The holiday season can be so busy that many of us often feel depleted rather than joyful. Plan a Christmas painting party with your friends to enjoy an evening that replenishes your soul! Hosting a girl’s night is a great way to spend the night hanging out with your besties, sipping wine, and creating art you’ll love for years to come.

The holiday season is filled to the gills with work parties, school parties, and family gatherings. All that holly jolly celebrating can leave you feeling more worn out than filled with Christmas cheer.

I have an idea that will help. Host a Christmas painting party!

Now, I get it. The thought of hosting anything “extra” during the holiday season may seem like too much to add to your plate. But, I promise, it’s easier to do than you think, and the rewards are more than worth the effort.

The fun time with friends will definitely be nourishing for the soul! And it’s a great way to incorporate time for a gift exchange or white elephant party during such a hectic season.

collage of project ideas to make when hosting a Christmas painting party

How To Host A Christmas Painting Party

A memorable holiday paint party that’ll be the talk of the town for years to come is just a little bit of planning away. Here’s my simple process to cover all the bases and be ultra-prepared for a stress-free evening of painting and fun.

1. Invite Your Friends

Pick a day at least a couple of days in advance that works for your schedule, and let everyone know about your event. Although you can take the time to print and send paper invites, I find that time is in short supply during the holiday season. 

You can just email an Evite or text the special ladies on your list. It doesn’t need to be fancy. 🙂

Snowman image you can make at a girl's night Christmas painting party

Should I charge for a Christmas painting party?

It’s totally up to you, and there’s no one right decision. At the very least, I do recommend charging something to cover your costs. On the other hand, if you think about it, your friends will be appreciative of the effort you go to and will want to support you!

table with snowy Christmas tree art

2. Decide What You’ll Paint

Before you can gather your supplies, you have to determine what supplies you need! The way to do that is to decide what you’ll be painting. 

Here are a few fun ideas to try:

Painted Merry Christmas sign

3. Gather And Prepare Your Christmas Painting Party Supplies

It’s time to go shopping! Here’s a general list of the things you’ll want to make sure you have on hand:

  • Canvases
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint (acrylic or latex)
  • Palettes
  • Painter’s tape (optional)

Don’t forget the drinks and snacks! Some delicious ideas might include: 

  • Mulled wine
  • Moscow Mules
  • Mocktails such as Christmas punch
  • Holiday peppermint bark
  • Charcuterie boards
  • Finger foods
  • Holiday cookies

Don’t go overboard or overthink this! The idea here is to provide some simple drinks and snacks to enjoy together as you paint and exchange gifts.

Christmas painting party project idea: painted mini ceramic trucks

4. Host Your Christmas Painting Party

All the planning and hard work are done! Now all you have to do is set up your tables, enjoy the evening. Make sure you walk your guests through the design and any paint mixing or painting techniques they’ll need to know to be successful.

Your goal is to make it easy for them so they can relax and have a great time!

Christmas painting party idea: VW Bus with a Christmas tree tied on top.

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