Face Painting at Times Square Tax Day Experience in NYC

We had such a fun time doing patriotic and USA themed face painting in Times Square NYC at the Ultimate Tax Day Experience.

Our face painters wore cute red, white, and blue outfits and painted lots of pretty, sparkly “Lady Liberty” crowns and mini sparkly American flags on kids and adults.

The girls loved being painted with mini Lady Liberty crowns, and the mini sparkly American flags were a big hit for both boys and girls.

Some kids got cool “hand painting/tattoos” instead of face painting!

And everyone got to take pictures with the real-life Statue of Liberty!

Behind the Scenes: Commercial Photo Shoot w/ Kiki in NYC

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from a super-fun photo shoot I did for a commercial print ad in NYC!
I played the “entertainer/ face painter”  in the shoot (see me in rainbow costume below), and I also did all the face painting and balloons for the shoot.
Here are some photos!

Butterfly face painter birthday party NY

The young actress in the photo shoot was so cute and was so excited to get her face painted and get balloons, too! After the shoot was all over, she asked me if she could be painted as Spiderman to “wear home”, so I painted her as a full-face Spiderman after we were all done!

Butterfly face painting and flower balloon NYC event

Kiki will be face painting on the TODAY SHOW!

Kiki will be doing very special face painting designs for a segment of the TODAY SHOW on 10/30, sponsored by Parenting Magazine!

Kiki will be doing her signature custom face painting designs to match kids’ Halloween costumes! More info (including approx time on Oct 30th) to come! Also, stay tuned to this blog for photos!!

Featured in NEW YORK FAMILY Magazine!

This month Kiki’s Faces and Balloons are so excited to be featured as a “Great Local Entertainer” by NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE! Check it out! http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/article-998-let-me-entertain-you.html

If you are looking for an exceptionally talented and captivating entertainer, face painter, face painter-balloonist or princess entertainer for your next NYC party, please contact us: kikisfaces@gmail.com

Face Painting at Albee Baby

Last weekend we did our fabulous face painting for a fun event at Albee Baby, NYC. and Bugaboo.

All on a beautiful, breezy April weekend in NYC, there were colorful cupcakes, giveaways by Bugaboo, and of course, sparkly face painting!

The most requested face painting designs of the day were Princess crown face painting, Rainbow Cheek art, and trucks!


There were also plenty of butterfly designs, Hello Kitty face painting, and even a request by one little boy to be painted as a “farmer” with freckles!

Albee Baby is a wonderful baby and children’s store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As a fellow UWS small business, we were so happy to get to know the great staff at Albee and Bugaboo and recommend that you visit their excellent store and website!

If you live in NYC, you can have a Kiki’s Faces & Balloons face painter to spread colorful, sparkly face painting joy at your own party! CONTACT US for more info.

Little Mermaid Party in NYC!

Last weekend The Little Mermaid “swam” up to the UWS of  NYC to visit a very special birthday girl’s party!

Dressed in her beautiful sequined tail, she did sparkly mermaid, princess & superhero face painting and a super-fun interactive “Under the Sea” Show following the story of the Little Mermaid!

Here’s what the parents had to say about The Little Mermaid:

A million thanks for such a wonderful show and face painting!  The Little Mermaid’s patience and talent with the kids was simply wonderful, and the parents were amazed… will remember this birthday forever!!”

To have the Little Mermaid or other Princess perform at your child’s birthday party contact us at kikisfaces@gmail.com – www.kikisfacesandballoons.com

Kiki’s Videos are up on FacePaint.com!

Kiki’s “how-to face paint” videos are up on FacePaint.com! Kiki shows you how to face paint almost every face painting design imaginable! CHECK IT OUT !

If you would like to book one of our talented, sweet and captivating face painters, balloonists or entertainers for your next party, please contact us: kikisfaces@gmail.com

Kiki Stars in National Website’s “How-to Face Paint” Videos!

Catch Kiki of “Kiki’s Faces and Balloons” starring in a series of “How to Face Paint” videos for FacePaint.com, a new national website launching this Summer!

In the videos Kiki gives step-by-step instructions on how to facepaint over 60 of the most popular face painting designs, as well as helpful tips and tricks!

The videos give face painters at every level, whether beginning or advanced, a chance to create some super-cool face painting designs!

The high-quality videos were shot in high-def with two amazing cinematographers and over 20 adorable kids as “models”.

The FacePaint.com website launches sometime this summer – so stay tuned to this blog for updates! FacePaint.com is a sister site to the excellent website ClownAntics.com, which is also a great place to buy face paint and other fun party and clown stuff.

If you live in NYC, have a Kiki’s Faces & Balloons face painter in person at your party! CONTACT US now for more info.

The Creative Process of Face Painting

There is something so creative and magical about face painting at kids’ parties! I love face painting so much and when I paint kids’ faces, I like to have them actively participate in the creation process.  Kids are amazing and totally imaginative and they come up with the best ideas!

My favorite part about face painting, however, is how the child, once transformed, really believes he or she is that character!

Face painting is not just limited to the face! Lots of kids (especially littler ones) can opt for a design on their hand or arm.

The possibilities are endless…from fancy tiaras, mermaids, colorful butterflies, rainbow princesses, or kitties/puppies for the girls to Spiderman, Batman, dinos, snakes, spiders, cars, etc for the boys. Plus anything else that the kids can dream up.

If you are a parent looking to hire a face painter, I recommend that you ask the face painter what type of paint they use. Professional face painters use top-of-the-line, high-quality face paints that are non-toxic (like Paradise, Wolfe, Snazaroo, Mehron). These are water-based paints that are applied with a brush.

If you are in the Manhattan area and are looking for a fabulously talented, sweet, and fun face painter (or face painter-balloonist!) please contact us at Kiki’s Faces and Balloons, kikisfaces@gmail.com, 646-435-4739. www.kikisfacesandballoons.com

A “Sparkly and Magical” New Year to you!!!

Happy 2011 to all of our fans and clients!

2010 was such an exciting year for us!
We were chosen again (2010 AND 2009) by TIME OUT KIDS MAGAZINE as a face painting & balloons “favorite”,
and Kiki herself was so honored to be interviewed, filmed and featured by the NEW YORK POST as a prominent NYC face painter!
We are also so proud of our “glowing” reviews from parents and clients:) – they can be found on “Google Places” and Yahoo!

2010 was our busiest, most fun and creative year yet – and we cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store!

Please stayed tuned to this blog for lots of tips to create our gorgeous face painting designs yourself, as well as photos from our special and amazing character and princess shows!

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