It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Paint parties are so much fun! Many of the guests arrive believing that their painting will not turn out well at all but they come to have fun with friends. During the party everyone has fun talking, laughing, eating, drinking, and painting. Then at the very end of the party, everyone is excited about how beautiful each painting looks!
Tis the season to spend time with family and friends. It is very easy to host a painting party.
- Talk to your friends and ask for a few dates and times that work for them
- Choose the location: your own home or at our studio
- Call The Paint Cellar to arrange the date and time for your private party
- Confirm the date with your friends and tell them how to RSVP
- Plan food/drinks and decorations
Decorating for your party can be really quick and easy. Do you have martini glasses? Place a sprig of mistletoe or holly (real or plastic) on the table or buffet. Place an upside down martini glass over it. Then add a tea light or votive candle on top of the martini glass. You can spread these out throughout the room. Use a mixture of red, green, and white candles to match the rest of your Christmas decorations. If you don’t like candles, place a martini glass on the table for each guest. Fill the glass with red and green M&M’s, red and green jelly beans, or any other candy you think your guests would like to snack on during the party. Add a red or green ribbon bow around the martini glass for added flare.
Candy canes have been part of Christmas décor for years. Simply fill a transparent vase with them to add a splash of color wherever you need it. If you only have opaque vases, surround a vase entirely in candy canes. Use glue dots to help secure them on the vase, and then wrap a ribbon around the vase to finish the look. Fill the vase with festive, colorful flowers of your choice and use it as a centerpiece for your appetizer/dessert table.
Mmm, it is time to discuss food! I am not the best cook or baker in the world, or even in my neighborhood, so quick and easy works well for me. Take a solid white or Christmas-theme platter that is large enough to create a tree lying down. Arrange broccoli florets in the shape of a Christmas tree on the platter. One of the broccoli stems can be used to create the tree’s trunk. Surround the broccoli tree with cauliflower to fill the platter. Add cherry tomatoes as ornaments in your tree. Slice a lemon and cut out a star shape from it to add to the top of your tree. You can also make a Christmas tree using slices of sausage, cheese, and some crackers.
Waiting for dessert? How about some Santa brownies? Bake and cut brownies into squares. Spread white frosting or whip cream on top of the brownie. Place a hulled strawberry upside down on top of the whip cream, add a small dollop of whip cream or frosting on the tip of the strawberry to look like Santa’s hat. If you have read some of my previous posts, you know I have a ‘thing’ for marshmallows! Roll a large marshmallow in a very small amount of water, roll it through red sprinkles, and then place a straw through the marshmallow. Now you can carefully drink hot chocolate through your special marshmallow straw.