5 Fantastic Fall Paint Night Ideas to Try This Year

Fall is the perfect season to unleash your inner artist and indulge in a delightful paint night at home. Imagine the joy of creating beautiful fall-themed pictures while sipping on delicious, warm beverages that capture the essence of the season, and listening to artsy fall melodies.

This guide contains all of my favorite paint night and fall themed activity ideas in one place so you can recreate your own fall paint night with a bougie or budget twist – your choice!

So gather your loved ones, set up your easels, and embark on a journey of artistic expression that embraces the spirit of fall in every stroke.


Free Paint Night Options

Using a free paint night video guide for a fall-themed paint night is a fantastic idea because it allows you to explore your creativity without any financial burden of paying for a class. You can easily use one of the online step-by-step guides below that cater specifically to creating fall-themed paintings. Just make sure to choose a painting that is the appropriate skill level for you and your guests!


If you don’t have supplies on hand, I really like the 16 in easel because its large enough to hold most canvas sizes, the 16 in x 20 in canvas for a more full professional look, ARTEZA acrylic paints because they are non-fading and come with metallics (silver & gold), portable paint pallets, and a 20 piece nylon paintbrush set.

Or each person can buy an individual kit for $16 on Amazon.

Fall Pumpkin (Easy) – Michael’s Craft Store

46 minutes – 6 to 10 colors

If you’re looking to create some art thats short, sweet, and a ton of fun, then this Fall Pumpkin is for you! This easy tutorial gives specific instructions on how to outline the pumpkin, which paint brushes to use, and the best places to add shading. The pace of the video is easy to keep up with so you can enjoy painting & your drink at the same time.

Bridge to Autumn (Intermediate) – Bob Ross

20 minutes – 10 to 12 colors

What could be more classic than a Bob Ross paint night?! Use this video to paint your own “happy little trees” and an “old bridge looks like its seen better days.” You will love Bob’s charming style and cheerful demeanor, he is such a joy to paint with.

Autumn Forest (Advanced) – Color by Feliks

2 hours 12 minutes – 5 colors

This advanced paint class will not only help you capture a beautiful fall forest scene, but also give you quality instruction on how to improve your artistic abilities. I love all the quality tips and perspective on creating quality paintings that this step-by-step guide offers. Although the class is a little longer, the instructor only jumps ahead when he is waiting for certain sections to dry so you can follow along with his instructions in real time (much easier than with other instructors).

Choosing a paid course is by far the easiest way to host a throw a fall themed paint night because the only things you need to provide are the drinks! My favorite virtual paint night company is Paint & Sip Live. Their classes are tailored to appeal to all experience levels and provide an excellent opportunity to receive personalized instruction, feedback, and expert tips to improve your painting skills from a professional teacher.

Classes start at $20 so you can throw an awesome event without breaking the bank!

Additionally, you can have all artistic materials shipped directly to your home which will take out a lot of the hassle in selecting the correct materials on your own. With Paint & Sip Live you and your guests will be creating stunning fall-inspired artworks in no time (and all in real time!).

Drink Menu

Indulging in autumn drink flavors such as apple, maple, cinnamon, and pumpkin during your paint night is a delightful way to enhance the overall experience and embrace the spirit of the season. These seasonal beverages not only tantalize the taste buds but also evoke a sense of warmth and togetherness, perfectly complementing the creative ambiance of the evening.


Apple Fall Punch by InstruPix

Presenting the ultimate autumn punch recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any fall gathering. This delightful concoction is quick and effortless to prepare, utilizing basic ingredients such as apple cider, sparkling wine, vodka, ginger beer, and a touch of fresh fruit for that extra garnish. See the recipe here.

Poison Apple Martini by Half-Baked Harvest

Get ready to sip on a wickedly delicious concoction straight from Snow White’s evil stepmother: the Poison Apple Martini! This spine-tingling drink is the perfect elixir for an eerie autumn night.

With just a dash of sorcery, combine the enchanting flavors of apple cider, tangy pomegranate juice, zesty lemon juice, and a splash of vodka. The result? A chilling blood-red libation that’s sure to cast a spell on your taste buds!

Want to take it to the next level of darkness hue? Add a sprinkle of activated charcoal to deepen the color of the drink. To complete the enchantment, adorn your martini glass with a wicked rim of black lava salt and add a dash of dry ice. So, grab your cauldron and whip up this hauntingly delightful Poison Apple Martini to bring some devilish charm to your fall festivities! See the recipe here.

Warm Beverages

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Welcome to the cozy world of the “Maple Cinnamon Latte”! This delightful concoction is like a warm hug for your taste buds. Imagine a heavenly blend of hot espresso, velvety steamed milk, and the irresistible sweetness of maple syrup. Then, sprinkle in a touch of ground cinnamon, a dash of vanilla, or a crown of fluffy whipped cream to elevate the flavors to new heights of deliciousness.

Don’t forget, you are the master of sweetness and flavor, so adjust the maple syrup sweetness level to your heart’s content, adding as little or as much as your fall-loving soul desires. So, snuggle up, grab your favorite mug, and let the Maple Cinnamon Latte transport you to a world of autumnal bliss with every sip. See the recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate by No.2 Pencil

Indulge in a delightful mug of Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate – a truly scrumptious delicacy! This homemade white hot chocolate is luxuriously creamy, and exquisitely infused with the comforting essence of pumpkin pie spice. Immerse yourself in its richness, allowing it to envelop your senses on those chilly autumn evenings. See the recipe here.

Non-Alcoholic Sips

Hocus Pocus Punch by Crayons & Cravings

Get ready to conjure some Halloween magic with a sensational Hocus Pocus Punch – the must-have drink for your spooktacular bash! Picture a captivating orange elixir that’s as delightful to the eyes as it is to your taste buds. With just a twinkling of your witchy wand, combine the enchanting flavors of juicy mango, succulent peach, and rainbow sherbet. Voila! See the recipe here.

Play Fall Music

Classy fall coffee shop music will bring a touch of warmth and nostalgia to the atmosphere of your paint night. Imagine the gentle strumming of acoustic guitars and the soothing melodies of jazzy tunes filling the air. As you dip your brush into the autumn-inspired colors, the mellow music will wrap around you like a cozy sweater, transporting you to a charming coffee shop on a rainy fall day.


As we come to the end of this guide on hosting a memorable fall paint night, I hope you’re feeling inspired to produce a cheerful and creative gathering for your friends and loved ones. Fall is a magical season, bursting with colors and opportunities for artistic expression. By incorporating the tips shared, from choosing the perfect art piece to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, you’re well on your way to hosting an unforgettable event.

Now, I want to hear from you! Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any additional ideas or experiences to share about hosting a fall paint night? I invite you to join the conversation and leave your tips and insights in the comments below. Together, we can create a community of autumn enthusiasts who celebrate the beauty of the season through art and joyful gatherings.

So, grab your paintbrushes, set the mood, and let your imagination run wild as you paint your way through the vibrant landscapes of fall. Cheers to a successful and delightful fall paint night filled with laughter, art, and the warmest of memories!

Don’t forget to share your tips and thoughts in the comments section below. Happy painting!

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