Hiring a Face Painter – Tips, Advice and How to Book

Face painters are a popular choice among all young children and it can add a lovely form of entertainment to any event where children will be present. We have created this guide to give you all of the important advice and tips before you hire a face painter for your upcoming event.

What Events Are Face Painters Suitable For?

One of the advantages of hiring a face painter is that they are very versatile for many different occasions where younger children are present. This includes, but is not limited to:

What Does a Face Painter Do?

You probably already know that a face painter, paints children’s faces, however they make sure each child takes turns and is transformed into a character of their choice. Many children opt for glittery butterflies and flowers, while others want the full on superhero or princess treatment. The styles of face painting on offer are generally dependent on how talented a face painter is.

How Much Does a Face Painter Cost?

Face painters will each have their own individual booking fees and this will vary depending on location and experience. During peak seasons such as Christmas, a face painter may be slightly more expensive due to increased demand.




What Do You Need to Consider When Hiring a Face Painter?

When hiring entertainment for children, additional care and steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of your little guests. The first thing you need to do is check that they have been police checked and have the necessary insurance, such as Public Liability Insurance. You may have seen CRB checked mentioned before – this is the government service which has since been renamed to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Don’t forget to ask to see official documentation rather than taking their word for it.

It is always a good idea to get previous customer testimonials, and if possible a referral to ensure that the face painter you have chosen can live up to their claims. A good face painter will happily provide samples of their previous events so you can generally get a feel for the style of face painting that they offer.

If you are putting on additional entertainment such as bouncy castles or soft play, check to make sure that children with their faces painted are allowed to play on them, as many have restrictions.

How Long Will A Face Painter Work For?

Each individual face painter will have their own set packages detailing the length of entertainment that they will provide. Always ask how long a face painter will need to cater for the amount of little guests you have attending to make sure that no one is left out. If you need to add additional hours, most face painters will happily oblige with a few breaks thrown in for good measure.

How Do I Choose a Face Painter?

Choosing a face painter is a personal decision and will be affected by many factors. Hiring a face painter on recommendation is a very good idea and always choose someone who has a style you could see working at your event.

Once you’ve taken a look through all of the available entertainers available on our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com you can come up with a shortlist of people to contact. Get in touch with them to discuss your requirements and you can always request to meet with your face painter before the event – we highly recommend this and if you are too busy to meet in person, a simple Skype/Facetime conversation should suffice.




I’ve Chosen a Face Painter! How Do I Book?

When you use www.EntertainersWorldwide.com, booking a face painter is made really easy. All you need to do is find the profile of the entertainer you wish to book and click on the “Contact Direct / Request Quote” button. This will put you in direct contact with your face painter as we do not act as an agency between you and the entertainers listed on our website. We don’t charge booking fees too!


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