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How to Host a Painting (or Stamping) Party Like Bob Ross

Looking for a fun and creative way to gather your friends or family? Hosting a painting (or stamping) party might just be the perfect idea! To make it even more fun and exciting, why not make it a Bob Ross-inspired event?

1. Plan the party

To start, plan your party. Choose a date, theme, and guest list, and then make your invites. Get creative and make your own Bob Ross-themed invites with clear stamps! With some paper, ink, stamps, and a pen you can include all the details of your party.

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1. Materials to consider

The next step is to gather all the materials you’ll need for your painting party. You’ll need canvases, paintbrushes, paint, easels, and palettes for each guest. You can buy these supplies at your local craft store or online. A local art or craft studio may allow rental spaces and supply all the materials for a lower fee than purchasing materials on your own. You can also ask your guests to bring their own supplies if they have them.

If your looking for a painting alternative, throwing a Bob Ross stamping party is just as fun! If you and your guests enjoy more paper crafts and stationery, this option is for you. You’ll need Bob Ross clear stamp sets, stamping ink, a stamping block, cardstock craft papers, and any other tools such as art markers, watercolors, color pencils, ink blending tools, etc. These tools are optional and guests can bring their own supplies and share with the group if they have them. Make sure to have enough supplies so that everyone can participate.

Bob Ross was known to paint nature scenes like mountains, trees, waterfalls, and animals. Specialize your party on a particular painting or theme.

2. Set the mood

You can set the mood by playing Bob Ross's "The Joy of Painting" series in the background to keep everyone inspired. If you are hosting a Bob Ross Stamping Party, your guests can follow along with our Bob Ross stamping tutorials. This way, everyone can have fun and be productive while exploring their creative side.

3. Serve themed food and drinks

Bob Ross is known for his love of iced tea and his iconic ‘happy little trees.’ You can take inspiration from his favorite food and drinks for your party. For instance, you can serve your guest's flavored teas and perhaps some finger foods like vegetable platters or fruit kabobs, in line with the ‘nature’ theme.

4. Decorate

decorate your party area with Bob Ross-themed items. You don't have to go overboard with the decorations. Here are some easy DIY ideas you can complete with the same Bob Ross stamps you are using for your party.

  • Stamp and decorate cupcake or food toppers
  • Stamp and decorate place cards
  • Dress up the room with some of his quotes

"Isn't that fantastic? I knew you could do it."

6. Make it fun!

Creating art can often be challenging and frustrating. Host a party that focuses more on creativity, self-expression, and fun. Allow your guests to express themselves by using their favorite colors and art mediums. Remember, in the spirit of Bob Ross, ‘there are no mistakes, only happy accidents.’ The most important thing about hosting a Bob Ross party is making sure everyone can have a good time!

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