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Girls Night In Party Idea and Wine Suggestions
What is your favorite general type of wine (leave your favorite wine in the comments!)?
Painting and Pinot
I am sure you have all heard of the places that you paint with friends and drink wine, right? Well, did you also know that they will come to your home and host a party there? This is what friends and I did a few weeks ago in my home. I provided ample wine and treats and they came to paint and enjoy!
Keys to Success:
- About 8-10 attendees. It keeps the party size small enough so that the artist can help everyone if needed.
- Wine (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Fun friends!
- Plan to host in an area with tile floors- the paint did get on them but it comes out easily with rubbing alcohol.
- Plan 2 weeks ahead of time.
- Tip your artist for the fun!
- Cold hors d'oeuvres (Try picking a few of your favorite cheeses, something like gouda, havarti or brie. A few crackers, olives and chocolates are nice too. If you ask when you are purchasing wine, cheese pairings may be suggested.)
- Hot hors d'oeurves (Do something that you can leave in a slow cooker and put in philo cups so that you do not have to monitor it throughout the party.)
We all had a great time painting our shotgun style houses (think New Orleans, Louisiana). It was a great excuse to get all of the girls together while our significant others were away hunting or whatever they do without us (yay for girl time!)...
As you will see in the photo below, everyone's shotgun house looked very different! Anyone is capable of painting this, because, although I am crafty, I am not an artist and mine still came out just fine. The artist will walk you step by step through the painting and all mistakes can be corrected (They also set up and clean up and do not rush you to finish).
It is easy to find a painting and wine location near you. Simply enter "painting and wine" in your search engine and you will be surprised to find how many are near you!
Wine Suggestions for decent price range to bring or supply for your event:
- Justin Cabernet Sauvignon ~$30
- Las Rocas Garnacha ~$10
- Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon ~$40
- Coppola Merlot ~$18
- Evolution ~$18
- Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc ~$19
- Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ~$20
- Sonoma Cutrer coast Chardonnay ~24
(To find these wines, check out your local wine cellar or enter into your search engine for options to ship to you.)
Another suggestion is to go to your favorite local wine cellar and tell them about how much you want to spend per bottle. Have them pick you a selection of wines to choose. I used to do this all the time because it gives you a chance to explore different wines by the direction of a wine connoisseur. Ask him/her to put together a range of flavors of whites and reds so that you try a few out of your comfort zone. You may be surprised at which new aromas pique your senses!