How-to Host a Girl’s Night Christmas Painting Party

The Christmas Tree canvas the girls will duplicate.

The Christmas Tree canvas the girls will duplicate.

The time around the holidays are always filled with parties. This past summer a good friend asked me if I was familiar with the trend of painting parties? And constantly clients and friends are asking me if I teach art classes. She told me “You should have one!” So I decided to have a Christmas themed painting party and invite a few good clients & artsy friends to one at my home. Here’s how it went….

The Supply List

I sent out and informal e-vite to 12 friends and headed to Michael’s for my supplies…

A simple and informal invite sent out via email to my artsy friends.

A simple and informal invite sent out via email to my artsy friends.

All of these items were purchased form Michael's.

All of these items were purchased form Michael’s.

Canvases in bulk packs, squeeze bottles of paints, metallic mesh runner, mason jar mugs, candy canes, some new brushes, mini glass ornaments and Marry Christmas tags found in the dollar bin. (I had the plate stands and extra brushes)

Total cost for art supplies just over $100.  

Setting the Table

Each friend got to take home a mason jar mug, paintbrushes, and a mini ornament along with their canvas

Setting the Table

The Naked Table. If you’d like you can add a plastic tablecloth to protect the table if anything spills.

A covering of black craft paper gets rolled out for a carefree table covering.

A covering of black craft paper gets rolled out for a carefree table covering.  Any color will do.

Adding snowflake touches

Adding snowflake touches. The old fashioned cut out doilies will do too.

Setting the Table

metallic mesh ribbon becomes the runner

 

Each artist gets a disposable plate for a palette and an adjustable easel.

Each artist gets a disposable plate for a palette and an adjustable easel.

Adding canvases, dinner napkins for cleaning brushes, paints and supplies.

Adding canvases, dinner napkins for cleaning brushes, paints and supplies.

Simple polka dotted bulbs are hung from the chandelier at different heights with curling ribbon.

Simple polka dotted bulbs are hung from the chandelier at different heights with curling ribbon.

large red planters are turned up side down and serve as paint brush centerpiece stands.

large red planters are turned up side down and serve as paint brush centerpiece stands.

The Girls Arrive

And They're Off

And They’re Off. I guide the girls as to what to do first. We have hair dryers on hand to speed up the drying process

And They're Off...

having a ball! Excited to get started.

And They're Off...

Some are quick and some take their time.. That’s ok!

Different strokes for different folks….

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A finished canvas that I like better than mine!

The Final Reveal

Each girls canvas was a reflection of their own style. Some painted fast and didn’t bother staying in the lines and others meticulously followed my instruction to a T. In the end they all were beautiful and a perfect gift to take home and display for the holidays. 

All done and happy!

So proud of my friends and they beautifully unique pieces. I love them all

Giving Back

All the women brought non-perishable goods to be donated to a local food pantry. I ordered a sheet pizza, made light appetizers,  had plenty wine and other drinks on hand. I wanted most of the time to center around the painting. We took food and drink breaks but most of the woman stayed focused not her art.

We had a wonderful night! Hope that you try one too.

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