A Happy Birthday at Sip and Paint!

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.

In fact, if the parents want to have a little fun of their own, check out the Walk in Wednesdays or even book a party! Don’t miss a thing by “liking” Sip and Paint on Facebook!

Thank you, Sip and Paint, for making my daughter’s 6th birthday a party to remember!  We will definitely be back!

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion/experience.  While a discount was given, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. marybeth @ babygoodbuys.com says:

    That looks like SO much fun!! I’m not crafty at all, and this place looks like a fabulous way for a mom like me to help my kids be craftier!

    Also, I’m jealous of that easy setup. If I lived anywhere remotely near the place, I would have crashed your party!

  2. What a fun birthday party! I wish we had something like this in our area. Happy birthday to her.

  3. Aw, that looks like such a fun time! Happy birthday to her!!

  4. Fabgrandma says:

    That is just the most unique party I have heard of! I know those kids enjoyed it, and will remember it for a very long time. Those Hello Kitty paintings turned out so cute!

  5. Cecelia Mecca says:

    I wish we had a Sip & Paint! Maybe they can franchise up North? Looks like a ton for fun! 🙂

  6. We had a blast at the party!! Wyatt is so impressed that he painted the football all by himself. This party place is definitely on our short list for next year.

  7. How awesome, I would die for a place like that in our area- what a perfect day!!!

  8. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    How cool! It looks like it was a great birthday party 😉

  9. I want to do this SO bad! Looks like they had a ton of fun. Such cute kids.


  10. My neice does parties like this and she knows Auntie Tammy will always paint something too. I love it. Looks like a great party!

  11. What are great party–Happy Birthday, looks like it was a fun one!

  12. What a cool idea for a kids party. So much better than Chuck E. Cheese. When my kids were growing up all we had available was swimming or ice skating.

  13. Oh wow, that looks like a great place to go for a party. Zoe loves arts and crafts! Cool! I’ll have to see what we have like it here

  14. Tricia @Nightowlmama says:

    Oh is that tooo cute. I love it. Wish we had something like that around here
    Looks like everyone had a great time

    happy birthday to your daughter

  15. That sounds like SO much fun!

  16. So cute! What an amazing job those kids did.

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