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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

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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!”

It’s Wedding Time…Make 2021 the Year of the Best Wedding Ever!

By Bryon Scott | July 28, 2021 | Comments Off on It’s Wedding Time…Make 2021 the Year of the Best Wedding Ever!

It’s Wedding Season! Make your 2021 Wedding the Best Ever!

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Congratulations, the moment has finally happened! You’ve said yes and you’re looking forward to spending the rest of your life with your soulmate!

For many years planning a wedding has been relatively smooth sailing after someone pops the question. Engaged couples have had websites, apps, family, and friends on standby to help plan their big day. After the past year, the playbook for planning the celebration went out the window. Couples were postponing weddings, reinventing them virtually, and hosting the ceremony and reception months apart.

Couples who have postponed their weddings for weeks, months, or over a year are very excited for the return of wedding season! And it’s time to celebrate by hiring all the entertainment you’re going to need to celebrate this extra special day. WeddingWire recently shared the importance of hiring unique entertainment to be a part of your big day (our favorite recommendation was to hire a caricature artist!) Goofy Faces artists are experienced in bringing smiles, laughter, and entertainment to the newly married couple and their guests. Whether it is attending your happy hour, reception, or both, we don’t take up too much space but will fill the evening with memories and keepsakes for years to come.

Rather than postponing their wedding, some engaged couples have had to reinvent what the big day looks like. Weekday weddings are trending and many couples are taking advantage of it. Goofy Faces has over 500 artists nationwide and can be booked on weekdays. Just like a weekend celebration, our artists offer the same services during the week. That means that everyone gets a bag with each caricature to protect them and the bride and groom are still able to take cuts to the front of the line to get their live caricature drawn in minutes.

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Hosting a reception months after getting married is still a huge celebration. Bringing your family and friends together for the first time in months is exciting and needs to be remembered. Goofy Faces can draw each of your family members individually or as couples while the rest of your family enjoys watching each drawing take shape!

Now that the 2021 wedding season has officially upon us, Goofy Faces artists are excited to be a part of your day. Our team is quick and easy to book and you’ll receive a response from us within 24 hours. Cannot get much quicker than that!

Worried about the costs? We’ve got you covered! 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 for your big day. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (248) 652-8910!

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. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

 

Create Lasting Memories at Family and Friend Reunions with a Caricature Artist… or Two.

By Bryon Scott | June 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Create Lasting Memories at Family and Friend Reunions with a Caricature Artist… or Two.

2020 was a year that most will never forget. Zoom calls, Facetiming, and socially distanced outdoor gatherings were the new norm. Luckily, those days are waning, and terms like mask-up and “stay home, stay safe” are firmly in the rear-view mirror. According to the CDC guidelines, families and friends can begin to gather again!

Now more than ever, we look forward to reuniting with our loved ones after what seems like forever and the best way to kick off the summer season is by having a family reunion or picnic. Whether your 2021 reunion is in person, virtual, or a 50/50 split, making the day memorable and fun is extremely important this year! 

Seeing your loved ones for the first time in person is long overdue! And having Goofy Faces as a part of your celebration will offer live in-person entertainment, provide laughs and smiles, and give all guests a special keepsake to remember the day for years to come. Our artists are just as excited as your guests to get back to doing what they love! Whether you’re looking for a traditional caricature drawing, live eSketches™, face painting, or caricature coaster we have you covered. Goofy Faces has over 500 artists nationwide and they are easy to book on our website. Best of all, our artists can compile the sketches into a group caricature!

A family reunion group caricature

A family reunion group caricature

Once you’ve booked your artist(s), we’ve got you covered. Our artists bring with them everything they need and will happily set up in the area most convenient for your party.

Having virtual reunions are still popular and we are here for it! Goofy Faces is flexible to work with and can join your zoom party or can host the party for you. Our artists are skilled and experienced in creating digital caricatures or eSketches™(even before 2020). Your artist can draw each guest, one at a time, or two together as a couple. After your Zoom Party, Goofy Faces can even compile a group caricature of all your guests for an additional fee. Goofy Faces can join for the entire party or just for a specific timeframe to entertain guests and provide memorable gifts. They can even host your virtual party on Zoom if you like!

Seeing your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, siblings, children, and friends are precious moments that need to be captured more than ever. Goofy Faces is here to help you create lasting memories for all whether it is seeing your family reconnect in person or virtually.

Please contact us today for more information on how we can help you celebrate this special time or visit our artist registry to see rates and availability.

Get the best Group Caricature – Do’s & Don’ts for success!

By Bryon Scott | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Get the best Group Caricature – Do’s & Don’ts for success!

Do you have a special occasion, anniversary, product launch, team achievement or retirement you want to commemorate with a fun, custom-designed, group caricature? With over 35 years of experience in illustration, corporate branding and design, Goofy Faces will create a unique and memorable piece of art for your team or family.

Good photos to send

Like most artists these days, we do not have an art studio that is open to the public. However, if you are nearby one of our retail art stands like the ones we have at Los Angeles Zoo, Denver Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, The Florida Aquarium, St. Pete Pier or The National Zoo, you can drop by to be drawn live and in color by one of our talented artists while you wait. The next best thing to drawing live is to draw your group from photos. It’s important to have good, current, well-lit images.

A lot goes in to creating the artwork, so providing the best quality photos up front really helps make the process go smoother and helps keep your project on time.

What makes a good photo for your group caricature?

Here are some expert Do’s and Don’ts to help you pick the best photos to send so we give you the best end result! (more…)

Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings

By Bryon Scott | February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings
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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…)

Group Gift Caricature

By Robert Bauer | August 27, 2015 |

Here is another group caricature for a repeat client involving a total of 17 fellow staff members. This was a going-away gift for an executive who loves motorcycles and loves his employees. The entire piece is 16 X 20 inches and was drawn and delivered in less than a week!

 

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More Gift Orders

By Robert Bauer | January 27, 2015 |

Here are a few of my favorite caricatures I drew for our customers in 2014. I’m ready for more in 2015! Come on, folks, Valentine’s Day is only 19 days away! Order your own at Goofy Faces Shop1924 Von Allmen-sanfran

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