If you're in the mood to get creative while staying at a Gulf Shores beach house rental,  you and your buddies might head over to a Vino & Van Gogh Painting Party, where you can enjoy a painting lesson while sipping on smooth libations and munching on hors d'oeuvres. These charming evenings take place numerous times a year, so all you have to do is leave room in your calendar and set aside $30 for what will surely be a lovely night at the Foley Performing Arts Center.

Painting a masterpiece

Get your creative juices flowing at a Vino and Van Gogh Painting PartyWhile you may not be able to compare yourself to the famous Dutch painter, you can still impress your family and friends back home by bringing back a large impressionist piece you created all by yourself. Whether you're a beginner or have extensive training as a painter, you'll walk away from this evening with a gorgeous work of art. Teachers will be there to help you work on your brush strokes and color mixing and provide you with guidance as to how to emanate the famed Van Gogh.

Alternative bridal showers

If you're not the type to have the typical crazy bachelorette party and would rather spend a more relaxed evening with your bridesmaids, then sipping some wine and painting might be right up your alley. With as many as 10 of your closest friends and family members, you can reserve a private party so you can bond even more. These intimate parties are ideal for any other sort of social gathering, too, so be sure to consider this unique type of gathering whether you're staying at a Gulf Shores area vacation rental to celebrate having a new child or commemorating a milestone birthday.

No matter when you're coming to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, it's nearly impossible to find yourself with nothing to do - there's always something going on in the area, fit for all sorts of budgets and tastes.