From Our Editors
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Wear clothing you don't mind getting a splatter of paint on. Relax, laugh, have fun, and enjoy.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: We bring the party to you.
Lauren Lasater had just returned to the States after teaching English in Japan for three years when she attended her first sip-and-paint party. She had a great time, but as a trained artist herself, she also saw an opportunity. She thought she could duplicate and even improve on the format of the business. Six months after her first party, she kicked off her mobile painting party business, Colors & Cocktails.
Lauren brings her parties anywhere a gathering is at. She provides the easels, canvases, paints, palettes, brushes, aprons, and even the clean-up supplies. All anyone needs to bring is themselves and a pair of clothes they don't mind getting a little paint splatter on. "No prior painting experience is necessary," Lauren says. "We teach step-by-step instruction painting so you and your guests can relax and have fun." Everyone follows along with Lauren to create the same painting using quick-drying acrylic colors, which ensure that your masterpiece is dry before it's time to take it home or award it one of the blue ribbons you keep around the house.