This post is sponsored by Social Artworking. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Who else loves a great reason to spend quality time with friends!?? With everyone’s busy schedules nowadays, I find it harder and harder to have gal time. However, I do find that when I organize activities or wonderful reasons to gather, that my close friends always find the time. Recently, I hosted a simple house painting party with my friends, using a complete kit from Social Artworking. Keep scrolling for party inspiration and our simple tips for pulling it all together with ease.
1. Organize the Supplies
Social Artworking makes this step EASY! Simply order kits from Social Artworking for the number of party guests you expect to attend, and everything you need to create your canvas masterpieces will arrive in the mail.
Once your painting party supplies arrive, organize them on a simple table for accessibility during your painting party. I recommend setting out a canvas, easel and paint brushes for each guest. Then, set out all of the supplies that will be shared during your painting party; paint palettes with all of the colors needed, disposable cups of water to rinse brushes, paper towels or rags to wipe between colors, tracing paper and the design to transfer onto the canvas.
2. Set Up an Infused Water Bar
When hosting any event, I like to offer multiple beverage choices. For our painting party, I decided to offer a non-alcoholic drink bar, using ice cold water (because, well it is HOT here in Houston) and a number of flavored fruit garnishes. Using four different glass pitchers, because who doesn’t have a ton of mis-matched glassware and serving piece, we created a functional, yet beautiful beverage display. To dress up serving just a bit, I chose wine glasses to serve the infused water in.
Here are several infused water bar options to consider for your painting party:
- Lemons and Limes
- Strawberry and Kiwi
- Melon balls and Tarragon Sprigs
- Cucumber and Fresh Mint
- Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries
- Strawberry, Basil & Lemon
- Blackberries, Orange & Ginger
- Blueberry, Lemon and Rosemary
- Pineapple, Coconut & Lime
- Grapefruit, Pomegranate & Mint
Choose 3-5 flavor infused waters when setting up your beverage bar for a visually stunning display, and choice variety. For each pitcher, add in your fruit and herbs, lots of ice, and it’s ready to serve! Tip: keep in mind that infused water is best served within 2-4 hours.
3. Serve a Sweet Treat
While I am definitely known for dessert and sweet displays, for a small group event, I typically choose one main snack or treat to be served. For our afternoon at-home painting party, I served delicious homemade apple pie alongside our refreshing infused water bar. It was just enough for an afternoon pick-me-up, and complemented the rustic design concept that we were painting.
So, now that you know how easy it is to host a fun afternoon gal pal party, get out there and host your own. Not only will you have a great time visiting with friends and neighbors, but you will get to make an original art piece for your home. To get the party started, head over to SocialArtworking.com to choose your painted canvas design and all of the supplies needed.
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