My Neighbor Brunch Painting Party is sponsored by Social Artworking. As always, all opinions shared are my own.
Happy first day of March, friends! Was this February not the longest short month ever?! I’m soooo ready for spring, who else? Spring weather, spring decor, spring fashion, spring parties… all of it. Can’t wait!
Y’all know I love my Social Artworking parties and for this round, I decided to take the opportunity to invite my neighbors. I met many of my neighbors pretty recently and had no idea I lived so close to many awesome ladies! I thought a brunch painting party would be a fun opportunity to get to know them better and of course have some fun painting (and brunching!) I highly recommend throwing one for your neighbors or some girlfriends. I’ll even share my cute invitations with you to customize with your party info! 😉 You can download the blank template here.
The hardest part of having a Social Artworking party is always choosing which design to go with, I mean check out the selection… there are tons of designs! Given my love of peonies I had to go with the Abstract Peonies design and it’s so perfect for spring. I also thought it would be a fun challenge since the other designs I’ve done haven’t been in the abstract style.
Tips for Hosting a Brunch Painting Party
The food and decor for a brunch painting party can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. For the menu I had mini muffins from the grocery store, Rosemary Citrus Scones that can be made even a few days ahead, a fresh fruit bowl, a yogurt/granola/berry parfait bar and a breakfast casserole that I made the night before so that all I had to do was pop it in the oven in the morning and set out the rest of the food. And of course coffee and mimosas!
For decor, I picked up some flowers from the grocery store (this party was a one-stop shop!) and for a little extra decor I cut out some paper peonies with my Cricut machine and taped them on to the water cups for each painting station. They doubled as party favors! You can see how to make the paper peonies here.
I decided to paint my canvas ahead of time so that I could display it for reference (and decor!). I ended up with an extra canvas due to one of my neighbors not being able to make it so I begged Ryan to paint one with me. He reluctantly agreed and he surprised himself with how well his turned out and uncovered a creative side he didn’t know he had. Note to self: future date night at home idea. 😉
For the painting stations, I covered the tables with kraft paper and gave each person a copy of the instructions in case they wanted to follow along with them visually. Each station was ready to play with paint brushes, a water cup for cleaning brushes in between colors, plenty of napkins or paper towels (for wiping brushes after cleaning), a palette with all of the paint colors (a plastic or styrofoam plate will work just fine or check out my Dollar Tree deviled egg tray palette hack here!) and the easel with the canvas set up.
Part of what makes Social Artworking so attainable is the option to trace the design onto the canvas before painting with carbon paper and a template (like I did here), so you can either offer that as an option (some wanted to try it freehand) or you can even do the tracing as part of the set up to save on time if you’d like.
Once brunch was done these girls got down to business!
Look at their beautiful pieces! My neighbors were all excited (and some surprised!) about how well their Abstract Peonies turned out!
If you haven’t seen any of my previous Social Artworking parties, the painting party logistics couldn’t be easier. The online store is easy to navigate and has a party planner where you simply choose your design and how many people you’ll have at your painting party. The planner will tell you exactly what supplies you need and how many. Easy breezy, right?!
Then everything you need to set up your own little painting party studio comes right to your door. There are very simple step by step directions to follow along for painting any design, along with some paint brush and painting skill basics to set any level of artist (or non-artist) up for a piece of art they will love and be proud to display in their home. There is even a party planning schedule to help you execute a fun (and stress-free!) painting party of your own. Honestly it’s a great schedule to hold on to and adapt for any type of party!
How fun would it be to have your own Brunch Painting Party with your friends or neighbors? I’d love for you to take a peek at the designs and let me know which you would choose!