Birthday party

Frequently Asked Questions

Why face painting? I have the best job in the world – painting fun! I love making someone a sparkly princess or bold dragon. Imagination and play are my hallmarks. I love that face painting is temporary (aside from the photos, which are priceless keepsakes) low tech and personal. How did you learn to face […]

Tracy Hill’s Fabulous Animal Show

As a face painter, I see a lot of children’s entertainers, but East Bay-based Tracy Hill’s show was fur and scales above the rest.  He does a hilarious animal show with so many different critters including a hairless mouse, a scorpion, a rabbit, two chicks, a goose, a turtle, a tortoise, a tarantula, a hermit […]

Classic and original party themes for children’s parties

Every parent, or auntie, that’s read the same story 10,000 times knows that kids love what’s familiar.  They cherish the characters they see in the media.  But children also have fantastic imaginations.  So, I’ve put together some party theme ideas incorporating the usual suspects, and some twists on classic themes to please both girls and […]

Top Ten Party Planning Tips for Little Kid’s Parties

1) Avoid overwhelm by keeping the number of guests to a minimum.  Consider the wisdom of inviting the same number of guests as your child’s age. 2) Listen to the guest of honor.  Children love being involved in picking themes & colors, planning menus and decorating.  Siblings too! 3) Ask for help. Enlist other grown […]

Why not paint the kids yourself?

It’s not rocket science, you can do it.  You’ll need some supplies, some practice and someone else to greet guests, serve food, and supervise the kiddies. First, please, please, please use only FDA approved, cosmetic grade FACE paints.  Snazaroo, Kryolan and Wolfe are good brands.  Craft paints may be non-toxic but they are not made […]