There are so many different things that kids love and that you should consider hiring for your son or daughter's birthday party. But if we had to point to one professional that we feel would have all of the kids having the best time of their lives, then we would have to suggest a professional face painter. Kids love dressing up for any occasion and if you can find a professional face painter that does amazing work, the kids will absolutely flip at the experience and what they end up with on their face. But as with any kind of vendor or service that you are seeking, there is a wide range of expertise. You don't want to end up with a face painter who does subpar work. But that indeed could happen if you do not do the proper research and interviewing process before your hire. With this in mind, you need to start searching the Columbus area for professional face painters. You also want to keep this guide with you everywhere you go because the tips and questions we have included will be an invaluable resource as you seek out the perfect professional for your birthday party.
Again, kids and face painting go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you do this search right and you end up hiring the perfect artist, this activity will be the hit of the party. But again, you need to do your due diligence. Make sure that the artist you hire does quality work and can interact with the kids at the birthday party. We highly recommend that you start your search by talking to your friends, family and coworkers. Find out if anyone you know has ever hired a professional face painter. Or maybe someone you know has been to a party where a very capable face painter performed. Another avenue you can pursue is to make use of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “face painters in the Columbus area.” You will see quite a few websites that come up on your screen. Take your time and go through each candidate at a time. Peruse their online portfolio especially and determine which are the most talented. Start keeping a list of potential face painters that you will want to talk to about your job opening. You want to make sure you look each candidate that you are considering in the eye and do a formal interview. So, contact each potential candidate on your list and ask if they are available for your party date. If they are, then setup an interview to talk about what they can bring to your party.
Start the interview by talking about why they got into this field in the first place. Do they have a passion for it? What kind of personality do they have? Do they interact with the kids as they are doing their artistry? Look at examples of their work from past parties. What will they need from you and what will they be bringing? What services and designs will they be be providing? Some face painters will provide other activities like balloon twisting and magic tricks. What kind of paint do they use? This is an important questions because there are some paints you do not want applied to the skin. Make sure they say they will only be using paints that are FDA and Child Safety certified. Are they all about safety? Talk about how complex the face painting will be. Do you care if lines form? How do they handle lines? How much will their service cost you? The cost is usually by the hour or by the face. Do they offer any kind of packages? These questions and the answers should lead you to the perfect face painter for you.