Paint and sip parties are super popular right now, but they’re a little hard to pull off in the privacy of your own home. Instead, why not try a color and sip party? This is the perfect way to introduce your friends to your adult coloring obsession while providing an opportunity for everyone to catch up with each other.
Colorful paper lanterns are the perfect decor choice for this type of celebration, especially since they’re easy to fold up and reuse again after your event is over. Amazon has a multicolored six pack of lanterns for just over $10, but you should be able to find some pretty much wherever party supplies are sold.
For quick and easy DIY decor, try folding some of your old coloring pages into festive origami flowers. The design featured below is fairly easy to complete, even if you have no previous origami experience. Our Turn Coloring Pages Into Festive Origami Flowers article has the details.
Origami cranes made from old coloring pages are another cute and quick DIY decor idea. Our Turn Your Favorite Coloring Page Into an Origami Crane article explains.
If you have a little more time, I’m loving this colored pencil flower in a paint bucket craft. This would be the perfect way to use up pencils you purchased for your coloring but didn’t like. Or, you could simply head over to your local dollar store and buy the cheapest brand you can find since you’re not actually going to be coloring with them. Get the instructions at Sew a Fine Seam.
Of course, you’ll need a stylish way to display your supplies for the event. Organizing your colored pencils, gel pens, or markers by color in mason jars placed inside a narrow tray is simple yet effective. Photo courtesy of A Well Appointed Desk.
Another thing I like to do to set the mood when I’m having guests over is diffuse essential oils. Lavender is my personal favorite, but you can learn more about other stress relieving picks in our Using Aromatherapy to Enhance Your Adult Coloring Experience article.
As far as adult coloring books go, I’d suggest sticking to simpler designs that won’t take hours to complete since your guests will be talking as they’re coloring. Note cards are perfect for a color and sip party due to their smaller size. I like Don’t Quit Your Daydream, but there are lots of others out there to choose from.
If you’re on a tight budget and don’t already have a big collection of books to share, the free printable coloring book from The Togetherness Project is sure to please.
Wine & Cheese
Keep your wine glasses separate with these stylish and colorful Swarovski crystal magnetic wine charms available via Amazon. They’re perfect for use with stemless wine glasses and don’t clank or dangle when you take a drink.
Another fun idea would be to skip the wine charms and let your guests doodle on their glasses using these wine markers. The set comes with four different metallic colors you can use to write directly on your glasses and the ink easily washes off with soap and water.
Since your main focus is coloring, you don’t need to serve much in the way of food. However, a good cheese board is always appreciated. Learn how to make yours look picture perfect with the tips at Style Me Pretty. Real Simple also has some helpful ideas in their ‘Plan a Cheese Party’ slideshow.
Send Your Guests Home with a Special Treat
Who says goodie bags are just for kids? Send your guests home with some of your favorite free printable coloring pages in a pretty folder. If you want to be super generous, throw in this lovely no-sew pencil holder. Small + Friendly shows you how to make it.
Another good idea would be to create your own pencil pouches using coloring pages, duct tape, and Ziploc bags. Our Use Your Favorite Coloring Pages to Make Cute Custom Storage Pouches article explains how.
No time to make party favors? Amazon has several cute yet affordable pencil pouches and cases. The purple vintage style roll-up case pictured below is just $2. It would be perfect for stashing a small collection of on-the-go coloring supplies.