then I was introduced to Pinterest, which is a creative person’s dream come true.
A little like Facebook for centerpieces and hand made sweaters, Pinterest is a cyber bulletin board for people to post crafty, clever things that inspire them. Like any other vast display of creativity, here are certainly many things I could live without. One woman’s “adorable” is another woman’s cutesy-poo, but there are enough “aha!” moments on Pinterest to make the search richly rewarding, and who am I to judge? I think there is such a thing as design karma and I don’t want to be on the wrong side of the ugly stick!
I use Pinterest to collect ideas for clients and for myself. I think it’s a wonderful resource to help people find a direction for their party so I suggest that you start by creating an account and collecting ideas and designs that you would like to see incorporated into your event!
Please feel free to peruse my boards!