- See the overview below of what I need to create a great event for you.
- Contact me, find out if I am available, 909-398-1228, Lilly@funfacepainting.com
- Secure the date by paying the non-refundable deposit, pay securely on-line with credit card, or PayPay. The contract will then be emailed to you immediately. Balance to be paid the day of the event.
|$50 booking fee for parties and events (applied to the cost of the party.
||$25 deposit for private studio session
Must have ...
- Protected work area: This means protected from sun, wet and windy weather: If it is under 65 degrees, or over 90, I must be inside with a controlled climate. I have invested over $2000 in wonderful materials to create beautiful faces for your event. My supplies are delicate. A shady tree is NOT even to keep your children and my materials safe.
- Away from bands and DJ: Loud noises can cause those being painted to be startled and jump. This can be very dangerous. Plus, the painters cannot hear what the your guests are asking for. Painters should be in a separtate room from bands and DJs.
- Chairs: 2 normal sized chairs.
- Table: at least 4 feet, 6-8 is better, very sturdy, not picnic tables with attached benches.
- Excellent Lighting: We can only paint as well as we can see.
- Line Monitor: A line coordinator, increases the number of people I can paint drastically. It also helps keep strays out of your party. For groups over 30, having an elder, or group of elders, from your company or family sit close by to help me, will make things go much faster. They will help people decide what they want before they sit down with me. They will also make sure the next person is actually standing there waiting for me, not off in the jumper! Line Manager's job description: (printable format)
- Unhappy Babies: I am very good at finding ways to paint tiny toddlers. But, if none of my methods work, I will not force a child to be painted.
- Ending: you have contracted with me for a specific time. I will monitor the number of people waiting and do my best to close out at the time you requested. If it seems I cannot get everyone done in time, I will ask someone to find you. If I do not have another engagement after yours, you can keep me for $1 per minute, for as long you need me to stay. If you want me to go and there is a line waiting, you are responsible for letting your guests know that I need to leave. I am happy to share in a tiny white lie, and have you say I have another appointment.
- Waiting List: I use my own system of numbering for a waiting list. Please don't try to help me with this, other than asking one of your adults to help me coordinate the line in you have a large group.
- Children First: with your permission, I will paint all interested children under 12 first, then others as time permits. I will not do "second turns," until everyone, adults and children, have their first turn.
- Problem Parents: very **rarely** I will have a parent, or child, who is a problem. For instance, a parent who insists their child should go before the other children. Or, a child who wants to play with my supplies (I have over $2000 invested in my materials, and I sanitize everything between each person. So, I do not want anything touched. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I handle these situations easily myself. But, if I feel I must be too "firm," I will say to the parent, or child, "please go ask the people who have hired me. They will let you know how they want this handled."
- Jumpers: face painting will rarely survive sweating in a jumper. But, they will be having a great time!
- Stray children - Public Parks: very often at parks, stray children will see you have fun things going on, and ask me to paint them, play in your jumper and eat your cake! This can be a real problem in making the wait time VERY long for your guests to get painted. I have had parents of these stray children try to bully me into painting them. Since I have no way of knowing who belongs with your group, please assign one of your guests to be my line monitor.
- For events and parties, review the terms of my contract: review contract