There comes a time in every grown woman’s life when going clubbing becomes an activity reserved only for bachelorette parties and reminding significant others what you’re working with. (Ahem, don’t make me pull out THAT dress;))!
For all other times, I like to unwind and recharge in ways that allow me to have fun while exploiting all the benefits of being a sophisticated, urban-dwelling legal adult. One amazingly cool “grown woman” activity I’ve been into lately is painting parties.
I recently signed up for Muse Paint Bar in Tribeca with my bae, Gabby and it totally lived up to our grown woman expectations. Not only was it super affordable (classes start at $39 per person) and laidback, but it was also really easy to create the actual painting. I’m totally here for any activity where I can destress by laughing with my friends, have a good glass of wine and let my creative side free.
Whether you need a break from taking over the world or a new entertaining activity for you and your boos, here are 5 Reasons Every Grown Woman Should Try A Painting Party:
It’s Fun As **** – It really is. Everyone in the class is there to have a good time. Whether you go alone or with your girlfriends, you’ll find yourself giggling with the stranger across from you and asking her how she got the paint that shade of periwinkle blue.
You’re Not In Competition With Anyone – There is something amazingly disarming and wonderfully refreshing about a structured group activity that allows your creative individuality to still shine through. I found myself admiring the paintings of the women around me, but still feeling very pleased with the one I created. Sure their trees may have been fuller than mine, but I loved the way the colors of the water met the sky in my painting. Oh, if only the world was one big painting party.
There’s Booze – Muse Paint Bar has it’s own bar, but many painting party studios are BYOB. So, all your nervousness about creating the ‘perfect’ masterpiece will gently fade away as lose yourself in the swirl of colors and sweet Chardonnay.
The Instructor Is Your Guide But Let’s You Be You – Want to paint the sky green and the lake orange and add flames to the tree? Great. Do you. The instructor is here to guide you through each part of canvas but isn’t running a paint-by-numbers sweatshop. They are totally happy to help you follow along with recreating the work at hand or help you add your own personal flare. You get to determine your creative vision and feel comfortable knowing someone will help you with it.
You’ll Feel Pride Every Time You Get To Tell Someone “I Painted That” – I personally feel that everyone woman should own some creative that she made herself from soup to nuts. There is nothing like the pride you feel when someone asks, where did you get that and you get to say, I made it. I dare you to try not to crack a smile. You won’t be able to.
-XOXO Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress