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3 Tips To Hosting A Sip Wine And Paint Party
Pick up your brushes! It's time to throw your own wine and paint party.
Choose a Craft Project
Your guests have their own creative style and level of ability, so choose a project that allows for freedom of expression. Craft supplies like paints, stencils, and brushes in various sizes are a perfect match for a blank surface. Stretched canvas, pillowcases, tapestries, and tea towels can be purchased in large quantities, making them cost effective options. Each gives you an unlimited number of artistic possibilities and can later be used as home décor.
Choose a colorful selection of Martha's Watercolor Craft Paints and Adhesive Laser-Cut Stencils available at Michaels. Co-host Ariel Kaye of Parachute provided linen sheets, which guests later turned into unique pieces of framed wall art. The supplies were laid out across the work space and guests alternated between trendy pineapple and beachy palm frond stencils. A drying area for finished pieces was set up on the outside deck.
Plan Your Menu
Light appetizers and finger foods that can be served on small plates are best. This allows your guests to walk around and mingle without being tied down to a table. Easy-to-eat dishes include peach and prosciutto toasts, skewers with sopressata and cheese, and mini pies and puddings for dessert.
The perfect pairing with a relaxed afternoon is a selection of seasonal wines. Cater to every palette with an assortment of reds, whites, and rosés.
Don't Forget the Small Details
Have a playlist ready that fits the personality of your group. It keeps the mood of the party upbeat when conversation dies down and everyone is focused on painting.
Location is also key. If you're hosting at home, make sure you have enough space to spread out. Section the area into food station, self-serve bar, and crafting table. It'll help you avoid upended wine glasses and spilled paint. Another option is to rent space at a venue.
Most importantly, have fun! Take pictures, catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, and unwind with two of our favorite things: a paint brush and a glass of wine.
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