We all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and, with it, the kick-off of summer party season. So we decided to celebrate with our recent Summer Party Pinterest Party contest, and we’re happy to announce our winner, Amanda Crelin and her Nautical Birthday Cocktail Party!

Amanda says her summer party takes place in the backyard of a beach house.

“It is a nautical themed party with a navy blue, pink and white color scheme. In addition to the decorations, all food will also correspond with the theme, whether it corresponds with the colors or the nautical atmosphere,” Amanda said.

The second place party is Andra’s Whale of a Party. Tara Wilson, guest judge and president of Tara Wilson Events, said she loved the Whale Party because it’s fun and original, yet attainable.

“I love that she incorporated all the party elements, theme, invitation, décor, food and beverage, party favors and a wow factor, the pool,” Tara said.

Third place is Tonya Ringgold’s Margaritaville at the Ringgolds, a light-hearted take on an iconic theme. And a pool party at the Ringgolds is sure to be a good time!

“So many of Jimmy Buffet’s songs are on our pool party iPod playlist. It gets everyone in the mood for fun,” she said.