My favorite part of events like these is always chit chatting with the guests- especially learning why someone is choosing to paint what they do. More often than not, when people paint gifts it features a specific inside joke/snarky memory/sweet pun.
The first hour was mainly devoted to getting the kids settled and painting, with the next hour for cake and presents. Pieces are always ready 7 days after firing, and parties are packed into a bag with the kiddo's names on the wrappings for easy pickup and distribution.
Big thanks to everyone for letting me snag some pics of your awesome events! Hopefully this garners a little bit of INSPO for anyone planning future events!