Cocktails & creativity: collage

Creative party ideas for girls’ night or any night

By Shannon Gaines Bowman

Piece together a good time with a cocktails and collage party. Here you’ll find everything you need—from creative party ideas to collage materials to finger food and cocktail recipes—to plan an enjoyable evening of chilling out and cutting up with your friends! Plus, in the videos below, Hallmark Master Artist Lynn Giunta shows you how to create your own tissue paper collage.

EPISODE 1: Cocktails & Collage Party Ideas


EPISODE 2: Collage Ideas and Techniques


EPISODE 3: How to Make a Collage


EPISODE 4: Expert Collage Tips & Gift Ideas


Ready to host your own Cocktails & Collage party? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ample work space
  • Boards or canvases
  • Mod Podge or other decoupage glue or watered-down regular white glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tissue paper (wrinkled is fine)
  • Shapes and letters to trace (we’ve created a printable of collage pattern ideas to get you started)
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • Finger food
  • Cocktails
  • Hostess tip: Make sure to have plenty of paper towels on hand. Collaging can get a little messy!

Looking for more ideas and inspiration? Like and subscribe to the Hallmark and Community channel to find lots of fun ways to help you connect, create, celebrate and smile— and watch for a new Cocktails & Creativity episode every Thursday.


Shannon Gaines Bowman is a Hallmark designer, social media maven, hard-core foodie and zombie-lover. She's known for her epic theme parties, signature laugh and trusty sidekick, Pita.