Paint & Slurp
Is a children’s version of ‘Paint and Sip” commonly known in the US. Paint and Slurp is a unique bonding experience between parent and child. We offered a maximum of 15 parents and their child a bonding session which involved parents painting a flower with their child. This event featured professional artist Chanelle Beaumont who provided guidance and support throughout the class. Together the parent and the child will decorate a canvas which will be a beautiful keepsake and memory for their moment together.
The ‘Slurp’ portion of the session included having freshly made healthy smoothies by Sareta from Kiki- Blah Blah. The smoothies were served as a reward for completing the activity together. This activity was aimed at children aged 6-10 as a guidance and trial to see how the children would cope with understanding instructions however parents which younger children showed interest.
For those who are new to my blog my name is Nahdia and I am a mother of two boys. I began blogging about a year ago to encourage and inspire other parents. I have recently started a Sensory Sunday segment on my blog which encourages parents to do a activity weekly with their child using an prompt which I have provided. The idea is to get creative, have fun, share a special moment, share ideas and create a sensory community between us. Paint and Slurp is a brilliant opportunity for parents to bond with their child and the canvas will capture that moment for them. I am a strong believer of capturing moments and having a keepsake canvas is a great way to remember the moment you spent creating art. This new experience for you and your child is a great way to nurture parent child bonding.
Chenelle Beaumont is an artist who is currently working on personal projects and recently displayed some of her work in Osteria Arte a local restaurant in Clapham Common. Alongside this, Chanelle works with SEN and typical developing children both within schools and the community supporting them through art.
You can contact Chanelle through her website www.chanellebeaumont.com
Sareta is a blogger and the founder of KikiBlah-Blah.com. Kiki Blah-Blah is an entertaining blog delivering kids fashion, actives and lifestyle content. I saw a post on Sareta’s Instagram of a smoothie, I jumped in her DM right away and explained paint and slurp to her and she was happy to help out. Sareta is the queen of smoothies, she has recipes that tailor to different dietary requirements. Sareta is amazing at what she does overall and it was so lovely to work with her, she suggested having a menu so it didn’t get hectic. Honestly I would not have thought of that!
A few photos of the smoothies on the day
Recipe of how to make these smoothies will be coming soon.
You can contact Sareta through her website www.kikiblahblah.com
Nahdz adventures presents Paint and Slurp
Paint and Slurp was held on Sunday 13th August 2017 at Camberwell Library. Being able to put this event together was amazing. I loved every single part down the planning. It was amazing to see my vision come to light. The feedback and the response has been overwhelming. Both children and parents were happy with the experience. Parents were able to bond with their child doing something they may have not done before. Now we have many aspiring artist.
This was my first public event and I had no idea about sponsorship. I wanted the event to be affordable to attendees so I reached out to a few companies and small business and I got an amazing response! I am so grateful for all the sponsors because without them the event would not be the same. I will detail the sponsors below.
AppyKidsCo kindly sponsored Paint and Slurp by providing us with some of their natural juices made from premium ingredients. Appykidsco are approved by families and loved by kids. There juices come in a range of cartons and pouches. The flavours included are orange, tropical, multi fruit, Mixed berries, forest fruits, apple and many more. They use 100% natural juices and low in sugar. The carton/ pouch also features characters that our children love including The Gruffalo, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, The BFG, Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Minions. They also stock raisins. Thank you again to AppyKidsCo for sponsoring Paint and Slurp. We had the juices on the table as well as in the goody bag.
Tiny Blings generously sponsored Paint and Slurp by hand making 15 bracelets for each of our children. Tiny Blings was created to encourage well kept and presented children. Their aim is to provide you not just with a product but and experience. Every child likes to look and feel good and they want to add some Bling to their ‘Ting’. Tiny Blings provides childrens accessories for any occasion. Products include bows, bow ties, bracelets, hats, custom sliders and trainers. Most of Tiny Blings items are custom made. Thank you so much Tiny Blings for your handmade bracelets.
Sweets_andmore provided sweet cones for each of our children. Sweets_andmore specialise in personalised and themed packages for all events. Sweets_andmore create bespoke tables as well as favours, letter decor and hampers. Favours include personalised kitkat, sweet cones, sweet boxes and candles. Sweets_andmore creates party bags for all party themes and work within your budget. Thank you again Sweets_andmore for these sweet cones and branding them with the Paint and Slurp logo.
Mellz Photography Ltd
Mellz is an amazing photographer who takes our family photos. Check out the blog I wrote for her on our “family story” photoshoot here. Mellz Photography Ltd specialises in Portrait and Wedding Photography. Mellz Photography Ltd has a passion for documenting the growth of a family through beautifully printed imagery that you and your family will cherish for years to come. Some of the other services Mellz Photography Ltd provide includes Christenings, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Family Stories, Cake Smash, Maternity and Events. Mellz Photography Ltd wanted to take photos of Paint and Slurp but was already booked. Instead she helped out by providing exclusive discounts to Paint and Slurp families as well as one lucky family receiving a free photo shoot. Thank you again to Mellz Photography Ltd for being so supportive.
Casey Elisha Books
Casey is a author who writes diverse books. The aim is to create and promote literary content that encourages, empowers and inspires children to be unapologetically proud of who they are, while also supporting and promoting diversity in literature. Some of the books she has written are Love Thy Fro, My Mummy is a Superwoman, My daddy Does and My Empowerment Journal. Casey sponsored Paint and Slurp by giving us cute little badges for each of our children. Thank you so much. You can purchase any of her books through her website.
Portlebay popcorn sponsored Paint and Slurp by providing us with some of their popcorn. We had Lemon Sherbet, Very Berry and Chilli and Lime. Portlebay Popcorn are a crew of enthusiast based in Devon. There are 10 flavours that were hand created. The flavours include Cappuccino, Chilli & Lime, Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup, Cinnamon Swirl, Lemon Sherbet, Lightly Sea Salted, Sweet Thai Sriracha, Sweet & Salty, Very Berry
and Wasabi & Sweet Ginger. Portlebay popcorn use the best ingredients, which are 100% natural and gluten free. Thank you again so much for providing the snack during the unintended interval at Paint and Slurp.
Zizi_party_treats kindly sent us some candy floss pots for our goody bags. ZiZi is all about providing you with party extras to take the stress away & make your event that extra bit special also working along side other business. Some of the services Zizi provide is sweet cones, party boxes, sweet tables, candy floss machine hire, popcorn machine hire and Paw Patrol mascot. Thank you again Zizi for providing us with candy floss especially in the little pots that resembled paint pots.
Dinah’s Desserts sponsored Paint and Slurp by baking us these cute banded mini cupcakes! Dinah’s Desserts is a new establishment providing cakes and desserts for a variety of occasions, encompassing unique styles and a wide range of flavours. Dinah makes some amazing desserts including cakes, chocolate covered oreo’s, biscuits, cake pops, meringues, pannacotta’s and cheesecakes just to name a few. Thank you so much Dinah for these cute cupcake, they looked and taste amazing.
NB. These sponsors did not ask for a review. All reviews are my own honest opinion.
Behind the scenes
Overall I am very pleased with the turn out of Paint and Slurp. The session was between one adult and one child which did make it a little unfair for parents with multiple children. However as a mother of two I think it is very important to bond with my children separately as well as together. My youngest son came to join me towards the end and he sat on my lap along with his brother, it was very uncomfortable and proved my point that it would not work for more than one child.
With that being said one of the attendees sent me a message saying “(x) really enjoyed herself and it was great to have time doing something together without (y) demanding attention“ She then sent another message saying “yesterday inspired (x) we had to go out and buy art supplies, she said she wants to be an artist when she is older”. Both her and her brother decorated canvas the next day. It warms my heart to receive messages like this
Another parent sent me a message saying “(x) and I really had a great time at Paint and Slurp….We got to bond whilst painting and drinking smoothies….His picture came out amazing so proud of him thank you @nahdz_adventures for hosting this event you did a great job!!! Also the paint artist that showed us what to do and the lady who made the smoothies was amazing too 😁😁…Pat on the back for all of you 😁😁”
Paint and Slurp was amazing, I look forward to planning the next one.