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Face Painting

Add another dimension to your event........

Why not add Face painting to your next party or event for that WOW! factor? It's a fantastic way to create or enhance the fun atmosphere at any event and is always popular with children and adults.

Whilst most children love full faces I can also offer cheek, arm or eye art, suitable for younger, wrigglier children, those tricky teens and even adults - who often like to indulge once they see the children's smiles!

Creative Capers regularly paint at nightclubs and can offer UV painting if the venue has blacklight. Parties or events can be themed to suit anything from a sports event, princess party, jungle animals, sophisticated masquerade masked ball /prom to a Halloween horror or casualty party! Let your imagination run .........

To see examples of my work please browse the Gallery.

Scroll down page for Safety information, Prices and How to book....


Creative Capers only uses EU / FDA approved, non toxic, professional cosmetic grade, water based face paints which can be easily removed when required by rinsing with plain water then washing with a mild liquid soap and water or baby shampoo. It is not recommended to use baby wipes as they contain chemicals that could react with the paint causing skin irritation.

No facepaints are tested on children under 3yrs of age so for children between 2-3 who are keen I will offer to paint a hand or arm as an alternative to the face.

I use 1 sponge per face, a water spray, frequent water changes and reguar use of hand sanitizer. I will not paint anyone with obvious illness, cold sores or open wounds, in this instance a hand or arm can be painted or a temporary tattoo applied. Similarly, a patch test on an arm can be performed 10 mins prior to painting for those with sensitve skin.

I also won't paint anyone who does not wish to be painted - it should be a fun experience for us both!

If face paint gets on clothing it can best be removed by soaking in cold water before washing normally.

Henna is made from natural powdered Henna, water, sugar, lemon juice and a few drops of essential oils (cajeput or eucalyptus ) I use a mild mix containing lavender essential oil for use on sensitive skin, younger clients or during pregnancy.

I have a clear, enhanced CRB check and hold public liability insurance.

Professional facepaints available

Private Parties:

When booking for a childs party please ensure parents of attending children are informed about a week prior in case of allergies or objections. If they are unable or unwilling to have face painting, they will be given the option of having a design painted elsewhere on the body, typically on their arm, so nobody has to miss out.

A complimentary balloon model is included for the birthday child

Creative Capers can paint a maximum of 25 good full faces in 2 hours ( depending on complexity) or 25 -30 motifs per hour so use this as a guide to work out how long you need the service for. If you are expecting a larger number, designs can be simplified or the choice restricted to offer only designs that can be produced quickly but are still effective, alternatively a second artist can be arranged. If you are unsure please contact me, I am happy to discuss the options.

* I will arrive approx 20 minutes prior to booked start time to allow for setting up *

Photo Consent:Please note that by allowing your guests to be painted and photographed, permission is therefore granted to use images for my portfolio and marketing materials such as print or website. No names are ever revealed. If for any reason you, or any of your guests, object please let me know and your / their privacy will be respected.

For teenage parties why not combine Henna and glamorous eye designs or a bit of body painting for a themed party?

How much will it cost?

Starting prices for a single service ( facepainting / glitter tattoos / henna only ):

Local area *Southampton: Weekends - ​2 Hour Party - from £75

for every extra 1/2 hour add £20

Shorter time periods for small parties are available only if very local

1 Hour party - from £50

1 1/2 Hour Party - from £65

it is more cost effective to add services rather than cut down time

Balloon modelling only from £100 for 2 hours OR if combined with another service for parties of no more than 12 eg 1hr Balloons1hr Face painting OR glitter tattoos will be £90


Balloon favours created in advance from £1.50 per child 

Multiple services ie facepainting and glitter tattoos will be slightly more as is solely balloon modelling and are dependant on time limitations, services requested, number & ages of guests, please contact me to discuss requirements so I can give you an accurate quote.

Weekdays 10% Discount - Please note Bank Holidays will be charged at weekend rate.

*Further afield: Price on request - I am happy and willing to travel and regularly cover neighbouring towns and counties!

£20 Deposit will secure a booking, this can be in the form of cash or bank transfer* ( this will be retained if cancelled within 7 days of event ) Balance due at beginning of event.

Corporate Events

Creative Capers can be hired to attend your event for an agreed fee allowing you to offer your guests our services free of charge.

Examples of rates for a single service per artist locally, during the daytime are as follows but please contact us to discuss requirements so we can give you an accurate quote as there are many variables:

2 hrs £90    3 hrs£125    4hrs £165    5hrs £200

6 hrs £240    7 hrs £275    8hrs £300

Bookings over 3 hrs will include scheduled breaks of 15 mins for every 2 hrs For events expecting a high volume of guests I can arrange for additional artists

Requirements per artist :

Inside - If possible 2 chairs with no arms & a normal height table

( these can be provided if necessary ) and excellent light! The better the light, the better my work!

If outside I need some protection from the elements, so a plan B for rain is helpful!

I can provide a gazebo for an extra charge of £20.

Please contact me to discuss your requirements to enable me to provide an accurate quote.

Fetes, Fayres and Festivals!

1) Creative Capers can be hired to attend your event for an agreed fee allowing you to offer your patrons any of my services free of charge.

2) Creative Capers can pay the event holder an agreed percentage of any profit.

3) Creative Capers can attend your event for a fixed stall fee.

4) I can attend your event for a reduced hourly rate and charge a reduced fee per face to attendees.

For larger events or those with time constraints but large volume of patrons, I have colleagues I can call on to provide extra cover.


Inside - I need two chairs with no arms, a normal height table

( these can be provided if necessary ) and excellent light! The better the light, the better my work!

If outside I need some protection from the elements, so a plan B for rain is helpful!

I can provide a gazebo for an extra charge of £20.

How to Book Me:

1: Contact me to establish availability and discuss your requirementsPlease to check availability for a particular date and discuss details

2: Once terms are established, I will send you a copy of the agreement for you to check and return with the Deposit. Details for payment will be included on the booking form.

3: On receipt of the Deposit your booking is Definite and you can relax! I will contact you a few days before the event to confirm attendance and check for any changes.

Please Note Cancellation within 7 days of event day will result in loss of deposit.

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