Are you planning on hosting or teaching a paint and sip party in your home or at another location? If so, how are you planning on inviting your guests?
Are you going to simply text everyone to let them know when and where the paint party is happening, or are you going to send out actual invitations?
These days, many people don’t see the need in mailing out invitations when they can simply send them via text or Messenger.
But, just because you are doing things online, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t send an invitation that actually looks like a traditional party invitation.
Today we are going to take a look at how to create paint and sip party invitations, both physical and those that will be sent via email or text.
Let’s get started.
Design Your Invitations
As an artist, I always recommend that paint party organizers design their own invitations. You don’t necessarily need to be an artist to use online design software to create just about anything, including party invitations.
There are several ways that you can create your invitations. I like to start by coming up with a few designs on paper, and then figure out which elements of each design I like.
Then, I can set about designing the invitation using these elements. Once I have the basic design drawn, I scan it into my computer to make it a jpeg file.
You may want to use other types of files. A jpeg file is just easier for me since I am also a photographer and that is what I am used to using.
Here are some of the elements your paint and sip party invitation should include:
- Title for the paint party
- Location of the paint and sip event
- Date and time for the painting party
- Name of the person you are inviting (different for each invitation)
- What to bring (BYOB, snacks, art supplies, what to wear, etc.)
Drop Some Hints
I like to drop a few hints into my paint party invitations.
For instance, if I know exactly what type of painting I will be teaching, I often use a sample of the painting as the background for the invitation.
Make sure that you add to the invitation to let people know that this is what they will be painting. This is going to help them to prepare for what they are about to learn.
This is where having some photo editing skills can come in pretty handy. You will need to take a photo of the painting that will be used for the sip party.
Next, use photo editing software to fade the photo out as much as possible, while still being able to see what the picture is. This is so you can type over the photo and all of the information about the party will be visible.
Hand-Written Paint Party Invitations
Maybe I’m a bit old-fashioned, but when it comes to painting party invitations, I do prefer to create hand-written invitations. Then, whenever possible, I mail or even hand-deliver the invitations to the people I am inviting.
Even in this age of technology, you might be surprised to find out just how much people still appreciate receiving hand-written party invitations.
Use an Invitation Template
If you want to create an invitation for your sip and paint party but don’t know how to do it, you are in luck. There are many different sip and paint templates available on the Internet that you can use for free.
I suggest doing a Google search for “paint and sip party invitations”. You will find all kinds of design templates that will be perfect for your paint and sip party.
These templates are pre-designed, so you don’t have to spend any time designing them yourself. All you have to do is add the party information, such as the date, time, and location.
One of the things I like most about paint party invitation templates is that they can be altered with your invitation. You are simply using the template to get you started. Filling in all of the information is completely up to you.
These digital, printable invitation templates are great for painting parties. You can choose from numerous samples, from paint splatter to art designs to, as I mentioned, a sample of the painting that you will be doing at your paint party.
You will find loads of original content, images, vectors, backgrounds, and more that you can use for your invitations. Many websites offer graphic editing tools, so you can make the invitation completely unique to your paint event.
Send out Invites Via Texts and Phone Calls
These days, people don’t seem to send out actual invitations as much as they used to. Instead, they rely on phone calls, emails or more often than not, texting to invite people to paint and sip parties.
Rather than simply sending out a text to invite someone to your sip night, you might want to consider creating a little graphic image to go with it.
I often use invitation templates to create text message invitations for paint parties. Create it as if you were going to print it. Then, copy the image, and paste it into the texts, making sure that you have changed the invitee’s name for each text.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can create and send invitations for paint and sip parties. The method you choose will depend on several factors, including who you are inviting, where your guests live, whether people prefer regular mail or email, whether people prefer texts, etc.
It may be that you will need to create a variety of different types of sip and paint invitations, depending on your guests. Don’t look at this as work. Simply think of it as one more step in the creative process to get you excited for the paint and sip event you are hosting/teaching.
Finally, don’t forget to check my tips on how to host paint parties.
Sari Green is a semi-professional artist and professional writer. She has been hosting paint & sip parties for the past couple of years, and truly enjoys helping other people to create their very own masterpieces. She loves to create, and you never know what she’s going to come up with next!