You know that I always want you as a reader to feel a connection to the person behind the blog and one of my favourite ways to do that is to bring you along to events and fun activities. Well this past Saturday I attended Paint Nite with a few of my friends and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
I’ve seen Paint Nite floating around on social media over the last couple of weeks and it looked like so much fun, so when they reached out to ask if I would like to attend a night I immediately said yes!
Paint Nite is a new sort of event based on having a good time with friends while learning a little something and enjoying a drink or two. Paint Nite partners with various restaurants around the GTA to host a 2 hour session where you learn to execute a specific painting in a fun and stress free environment. They supply all of the paint, brushes, canvases and smocks and you are led by an artist who will take you step by step through whatever painting you are doing.
For me, Paint Nite was at Spring Rolls in Hamilton and we learnt to paint an impressionistic view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. I was a bit nervous because I haven’t even held a paint brush since high school but it was so much fun and so easy that I really think anyone could do it!
I think Paint Nite is a really great event and such a fun way to get people to think creatively while also drinking responsibly. I really like the actual event but I do think it could be improved. Tickets are $50 for 2 hours and while you do get all of the supplies you need to execute the painting, those supplies would only cost a few dollars at a store.
When you arrive you are handed a drink menu and asked to pick one and Paint Nite’s advertising places a huge emphasis on drinking to the point where it seems like at least one drink is included in the $50. I think that is understandable because a $5 drink won’t do much to their overhead cost if it is included but sadly it is not. There were quite a few people at my event who were not happy to be asked to pay for their drink at the end of the night. I think their marketing is misleading and the cost is a bit high. You can get discounts and that brings the cost down but it’s something to consider.
I had a really great time and I’m so happy I went. I do suggest it if you are not bothered by the cost.
I do have a coupon code which will save you 30% off of the original price and that is the word INSTA or TWITTER on the Paint Nite website.