Face Painting has come such a long way over the past 15 years or so! When I was small I recall balloons and hearts being hand or cheek painted with acrylic paints, by some well meaning moms at my school carnival. Thankfully, face painting has evolved a long way since then!
Never allow craft paints to be used on your child! They are not meant for skin contact, are not FDA regulated for cosmetic use, and are not safe on the skin.
Honey Dew uses only Mehron/Paradise face paints Wolfe, or Tag face paints. Different brands have different paint qualities, and the amazing colors offered by FAB and Chameleon make my heart melt! So, with that I say: I only use Non-toxic, mom approved paints, that are cosmetic grade, FDA approved- acceptable to use on skin. But, the brand may vary.
Ideas for face painting come from many sources. Most face painters spend hours upon hours on YouTube watching videos, taking seminars and courses . Stalking Pinterest sites, and studying technique and designs. I have loads of images saved, and frequently study them before a gig, to refresh ideas. I even call Pinterest my Face Painting Bible! Many face-painters support the industry with tutorials!
Check out Shawna’s video for a lovely Rainbow Butterfly- showing a design process using a sponge to start the shaping stages!
Many techniques are available to face painters to create these stunning designs. A lot of it is talent of course, but I always say, on behalf of myself only, my theory is that the tools/supplies used, can make any face painting design look good!
The paintbrushes we uses don’t usually come from craft stores, they certainly are not in the $2.99 variety sized pack geared for kids. Many brushes cost $12 or more each. I am asked a lot where I buy my supplies, and of course Honey Dew being a clown says, “I buy it at the Where did you get this Store!” And, then Groans from all of course!
True, you can buy Snazaroo online, or in craft shops, and their paint is fine. Lots of people use it, and especially use it for their starter set. However, the colors available by some other lines, and the ability to cope with the heat vary tremendously– so, I buy most of my supplies online, and from a variety of sources.
What is Popular!
No matter what the Cat Face, the Butterfly Face, or, Fairy/Princess face is always the most popular among girls of all ages. Even Grandma loves these face paint designs! So, for today’s “Hello World, from Honey Dew the Clown” entry, I decided to list a few of my favorite butterfly faces as found online! Full disclosure, and “legalese”, these are my favorites found on Pinterest, posted by others!
This was very challenging as there are so many amazing butterfly faces to be found online, and each one of them becomes my “favorite” for different reasons! I have also included some resources on “How to face paint a Butterfly”, as Pinterest is full of face painting tutotials. Many tutotials guide you with the step by step process, and others show you the results, and supplies used. Still, all are very helpful, and if you are a visitual learner, like I am, then these images will probably boost your skills!
Some Images that we particularly liked and their creators:
Starting with this Aussie face painter, (Cheeky Buttons) who has created a stunning blue and green butterfly, accented with gems- my favorite accessory!
And this lovely purple beauty- butterfly design with accents in a gem, plus small white dots by Anna Dazzle, Found on Pinterest
Color Me Face Painting, also found on my Pinterest search, sure has a lovely tropical butterfly design . This face painter has amazing Yelp Reviews, and I believe she does events in California!
Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes caught our, well, Eye- Too Punny, sorry! But, so lovely! Such stunning colors and her gallery is just as amazing with many design choices, found in Ohio.
Check out this TRUE ARTIST, Consie, who has a drive to truly teach new artists, as is evident in this tutorial video. The Butterfly face paint collage seen below is just BUTTERFLY-BEAUTIFUL!
Some Quick Tips:
When hiring a face painter for your event, consider how old the children are who are attending, and if elaborate full face paint designs, or lovely- but simpler- smaller cheek and arm art designs, are more appropriate.
Ask what type of paint the face painter uses.
Ask what kind of set up is required.
REMEMBER:*Houston is Hot! Be sure and shade the face painter so that the kids don’t get melted painted on their faces! Yuck!
Most Important: * Be sure to allow enough time for face painting. Full faces can be fast, and lovely, and simpler designs many times take just as much time!
For Houston Texas Face Painting Parties, call us for the best rates, and package options! Hire a Houston, TX face painter for your next event!
www.HoneyDewtheClown.com, aka Susie the Face Painter!
Paw Patrol Items we love! Today, we are all about paw patrol links for entertainment and party planning!
Paw Patrol: We have discovered that kids really love this popular party character. I have been entertaining for many years in Houston Texas, and I find that every once in a while a new character comes along that the kids really fall in love with!
Sesame street is always a hit with the toddler and just a touch older crowd, and Elmo, Big Bird, and are absolute classics for party themes. But the new, totally adorable Paw Patrol Theme is growing in popularity( Warning: a bit corny I know, but, PUP-ularity is more like it! ). Toddlers, and your younger school kids are probably the best age-audience for this character theme.
We Love these Paw Patrol themed items from some of our favorite Etsy shops! This tiny list barely scratches the surface from all the fun things you can find online for kid party planning, much less the many options available for Paw Patrol party planning! But, a quick summary of a few faves are down below. What “we” like: Awesome stores, great pricing, and OPTIONS!
TheTopperShoppe on Etsy offers these cute lollipop stick die-cut toppers, lots of themes- and variety. The site states: Each set of toppers is packaged in a clear plastic bag and heat sealed to keep toppers beautiful in their transit.
This unique door sign was an attention grabber. Etsy has lots of cool shops to spend hours drooling over, but, I have to say I really love this lady’s style and will be stalking her page TriniGirl Treats again! Especially for some Shopkins items that I saw and loved!
ColorPrintsShoppe has about 9000 sales of their unique, and very affordable editable designs. We loved it so here it is! No surprise, its an easy and affordable paw patrol themed idea that could adapt to favor bag cards, place cards…..
And look at these food tent cards for your table decorating! Instant awesome-sauce!
We like the unique style found on another Etsy Shop, and like the free thank you card options too! Check out this store Invite-Shack for this paw patrol styled invitation, or one of the many other options offered
In our pursuit of PAW-Perfect party goodies, we discovered the Birthday in a Box folks, and just adore their modern spin on Pin the Tail on Donkey! Pin the Badge on Chase (game). Woo-Hoo, delightful! Easy game, totally classic, and I imagine produces some pretty cool “mom-approved “photo opps!
Characters are here! Honey Dew the Clown, chief clown in charge over at Fun Kid Parties, is ready to announce several new characters are part of the Party Cast.
Characters make parties more fun, create lasting memories, and put the “Wow Factor” in your Houston celebration.
♥Costumed Characters are a popular way to create miles and miles of kiddie smiles!♥
Our character shows provide lively and energetic party guest interaction, with disco magic! Party performers appeal to Cartoon or TV themes, and our shows are full of age appropriate play with games and popular kid-approved dancing. Check for more details.
http://www.honeydewtheclown.com say “hello” to our kitty show, this pretty cat character wears a pink dress and loves to lead the kids with limbo dances.
Enjoy all time classics like a Red Monster party, or one with a lovely Lady Mouse who wears an adorable bow. We also have the modern and up to date cartoon favorites, like our very brave K9. So brave in fact he wears a policeman cap! This fun dog character really keeps the “Pawty” going, while he’s on Patrol.
The Patrol party theme is very popular, and so is our Lady Mouse inspired theme. And we have some very funny guys that look like Bananas!!! Manny the funny yellow character is a very popular party theme.
Sponge-Guy sure is a lot of fun. But, this dude is a bit ” square”. He also hangs out with a *∗Frozen pal**! (A snowman we like to call “Mr O”.)
Themed characters not only dance, give hugs and high fives- they also Love to Play! Parachute fun with Balloon Volleyball, or, Musical Chairs with a theme based twist, scavenger hunts, tunnel races, and many other activity based entertainment are available.
Honey Dew the Clown has offered birthday parties and corporate entertainment for more than 15 years, along with popular character themes. Miss. Honey Dew says, “Its so much fun to have new characters around! We wanted to add the latest themes, and have been dying to find out if it really snows in Houston! Hmm, kind of crazy right? LOL, I guess so because this clown now has a Snowman friend!” She then states, “in honor of the recent updated options, Fun Kid Parties is offering a $20 discount for anyone who Likes us. You know everyone likes to be liked, but we mean, we want you to REALLY ‘LIKE US’,”…… check out the social media pages for the savings or “Like Discounts”.
For party fun, and to schedule your child’s entertainment, kindly call
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Yes, we think it may actually be Snowing in Houston!
FUN KID PARTIES, is playing snow day games with Mr “O”, our latest addition to the Costumed Character Birthday Party line-up.
BRRRRRR…….we are in Frozen Delights with our latest addition to the costume character cast at Fun Kid Parties. Honey Dew the Clown is expanding her business and has hired a whole team of awesome performers. Our party day cast includes all the popular characters, so our new frozen Snowman will have lots of party friends.
Costumed characters add the “wow to your child’s party. Well, more like the Pizazz.” says Honey Dew, “yes pizazz, Costumed Characters provide PIZAZZ to your event.” We amaze children by appearing at their party as their favorite cartoon, or TV character. We bring their favorite characters to life and provide lasting happy memories. Fun Kid Parties specializes in lively, happy, enthusiastic entertainment for any social event. Community events, grand openings, festival events, school carnivals, library days, fairs, and of course birthday parties, are all places you will like find one of our characters performing.
Performances include dancing, parachute play, theme oriented games and lively interaction. We bring music and disco magic to every event. Our active shows are sure to impress your birthday child, and dazzle them with lasting happy memories.
Our popular Mr. “o” character is a perfect surprise for your favorite Elsa fan. This costumed character snowman will appear at any Frozen event, providing entertainment all over Greater Houston, and beyond.,
All of our characters are high quality, kept in impeccable condition and are cleaned after each event. Popular characters are typically reserved weeks in advance, so be sure to schedule your Fun Kid Parties entertainment as soon as your party date is determined. A deposit is required to guarantee the best entertainer is available for your special event.
We have several party options to select from when including this, or any other character favorite at your celebration. Our 30 minute appearance is a faboulous meet and greet type experience, providing for lots of photo fun, and theme based props. Time for cake time singing and fun high fives and hugs. This value based appearance is an affordable way to really delight your birthday child and guests, creating lasting memories.
Our one hour party option is more involved with disco lights, music, portable games, and even includes a birthday present! Talk about miles and miles of kid smiles! The hour long appearance is an Ultimate package and will surely impress your guests. For party printables and themed decorating ideas, be sure to follow our party boards. We LIKE to give party discounts to our friends, be sure and follow the popup for a $$20 discount, on our popular website featuring Honey Dew the Clown, and her popular character party cast. Www.honeydewtheclown.com
Shopkins are in Houston! Introducing new costumed character entertainment options, featuring look-alike character entertainment. Longtime party professional, and almost famous Houston clown, Honey Dew the Clown, is now offering more characters in her costumed character party cast! “Life in costume has never been more fun” says Honey Dew the Clown, (aka Susie)
Honey Dew has been entertaining Houston children for more than a decade, with her pink hair, soft clown look and over the top “silly self”. Honey Dew performs at Birthday Parties all over Houston, and many times appears at Grand Openings, Company Picnics, Block Parties, and many other community events. Bellaire and West U Mom groups know Honey Dew well and have had her out at a lot of their community events.
“Recently” says Honey Dew, “I decided to add some of today’s popular characters in my party business, and expand the Costume Character Cast”. “Susie, my alter ego” says Honey Dew, “did a bit of market research, and asked the kids to help select a new character cast”. It was interesting to see which of today’s popular characters were mentioned as the important ones. Right away it was obvious that the “Shopkins” theme was worth including in the Character Cast. While we already had the popular Red Monster, I wanted to be sure that the Shopkins type theme was popular enough to last” Well Honey Dew got her answer, and learned that the Shopkins theme indeed is popular! That’s right the Shopkins fun is here to stay! So, Honey Dew, while expanding her Party Themes in Houston, Texas, set out to find her favorite characters!
With over 200 shopkins characters, it is hard for Honey Dew to say which one in particular is her favorite! With a bit of research we learned from Wikipedia about Shopkins’ purpose, history, and, well, basically what it is! Per Wikipedia, this is the official definition of the Shopkins game, and characteristics: “Shopkins is a range of tiny, collectible toys, manufactured by Moose Toys. … The collectible toys (which are designated as common, rare, ultra rare, special edition, and limited editions) have also added a line of trading cards, as well as a YouTube channel. The toy line began in 2014.”
Well there you have it! Straight from Wikipedia! Honey Dew became enthralled with the Shopkins collection, and adorable You-Tube Videos. With plenty of research, Honey Dew (aka Susie the Secretary), learned that there is a rather stylish, sassy, fashionable Shopkin character named “Lippy Lips”. This character even has a British accent in Season One, how awesome is that (?)”, laughs this Houston clown!
We found out that Lippy Lips also has two BFF Shopkins, also from Health and Beauty, named Apple Blossom and Polly Polish! Apparently there are three lipstick characters from the Shopkins collection, but Honey Dew decided to start off with a cool lookalike to the sassy fashionista, who loves life in lipstick! HAHA….no wonder the kids love these adorable characters, they are fun to collect, and Honey Dew will be sharing her extras!
By Just doing a quick online search for fun Shopkins Stuff, its easy to see that resources are a plenty! Look at this adorable Coloring Page from my favorite Picture Pinning Board!
Speaking of the FAVORITE PICTURE PINNING BOARD check out the Party Theme Boards that include Shopkins cakes, Shopkins invitations, Shopkins party ideas, and Shopkins custom party decor ideas.
You can learn more about the Costumed Characters offered by Honey Dew the Clown, on her website. Costumed Characters, including this one, are not licensed, and not affiliated any toy line, manufacturer, or the real collection offered by Moose Toys.
March Madness Special Pricing: Character Shows are offered as 30 minute visits, which includes lots of photo time and cake-time singing for $125, or as one hour shows that are complete with Disco Lights, music, dancing and games for $200. Character shows are lots of fun, and really put the Wow into your event!
Call Honey Dew the Clown today to book a Clown party, or, to book a Popular Costume Character Party! Please leave a message and your call will be returned soon! www.HoneyDewtheClown.com and 832-758-3445/To make Party Reservations!
Thank you for considering our services to be included in your special event.