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Get Organised This Term

Party Planning As we go into September and a new school year begins it’s the perfect time to get organised. Sorting out your child’s birthday party is one of those tasks that can feel overwhelming, especially if left to the last minute so why not plan it now? To help you get prepared here are […]

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My story……

Here at Irene’s Face Painting we have very high standards; we aim to provide a personal, professional and magical service. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my story with you so you can understand my journey and why I have such endless enthusiasm for face painting. I fell in love with face painting […]

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7 Essential Tips for Festival Fun with Kids

7 Essential Tips For Festival Fun with Kids Making a festival the destination for a family holiday is becoming increasingly popular. To meet the demand there are now hundreds of family friendly events held in all four corners of the country and each one is packed full of fun activities for you and your family […]

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Inexpensive Activities for Family Fun this Summer

By day two of the summer holidays it is common for parents to have already become accustomed to the chorus of ‘I’m bored’ and ‘I’m hungry.’ It is almost impossible to avoid these chants entirely but you can certainly take the proactive approach and reduce their frequency! This isn’t necessarily about the big holidays or […]

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Face painting and the transformation!

Well it is just face paint right? No it’s more than that, to the child it’s a chance to become superman, their favourite animal or princess. A chance to express themselves, to be creative and role play their favourite character. I have seen the quietest children sit in my seat, softly speaking telling me what […]

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5 steps to the perfect childrens party

1, Planning Have a plan/timetable of when you want to cut the cake, play pass the parcel, eating times etc. Think of a party theme, superheroes, Paw patrol, Princesses etc send out invites suggest fancy dress maybe? 2, Layout Think about the seating for the adults, positioning of the music/loud speakers. Maybe a changing room for […]

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Party themes

I just love it when a good party theme comes along for me to create designs. This year I have painted at a Bollywood party for a 40th, a masked ball party for a 50th and a Peter Pan/Tinkerbell party for a little girl. Not to mention the Disney day and the Mermaid Princess ball. […]

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Importance of Face painting hygiene

Practice of good hygiene It is so important to the face painting industry and the beauty industry that good hygiene practices are followed. I have lost count the many times I have walked past face painting stations (run by volunteers or new face painters) who are just not following good rules of hygiene. Sponges Take […]

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How to wash off Face paint – tips

How to wash off Face paint – tips Lather up (no water yet) with a small bit of baby shampoo on a damp flannel. Wipe over the face wiping away from the eyes. Once all lathered apply mild warm water and the paint should glide off with no stains to the skin Should there be […]

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Welcome to my new blog

How to get the most out of your child’s party Think what your child likes and theme the party to suit your child. Party boxes with the child’s name on it containing food are a great way of containing mess, providing food on a budget without loads of food left over. Always have balloons, the […]

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