Our college crew loves to do different activities together, there is always a groupon for Paint Nite. Paint Nite is really weird concept if you think about it. Someone instructing a group of people where and how to place paint on a canvas to create a seasonally relevant design. Why? Well why not? It’s funny, it’s out of the ordinary, it’s the new Kings bowling night. When Kings started opening everywhere, everyone thought it was super cool to eat and bowl at the same time. Paint Nite became the new bowling.
I love going to paint night but the end result leaves a lot to be desired. Sitting in front of a canvas with a peppy teacher giving instructions is perfect for my artistic level. I was definitely absent that day in kindergarten when we learned what colors to mix to make other colors. But, I actually find paint night kind of relaxing. A glass of wine, a step by step project in front me brings out my childhood love for arts and crafts and it’s a time to chit chat with my friends. Other paint night goers are also usually really friendly, I’ve left paint night with some great restaurant recommendations.
About 3 years ago, people were paint nite-ing left and right. Ask anyone between the ages of 22-35 what they were doing over the weekend, paint nite bachelorette party, paint nite co-worker bonding, paint nite with three generations of female family members for mother’s day. I was on this bandwagon for sure (no one wanted to go bowling.) I grew a little collection of paintings and while I love the actual activity, the mounting canvases got kind of annoying. Well, for those of you who have a pile of canvases in the trunk of your car, fear not, because the new Paint Nite is here: plant nite.
Stay tuned, Alice and I taking on the new Paint Nite (old bowling while eating, if you will.)