Who said painting rocks is only for kids? A few weeks ago I hosted my first ever rock painting party. I got this idea after discovering that there’s a local Facebook page dedicated to painting rocks and hiding them throughout the neighborhood for others to find. So what would make rock painting more geared to the adult population?- WINE! Plus alcohol does get those creative juices flowing..
How it works: If you find a painted rock, you have the choice of keeping it or leaving it. If you decided to keep the rock, you need to replace it with another painted one. On the back of the rock you should write “Please take a picture and post (insert Facebook rock group’s name).” This way, you can see who got the rock you painted.
- Join your local Facebook rock hunting group: Most groups are called “(insert city) Rocks”. If a group doesn’t exist already, create one!
- Invite your guests: make a Facebook event or mail out invitations. Tell those invited to bring their favorite wine. Be sure to mention that they should also join your local rock group and explain how it works.
- Go rock hunting: I went to the beach to find my rocks but parks are usually a good place to look as well. I recommend searching for rocks of various shapes and sizes to make them more interesting to decorate. If your rocks are dirty, make sure to rinse them off with water and allow them to dry before painting.
- Get your supplies: You don’t need amazing quality brushes or paint. I got all of my supplies from Walmart.
Drink some wine and start painting rocks!!
What you’ll need:
Plastic tablecloths (better than newspaper just in case someone spills water or wine)
Paint palettes (plastic plates work just as well)
Acrylic sealer- to keep the paint from fading.
Plastic cups with water (for cleaning brushes)
Toothpicks- help with painting details
Painting ideas: Add quotes, music lyrics, dates.
Themes- sports, animals, holidays, seasons