Welcome Thirsty Thursday with open arms and a round of deliciously colorful cocktails: The Champagnarita! It’s National Margarita Day with a twist! Dress up your favorite margarita in sparkles by adding a little bubbly to the glass. This is the ultimate girl’s night out drink – it’s a little sweet, a little sour, and a lot of delicious. Not to mention, it makes for a great selfie! BYOB to your next Painting with a Twist class and make a pitcher of Delish’s Champagnaritas.
For an even more colorful take on this cocktail, think pink with this dazzling and darling recipe. You can also find a rainbow of other Champagnaritas here so there is something for everyone! Head over to your local Painting with a Twist studio and pick up a brush and a glass to celebrate!
Do something different for Valentine’s Day this year and try out a date night with a twist! Painting with a Twist studios nationwide are gearing up for the biggest date night of the year by adding couple’s paintings to their already amazing calendars. A couples’ painting combines two separate masterpieces into one larger piece of art! Head to a studio for an unforgettable night filled with flirty games and colorful artwork. Upon arrival, you and your date will check in at the front desk and an artist will show you where your seats are. No worries, there isn’t a rush! You’ll have time to pour a glass of wine and take in the studio as the walls are usually covered in artwork. Challenge your loved one to see who can paint the best painting – winner gets a kiss! At Painting with a Twist, it’s date night done right.
#NationalIrishCoffeeDay is this week and we couldn’t be more excited to talk about our favorite Irish Coffee recipe. There isn’t much to dislike about this steamy and sweet concoction. It’s the perfect blend to help you relax with a drink and wake up with a jolt! Not to mention, it almost always comes with whipped cream. This Colorful Cocktail recipe is classic. When it comes to Sangria recipes, we like to get a little creative – but the Irish Coffee needn’t be complicated. Simple ingredients make this toasty cocktail shine on a dreary winter’s day. However, if you prefer a little more flavor, there are endless recipes available at your fingertips. Like The Spruce’s creamy caramel recipe or Genius Kitchen’s rich, dark mocha recipe that hides a hint of Creme de Menthe for the most luxurious touch ever.
Pro tip: Get really creative and add some snazz with a dollop of colorful whipped cream on top instead of the usual white. Our favorite color to make is PINK! It’s an easy way to achieve a striking (and fun!) result.
2018 is full of creative possibilities so we’ve paired up every zodiac sign with a beautiful painting from our art library.
It’s 2018 and you are ready to get up and go, go, go, Aries! Your energetic and enthusiastic mindset will love this hot-hued painting. Grab a paintbrush and get ready for these colors to invigorate your mind and soul. Painting “Pure Shores” will transport you to a vibrant bubblegum paradise.
We love our classic Taurus – you’re the likeable and loving best friend we all hold dear. 2018 will be filled with genuine happiness. Taurus is so warm-hearted and loving, that we had to pair you with a Painting with a Twist classic, “Happy Hydrangeas.”
Everyone knows you are a social butterfly. You’re dynamic and lively to be around. “Paint your Pet” is the most versatile class we offer. It’s perfect for the Gemini’s good-natured flexibility.
Oh, deep feeling and intuitive, Cancer – You are a moon goddess at heart. Just like the that big beautiful ball of light in the night sky, you protect and look over the ones you love. “Moon River” is a painting of a full spirit like you, shining and bright.
Your courageous heart is prepared to be extra fierce in 2018. The “Rose of Love” painting symbolizes the fragility of human connection. A Leo’s kindness and emotional wisdom draw out the rose petals to reveal a bountiful blossom.
A Virgo’s job is never done, as you probably know already. It won’t be any different in 2018 where you’ll thrive by solving your problems with creativity and diligence. Stand tall and steadfast, like the painting “Sunflower on Sunset.”
Another year, another adventure for Libra! If you haven’t tried a paint and sip class before, January is the month to do it. You believe life begins at the end of your comfort zone so extend your creative horizon by painting “Breaking Free.”
Nothing sums up the fiery, passionate Scorpio as much as “Wicket Sunset.” Your intensity is a powerful calm over those you love. 2018 is going to be an exciting whirlwind of stirring up chaos then sizzling into a slow burn. Melt into the “Wicked Sunset” with a glass of wine and a paintbrush.
Sprightly Sags, you are a beauty to behold. Your optimistic and forthright attitude are as refreshing as a brisk stroll which is why the perfect painting for you is “Morning Walk.” Cloak your days in color and your 2018 will be as bright as your outlook!
You are a queen, Capricorn and your crown is well-deserved. No one is as disciplined or ambitious as you when it comes to attaining your goals. Pick up a paintbrush and release that creative energy on canvas with “Powerful in your Pumps.”
Eccentric Aquarius is in for a good 2018. Your independence will lift you up and make you prosperous this year. Luckily for your loved ones, your friendly spirit will help them thrive too. “Paisley Elephant” is the perfect painting that symbolizes the originality and strength of the Aquarius.
Last, but never least, sweet Pisces. You are the most compassionate and sensitive of all the zodiac signs. Painting “Ethereal Evening” will bring about deep feelings of quiet and reflection. It is a beautifully fragile landscape of a tree cloaked in delicate flowers, overlooking a serene and distant valley.
December 20th is National Sangria Day and we have a classic recipe to lift your holiday spirit. Christmas is a wonderful time of year to gather with the ones you love to share stories, eat fabulous food, and clink wine glasses together for a toast around the fire. Recipes are kept sacred and treasured this time of year. Everyone has a favorite – buttery sugar cookies, savory cheese straws, intricate casseroles, the list goes on and on. We look forward to these tasty treats all year so why not pair them with cocktail that tastes as inspiring as it looks. Introducing, Holiday Cheer Sangria.
In celebration of National Sangria Day, we are sharing our favorite version of Holiday Cheer Sangria with you. This white wine version is fresh and crisp, just like the weather. For those who favor spicy reds, substitute with your favorite cabernet and garnish with a cinnamon stick for a wintry cocktail that’ll warm your heart. For a tarter take, use a beautifully pink hued White Zinfandel with a few orange slices as a garnish for a jammy and sweet Sangria.
We have over 11,000 pieces of custom artwork in our art library. It’s only natural that we would have a variety of holiday artwork to delight anyone. Modern, fun, rustic, customizable, kid-friendly… you name it and we’ve got it. Here we break down some of our favorite and most popular Christmas paintings.
Christmas Hydrangeas is a piece of holiday artwork that came to us from the Painting with a Twist studio located in Charlotte, NC. As a spin on the classic and most popular painting called “Happy Hydrangeas,” we love this one! White hydrangeas are complemented by a few twigs of holly berries in each jar. It couldn’t be cuter. If you are interested in painting “Christmas Hydrangeas” then please click here.
This holiday artwork inspires a fierceness in our hearts. An artist from Painting with a Twist in Round Rock – Austin, TX was feeling some kind of way when they submitted this to our art library. Upon seeing it, you may already be humming a certain Beyonce song in your head. Throw on a fabulous pair of shoes, grab the girls, and pour a glass of wine at your local studio for a festive night out. If you are interested in painting “Slay Bells” then please click here.
This season’s holiday date night wouldn’t be complete without a farmhouse chic painting to go with it. This gorgeous piece of holiday artwork was submitted by Painting with a Twist in San Antonio – The Forum, TX. “Rustic Reindeer Set” makes the perfect date night painting. Hang it as a single painting or combine the two paintings for the beginnings of a gallery wall! If you are interested in painting “Rustic Reindeer Set” then please click here.
Cute, quirky, and customizable! This cute ornament’s playful look is sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit. The painting is brought to you by Painting with a Twist in North Little Rock, AR. Our artists will take you step by step through the swirly letters of your initials to make sure your painting is adorable and ready to hang! If you’re interested in painting “Fancy Monogrammed Ornament” then please click here.
Painting with a Twist in Knoxville- Farragut, TN was spot on with the title of this holiday artwork. Our hearts really do melt at the sight of these two snowmen romantically basking in the snowy moon rays. The pink scarf and headphones are the cherry on top that makes this painting a holiday favorite. If you’re interested in painting “You Melt Me” then please click here.
Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re attending or hosting, there is usually some stress for everyone involved. Avoid the anxiety this year by hosting your holiday party at Painting with a Twist. People have so much going on in their life this time of year, it’s hard to keep up with a to-do list for the holiday season. Paint and sip parties are a blast for 3 obvious reasons: A little bit of art, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun!® Today, we’re going to break down four other reasons why holiday parties with a twist are the best.
Julia Child hit the nail on the head when she said, “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” Don’t stop at cake! We invite you to bring an array of treats when you host a party at Painting with a Twist. You can ask your party guests to bring a potluck dish or plan to have the entire event catered with your favorite snacks. Most of our studios are BYOB, so don’t forget to pack some shareable cocktail options, like the makings for a fruity Sunset Sangria or sippable Tinto de Verano. Some locations even have a bar inside the studio for all your cocktail needs.
Throughout your holiday party, you’ll have to take a few breaks and step away from your painting so that the paint can dry. This is a great time to fill a plate with delicious treats or refill your glass. It’s also a great time to play some hilarious and fun games with your instructor! We pride ourselves on putting the “art” in “pARTy” so get ready to let loose. Our instructors have plenty of fun and games up their sleeves for you to play: anything from karaoke to dance contests to a wine cork version of hot potato. The prizes are pretty great, too- winners leave with a variety of PWAT swag and maybe even an extra painting chosen from the prize painting wall. Ready, set, mustache contest!
This is the best reason of all – everyone unleashes their creative side, tries something new as a group, and leaves with a piece of artwork to call their own. A holiday party doubles as a tremendous bonding experience whether your guests are your friends, family, or co-workers. You’ll never forget the sensation of accomplishment and camaraderie… AND you’ll have a beautiful, new piece of artwork to hang on your walls.
Let’s face it – party cleanup can be a major hassle. So we’re here to take care of that for you! Once your holiday party has wrapped up, you’ll get to return home to a sparkling clean abode. Now that’s a Christmas miracle.
Thanksgiving Sangria is here to make us feel warm, cozy, and grateful this holiday season. It’s deliciously enchanting and the barrage of fruit packed into a glass pitcher makes for a gorgeous tabletop addition. Anyone can make this simple recipe that pairs perfectly with a warm helping of apple pie or homemade stuffing. Everyone makes Thanksgiving Sangria a little differently. Our favorite is a twist on the classic recipe. Add some seasonal cranberries and pinch of Allspice for a bountiful red wine Sangria. Not into the reds? Try this White Sangria recipe where they use autumn ripe Granny Smith Apples and Barlett Pears to compliment a sweet Moscato. Want something with a bite to it? Apple Cider Sangria has hints of caramel and ginger that will put you in a very thankful mindset. Thanksgiving dinner won’t feel complete without a fruity and spicy Thanksgiving Sangria to wash it all down with. Pour yourself a cup, let the satisfaction wash over you, and don’t forget to tell the people in your life why you appreciate them. Happy Thanksgiving, Twisters!
The holiday season is around the corner and it’s time to hang up the holiday decor! Some people start decorating the moment Halloween ends and others wait until the dishes from Thanksgiving dinner are cleaned and put back in the cupboard. Whichever type of person you may be, it’s never too early to start creating new memories and new holiday decor! Painting with a Twist studios are offering classes where you come to relax, laugh, sip, and paint a beautiful new addition to your holiday decor. Already have too many decorations waiting to be hung? Painting a loved one a festive door hanger or vibrant set of wine glasses could be the sentimental gift idea you’ve been searching for.
Make your Thanksgiving table the talk of the town by painting personalized place setting canvases on mini easels. Seasonal sets are tiny but pack a serious wow factor. They can be painted any color to match any place setting. Think of all the possibilities! Your guests will be in awe at your creativity and thoughtfulness. Click here to paint your own Thanksgiving Place Cards.
The seasonal sets have another meaningful purpose, too: Tree Ornaments! Add a memory to your tree this year with a brightly colored set of ornaments, handpainted by YOU! Loop a strand of ribbon around these darling canvases, and voila: An ornament! You can even tie them to the bows on your presents to add a sentimental touch to your holiday gift giving. Click here to paint a set of Christmas Ornaments.
Introducing… hand painted wine glasses! Ooh, la la! These decorative beauties will help you level up your holiday decor from November all the way into the New Year. Click here to paint a set of Boho Feather Wine Glasses, perfect to spice up any Thanksgiving decor. Looking for a Christmas design? Find your local studio to browse their calendar for more seasonally themed decorative wine glasses.
Show off your holiday spirit by dressing up your door in holiday decor! Trade in the standard wreath for a more creative option: A pallet style wooden cutout. Bring joy to your neighbors every time they pass by. Click here to paint your own Joy Wreath Pallet Door Hanger.
Inside holiday decor is just as important as outside holiday decor. Fill your rooms to the brim with festive cheer and artwork! Tis the season to remind yourself to feel grateful and jolly, right? Hang up your artwork from Painting with a Twist for a personalized look. Click here to paint Shake Your Flakes 2 at your local studio.
Introducing, the Smokey Witches Brew: Pop. Clink. Fizz. Plop. Then, watch as the tendrils of smoke curl over the lip of your goblet.
Halloween is right around the corner and the time for serving up spooky cocktails is slowly running out. If you’re looking for the perfectly simple, yet perfectly delicious cocktail to make this Halloween, then look no further! A mimosa crafted to look like a magic potion is the answer. It’s ideal for the person who plans ahead AND for the person who waits until the day before Halloween to pick out a costume and cocktail sipper. Keep it simple, we say. The easier, the better. Luckily, a goblet full of Smokey Witches Brew is only a twisted version of the classically favored Mimosa! Adding a lump of dry ice is the most important ingredient. Use a pair of tongs(never touch dry ice with your bare hands!) to plop the dry ice cube into your colorful cocktail and watch it bubble over with spooky swirls of smoke. Not a fan of the classic Mimosa? Add any juice you want. A lemon-lime soda could be a nice addition, too.
This recipe uses sparkling apple juice as a substitute for champagne to make it a fun and kid-friendly refreshment. Flavor possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing your Smokey Witches Brew colorful cocktail. Country Living breaks down 29 fruity recipes inspired by the mimosa – All of which would work delightfully well to create the same smoldering cocktail that is creative and creepy enough to impress anyone. Happy Halloween, Twisters!
**Caution your guests not to drink the dry ice cubes. Read Betty Crocker’s advice when it comes to using dry ice in Halloween cocktails.