Host a fun Moms Day Out with a paint party and create trendy canvases!
I have recently started hosting a monthly Craft Day with my girlfriends. It has been super fun to get creative, try new crafting techniques, and have an outlet for “mom” talk! We have had a blast making fun things together.
Before I started this monthly day of crafting, I hosted a social artworking party for my friends where we painted canvases together. Basically a painting party! We all painted the same project, with detailed instructions on how to complete each step, but with the ability to interpret the directions how we wanted to. It was so fun to see how they all came out! And it definitely opened up the idea of hosting a creative day with my friends more often.
I invited my friends and suggested they bring their favorite snack – enough to share. I was going to bring the drinks – bottled water and sangria! My aunt made this adorable snowman cheese ball. Isn’t it the cutest?
I also needed a venue to host the paint party as my house wasn’t going to be big enough. One of the ladies offered her home which worked out perfectly!
We had selected a couple of different canvases we liked (Bessie and Be Brave), each lady picking the one she wanted to work on because, let’s face it, even though we’re all friends our tastes run differently. Not everyone wanted to work on the same design.
Instead of looking at this event as a “class,” we looked at it more as learning a new craft together and getting our social on.
I brought along some folding tables and a roll of kraft paper to give us plenty of work surfaces for our easels. 2-3 canvases were set up at each table giving us plenty of elbow room. And all close enough together that we could still chat and catch up with each other.
I love that hosting a Social Artworking party can be as simple as selecting the design and how many people will be attending on the Party Planner part of the website. The amount of paint and number of items needed for the event will be pre-selected and will show up in a big box right at at your door.
We took our time painting, snacking on our delicious treats while waiting for paint to dry before moving on to the next step. We could have used a hairdryer to speed things up, but that would take away from our eating time. Did I mention we had dips galore as well as a scrumptious quiche and insanely delicious homemade cream puffs? These ladies know their snacks!
The directions that come with each canvas are very clear cut with picture descriptions to help visualize the steps. We discussed a bit certain steps and checked out one another’s canvases as we went along.
I have some pretty creative friends, and some used the directions more as guidelines and added their own special touches to their canvas. Some of us decided to add pretty flowers to Bessie! The flower colors were made by simply mixing paint colors that came with the two designs.
I don’t think any two canvases came out the same which is WONDERFUL! We had so much fun hanging out together, eating, chatting, and creating. And being able to walk away from the day with a tangible item leaves us with some great memories and something awesome for our walls.