Hostess Guide FAQ
How many people can I have at a painting party? Is there a minimum and maximum?
Our minimum for having a paint party is 5 people (including the hostess) and the maximum is 30.
How much does a paint party cost?
This depends on the type of private party you choose.
How long does a class last?
Adult paint party classes usually last roughly between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. Kids and teen classes are usually shorter. Usually we will also take a short break to allow for the painting to dry between adding layers. While most of my paintings are easy to moderate, a few of my are more intense and will take longer, if this is the case it will be noted by the painting.
Can I serve food or alcohol at my private party?
This is entirely up to you! I suggest light snacks and drink options such as soda, wine, slushies, or beer depending on your guests and the event. You are welcome to bring refreshments to Blue Ice Studio. If you would like a folding table for your refreshments please let me know in advance.
How should I dress?
Aprons will be provided to help protect clothing, but I would not wear anything that would be ruined by a few spots of paint. We will be using acrylic paints which DO stain... so leave nice clothing and purses at home. Painting can be messy!
How do my guests register and pay? Do they need to print their tickets?
Once we have confirmed your party details, I will send you a confirmation email. This email will contain a link with your party event page. Please share this link with your guests.
What if I have someone that wants to attend last minute? Can they pay at the party?
Great! Please call 320-441-8742 to confirm this with me as soon as you can. This will ensure that I can bring the right number of canvases and supplies. I highly encourage guests to RSVP and pay online at least 1 week before the party date, but I will do my best to accommodate last minute guests. Guests can pay with credit card, local check, or cash at the party, but again.... online payments in advance are best to gaurentee guests a spot and supplies!
What if a guest needs to cancel their RSVP? What is your cancellation policy?
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If a guest needs to cancel their reservation, the guest must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours before the party to receive a full refund.
Can you teach two paintings at one party?
Unfortunately, I am only able to teach one painting design per paint party. I want to ensure painters my full attention. If you wish to "do your own painting" design... I will do my best to help you and give you advice when I can!
Do I have to follow the painting being taught?
Absolutely not! Your painting is your own personal masterpiece! I will provide step by step directions and techniques to recreate the painting that you select for your party, but guests are encouraged to make it their own by adding creative and unique twists. Change the colors or the design... it is all up to you. I am there to offer advice and insight every step of the way. For the extremely brave.... create your own painting idea! It is all about having a great time!
Can you bring the party to me? Do you travel?
While I prefer to hold private parties at my location in Clara City, MN for the full art studio experience, I do travel parties as well. For every travel party, there will be an extra $25 fee for set up. If your party is in our local are, anywhere within 30 miles of the Willmar, Raymond, Clara City, MN, there is no mileage fee. For parties further than the local area, I do charge mileage as well.
What if I have my own painting design in mind for the party?
I would love to hear your ideas and custom design a painting for your party! Please email me any ideas or inspirations you have found. I have done custom paintings for many classes. At certain times of the year, I do get very busy.
How do I book you for a different kind of event?
I am very flexible... if a traditional paint party doesn't quite fit your event... please email me so we can discuss some ideas!