Visual bookmarking site Pinterest can help you to promote your event, but it is also a fantastic place to gather ideas and inspiration. As you collect images and videos from across the web, you can save them to Pinterest on different ‘pinboards’. Not only does this help you organize the bookmarks you collect, but other users can selectively follow only the boards that interest them, instead of following everything you save.
When it comes to planning your event this is a handy feature, as you can keep up with great event ideas without having to wade through pictures of cats in sweaters or hair-braiding videos. Below, we’ve hand-picked ten Pinterest boards full of creative ideas and inspiration for your next event.
1. The Event Planner In Me by Laura Beauchamp
2. Gift Ideas by Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer’s Gift Ideas board is chock-full of creative DIY ideas that would be perfect for a school fair or local fundraiser. You could also use these ideas for creative place settings, giveaways or gift-bag fillers.
3. Recovering Event Planner by Laura K
Laura’s event-themed board hosts a huge collection of ideas for your next event. These pictures cover everything from design and decorations to party favours, stationery designs and party games.
4. Party Decorations by Julie Schreier
Julie’s Party Decorations board is full of colourful and fun decorations that are easy to make. Many of these images link to step-by-step tutorials, as well.
For table decorations, place settings or general design ideas, this is a useful place to start looking for inspiration. You can adjust any of these to suit your colour scheme, and most of them are easy and cheap to make.
5. Event Ideas by Sarah Wells
This ideas board contains a bunch of creative projects that could be adapted to any event. Colour schemes, DIY outdoor lighting, photo banners and cupcake recipes are just some of the fun ideas you’ll find here.
6. School Fete Ideas by Melissa Goodsell
Melissa’s School Fete board is full of easy, fun projects to use at a fundraiser or school event. Many of these pins link to tutorials, including finger puppets, beeswax candles and a drawstring coin purse.
7. School Fete Ideas by mealyandi
Another colourful collection, mealyandi’s School Fete Ideas board includes tote bags, pencil toppers, business card holders and and homemade soap recipes. This board is full of inspiration for school events, local fundraisers, kids parties or family-based events.
8. Event Ideas by Michele Alter
For place settings and table decorations, Michele’s Event Ideas board is worth a look. Creative ideas like moss table numbers, ticket place cards and tinsel swizzle sticks are sure to inspire you.
9. Colour Lovers by Core’dinations
This colourful board is a collaborative effort between Core’dinations and eight others, who bring together colour-theme inspiration from across the web. The pins collected here cover a multitude of colour schemes, using images of events, interior design, consumer products and nature.
10. Marketing by Julie Herrin
Julie’s Marketing board is a collection of creative and interesting business card designs, infographics and impressive, large-scale marketing campaigns. This is a great place to find inspiration and new ideas, as well as picking up some handy stats from the infographics.