This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pinot’s Palette and Blog Meets Brand. All opinions are my own.
My husband and I try to go out about once a month on a date night, and it ends up being dinner and movie or maybe to the casino that’s about an hour away. Recently, we went on one of the best date nights we’ve had in a long time. We attended a paint and sip night at Pinot’s Palette.
My husband is a HUGE Harry Potter fan and a big fan of Vincent Van Gogh. We have a reproduction of one of his paintings in our bedroom. When I saw one of the choices was to paint Starry, Starry Night with a wizard castle in it, I knew that was the paint night for us. It turned out even better than expected because it was Harry Potter themed night complete with trivia contests. It was so much fun! We ended up winning a round with a free drink from the bar. Overall we came in 4th place. The top 3 teams for the night got gift certificates for Pinot’s Palette.
They recommended arriving 30 minutes prior to the start time. We were the first ones to arrive while they were still setting up all the supplies, so they had us sit right at the front row. We had never gone to a paint night before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how many people would attend. There were more than 40 people! I definitely recommend getting there early. Some people showed up 30 minutes after it started, but they were able to catch up pretty quickly as there are breaks set into the painting time to allow for drying.
There is a painting demonstrator who goes slowly and step by step to show you exactly what to do. She came around and gave tips to help you if you’re having difficulty understanding how to paint something. There are also a few assistants who are ready to bring extra paint whenever you need it. There were even a few people who worked ahead and just made their own thing, but most of us stuck with the planned painting for the night.
Some Pinot’s Palette locations have a bar, but they are all BYOB and BYOF. They provide the glasses, and we brought drinks. Nonalcoholic cider for the pregnant me, and my husband brought supplies to make his own gin and tonics. He did get a bit tipsy, which made him a bit giggly and his painting a bit free and fun.
I was a little nervous about bringing food with us, since in the pictures on the website I just saw people with drinks. However, while we were there, people brought entire meals and pizzas. While we ate dinner before we went, next time we plan to bring a pizza or some take out. Because with a 3-hour painting time, you do get a little hungry.
There will definitely be a next time! We had so much fun at Pinot’s Palette and cannot wait to go back again! It was a great way to disconnect from busy schedules and phones and reconnect with each other. Next time, we plan to choose a paint night that let’s you complete a complementary pair of paintings that fit together side by side.
If you’re looking for a date night idea to have a great time and disconnect from social media and reconnect with your significant other, check out your local Pinot’s Palette. You are going to love it!