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"How to Host the Perfect Art Night with Friends: Tips and Tricks"

Host Your Own Art Party: Fun, Friends, and Creativity!

There's nothing quite like a party to bring friends and family together. So why not make it an art party? All you need are some creative ideas, tasty snacks, and maybe some "adult beverages"!

Hosting an art party is a wonderful way to connect with friends and family for a truly memorable experience. It offers a unique opportunity to come together, share laughs, and create beautiful art in a relaxed and fun environment. An art party encourages everyone to unleash their creativity, making it a delightful way to bond and enjoy each other’s company. Plus, the joy of creating something unique adds a special touch to your time together. So, gather your loved ones and make your next get-together an unforgettable art-filled celebration!

First, decide on the project you want to create with your guests—perhaps a watercolor project. One of my favorites is watercolor greeting cards, which can be as simple or complex as you like. Another popular option is floral wall art in watercolor, which, like the greeting cards, can be tailored to your guests' skill levels. Finally, consider making fairy lights mason jars. Below, I've covered the basics you'll need for each project. Enjoy!



Watercolor Greeting Cards


Kick things off with one of my favorites, a watercolor greeting cards party. It’s a blast and perfect for any skill level. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Package of Watercolor cards with envelopes (grab extra if you have a big group)

  • Michael's-Hobby Lobby

  • Watercolor paints (any kind will do)

  • Ink stamps with messages like “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Holidays” (Amazon)

  • Printed poems and greetings (scallop-edged scissors add a cute touch)

  • Extra ribbon and bows for an added touch

Lay everything out so your guests can dive right in. Let them pick their favorite designs, stamps, and poems, and then get creative!




Watercolor Wall Art


Another great project is watercolor wall art, especially florals. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Simple photos of flowers for tracing

  • Watercolor Paper- 9x12 works well

  • Watercolor paints and brushes

  • Pencils and erasers

Find a bright, well-lit area with lots of window space so your guests can use the windows as lightboxes to trace their designs onto watercolor paper. Once traced, it’s time to paint and let their creativity flow!


Fairy Lights Mason Jars




This project is always a hit: fairy lights mason jars. You’ll need:

  • Small mason jars

  • Dried flowers

  • Mod Podge

  • Cutouts of fairies

  • Battery-operated tea candles

  • Ribbon or string

Set everything out buffet-style so guests can choose their flowers and fairy cutouts. First, paint a layer of Mod Podge on the outside of the jar, add the flowers, and then another layer of Mod Podge. Add the fairy cutouts and Mod Podge one more time, let everything dry, and pop in the candle. For a finishing touch, tie some string around the rim of the jar so it can hang.

And there you have it—an enchanting craft everyone will love!

Make this one a fairy tea party for an extra special party.


Snacks and Drinks

Keep the snacks simple and easy to eat at the crafting table. Think fruit, nuts, cheeses, finger sandwiches, and cookies. And don’t forget the drinks! Offer a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to keep everyone happy.


Ready to Host?

The trick is to keep it simple and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Most items can be gotten at the local dollar bin.

If you’d love a little extra help, I can guide you through these steps at your next party. Let’s schedule your event today! Email me at marthasfinearts@outlook.com.

Happy crafting, and enjoy your art party!

 

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