This weeks Five Minute Friday prompt is VERY random…it is PAINT. I love this word! It is also giving me the perfect motivation to write about my sister’s Bachelorette Party at Painting With A Twist!!
As my sisters maid of honor it was my “job” to organize all of the “pre-wedding” parties. Since 90% of the guests were from out of town we had the Bachelorette Party the Wednesday before the wedding and the Bridal Shower the Thursday before the wedding. Because having those events for 5 people would have been lame.
My sister likes to have a good time but she really doesn’t like to drink and she didn’t want to drink too much and feel like crap 3 days before he wedding (can’t blame her there). So I was trying to think of things we could do that we could still have a good time doing. After doing some research and running into dead ends I finally remembered about the Painting With A Twist studio that had opened in town and we even talked about going there for fun. Turns out they do private events. They sent us all the possible paintings, we picked one and everyone signed up.
The really nice thing was everyone was able to sign up online. I just sent the link to everyone via email and they all signed up. On Cyber Monday the studio was selling BOGO gift cards that I purchased and created “Golden Tickets” that I sent with the invitations.
The day of the party was CRAZY! Everyone had just gotten into town and we had been running around like crazy people all day. We rented a vacation home so we spent a good part of the day getting wedding supplies to the vacation home. A few hours before the party we told my sister and the other bridesmaids we’d meet them there around 8:45pm (we made it late since a lot of people were only arriving that day).My cousin, my friend (aka honorary bridesmaid) and I headed to the store to get snacks (mostly chips and dip), brownies, wine, ice, and soda for the evening. My mom had picked up this “Bachelorette” caution tape we used to decorate the table.
I bought my sister a sash (that I’ll be reviewing on the blog in a separate post) and a bride-to-be veil I bought on etsy (you can’t tell in the photo but it lights up). I had to try it out to make sure it all looked right before we headed out 😉
Our instructor was awesome and gave us a ton of breaks to talk and get more drinks and snacks and even played a game with us. It was all washable paint so we played the mustache game.
We all had a great time making the painting. My sister LOVED IT! She thanked me a million times for the party! We were all concentrating really hard because the instructor kept telling us it was okay to talk and have fun. I loved how we all were painting the same painting but each one of them came out differently but still beautiful!
If you live near a Painting With A Twist or other kind of painting or creative studio I highly suggest checking one out. They are a lot of fun and you get to take home whatever you make to hang on your wall.
My original intention was for everyone to meet and go out for dinner before the party but with all the running around everyone had been doing we barely got everything done before the event started. So afterwards we went back to the house, regrouped, and my mom, aunt, and cousin came along for some food…we thought we’d find a bar somewhere near the house we were renting but everything was closed so we ended up at DENNY’S!! ( the first place we went to closed literally 2 minutes later and wouldn’t let the other half of our party in) Thankfully our waitress was awesome and had a great time with us.
*Okay I know this post took WAY more than 5 minutes but it was for a special occasion!!
Patty Mejia Burke says
Wow, sounds like you all had so much fun! Found you through 5MF.
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Thanks! It was a ton of fun! We can’t wait to go back!
That looks like a lot of fun, and definitely something everyone can get involved in!
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Kelly Blackwell says
Looks like a great time! I would love to do something like that. I’ll have to try to get a group together. Nice FMF!
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Yeah it was a ton of fun! Most cities have something similar to it. I think it’s always fun to do something that is creative 🙂
Oh, it was worth the extra minutes and the pictures told the best half of the story! How fun, and those studios are what got me started painting last year. Love the time spent with friends or fellow painters that quickly become your friend as you help each other along …
So much fun! Loved your post!