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Face Painting Home Kits Vs Hiring Professionals

25 August 2023

If you're planning a birthday party for your little one, you may be wondering whether you should get a face painting kit to do it yourself or hire a professional. There are pros and cons to both, so it depends on your circumstances. Here are 5 things to consider before making your decision.


Do you have the time to set up, paint everyone's faces, and then clean up afterwards? You need to factor in enough time for everyone to get their turn. If you have a lot of kids or a tight schedule, you might miss out on other activities, or the party may run too long. Hiring a professional face painter might be the way to go if you're short on time. A professional face painter can work quickly and efficiently to finish everyone on time. You can focus on keeping the kids entertained and fed. 


Face painting isn't as easy as it looks! If you're not confident in your abilities, hiring someone who knows what they're doing is probably better. You don't want your child's party to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. If it's just a few simple designs, you may be able to get away with doing it yourself. But if you want something more complicated or realistic, hiring a pro is better - unless you're prepared to do lots of practice beforehand. 

Number of guests

The bigger the party, the more time it will take to paint everyone's faces. If you have a lot of guests, hiring a professional face painter might be more practical (and less stressful!). They can bring an assistant to help with the workload, and you can focus on other aspects of the party. If it's a small party with few guests, you may be able to manage it yourself.


Hiring a professional face painter will cost more than buying a kit and doing it yourself, but sometimes it's worth it to splurge on the professional option. Consider your budget and decide what's best for your family. If you have the extra money to spend, a professional is a great way to make your child's party even more special. But if you're on a tight budget, you can still have a fun party by doing it yourself.

Entertainment value

If you're planning on hiring any other entertainment, you could do the face painting yourself while they amuse the rest of the kids. Popular options include magicians, clowns, and puppeteers. But if you also need to factor in running party games, dealing with any upset children, putting out food and clearing up spills, it may be easier to leave the face painting to a professional. 

There's no right or wrong answer when deciding between a face painting home kit and hiring a professional - it all depends on your circumstances. Take some time to consider all of the factors before deciding so that you can choose what's best for you and your child's birthday party.

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