Fiesta DIY: Crafting with Pinterest’s 2nd Birthday Party

Crafting up a Fiesta: Making bold fabric planters for cacti and succelents!

At the end of week I was invited to Pinterest‘s London HQ to help them celebrate their UK office’s 2nd Birthday.  The party was Fiesta themed- so I whipped up a fun DIY activity for party goers to dabble with while they sipped margaritas  and munched nachos: Bold, embellished cactus cosies!

Pastel succelents at Pinterest UK's 2nd Birthday Party

The rooftop of Pinterest’s East London offices were decked our with pallet furniture and lots of cacti and succulents- ready for Fiesta DIY fun!

Crafting up a fiesta at Pinterest UK's 2nd Birthday party

Photo Credit: Phil Sharp

 

Rainbow fiesta fabric planter- just in time for Pride weekend!

One crafter’s amazing rainbow fabric planter- just in time for Pride weekend!

The afternoon kicked off just after 3pm- and our little table filled up with eager Fiesta crafters straight away! I was super chuffed to bump into the lovely Allison Sadler (fellow Mollie Makes Handmade Awards winner!) Viktorija from And Smile Studio as well as Diana from Pygmy Cloud, who stopped by for some DIY fun.

Mezcal Mojitos - perfect for a sunny rooftop party!

The Pinterest team had chosen some brilliant refreshments for the afternoon- including these delicious Mezcal Mojitos by the Travelling Gin Co. and this superb rainbow sprinkle cake (which was actually bursting with mini smarties when it was cut- which caused what can only be described as an instagram cake stampede!)
Rainbow sprinkle surprise-inside cake

The icing on the Fiesta cake (apart from the actual rainbow sprinkle icing) had to be the Mariachi band- who played a mixture of traditional Mexican classics as well as some fun covers of pop culture favourites. My personal picks had to include their Gypsy Kings medley and a cover of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger. Genius.

Nikki_McWilliams_Pinterest_2nd_Birthday_Surprise_Mariachi

The sun shone for the whole afternoon- and for all we knew- we were in Mexico (I even got a little bit sun burnt!). It was lovely to be asked to join Pinterest for their Fiesta festivities- Pinterest has become a part of our business’s daily routine- so it was super fun to be able to toast their special day with them.

1 Comment

  • Lucy Bishop says:

    Oh wow Nikki, it looked like such a fun day! I bet Pineterest HQ is a cool little place! Loved the piñata cake, what a cool idea – I’ve yet to make one but love the idea of the surprise inside. xx

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