Friday, July 12, 2013

We Had a Pinterest Party!

If you've read my blog for a long time,
you know I have a group of friends called The Dirt Divas.
We've done a lot of things over the last 15 years or so...
from ski trips with the high school youth from our church,
to beach trips with them and amusement parks,
mission camps, etc....
And now that we no longer work with the youth...
we still get together and do fun things.
Well, this week one of us celebrated an upcoming 60th birthday.
For 60th birthdays we do something special...
This particular Diva loves Pinterest....
so we gave her a Pinterest Party.
We did two crafts she had pinned and several food and drink recipes!
Those chocolate stuffed strawberries turned out great!
How smart to melt the chocolate and pour it in the berries!
You should do this!
(rest the berries in a mini muffin tin or a
CLEAN plastic egg carton to fill)
 Above is a Pink Lemonade Margarita!!!!
Artichoke Spinach Dip!
(I printed out the pin pics!)
An avocado, tomato, cucumber salad!!!
We also had this delicious berry dessert that I forgot to take a photo of.
The finished dessert is covered in cool whip,
not sure why the Pinterest pic doesn't show that.
This particular Diva has Queen issues.... which we try to squelch...
but we were being nice!
(She was Mardi Gras Queen one year and won't let us forget it.)
Crafts are not something they do....
These are my good friends that "don't get the paper art stuff" I do.
I know you have friends like that, too....
But they loved making Fascinators!
I made Fascinators for them two Christmases ago and now they
know how to do their own.
(No, there are no pics of me....... I'm suffering with a horrid
sinus infection.... I had gone to the doctor earlier that day...)

This was not at my house....... it was at the one on the bottom left above's house
You can click on the picture to see better.
And the birthday girl (Connie) had also pinned this paper snowflake ornament.
In the pin they had made a snowflake out of white felt,
but I just used plastic ones from Hobby Lobby!

We thought they looked great hanging from Melinda's chandelier in
her breakfast room!
I think they MIGHT actually make these again on their own!!!

If you are interested in any of these pins, visit my Pinterest Boards!
If you can't find something, leave me a comment and I'll send it to you!


~*~Patty S said...

What a fun and festive post Linda!
Those chocolate filled strawberries are perfect on the deviled egg plate...all of the food looks wonderful and extra fun with the printed Pinterest cards too!

Love your attention to detail...
I have a box of those paper frills thanks to a friend sharing her die last fall ... your idea of adding the snowflake is perfect...thanks for that inspiration too!

Mardi Gras Queen how cool is that!

You Dirt Divas know how to party and have a good time...

Enjoyed this post from beginning to end and sure hope you are feeling much much better very soon Missy!

Jeanie said...

I love every single one of these pictures, these ideas (brilliant on the berries) and I will remember this one! The egg carton thing is so smart! And I could just reach in there for that pink lemonade margarita!

What a fun idea -- but then I think your Dirt Divas probably know how to do that! And I love that you had them making crafts! Sometimes all it takes is doing it once or twice to see how fun it is.

(Or if you ask Rick, sometimes not!)

Lorrie said...

A Pinterest party is a GREAT idea! How fun. You Divas have wonderful times together.

Unknown said...

What a great idea to do a Pinterest party!!!

Unknown said...

What a great time! I have never seen choc filled strawberries (I can almost taste them!) and you are a paper guru to your dirt gals! Surely some of your paper enthusiasm rubs off on them?!

Jill said...

Looks like a great time! Great idea to use her pins for her party.

alarmcat said...

a pinterest fun!

I love pinterest...i'm not addicted--yet...but I do see how it's possible :)

Anonymous said...

OMG I can't even say enough about how fantastic this post is! I can feel the energy from all the fun you all had still lingering in the air!!