Paint Party Social Club, painting and floristry teacher

Paint Party Social Club

Paint Party Social Club

local_activity classes: Paint and SipFlower WreathPaintingFloristry

5.0 (4)

Greetings and welcome! I'm Mariella Wilson, the creative force behind the Paint Party Social Club. It's an absolute pleasure to have you here, and I'm thrilled to share my journey with you.

Paint Party Social Club is a mobile entertainment company specialising in arts & crafts events, team building and private parties.

If you're curious about who I am and the story behind my paint & sip parties business, you're in the right place. I'm genuinely grateful for this chance to open up and let you in on my world.

My journey in the event planning world began in 2004 when my sister and I co-founded the boutique wedding agency "Fairytale Day." Here's a little twist to my story: I am Bulgaria's first certified wedding planner. Over the years, my team and I orchestrated more than 250 tailor-made weddings, ranging from high-profile celebrity affairs to intimate family celebrations. I even made appearances on various reality shows and TV programs.

Fast forward to 2009, when the global recession hit, my family and I made a courageous decision to leave Bulgaria and relocate to the UK permanently. The economic crisis had taken a toll on our business, leaving us with no choice but to seek new beginnings elsewhere.

Our first home in London was Wimbledon Park, and I instantly fell in love with the charm of South West London. Originally, we planned to expand our wedding planning business in the UK and open a flower shop. However, as you may have guessed, transitioning to a new country presented more challenges than we had anticipated. Ultimately, our dreams took a different turn.

Instead, I focused on revitalizing my wedding planning business in Bulgaria while simultaneously working in the hospitality and beauty industry. Eventually, I became a destination wedding consultant for a company based in Kingston-Upon-Thames, a role I relished as it allowed me to create dream weddings in sun-kissed destinations. Then, the pandemic arrived, altering the course of my journey once more.

The lockdown, which left me furloughed and far from home, presented its own set of challenges. With my husband working abroad, I found myself alone and jobless, uncertain about my future. However, this downtime provided me with a chance to reflect on my true passions. I felt a burning desire to start my own business that would fuse my love for creativity, spreading joy, and crafting unforgettable moments.

As I observed the surge in online art classes, I couldn't help but envision a future where these experiences could come to life offline. The idea struck a chord with me, particularly after reading about the founders of similar events (you can delve deeper into this story on my blog, titled "What is a paint and sip party? Everything you need to know."). The concept of sipping fine wine while creating art resonated with me deeply.

I saw an opportunity to leverage my extensive knowledge and experience in orchestrating high-end weddings to craft an experience that would bring happiness and support well-being—painting while sipping a glass of exquisite wine!

Our events offer a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of London life, a chance to unplug from screens and simply bask in the moment with a smile. You can mingle, forge new friendships, and craft a masterpiece, all without any prior artistic experience. These gatherings take place in local South West London venues, where you're likely to find many of your neighbours as fellow guests!

Our primary mission is to foster a vibrant community through social events across South West London that ignite creativity. Our guests come to spend quality time with loved ones, have a blast, and create cherished memories, all while savouring fine wine and painting something to commemorate the day.


* A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
* Beautifully set tables adorned with colourful aprons, themed to match the painting, along with elegant tablecloths, stylish easels, and carefully chosen brushes tailored for the artwork.
* Uplifting music and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions (no prior painting experience required) to help you achieve remarkable results.

You'll leave with a stunning piece of art to proudly display, share on social media, and adorn your home.

Our paint parties aren't traditional art classes focused on fine art techniques. Instead, we host events designed to infuse joy into your day and provide a respite from the daily grind. The results will consistently surprise you, filling you with happiness and inspiring you with your own hidden talents.

Unleashing your creativity, especially through art, is one of the best ways to exercise the right side of your brain. Are you prepared to let your creative juices flow freely?

I can hardly wait to warmly welcome you at one of our upcoming gatherings!





Sophie Wright Dec 2023

A really fun class. Teacher is great. Venue is perfect. And I love my wreath! A wonderful way to start the holidays.

Teacher's response

Dear Sophie,

I love your Christmas Wreath!
It's wonderful to hear that you and your friends had a fantastic time. I can't wait to host another amazing party for you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year <3.
Mariella Wilson

Sarah Parker Apr 2023

My mum and I went to celebrate her birthday and had such a great evening! The class was organised, the teachers were attentive yet they also gave us freedom to just enjoy it and not take it too seriously! There was a fun atmosphere and I would definitely go again on a date/ with friends etc!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Sarah! I'm thrilled to hear that, and your mum had a fantastic evening celebrating her birthday. I'm glad you enjoyed the social paint party experience at one of our favourite venues.
I'm glad that you found the atmosphere fun and would love to welcome you back for more great experiences, whether on a date or with friends.
Warm hugs,
Mariella Wilson

Leigh Ellis Feb 2023

The teachers were very articulate and supportive, bearing in mind that most of the class had not painted since childhood, it was a great way to connect (or reconnect ) with people I had not seen for a while, it was a lot of fun to try to understand the techniques and I had a real sense of achievement at the end. Overall I would definitely recommemd this to others, it was fantastic.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Leigh, for sharing your experience! It's wonderful to hear that the teachers were both articulate and supportive, creating a great opportunity to connect with others. It must have been enjoyable trying to understand the painting techniques, and the sense of accomplishment at the end is truly satisfying. I'm glad you had a fantastic time, and would highly recommend this to others.
Warm hugs,
Mariella Wilson

Gill Hughes Nov 2021

Great teacher. Very professional and very talented. Very friendly and welcoming. Great evening really enjoyed it
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