If the thought of painting and sipping seems like an odd combination when you hear it for the first time, perhaps you haven't thought about it enough. Parties in which attendees paint on canvases or crafts while enjoying some fine wine are becoming all the rage, and this could be the perfect solution for that bridal shower you've been trying to plan.
Sure, it's fun to take the girls to the spa or have everyone sit and enjoy tea together, but what better way to channel your creative energy than by inspiring each other while creating works of art?
It may all depend on how artistic your circle of friends is, but no one's judging if none of you are the next Van Gogh. Set up easels around the room with miniature canvases, and make sure to have plenty of different paints and brushes. Acrylic paint may be best for a party activity, as oils tend to get messy and won't allow your creations to dry in time for anyone to take them home.
As for the drinking part of the equation, nothing goes better with fine art than the finest of wines, so treat your gals to some specialty pinot grigio or merlot.
Once the fun winds down, encourage guests to keep on keeping on with some art glass wine stoppers and art glass wine charms for bridal shower favors.