Your Dream Summer Party Pinterest Contest: Winners!


Hands down, one of the best things about being part of the Design*Sponge team is all of the absolutely amazing inspiration that we get to sift through, all day, everyday. It comes to us from the unstoppable design community, the incredible submissions we receive and now from you, our readers, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest… oh, Pinterest!

We are so thrilled that you took our first shot at a Pinterest contest and really ran with it. Picking out just five favorites was a seriously difficult task – there were so many wonderful party ideas, from the innovative themes you started from to the tiny details you rounded them out with. We’d be lucky to attend any of your soirées!

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take a good look through a few of the #DSSummerParty pins (or click through some of the links in the comment section of the original post). We promise you’ll have a hard time tearing yourself away… and when you finally do, you’ll be itching to entertain! Don’t worry – this summer might be flying by, but there’s still plenty of time left to party!

Here are our favorites:


Cathy J – A Backyard BBQ for Long-Lingering Guests



Rugged Babe – A Summer Campstravaganza



Jeska Hearne – So Fresh and So Green Garden Party



Natalia Osiatynska – Southeast Asia Inspired All-Day Fete



Leigh Buck – An Outdoor Feista to Delight the Senses 

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted their pinboards. We’ll definitely be holding another Pinterest contest soon, so stay tuned! – Silka

  1. Jen says:

    This was fun can’t wait for the next! :)

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my Backyard BBQ as a winning board! I’ve linked back to Design*Sponge from The Junk Drunk as well.

    – Cathy J

  3. What an honor to be among the winners! Thank you for this great excuse to get lost in pinning and daydreaming. I look forward to the next challenge.

    I should also add that (the guiles of Southeast Asia notwithstanding…) Jeska’s garden is where I most want to be right this minute.

  4. Rugged Babe says:

    Wow! Thrilled to be one of the winners. There were so many incredible boards.

  5. jeska says:

    Hooray, thanks so much for including me in your winners post, my day just went stellar, and thank you Natalia!

  6. Leigh Buck says:

    I’m glad you liked my party! Hopefully, I can make my dream a reality :)

  7. Charlotte says:

    How brilliant – I love Jeska’s board a lot! Must keep my eyes out for the next one.

  8. tara says:

    what a fun contest! too bad I missed it.


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