Do you have a teenager? Are you having trouble deciding what to schedule for their birthday? We have several options that teens ENJOY!
Airbrush Tattoos – Girls and boys (and even adults) love the fun of these tattoos! We have several designs to choose from and they are ALWAYS a hit. Even better…they are FAST. They dry quickly, and the line moves right along!
Glitter Tattoos – You would think that glitter tattoos would be an item exclusively for girls, but we find that boys like them as well! These are also a fast option and our artists have designs to suit everyone.
Festival Bling – If you have been to a music festival in recent years, then you will know that festival glitter is all the rage! This chunky glitter can be applied to the face and body for a fun atmosphere and a striking look!
UV Airbrush Tattoos for a UV party! - Filling up a room with black lights and a DJ? Well, then, we have the best option for your event! Airbrush tattoos that flouresc in black light! If you are having trouble picturing this… Think of the way your white t-shirt glows at a dance party or a bowling alley under the dark lights they have there.
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When you begin to plan a party for your child, it is always good to engage them in the process. Even little ones know what they like and are able to tell you their preferences. Children have open imaginations unhindered by realities we, as adults, deal with on a daily basis.
We, at Your Enchanted Face, appreciate their young minds and expansive imaginations. As local, DFW face painters, we encourage little ones to dream! We rarely bring signs with us so that each child can tell us what they want – without limitation.** Are there some things we just can’t paint in under 4 minutes? Sure. There are some characters we have never heard of (although we try to look them up on our phones if there’s time). There are also pictures posted on the internet that took an hour or more to paint, and cannot be painted at a party with several children. Overall, though, we truly try to accommodate young minds and hearts with just what they are looking fo! Some of our best designs have come from the imaginations of children. We like to let them dream!
If you are excited about letting your child’s imagination fly, give us a call! We have been servicing DFW birthday parties for 20 years! You can reach us at 214-886-4243. We look forward to talking with you!!!
**For larger events, and events where time is truly short, we will bring a sign to keep the line moving. Our estimated speed is 15-20 children per hour.
When you or your child sit down to be painted there's always a conversation. What would you like to be? Do you want something big or little? EVENTUALLY, though, the conversation will go to the colors you want to use. There aren't any strict rules about color... but if you want your face to REALLY stand out, we can guide you.
1. What colors are you wearing?
Matching your outfit can draw people's eyes to the whole picture and create a coordinated, creative look. I can't tell you how many times I've matched an outfit only to hear several people comment on it later. It can really be eye-catching.
2. Complimentary colors.
lot of people shy away from using complimentary colors, but they have a lot of visual power! For example, I use hot UV pink with lime green.
I use a lot of silver and gold glitter as well as iridescent glitter. This provides shine on top of your paint that will make it truly sparkle rather than just blend in. I find if I use pink on pink or red on red, a lot of times the glitter is lost in the paint. (Then again, I do love red lips with red glitter!)
The choice is yours, and the colors you can choose are never ending! If you have a question about this or any other face painting services, feel free to call us at 214-886-4243. We look forward to speaking with you!
As face painters, we attend a lot of Dallas Fort Worth events. Many times, we have people approach us with pictures on their phones and show us face painting memories they carry with them in their photo albums. We LOVE knowing that someone enjoyed their face paint so much that they have kept it on their phone for a few years. We are thrilled to see people pulling up photos from their Facebook accounts and telling us that their child has asked to be painted by "that funny lady" or "the nice woman from the festival" again. It is the best possible compliment we could get. When we see those photos, we know that we have been a part of a great memory, and there's just nothing better than that!
With this in mind, we thought we would take today to highlight a few tips to help preserve that face painting memory. One of the best things you can do is to KNOW the features on your smartphone and use them to your advantage. Here are a few of the things that our clients have done over the years to make that photo a great one:
Do you have questions about face painting or what entertainment you need to complete your party vision? We would love to talk to you! We always look forward to speaking with clients, and you can reach us at 214-886-4243.
Do you have a child with a birthday right next to a holiday? The mom featured above did! She incorporated her child's birthday in Dallas with Mardi Gras fun and everyone had a good time! The theme was so fun for all of the kids! Music, stilt-walker, video and OF COURSE face painting encouraged everyone (adults and children) to join in on the activities and the fun.
Over the years, we have seen parents connect birthdays with holidays like Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, Halloween and more! These parties were structured so that the theme did not diminish the celebration of the birthday, but enhanced it! If your child has a birthday in close proximity to a fun holiday, it could be fun to add that theme to their celebration one year. Remember to involve your child with the planning and they will have a blast choosing elements for their party!
If you need any assistance finding entertainment for your party, we would be happy to help you. If we don't book a specific entertainment, we can probably direct you to someone who does! After 20+ years in the industry, we have a large talent pool and a wonderful group of contacts to choose from. You can reach us at 214-886-4243. We always look forward to talking to party hosts like you!
When you are planning a group event, face painting can really set your party apart and make it memorable. Whether you are working on a school project, a company Halloween bash, a team meeting with a theme or a birthday at the zoo, matching faces can be the finishing touch to a well-planned event!
Are you having a gathering where a lot of people need similar faces? Are you competing in a team Halloween competition or bringing a lot of little ones to the aquarium? We have artists that can emulate your idea, theme or team focus to create memories that solidify the information your are sharing with your party guests! We are here for your educational event, your team event, or just plain old fun!
We would love to talk with you about how you can incorporate face painting to enhance your guests' experience. Simply give us a call at 214-886-4243. We look forward to hearing from you!
When you throw a party for your child, company or organization, one of your main goals will probably be to make sure your guests have a good time. Why else would you have a party, right? :) Sometimes, we know it's challenging to choose the party options that will fit your event and sometimes even harder to find the right company to send those bits of entertainment.
It is with this in mind that we have built our team. When we bring a face painter onto our team, we watch them work. We want to make sure that they are a highly skilled artist, but equally important is their manner with each person they encounter. Here are a few of the traits that we look for:
1. Welcoming and Open:
We expect our painters to welcome each child/person into their chair. This especially helps children, to know that they are going to sit with and get painted by someone who is happy that they are there.
There will be moments during the face painting that are silent, but overall, we prefer painters who can talk and paint at the same time. Conversation during the painting process can help keep little ones calm during a new experience and also makes the experience more memorable to the person (adult or child) being painted.
We paint every day...but we know the people in our chairs don't get painted every day. Our painters make every effort to help children and adults feel that they are of prime importance while they are being painted. Our painters listen to each person's painting request, give each choices (color, type of face, glitter) and do our best to make them happy about their painting and the overall experience.
If you are hiring an entertainer, be sure that they are as personable as they are talented. Entertainers who genuinely enjoy people will make more than just a face painting...they will make a great memory!
Kids love to have their faces painted, but sometimes parents are hesitant. Many times, in my face painting line, I hear a parent say something like, "Get something small, remember the last time?" I have always respected parents' preferences for their children, but wondered what kind of experience they had with their last face painting. With that in mind, this weekend, I decided to ask one parent why they preferred something small. The woman I spoke with said that the last time her daughter was painted it took a long time and a lot of tears to take off the face paint. This could be for one of two reasons: Either the face painter was using a product that wasn't FDA approved or the parent was using the wrong kind dof product to remove it. I asked her what she was using to remove it, and she indicated that soap and water were the instructions given to her by the previous face painter. I asked her what kind of soap, and she was using a liquid softsoap. Ouch. There's no way that softsoap would work. It has drying antibacterial agents in it and won't break down the makeup for removal. I had a great talk with this parent and told her that softsoap was a great idea, but in the long run, makeup remover would make the process a lot easier.
Here's the issue. The product we use is a makeup product. (All face painters should be using a makeup product, not acrylic paint or ANY paint that is not meant for the face). Since true face paint is a water-based makeup product, the best thing to remove it is a makeup remover. Cold cream, face cream, makeup remover cream can be rubbed onto the face paint to break down the product. (If you are a dad without access to makeup remover, you can use lotion that is made for the face to break down the makeup...or even simple olive oil) When you are applying cream to your child's painted face, watch to make sure the color is breaking up. Leave this cream on for two to three minutes. Next, a soap made specifically for the face can be used to remove the lotion and face paint. You can rinse their faces in the sink and wipe with a soft warm, wet wash cloth, but the best way is to have your child hop in the shower and really let that water run over their face. This is the ideal way to remove it. The rule of thumb is to use a product that removes makeup and is made specifically for the face. I spoke to another parent on Saturday that uses simple makeup remover wipes and she said that she has never had a problem getting the face paint off of her children. If it removes waterproof mascara, then it will remove face paint. Several years ago, I used to tell people to mix baby shampoo (no tears) and baby oil and rub that on first, but most parents don't have those readily available these days. I still think this is the best method and use these products on myself when I am asked to wear full face paint to a job.
Our "face paint" products are FDA approved, water-based makeup approved for use on the face. We want all of our clients to have fun, positive memories associated with the art of face painting. So, go ahead, let your kiddo have fun and get a full face if it makes them happy. They can have fun for the afternoon, and when it is ready to come off, you can now remove the makeup without all of the drama.
If you have any questions about our face paint or our services, we would be happy to talk with you. You can reach us at 21-886-4243. If you want to see more of our face painting work, you can check out our gallery here. Enjoy!
Have you attended or planned a themed party lately? We see them all the time (and we love them)! Themed events are in vogue, and after watching this year's Met Gala, is clear that children AND adults can truly enjoy a themed party!
As we answer our phone every day, we talk with a variety of clients. Whether you're a parent, an event planner or even an a charitable organization, a theme can actually focus your planning efforts and make planning a breeze. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Invitations are the genesis of your event! If you, for instance, are having a superhero party, you can buy an invitation with this theme and suggest that your guests come dressed as their favorite superhero. Invitations are a way to prepare your guests for the fun of a themed party and get the fun started.
You can go crazy with decor! Just about every theme is covered in party stores, but if you have trouble finding the specialized products you want, it's a great opportunity to get creative. Pinterest has fun ideas for just about anything you can think of. Many themes can be expressed through strong color choices. For instance, black, white and gold could create a sleek signature look for an Oscar party. The possibilities are endless, and if you are planning your child's birthday it's a great way to get them involved in the planning.
This area of event planning is usually the most difficult for me. It's easy to order a themed cake, but what about the rest of the spread for your event? Since I struggle with menus, I usually start with the basics. (Who, what, where, when and why!) The ages of your guests, the time of day for your event and season can get you started. After that I try to think of creative things to do for my particular theme. For example, If you are having a superhero party, a large Batman cookie cutter can change simple sandwiches to "Bat Sandwiches". You can apply this creativity to your favors, too. (Again, Pinterest is your friend!) Many people have documented creative theme ideas on Pinterest, and you can gain inspiration to create your own! Although I have been known to order pre-constructed party favors from Etsy...
Of course, this is our area of specialty. There are many options when you are considering theme. Again, when I am planning entertainment, I go back to the basics. (The 5 W's, above.) If you are having an adult Mardi Gras party, for instance, it makes sense to have face painters on site to engage guests in the spirit of your event. I can't tell you how many adults I have painted at adult Masquerade or Mardi Gras parties. They are thrilled to get rid of their hot masks and add some festive color to their faces. If you are having a pool party, however, this won't work. Glitter tattoos and airbrush tattoos are great for events with water or excessive heat. (When you live, work and party in Texas, you have to find sweat-proof options!) Another great option for a themed party is a caricature artist. Caricature artists can draw your guests as superheros, or even emulate other things for your theme if you let them know ahead of time. We have one artist that draws people as Pokemon characters. Kids, teens, and even young adults flock to her when she is working! Themed parties in Dallas are increasing in popularity. If you are looking for other options, you can check out our sister company, Fun Time Entertainment. We have Dallas balloon twisters, jugglers, shows, etc. for every kind of event.
In the past 5 years, we have seen more themed parties as well as increasing numbers of parents who are willing to participate in party themes! Parents, in this generation are just as ready to enjoy a party as their children are. (We love it!) Whatever the age of your guests, we would love to help bring fun to your Dallas party. You can reach us at 214-886-4243. We always look forward to talking with party-givers!
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