10.09.2017

Welcome

Welcome to 

Rochester's choice for 
Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, 
Balloon Twisting, and Sand Art!

Make your event MEMORABLE!



Face painting by Fancy Faces of Rochester
Your guests will love being transformed!



Glamorous glitter tattoos by Fancy Faces of Rochester
Waterproof glitter tattoos are great for summer parties!




BEAUTIFUL BALLOON ART!
Balloon twisting available from Fancy Faces of Rochester
Get a live balloon twister or a bag of pre-twisted balloons.




SENSATIONAL SAND ART!
Sand art for parties by Fancy Faces of Rochester
This great activity for parties comes with an instructor to setup, supervise, and clean up.


To send an inquiry to Fancy Faces about your event, complete this form here.



New Face Painting Menu for Fast Designs

I wanted to make a menu of face painting choices that showed a hint of what the design looks like but also allows flexibility.  I like the freedom to be able to either keep it simple or embellish the design if time allows.  If a menu shows a photograph or a drawing of how it looks on a face, I often feel compelled to make it look just like the photograph.  This allow me more artistic freedom and creativity.  And it will also be a bigger surprise to the customer when they look in the mirror and see so much more than the simple image on the menu.


5.24.2017

Patriotic Face Painting

With Memorial Day, Flag Day, and 4th of July just around the corner, it's time to pull out the patriotic designs.  Here are some red-white-and-blue themed paintings I've done the last couple of years.


To book Fancy Faces for your patriotic event, go to Contact Page


9.13.2016

New setup for my face painting

I love my new table for face painting. It's a Coleman camp kitchen table and is the perfect height for standing while I paint. The new makeup chair is also taller, too. My back is much happier with me. My daughter has been helping at some of my gigs and the table has an extension that's perfect for her to use for applying the glitter and gems after I finish the face painting. We make a great team!
#facepaintingsetup


4.27.2016

Zootopia Party Ideas

\Zootopia themed parties are popping up everywhere.  Here's how to plan one for your special birthday child. These ideas would also work for any animal themed birthday party.

  • Choose a date.
  • Decide how many people to invite
  • Make a guest list
    • If possible, email a "Save the date" notice to your guests
  • Purchase invitations
    •  Send out invitations 2-3 weeks in advance (after the party location and time has been set)
  • Decide on your party location
    • Zootopia party location ideas:
      • Your local zoo (many have party rooms available)
      • A  shelter or lodge at a local park
      • A local farm
      • Local animal shelters sometimes host parties
      • Some pet stores also host birthdays
      • Your own backyard or home
  •  Decide on a time and how long the party will be
  • Decide on what entertainment you want at the party
    • Zooptopia party entertainment ideas (if your venue does not already provide it)
  • Decide on what food to have at the party
    • Zootopia party food ideas
      • Animal crackers
      • Veggie tray 
      • donuts with sprinkles
      • Cupcakes with animal toppers
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      • See Pinterest for more ideas
  • Purchase your tableware and decorations
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  • Purchase or make party favors
  • 2.21.2016

    Sports Fan Face Painting

    Sporting events are a great place to have face painting done.  It really boosts team spirit in the fans!  Not to mention the players!  Lots of birthday parties also have sport themes.  To find out if Fancy Faces can come to your next sporting event, go to this link. Remember, with advance notice Fancy Faces can customize a menu board for your team, based on your team colors, mascot, and sport.



    Favorite Character Face Painting

    Kids love to have a favorite character.  Some favorites include Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob, Mario Strawberry Shortcake, Minions, unicorns, etc.  What's more fun than being transformed into your favorite character at your birthday party?  All it takes is a little face paint and some skill. If you don't see the character for your event here, I can customize a menu for you.

    To find out if Fancy Face can come to your special event, go to this link.



    Rainbows, Rainbows, Everywhere!

    There are so many different ways you can paint a rainbow!  I love it when someone has a Rainbow Party!  Here are the designs that can be featured at your Rainbow Party!  They also work great for a St. Patrick's Day event.
    To inquire about Fancy Faces painting at your event, please go to this link.


    Here are some more resources for your rainbow party!

    Princess & Fairy Face Painting Designs

    I love to paint these princess and fairy designs on little girls.  I especially like how their faces light up when they look at the finished product in the mirror!



    Sample of princess / fairy menu faces. New designs may be added.
    More Princess Party ideas:





    More Fairy Party ideas:

    Super Hero Face Painting

    Finally got all my super hero faces all in one place (plus a few villains).  These faces are very popular with the boys.  If you're planning a super hero themed birthday party, this would be the menu to bring.  I also have some smaller logo designs that can be done on the hand for those who don't want their faces painted. To book Fancy Faces for your Super Hero event, you can send an inquiry here.



    Recommended resources to help you plan your Super Hero party:

    My Standard Face Painting Menu 2016

    Here is my current (as of February 2016) face painting menu that I bring to most events.  It contains a variety of cheek art and partial face designs.  Perfect for big events with lots of people, but also works well for smaller parties.  Many designs to choose from that appeal to kids as well as adults.

    To inquire about booking Fancy Faces for your special event, complete this inquiry form online

    Interested in learning how to face paint?  Here are some resources for you:

     

    1.20.2016

    Air Show Face Painting

    These designs work great for an Air Show or a Balloon Festival, or even an Airplane/Balloon themed birthday party!

    To inquire about Fancy Faces' availability for your special event, click on this inquiry form link.



    Having an Airplane or Hot Air Balloon themed event?  Here are some decorating ideas:

    12.10.2015

    Frozen / Winter themed face painting

    Several Winter events are coming up in January and February, so I made a collage of my favorite winter designs.  These are popular at Winter Festivals or Frozen themed birthday parties.  They can also be combined with Christmas designs for a holiday party.  To inquire about booking your event, go to Inquiry Form.


    Favorite Winter / Frozen face painting designs.
    This a menu board of designs I often use at winter festivals or parties


    Winter cheekart designed for Freeze Festivals.

    Having a Frozen themed party?  Here are some of my favorite resources:

    12.06.2015

    Race Car Party Theme

    I recently did a Race Car themed birthday party and came up with some new designs for it.  I'm also have designs from the Monster Truck Jam I did last year, so I brought those designs as well.



    Planning your own Race Car themed party?  Or perhaps a Monster Truck birthday party?  

     Here are some good resources:


    11.29.2015

    Pretty Princesses

    Cute cousins - The birthday girl chose the Fairy Crown and her cousin wanted to be the Snow Queen.

    Planning your own Princess Party?  Here are some popular resources:


    11.16.2015

    New Cheek Art Designs - Fox and Zebra

    Occasionally I will get a special request for a design I have not done before.  I will usually wing it, not promising anything.  Usually it turns out okay.  One lady at this animal themed birthday party wanted a fox on her cheek.  She recently got married and her new last name was Fox, but she wanted just something small.  I have a full fox mask I do, but I hadn't make a small one before.  I love how it turned out!

    Another girl wanted a zebra on her hand instead of a full face.  So, I took my unicorn design, left off the horn and main, added some stripes and bristles, and... Viola!  One cute little zebra!

    Photo and art by Kristen Peden / Fancy Faces of Rochester



    11.15.2015

    Cheek Art Face Painting at an International Dinner at Webster Montessori School

    Face painting was a bit hit at this international dinner put on by the Webster Montessori School for their students' families.  Not only was the theme international, but all the families were actually from different countries!  It was neat to see all the costumes the kids were wearing from their countries of origin, and also to hear all the different languages and accents being spoken around me.  The kids LOVED the face painting!  Many kept coming back for more designs on their cheeks and arms.


    11.14.2015

    Fundraiser Face Painting

    Do you have a fundraiser coming up?  Face painting and glitter tattoos are a big hit at fundraisers.  Tina and I recently worked at the Catherine's Peace Party fundraiser for an animal sanctuary. She did the glitter tattoos while I painted faces.  It was very well organized.  They provided each of us with a line manager to help keep things orderly.  We even got a break in the middle while everyone participated in the auction.  Having it at Total Sports Experience worked very well.  We were glad to be a part of it. 

    Photo by Kristen Peden / Fancy Faces of Rochester

    11.11.2015

    Christmas Face Painting Designs

    Bring even MORE fun to your holiday party with these Christmas face painting designs by Fancy Faces of Rochester.  To find out if your date is available, send your inquiry here.



    11.04.2015

    Animal Themed Face Painting

    Kids love animals!  If you're having an animal themed party, face painting is the perfect choice to transform your guests into a variety of their favorite animals.  Lots of choices are available. I'm constantly adding to my portfolio of designs. These are some of my recent animal face paintings.


    If you prefer smaller designs for cheeks or hands, I can accommodate that as well.


    10.03.2015

    New Review

    What are people saying about Fancy Faces?  Here's a review I recently received on Thumbtack.com

    "We hired Kristen for our daughter's 5th birthday party, which had a painting theme. From the first email communication to the post-party photo gallery, we were impressed with Kristen's organized, thorough and professional approach. She is an extremely talented artist and was wonderful with our 20+ pint-sized guests. The parents are still raving about Kristen's incredible designs and that Fancy Faces of Rochester added a unique and memorable touch to a fun party. We recommend her without any reservation!"

    -- Kate D.

    Here's a link to my profile on Thumbtack: Fancy Faces profile on Thumbtack.com

    School Spirit at St. John Fisher College

    I was back at St. John Fisher College for the second weekend in a row, this time for the Courage Bowl.  I came up with some new school spirit designs, including some based on their mascot, the Cardinal.  The students loved them!  98% of the students picked a school spirit design!


    Care Bears Theme

    I recently did a party requesting a Care Bears theme.  I remember my little sister being into Care Bears.  It's amazing how things come around.  This client requested just cheekart, so a I came up with this menu based on the belly badges of the Care Bears.


    New and Improved Designs

    I had the opportunity to try out some new designs and improve some old ones at the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.  New designs: fairy, beach scene, butterfly crown. New colors for old designs: fairy wings & fireworks (school colors) and flower vine (request for multi-colored). Improved designs: tiger and spider man.  I'm always looking for opportunities to improve my work.


    Puppy Love

    I frequently get a special request for a custom design. At a recent company picnic, this lady wanted a dog on her cheek instead of a full face design.  So I modified a polar bear design I do to make it into a dog.  I was quite pleased with how it came out, and so was the customer. :)


    9.30.2015

    Super Sisters

    Love this photo of these sisters.  Their families were camping at Sugar Creek Glen Campground where I was face painting. They were so excited about the face painting.  I think I painted everyone in their families!


    Fluttershy Pony

    I was delighted when this little girl requested Shutterfly.  This is one of the new designs I made for a My Little Pony party that no one had chosen yet.  Was very pleased with how it turned out.  Thank you to Sugar Creek Glen Campground for sponsoring me.

    Lord Licorice

    I love it when I get to paint one of my new designs on a real face and take a picture!  This boy makes a delightful Lord Licorice!  This photo was taken while painting at Sugar Creek Campground in Dansville, NY.

    9.25.2015

    Pretty Little Ponies at your Party

    Having a "My Little Pony" birthday party?  Transform your guests into the pony of their choice with face paint or hand-painted cutie marks.  To inquire about availability for your pony party, go here.



    9.20.2015

    Hello Kitty Birthday

    I love it when the adults at a kids birthday party want to get painted, too.

    8.28.2015

    I got a standing ovation!

    I had a great time at this Autism Up Kite Flite event! They had a tent set up for the kids activities. When I arrived, the other volunteers cheered. They were so happy that a professional face painter had arrived. They thought they were going to need to do it themselves. They were happy to be my line managers and passed out my business card to each customer. After face painting for 3 hours, when I was done with the last face, the volunteers gave me a standing ovation. That was a first for me! smile emoticon I was only able to get a few pictures before the line started to get so long I couldn't take the time anymore. But it was a great day, and I even won something in the raffle!

    Company Picnics are my new Favorite :)

    My new favorite kind of gig is company picnics. (As long as the weather is good!) We had a beautiful day. The temperature was perfect. The kids enjoyed getting their faces painted, and some adults, too. The pace was very relaxed. I even had time to grab a bite to eat.

    Here are some of my favorite designs from the picnic at Henrietta Memorial Park.


    My Little Pony Party

    I love making new designs for themed parties.  
    For this My Little Pony I made 6 new designs based on the characters. 
    Of course, once the birthday girl got Twilight Sparkle, everyone else wanted it, too.  I would have loved to see how the other designs looked on faces.  My favorite was Apple Jack.  Hopefully the others will get chosen at future events.