Tomorrow, my first daughter will turn six years old. How time flies, right?! Now that she is in grade school, a birthday party including both family AND friends is a MUST. After looking over many birthday party venues in New Orleans, we decided on Sip and Paint.
While my Mother works there as an artist and teacher, it is not the only reason we could not wait to host a party at Sip and Paint. For starters, the entire place was decorated with signs and streamers complete with balloons outside to let guests know where they could find the action. When we arrived, little easels were set up on several tables and my Mom was hard at work sketching the design the kids would paint. About a week prior to the party, Lily had decided that she wanted to paint Hello Kitty! We quickly placed our cake and refreshments on the provided table and Lily was ready to welcome her classmates. It really was the easiest set up I have ever done for a birthday party!
When most of our guests had arrived, the kids each chose a spot at the tables and got ready to paint. My Mom did an excellent job leading the class and letting the kids know that there are NO mistakes, just be creative! In no time, our budding artists were each painting their own canvas and the parents were amazed at how well they did. Honestly, I think it was very hard for the parents to resist picking up a brush and painting, too!
While we waited for paint to dry, we sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed cake, refreshments and even popcorn (which was included in the party!). Just after putting the finishing touches our their masterpieces, the kids gathered for a group photo with their canvases with big smiles on their faces.
Lily’s Sip and Paint party was a great experience. The kids had an absolute blast and left with the painting they created to hang in their own rooms. And from a parents’ perspective, this party was ridiculously easy. We walked in only fifteen minutes before party time, set down our cake and then were free to enjoy the party with our daughter. Sip and Paint took care of everything and allowed us to have just as much fun as our guests.
Thank you, Sip and Paint, for making my daughter’s 6th birthday a party to remember! We will definitely be back!