3/31/2015

pinterest challenge: march '15

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"We Go Together Like Wine & Cheese"

This month's edition of the Pinterest Challenge is entirely adult-birthday-party related! If you didn't already know, my bestest chummy and I threw ourselves a double birthday wine and cheese party, completely inspired by our finds on Pinterest! We sent out invitations... not facebook invites, but actual paper and ink invitations, which set the classy tone for the night from the get-go! With this party, we essentially paved the way for our group of friends to host future grown-up shindigs!

We asked guests to dress in whatever made them feel fancy and fabulous and encouraged them to bring donations (instead of gifts) to donate to a local women's shelter. We were blown away by the bag-fulls of goods people brought, it was so amazing! We also played a fun party game with everyone, which was basically our own version of the "most likely to" challenge where we read off situations and everyone had to pick a side of the room to say whether they thought it was Daniella or I who was most likely to do whatever! So fun!

Right! back to the Pinterest Challenge! Below are three of the most helpful pins we used for our party inspiration!

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Original Pin

We wanted to have a designated spot for photo taking at our party and were inspired by this pin! I really liked the idea of having different colour balloons above twisted streamers and I'm impressed with what we ended up with.

pinterest challenge | marlee and you
Original Pin

Daniella and I both didn't really know what sort of cheeses to pick for our party and this pin helped out! There were a couple people with allergies coming to the party, so we had to be a little creative, but everyone seemed to really enjoy what we ended up picking!

pinterest challenge | marlee and you
Original Pin

With the wine and cheese theme, we of course had bottles of wine at the party, but I wanted to make a sangria to add a bit of variety and something that people who don't love wine might actually enjoy. We didn't follow an exact recipe, but this pin was good for guidance! I was chopping citrus for about a half hour, but it was worth it - our sangria turned out great and was a hit with the crowd!

Looking forward to future grown-up birthday parties!
This one was a total success - thanks Pinterest!

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