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Palette & Prosecco: How to Host a Paint & Sip Party

Want to create a memorable party that combines painting, sipping and plenty of laughter? Whether it’s a work social, a bachelorette party, or a birthday celebration, “Palette and Prosecco” promises an unforgettable experience. In this post, we walk you through the steps to host your own Paint & Sip party.

Tour Australian Artist Lily Nova’s home studio and read more about her creative process in this blog post.

Step 1: Choose Your Venue

First, decide where you want to host your Palette and Prosecco event. It could be your dining room table, a spacious living room, or even a rug in the garden. Ensure there’s enough room for everyone to paint and move around comfortably.

Step 2: Gather Supplies

Art Supplies:

  • Canvases (one per person)
  • Paintbrushes of various sizes
  • Acrylic paints in a variety of colours
  • Easels (optional but recommended for a more professional setup)
  • Water cups for cleaning brushes
  • Paper towels for blotting and cleanup

With just the primary colours: red, blue, and yellow, you have the power to create a whole range of paint colours.


  • A selection of wines, including Prosecco, of course!
  • Non-alcoholic options like sparkling water, juice, or mocktails
  • Light snacks and finger foods

Any excuse for a charcuterie board, right? Click the delectable image above to shop Wine for One by Irina Zahra.


  • Aprons or old T-shirts to protect clothing
  • Table covers or plastic sheets to protect surfaces
  • Palettes for mixing paints (or disposable plates work just fine)


Artist preparing to paint her floral works.

It’s time to relax and let your creativity flow!

Step 3: Select a Painting

Choose a painting that’s suitable for all skill levels. Consider landscapes, abstracts, or simple still life compositions. If you’re not an experienced artist, you can find an array of pre-recorded tutorials online or even hire a local artist to guide the session.

Can’t decide what to paint? Take a page from Artist Lily Nova’s creative practice and paint your own floral arrangement.

Shop botanical art by Australian artists online today!

Step 4: Set the Mood

Encourage your guests to unwind and let their creativity flow by setting the mood with a playlist of relaxing tunes or upbeat party classics. Provide comfortable seating and cozy lighting, and ensure plenty of ventilation if you’re painting indoors.

floral studio artist

Pro tip: keep your space well-ventilated if painting indoors.

Step 5: Sip, Paint, and Socialise

As the name suggests, the “sipping” part is just as important as the painting! Encourage your guests to pour a Prosecco or non-alcoholic drink, mingle, and let their creative juices flow.

Are you tired of watching paint dry? Speed up the drying process with a hairdryer!

Step 6: Share the Experience

Set up an area for guests to display their finished pieces. This creates a sense of accomplishment and allows everyone to appreciate each other’s interpretations.

Shop Lily Nova’s original artwork online; click here.

Party Tip: Capture the Moment

Don’t forget to take photos throughout the event. These memories will be a beautiful reminder of the fun and creativity shared with friends.

Cheers to days filled with art, friendship, and, of course, Prosecco! View this week’s curation, Sun-Kissed Canvases, for artistic toasts to warm weather festivities.

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