Throwing a party is fun, it shows your friends you care about them, and most importantly it makes you popular! Below are some tips on how to use Pinterest to throw a cheap yet great looking event.
Planning an event is never easy. The intricacies of event-planning coupled with budget constraints can prove to be a daunting task for even the most skilled event planners. More often than not, there is simply too much to consider in a short span of time and not enough funds.
The good news is that planning your next social gathering doesn’t have to be a challenge. Pinterest can make your life a lot easier. Whether you’re planning a baby shower, themed party or wedding reception, Pinterest is the best way to plan an event on a budget.
Pinterest, the fastest growing social networking site in history, now boasts more than 100 million users. Currently, it’s the third most popular social media site behind Facebook and Twitter.
The invite-only site allows users to create virtual bulletin boards. Users upload images, video and other visual content – known as pins – and add them to a themed pinboard. The best part is that the pinboards can be shared with other users.
The visual collections offer users a plethora of ideas for event planning. Below are four useful tips for getting the most out of your Pinterest experience.
1. Always plan ahead
One of the biggest advantages of using Pinterest to plan an event is that it allows you to explore new ideas by browsing through existing pinboards. The brainstorming process will no doubt help you visualize your event concept and get you more bang for your buck.
2. Be creative
Browsing through the pinboards of other users can only take you so far. Develop your vision by creating your own pinboards. Not only will this help you narrow your focus, but it will help you save money in the process.
3. Interact with other users
Social media is not a solitary pursuit; it’s an active dialogue between you and the world around you. If you find a pinboard showcasing a future wedding reception that strikes your fancy, leave a positive comment. The attention is always appreciated.
4. Ask for feedback
Constructive feedback helps spawn new ideas. If you don’t know what to do for you next event or simply have doubts about what to serve, you can always solicit feedback from other users. They can be a wealth of information. Sometimes the best ideas come from learning about the experiences of others.