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4 Effective Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

Creative thinking is one of the most important emotional tools that children can develop. One study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that children with vivid imaginations can more effectively deal with physical pain. Creative children have also been found to be more confident, develop better social skills, and learn more quickly in the classroom. Luckily, creativity is a skill that can be honed over time—try employing a few of these creativity-building strategies in your little one!  

Let your child enjoy free time. From homework to violin lessons to soccer practice, kids today are more scheduled than ever before. Allowing your child to have a few hours of designated “free play” to do whatever they want a day can help support creativity in an unstructured environment.

Encourage problem-solving. If your child is older, you can encourage them to be creative by activating their problem-solving skills. Present your child with a simple problem (“Do you have any ideas on how we can make chores more fun?”) and encourage them to create a couple of solutions.

Help them create with friends. Everything is more fun with friends—especially arts and crafts! Hosting a kids painting party can help your little one build social skills and flex their imagination at the same time!

Allow children to have some space all to themselves. Your kids don’t need a fancy play area or a custom-made dollhouse to unlock their imagination. Creating a space that’s all for your son or daughter can do wonders for their imagination—even if it’s just a corner of his or her room devoted entirely to Legos or their favorite train set.

Are you interested in learning more about how the arts can help your child unlock his or her imagination? Pretty in Paint Parties hosts painting parties for kids that can help your little one connect with his or her peers in a fun and innovative environment! Give us a call at 800-381-9512 for more information!

Why You Should Book a Painting Party for Your Child’s Birthday this Fall

What’s a fun, creative activity to do for a children’s birthday party? This can be a difficult question to answer, and coming up with ideas can feel like a job. You could wrack your brain for hours and not come up with anything, so here’s some food for thought: a kid’s painting party. At Pretty In Paint Parties, we’ve found that painting parties for kids have become one of the hottest trends for children’s birthdays, especially during the fall and winter months.

Why are these parties gaining so much popularity? We’ve spelled it all out in this blog for you.

No Weather-Related Challenges

During the autumn months, planning a children’s birthday party can prove to be complicated. Because the weather during these months doesn’t usually cooperate with doing activities outside, finding something to do indoors that can keep the interest of all party-goers is important. With Pretty In Paint Parties, you’ll never have to worry about the weather or keeping kids occupied.

Make Your Party Stand Out

We’ve all been to kids’ birthday parties at a pizza shop or bowling alley. It’s been done thousands of times, and, at this point, it’s getting to be a bit old. If you want to have a birthday party that stands out from the rest, Pretty In Paint Parties is your solution. Not only will it be something new and exciting in the moment, but it’ll also be a great, unique memory for all party-goers after (especially when they take home their canvas).

Fun & Creative

There aren’t a lot of birthday party venues that are fun and also function as a creative outlet. Pretty In Paint Parties come right to you and spark everyone’s creativity. The best thing about our parties is that every person’s painting will look different. Letting some creativity out is great for everyone, and it’s especially fun when you’re having fun with friends at a party.

Paint with Us!  

Parents who want to do something fun and out of the ordinary for their kid’s birthday party this fall — book one of our painting packages! Starting at just $35 a painter, you can host a birthday party where the kids make their own party favors. How great is that?

Interested in having us come to your kid’s birthday party this Fall? Give us a call at 800-381-9512!

4 Healthy Reasons to Host a Paint Party This Fall

If you’ve always been interested in the idea of picking up painting as one of your hobbies, all it takes is one paint party for you to be hooked. Aside from offering a creative outlet for people of all ages, painting can also have a ton of other health benefits. We here at Pretty in Paint Parties can help you schedule an art party for you and a group of friends and family.

Here are just a few of the health benefits from picking up painting as a serious hobby:

Stress Reliever

Regardless of what your line of work is, there is a solid chance you encounter stressful situations on a day-to-day basis. One of the easiest ways to release that stress is by breaking out the paintbrush and starting on a fresh new canvas. Although it may come down to personal preference, both painting solo and in a group setting can help anyone relax and unwind after a stressful day or a long week.

Brain Stimulation

As you get older, it is important to keep your brain in as good shape as you do your body. The act of painting uses both the left and right side of your brain. This stimulation will help keep your brain sharp as you grow older.

Improve Self Confidence

The more and more you paint, the more creative you will feel. That creativity has the potential to spread to your other interests. You may grow to become more confident wearing new styles of clothes and outfits. Finding new themes and styles that fit your life can help you grow to find new interests.

Social Environment

It is just as healthy to get together with friends and family you normally wouldn’t see. Having the girlfriends over for a bottle – or two – of wine and an hour or two painting can be the ultimate distraction from your busy, hectic life.

Anyone looking to host a paint party this fall have come to the right place. We here at Pretty in Paints Parties have been hosting parties throughout the Greater Philadelphia area for years. Give us a call today at 800-381-9512.

3 Fabulous Reasons to Have a Paint Party

We know you’ve always wanted to host a painting party, and with this list, you’ll have all the excuses you need to throw one of your own! Painting parties are an all ages, all experience levels activity. You don’t have to be a trained artist to join the fun, but we’re always seeking other professional artists and paint party enthusiasts who are interested in a low cost painting franchise opportunity to expand their business profile and work within their craft!

Even if you’re not interested in your own franchise painting business, you can still depend on Pretty In Paint Parties to entertain your guests with an evening of art, socializing, and creative expression. Check out our these three favorite reasons to throw a Pretty In Paint Parties party!

Girls Night Out (or In!)

Pretty In Paint Parties can come to your location of choice, whether your house or another rental space. This gives the ladies an opportunity to get together and experience a different kind of social gathering, either from the comfort of your own home, or at your preferred accommodating venue.


Bridal and baby showers with Pretty In Paint Parties are a unique way to celebrate that special event in your life while giving your guests the gift of unique, individual pieces of art to take home to remember the occasion.


Thinking of having a fundraiser? Pretty In Paint Parties makes throwing a fundraiser paint party easy and stress-free. We donate 50% of all profits of any paint party you throw to a dedicated charity. Guests leave with own reminder of their contribution and the enjoyment of doing a good deed in the company of friends.

Paint With Us Today!

At Pretty In Paint Parties, we want you and your guests to enjoy every moment of your experience. Our professionally trained artists take the leg-work out of hosting, so you can sit back, relax, and paint! Contact us at 800-381-9512 to schedule your very own painting party, or fill out one of our contact forms. If you are interested in Pretty In Paint Parties’ growing franchise opportunities, please call us at the same number mentioned above, or fill out this request to franchise form.

4 Great Snacks Ideas for Adult Parties This Summer

Getting a couple of friends together this summer? Do it in style and with great food. In fact, take inspiration from these snack ideas to munch on for a girls night, or any other adult themed soiree!

  1. Dips Galore

Take a dip in this. There’s no need to slave over a hot stove for hours. We guarantee party guests will enjoy a simple summertime treat such as a dip. We recommend playing around with a few ideas or serving a combination of many. For instance, try out a yummy buffalo chicken dip made with chicken, hot sauce, and blue cheese, or the traditional spinach dip everyone loves served with bread. For a sweet treat, set out some fruit dip for guests to enjoy as well.

  1. Kabobs with Cheese

Mix it up with some meat and dairy. This savory treat will leave guests wanting more. Prepare these snacks by searing the kabobs and then adding cheese or other delectables onto a stick. It’ll be a great eat to walk around with and mingle with other without plates and other utensils.

  1. Fruit Salsa

The summer, dive into something refreshing with fruity treats. Please your guests with a fresh bowl of mixed fruit. Dice up some strawberries, kiwis, berries, grapes, or whatever you like and serve it as is or jazz it up a little and serve it with some cinnamon chips. Other fruit concoction ideas include smoothies, popsicles, and drinks to bring out the kids in any adults and make them happy to be munching on such awesome treats.

  1. Ice Cream

Who doesn’t like ice cream? This is a no-brainer, and we’re confident that they’ll go fast. In fact, consider serving ice cream sandwiches. During the summer, these are a great way to cool down while still enjoying delicious bites with friends as you party.

Now that you have some snack-inspiration, what type of party will you throw? Here’s an idea: get the girls together (or the guys) and throw a Pretty In Paint Parties painting party! At Pretty In Paint Parties, our art parties are great for creating a masterpiece, mingling with friends, and just enjoying each others company. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to book kids or adult painting party parties in Mchenry County or other areas throughout the country now!