Do you need some fresh ideas for your next painting gathering? These 20 paint party ideas are the perfect inspiration for your upcoming event!

When looking into hosting your own gathering, these paint party ideas can help you organize an amazing event that everyone will enjoy! This is a great list to keep pinned so you never run out of ideas.

Painting Ideas for Your Next Event 

First up, make sure you have some ideas for what to paint! Here’s a fan favorite collection of things to create.

1. DIY Noodle Board

Customize your own noodle board stovetop cover by following this simple tutorial that features a giant flower. So fun!

paint party idea - paint a noodle board with hand painted sunflower and stenciled words "simply blessed" and bottles of acrylic paint

2. Ombre Butterfly Art

Follow this ombre butterfly painting tutorial to create a bright and stunning art piece!

3. Starry Night

This easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a gorgeous painting inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

4. Wreath Painting

Learn how to paint easy leaves to create gorgeous wreath paintings. This is one that works for all seasons.

5. Wooden Porch Sign

Paint a beautiful vertical sign for your front door with this welcome sign painting tutorial!

6. Sunflower Painting

Paint an inspiring sunflower painting that you can give as a gift to a loved one. See the step-by-step tutorial here.

acrylic painting of sunflowers by Heidi Easley

7. Farm-Inspired Sign

Follow this easy tutorial to create this fun wooden rooster (or chicken) sign! You can go bold or simple in your design. 

8. Butterfly Door Hangers

Paint your own beautiful and unique butterfly hanger for your door.

9. Paint A Camper

Create a cute painted camper on either wood or canvas for a rustic piece of home decor.

10. Whimsical Beach Scene

Try painting a fun palm tree design with this tutorial, perfect for summertime or anytime you want some color in your life!

acrylic painting with palm tree, flower and waves

11. Mason Jar Door Hanger

Choose your paint colors based on the look you want to create farmhouse-inspired art for your home. Check out the step-by-step tutorial here

12. Cowboy Boot Hangers

Follow this adorable cowboy boot door hanger tutorial to paint this southern-style decoration!

Food and Drink Ideas for Your Gathering

These 5 refreshments will cater to every person at your painting event:

1. Crackers and Cheese

Want to host a painting party with some tasty finger foods? Grab some cheese and crackers, and you are good to go! Everyone loves this kind of snack. You can make it as fancy or as simple as you’d like. I love to dress up my cheese plates with fresh fruit like grapes and strawberries too.

Pro tip: grab a box of gluten-free crackers just in case one of your guests needs it!

2. Fresh Fruit

Speaking of fruit, fresh fruit is a healthy snack option when hosting a painting party. You can have a platter of fresh fruit ready for anyone who is feeling peckish. You can opt to create a dip for it as well if you are feeling ambitious.

3. Cookies or Brownies

Cookies and brownies are a crowd-pleaser if you are hosting any kind of get-together!

4. Nacho Bar

Y’all know I had to bring in some TexMex into this! I love a good nacho bar, and it’s so easy to put together! Make some chicken and/or seasoned ground beef, then set it out along with shredded lettuce, chips, salsa, and of course…cheese!

5. Don’t Forget the Drinks!

For refreshments, you can have a selection of sodas for everyone to choose from.

Punch is another great option and can be poured into a pretty bowl for a fancy flair at your painting party!

Ideas for Taking Your Party Virtual 

I love teaching my paint parties both in person and online! Did you know you can still make money teaching art without ever leaving your couch? It’s true!

filming multiple videos in one day

Want to have a painting gathering online? Here are 3 ways to get started:

1.  Teach a Paint Party

One of the best ways to have a fun virtual paint party is to teach one! Have a specific goal in mind and host a painting party where everyone gets to learn something new.

2.  Create a Paint Party Membership

Creating a painting party membership is a fun way to build a virtual community of art lovers! Not only can you earn a living as an artist this way, but you’ll also get to spend time with other artsy people like yourself.

3. Make it into a Business

One of the best paint party ideas is to turn your events into a business. This step-up will allow you to create a more fulfilling and useful painting party, as well as provide for your own family!

Join Paint Party Headquarters!

group of women at a paint party

For more details on how to create your own painting party business, join the Paint Party Headquarters! Because yes – it is possible to make a living as an artist!!

Also, for more tutorials on painting and running a business, you can follow my YouTube channel.

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20 Must try paint party ideas with image of various paintings