Four Tips For Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Make the Most of Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Fun!”  “Entertaining!”  “Such a great time!”  That’s what your guests will say about your fabulous and memorable company holiday party when you hire the perfect entertainment.

Smart party planners get the most bang for their buck. Hire a caricature artist for your holiday party and you get entertainment and keepsakes all in one! How do you make sure your guests have a great experience? We asked our team of talented, fun and friendly caricature and face painting artists to answer some questions our clients have about holiday party bookings.

Holiday Party guests enjoying their caricature art.

Your holiday party guests will enjoy showing off their caricature art long after the party is over.

Can my party guests talk to the artist?

Of course! That’s part of the entertainment. All Goofy Faces artists are screened for their ability to interact with the crowd. If they are deep in concentration on a drawing detail, they may not answer your question or comment right away, but they typically don’t mind chatting as they draw.

How much room does the caricature artist need at the party?

People will certainly gather around and laugh along with the artist as they talk about the drawing or face painting. The artist should be visible to the guests, and he or she only needs a 6ft x 6ft space. Good lighting is helpful, but our artists bring their own lamps just in case.

We were absolutely in love with our artist. She was fast, friendly, and efficient. We received many requests to bring her to our future events and the fee was extremely reasonable. I would book from Goofy Faces again in a heartbeat!

J D, Lawrence, KS

How many artists do I need?

Our artists average 10 to 15 faces per hour. We find that about sixty percent (60%) of your guest will request a caricature from your guest artist. If you have 100 guests, expect around 60 will participate. For 60 caricatures, you will need four to six hours of artist time. That may mean one artist for four hours, or two artists for three hours each. Use the Goofy Faces Event Calculator to determine how many artists you need and how long you need them.

Search our directory to see local artists’ rates and examples of their work. You can also order customized paper with your company logo or holiday greeting for a small fee.

Active Face Painter at holiday party

Face painting is great entertainment for your holiday party.

Both artists were amazingly talented and genuinely nice people. We enjoyed having them at our event and would hire them again in a second.

Angela, Southgate, MI

See how easy it is to Hire an Event Caricature Artist Through Goofy Faces

What if the party runs late?

Artists always do their best to accommodate everyone in line, but there may be strict time constraints. An experienced artist (like the ones  you hire through will let you know if they have a hard stop time and how many more people they can draw before their time is up. This allows you to cut off the line in enough time.

To plan the perfect event, see 5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party.

Robert Bauer