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The Holiday Season is on the Horizon – Make Your Party Perfect!

By Bryon Scott | September 16, 2021 | Comments Off on The Holiday Season is on the Horizon – Make Your Party Perfect!

The Holiday Season is on the Horizon – Make Your Party Perfect!

Now that summer has come to a close many begin looking forward to the holiday season. The anticipation of finding the perfect Halloween costume begins. The search for a delicious side dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Starting to compile lists of everything you’ll need to accomplish during the Christmas and holiday season. And planning for New Year’s Eve resolutions to make 2022 the best year yet. There is no doubt that this holiday season is going to be extra special. Family, friends, and colleagues are looking forward to gathering at upcoming holiday parties.

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Ready to Entertain your Holiday Party!

Halloween

Do you remember the excitement you felt about Halloween as a kid? The hours you spent planning your costume, thinking about a spooky design to display on your pumpkin, and looking forward to going to your classroom party during the day and a friend’s Halloween party at night. And once you got older the excitement of gathering with friends and family was a much-anticipated weekend event. Halloween is one of the largest events in the United States with an expected $8.5 billion dollars to be spent on costumes, decor, and parties! According to Greeting Island here are a few tips to make your party memorable:

  1. Determine the theme and send a spooky invite.
  2. Keep everyone fed with Halloween-themed food.
  3. Have a cauldron with a festive punch.
  4. Create a Halloween playlist. (Great Ideas Here)
  5. Make sure to find entertainment that’s enjoyable for guests of ALL ages (Goofy Faces agrees)!

Thanksgiving

This year we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. It was a three-day event without any turkey to be served. But as the years have gone by, the holiday has drastically transformed. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states.

Despite all the stress of traveling and preparing a delicious dinner for friends and family, Thanksgiving is a time to remember how thankful we are for good health, family, friends, pets, job, and a place to call home. It’s a friendly reminder when hosting or attending your annual thanksgiving party to take a step back and capture the moments with your camera and take a family portrait. And if you’re at your annual school or work Thanksgiving party it’s important to find a way to make the day memorable with the friends and colleagues you spend so much time with. Fun fact: Goofy Faces can recreate your family portrait into something extra special to give to your family members.

December Holidays

Invite us to your Holiday Party!

Invite us to your Holiday Party!

The hustle and bustle of the December holiday season can go by in the blink of an eye. Lists are being compiled, travel plans are being made, and the eagerness of the new year is on the horizon. The December calendar also fills quickly with a variety of parties to attend, school, work, family, friends, and more!

This year over 70% of companies will plan a holiday party and it will be held at a hotel, restaurant, or a location where all guests can be active. And 2 of 5 Americans will gather with family or friends to celebrate the holiday season. Regardless of the type of party you’re attending or planning there is one thing they all have in common and that is finding memorable entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Holiday party, ensuring all guests have an unforgettable time filled with laughter is important and Goofy Faces has YOU covered! Over the years our artists are experienced being the featured entertainment at corporate, school, family, and friend’s parties.

Our artists are located nationwide and can attend holiday parties either in person or virtually. Artists are easy to hire and more than one artist can be booked at a time. Goofy Faces works with budgets of all sizes and depending on the number of guests and needs of your event more than one artist can be booked at a time by using our event calculator. And the best part is our artists offer a variety of different types of entertainment: traditional or remote caricatures, caricature coasters, artistic encounters, face painting, and eSketches. Here are some great examples of when to hire Goofy Faces for your upcoming party:

  • Halloween
  • Friendsgiving
  • Corporate
  • School or classroom celebrations
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s Eve

Most importantly Goofy Faces artists love to make sure your guests are happy when celebrating this holiday season. All artists can draw at events safely, obeying the latest CDC COVID-19 guidelines too. Visit goofyfaces.com to book Goofy Faces for your upcoming holiday party (we do recommend booking sooner than later) or call 1-248-652-8910 today!

Worried about pricing? We installed a super easy-to-use Event Calculator on our Goofy Faces Website in order to anticipate your costs!

Don’t just take it from us, here’s what some of our amazing Goofy Faces clients have said about our artists!

Angela from Southgate, Michigan said. “Both artists were amazingly talented and genuinely nice people. We enjoyed having them at our event and would hire them again in a second.”

Elisha R. said, “Our artists arrived early, began early, and even stayed late to make sure everyone who wanted a picture was able to get one. Thanks!”

Lastly, J.D. from Lawrence, Kansas said, “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!”

Each and every artist that we employ loves what they do and want to make sure that your event is a memorable experience. Invite us to your wedding or corporate party. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Creating Back to School Memories for the Next Generation

By Bryon Scott | August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Creating Back to School Memories for the Next Generation

Creating Back to School Memories for the Next Generation

Back to school caricature

Back-to-school event review!

It starts with the commercials on TV about school supplies and clothing deals, welcome letters from new teachers about back-to-school night, and the changes in the weather that remind us the 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching. Do you remember the feeling of being a kid growing up with your favorite school supplies from the 70s, 80s, or 90s?

Now it’s our turn to watch our children and grandchildren create the same memories and feelings about back to school. But this year back to school is going to be even more special than we remember! Students, families, and staff will be coming together to build their community for the upcoming school year after a year of being apart. Countries all over the world start the school year with different traditions to create memories and build their communities.

Back to School In Germany

Since the early 19th century Germany has loved to make back-to-school sweet! The most important tradition is on the first day of school for each child to receive a Schultüte. Translated, it means “school bag” but it’s actually a cone-shaped package with school supplies and treats for the upcoming school year. Either the school gives them to the children or parents can purchase them at a local store.

In Russia

“Day of Knowledge” is how Russia starts the new school year. It’s not just for students either! Students and parents gather outside of the school and give teachers colorful bouquets of fresh flowers and students receive a colorful balloon in return!

In India

In India, the first day of school is called Pravesanolsavam. Children receive special presents to mark the occasion. One of the most popular gifts besides school supplies is to receive an umbrella because when the school year begins, it’s during the monsoon months.

In the United States

Now booking back-to-school events!

Now booking back-to-school events!

Back to school in the United States fills our calendars with busy schedules of college move-in day, freshman orientation, back-to-school night, after-school programs, sporting events, fall festivals, welcome week, homecoming dances, and more! Capturing these moments after a year of unprecedented times is more important than ever because many went without any physical memories of the previous school year.

As an event planner, we suggest adding a Goofy Faces artist to your event to capture memories and create laughter. Everyone will receive a keepsake that they can have forever. Whether you want an individual picture or you want to do a group picture, we’ve got you covered!

The cost of our artists varies on the type of artwork, the number of guests, and the time frame. But don’t let that deter you. Goofy Faces excels in school. For more information visit goofyfaces.com/contact/ or call 248-652-8910. We installed an easy-to-use wedding artists cost calculator on our Goofy Faces Website. Feel free to visit our site for more information in regards to booking an artist!

No matter how you’re starting this school year, with in-person or virtual learning, it’s important to create a tradition that will give the children exciting memories when starting a new school year.

Don’t just take it from us, here’s what some of our amazing Goofy Faces clients have said about our artists!

Angela from Southgate, Michigan said. “Both artists were amazingly talented and genuinely nice people. We enjoyed having them at our event and would hire them again in a second.”

Elisha R. said, “Our artists arrived early, began early, and even stayed late to make sure everyone who wanted a picture was able to get one. Thanks!”

Lastly, J.D. from Lawrence, Kansas said, “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!”

3 Fun Easter Celebrations from Around the World

By Bryon Scott | March 12, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Fun Easter Celebrations from Around the World

Around the world and close to home Easter celebrations have many fun options!

Spring is in the air and that means Easter and other spring holidays are just around the corner. With the pandemic still looming, and some communities easing restrictions more than others, it’s important to stay safe while still celebrating the Easter holiday with your family and friends.

Two girls at an Easter Celebration or First Communion party showing traditional caricatures on sepia paper.

Make Easter and First Communion celebrations fun and memorable with caricature art.

Here are a few fun Easter celebration traditions from around the world, and some from closer to home that we think you’ll enjoy. As you plan your Easter observance this year, think about what elements you will include and how you will celebrate and remember this special day.

Easter Celebrations with Kites

When someone tells you to Go Fly a Kite – go to Bermuda at Easter! If you happen to be in Bermuda on Good Friday, look up, you’re likely to see thousands of colorful, handmade kites. Legend has it that the tradition began as a way to explain to school children about a soul’s ascension to Heaven.

Easter Celebrations with Fireworks!

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Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings

By Bryon Scott | February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings
Two People Caricature engagement parties

Caricatures make virtual engagement parties fun!

February is the Month of Love!

According to WeddingWire.com, Valentine’s Day is the #5 most popular day to get engaged, after Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Sunday before Christmas.

On average, more marriage proposals happen in the weeks from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day than at any other time of year.

Once the engagement happens, then the planning fun begins! With the pandemic still looming, it’s likely many events will still be held virtually.  Proposal parties, engagement parties, wedding showers and even the weddings themselves will probably have a virtual component if not held entirely online.

Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings Go Virtual

Today’s technology means you can still include all your family and friends from near and far in your celebration! At Goofy Faces, we have the perfect entertainment that your guests will love. (more…)

Is Zoom the Best Platform for Virtual Events? A Look at 8 Options

By Bryon Scott | January 26, 2021 |

With many conferencing platforms available, which is best for your upcoming virtual program?

Here at Goofy Faces, we know a lot about Zoom parties. Even before COVID our caricature artists were frequently drawing live, digital caricatures we call eSketches™ for virtual events on Zoom.

Zoom screenshare digital caricature drawing for virtual events

A caricature artist brings the fun to your virtual events!

Zoom is no longer the only game in town! Today there are many options to gather with family, friends and colleagues and customers online.  Since last March, our artists have been the featured entertainment at more than 100 virtual events! From birthday parties and grad parties to baby showers or retirement gatherings to employee appreciation events, virtual trade shows and team building events, we now have experience with many of the virtual meeting platforms available.

Online Programs Connect Us

Here’s a brief overview of some of the more popular video conferencing programs commonly used for virtual events, and when to incorporate fun, engaging caricature art into your events and celebrations! (more…)

Tips for your 2020 Holiday Party – have fun!

By Bryon Scott | November 20, 2020 |

In the past several years, Goofy Faces caricature artists have been the featured entertainment at dozens of family and company holiday parties. We were gaining quite a reputation as holiday party experts! In fact, this time of year we usually publish our favorite Holiday Party Planning Tips. See below for our tips as revised to reflect the realities of 2020 where some events will be in person and some will be online.

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Talented and Quick – Goofy Faces Artists Bring the Fun!

By Robert Bauer | August 9, 2020 |
Wedding caricature of couple with masks

Keeping everyone safe at a wedding celebration, the artist draws from 6′ away.

Being in the event and entertainment business, our main goal is to make people smile. Throughout the stay-at-home orders, and even now as our favorite venues start to re-open, Goofy Faces caricature artists continue to delight and entertain – online or in person at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Either way we help make your event special, memorable and fun as we draw from a safe distance!

 

But don’t take our word for it. Here are some recent reviews from Zoom parties and outdoor events.

Caricature Artists Create Memorable Weddings, Birthdays and Baby Showers

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Top 10 Tips for Zoom Party Success!

By Robert Bauer | June 9, 2020 |

Many of us, well, many of you, may not have even heard of Zoom before March 2020. It’s a wonderful platform for sure – if you know how to do a Zoom party well!

Some of our Goofy Faces artists are Zoom Party experts and have been using it to draw remote digital caricatures, or eSketches™, for a while. Along the way, we have learned how to make your Zoom events, birthday parties, work meetings, etc., flow more smoothly with fewer hiccups and so everyone has a good time!

General Zoom Tips – aka Zoom Etiquette

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Two “Virtual” Ways to Boost Employee & Family Morale Right Now

By Robert Bauer | March 19, 2020 |

In the days of virtual and remote everything, keeping morale up has never been more critical! Whether it’s your work family or your home family, doing something fun and unique, like a get together with a live (but remote!) caricature artist can really lift their spirits!

Caricature artist drawing on tablet eSketch at trade show

Goofy Faces artists eSketches™ in person or virtually!

With technology today, there are many ways to meet online. Create an account on Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, GoToMeeting, Facetime or GoogleDuo. Most of these services have free options depending on the size of your group and how long your online event will last.

How do you keep it light and fun amid difficult times? Hire a Goofy Faces Caricature Artist to draw live remote caricatures! All you need is a laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access as well as a color printer. Our artist engages with each person while drawing their caricature digitally, called an eSketch™ – in as little as six minutes!  eSketches™ are drawn and colored digitally on a tablet or digital drawing pad. After showing the person their finished caricature, the artist uploads the final art to a Dropbox so you can access it from your device, view and print on the spot!

In addition, the host gets the digital files of all the images. Think of the possibilities! Use them for celebrating birthdays, employee recognition, or as something fun to send to your customers and friends. Sales staff like to use them in their email signature!

Keeping Morale Up at Work

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3 Fun Easter Celebrations from Around the World

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Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings

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Is Zoom the Best Platform for Virtual Events? A Look at 8 Options

With many conferencing platforms available, which is best for your upcoming virtual program? Here at Goofy Faces, we know a lot about Zoom parties. Even before COVID our caricature artists...