As we move through the new year, many of us have our eyes on wellness. This year, we want to be healthier, happier, and more fulfilled. According to recent research, quality time with friends and loved ones may play a bigger role in our wellness than we once realized.
How can you make more time for friends in 2024? Paint and sip events offer the perfect blend of creativity, relaxation, and structure for friend groups, families, and children.
Read on for nine paint and sip ideas you can try out this year!
Paint and Sip Basics
- 1 Paint and Sip Basics
- 2 1. Hot Toddies and Still Life
- 3 2. Red Wine and Valentines
- 4 3. Tasting Flights and Classics
- 5 4. Mimosas and Florals
- 6 5. Sparkling Sangria and Solar Systems
- 7 6. Mocktails and Tropical Landscapes
- 8 7. Hot Cider and Fall Foliage
- 9 8. Witch’s Brew and Little Monsters
- 10 9. Mulled Wine and Homey Holidays
- 11 Artist’s Collective Can Bring Your Paint and Sip Ideas to Life
If you’re not familiar with sip and paint events, we’ve put together a little guide to help you get started. The main things you’ll need to provide include:
- Beverages (alcoholic for the 21+ crowd or non-alcoholic for kids and non-drinkers)
- Paint supplies
- A theme, guide, or lesson for your paint project
- A venue
Paint and sip parties tend to last anywhere from one to three hours. You and your guests can expect things to get a little messy, so it’s helpful to dress accordingly. Now, let’s take a look at some ideas for hosting a paint and sip event in 2024.
1. Hot Toddies and Still Life
After the long and hectic holiday season, everyone can use a little time to relax and enjoy some stillness. For this sip and paint party, offer soothing and immune-supporting drinks like the classic Hot Toddy, a mixture of hot tea, honey, fresh lemon juice, and a shot of whiskey (which you can omit for non-drinkers). The still life is an examination of everyday objects, from teapots to cut fruit. It’s perfect for every skill level, as even a simple or abstract still life is tranquil!
2. Red Wine and Valentines
Valentine’s Day can be fun for everyone, whether you’re celebrating it with other couples, your gal pals, or the kiddos. Sip a red wine of your choice (consider Merlot for an earthier profile and Port for a sweeter taste) or a classic fruit punch while celebrating love through art. Recreate vintage Valentine’s Day card imagery or go for a modern twist with candy heart pop art.
3. Tasting Flights and Classics
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated paint party idea, consider putting together a tasting flight and charcuterie board packed with cheeses, meats, fruit, and crackers. Gather your adult friends to recreate a classic piece of art like Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Gustav Klimt’s Garden Cat. Our artists can assist in the instruction and provide trace canvases so that everyone can take home something they’re proud of, regardless of skill level.
4. Mimosas and Florals
If a Saturday morning brunch is calling your name, why not turn brunch into a paint and sip party, complete with mimosas? Just about any style of art will pair nicely with brunch, but we’re keen on a floral theme that is equal parts cozy and cute. If you want to up the coziness factor, you can host your mimosas and florals party at home, and we’ll bring all the art supplies to you!
5. Sparkling Sangria and Solar Systems
If you and your friends are space lovers, whip up a galaxy-inspired sparkling sangria, using champagne or prosecco to give it that starry fizz. This is also a great theme for a paint party for kids, in which case you can serve fruit-infused sparkling apple or grape juice. As for what to paint, you’ve got a whole universe of options, from the planets in our own solar system to a star-strewn sky.
6. Mocktails and Tropical Landscapes
When you’re throwing an alcohol-free paint and sip event, you don’t have to offer run-of-the-mill options like sparkling water and soda. For this paint and sip idea, try some fun and flirty mocktail recipes like an alcohol-free Piña Colada, and start manifesting your next tropical vacation. From the beautiful leaves of the rainforest to a dazzling sunset over a white-sand beach, there are plenty of tropical landscapes to choose from to bring this party to life.
7. Hot Cider and Fall Foliage
We don’t get to enjoy the typical transition from summer to fall here in Corona, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the beauty of autumn with a fall-themed paint and sip event! Heat up some cider (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, depending on your guests) and garnish your mugs with cinnamon sticks or a few fresh cranberries. Create a beautiful piece of fall decor by painting colorful leaves as they drift through the air.
8. Witch’s Brew and Little Monsters
Halloween kicks off yet another busy holiday season, and a Halloween paint party for kids is a great way to celebrate with close friends and family. You can get as creative as you want when making witch’s brew, mixing ingredients like ginger ale and pineapple juice in a big black pot or cauldron. Sit back and relax or get hands-on while our artists walk your little ones through the creation of their own cute and spooky monster!
9. Mulled Wine and Homey Holidays
As you get back into the swing of winter holidays in 2024, carve out some time to spend with your chosen family. Drinking a mug of mulled wine and spending quality time with your closest friends can be just what you need to stay grounded for the next month or two. To get into the holiday spirit, paint homey holiday scenes in the style of Thomas Kinkade or Norman Rockwell (which will also make a great gift!).
Artist’s Collective Can Bring Your Paint and Sip Ideas to Life
If you’re looking to embrace new levels of wellness in 2024, it’s time to start making more time for friends, family, and fun. Nothing brings those three together as perfectly as a paint and sip party, and Artist’s Collective can bring your paint and sip ideas to life.
You can book our Dos Lagos venue or hire our instructors to come to you. Our event packages include tons of customizable add-ons, from our 360 photo booth to trace canvases, bar service, live DJing, and more. Contact us to start planning your next paint and sip event in 2024!