- Sunscreen: Sun protection is super important, especially for your kids! We love the enthusiasm that comes with a parent covering their child's face in sunscreen. However, when you mix face painting and sunscreen, things often go awry. When attending a party with face painting, try to use an oil-free sunscreen anywhere the paint will be applied (face and/or arms). When face paint is applied over oily sunscreen, it never dries and looks terrible. The protection can still be there in oil-free versions, plus you can get painted and not feel greasy all day.
- Water activities: Pool parties, squirt guns, water balloon fights--awesome party! But what happens when you get face painted and THEN participate? Watercolor face paint dripping off. Yuck! When scheduling activities for your party, try to think of the natural ebb and flow of the party--swimming and other water activities should happen in the hottest hours of the party, so you can schedule face painting for after everyone's dried off. Of course, it can be impossible to predict what your guests will want to do, and in what order. The best you can do is encourage everyone to get painted AFTER getting wet!
- Shade: Don't forget when you hire us that it specifies in our contract that we require shade on hot days. Try to make sure you have an area set up with an umbrella or under a tree for your face painter so we don't bake in the sun!
We hope to see you in your late summer/early fall parties!