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Thursday, August 15 2019
My name is Kellie, and I am the founder of Funny Face Entertainment. I am the owner, the entertainer, Face Painter, Balloon Twister & office lady, so every time you make contact with Funny Face Entertainment, you will be touching base with me :) - Kellie.
If you need some professional advice, you can rest assure you will have an experts opinion, & I am always willing to recommend what I feel would work best in your situation. I will always give you my honest opinion, or strategy of what I have found works best, from my own personal experience, & I realise that everyone is unique, & we all have different interest, & like different things.
How did I become the founder of Funny Face Entertainment?
For my whole life, I have always loved painting & creating arty things, then as a young adult, I realised that I purely enjoyed making children happy, & the best way to bring them happiness, was to create "Colour & Fun for everyone" - which is my business motto.
Children learn through Colour, Play & Fun, so this is the best method to create a memorable moment, which they will remember forever.
I believe that all kids deserve to be happy, & to smile everyday - especially on their birthday.
"Busy Kids are happy kids"!
I believe that all children should be encourage to use their own imaginations, & they are allowed to have a dream, & most importantly they should be encouraged to speak for themselves, as these are all the things which will eventually turn a child into an amazing adults one day.
This is the reason why I encourage all little people, to do all of the above, & then I like to let children challenge me to face paint anything that they are dreaming about.
When I get asked to paint a fairy, I don't paint what I have pictured in my mind, instead I ask the child a few questions
This then gives me the ability to create exactly what each child has imagined, it allows each child to speak for themself, & it encourages them to use their own imagination.
It also encourages them to be unique, & shows them that they don't have to follow what someone else has done, although if they want the same face paint as what someone else has painted on their face, I would always be more than happy to grant them that wish.
Face Painting, Balloon Twisting OR Games? Hmmmm - What Should I choose?
I have designed all my party packages, around what I have found to be the most popular, & have tried to cover all different budgets too; but I do realise that we are all unique, & sometimes require different things, or the timeframe required might not be something that really suits you, so I like to encourage everyone to tell me what they are hoping for, that way we can work together & come up with a solution that is going to work well, with your best interest in mind.
Where Do You Perform Now?
I am a full time performer, & I perform with both my Face Painting & Advanced Balloon Twisting skills for hundreds of venues, including, shopping centres, corporate events, holiday parks, Taverns, weddings, aged care venues & thousands of parties.
My main spot each week is at the "Benowa Tavern" every Friday & Saturday night, where children come from everywhere to receive either 1 of my colourful created balloon sculptures or a beautiful unique face paint design.
It is always a special night of fun for the kids, & even some adults join in on the fun (if I have enough time).
I also perform regularly at Bunnings Southport, Bunnings Nerang, over school holidays & for their events, & big Family Fun Nights.
What Has Prepared You, To Know How To Handle Children? A Little History.
I have entertained children for over 18 years, so with many years in this industry, I have worked out, what works, & what doesn't work, this is very important, in every area, especially when organising games, for the right age group.
Over the years I have also earned my certificate III - in education support, & ran my own "Family Day Care Centre", this along with ongoing training every year in both Face Painting & Balloon Twisting workshops, & raising my own children, is what has helped me get myself & Funny Face Entertainment, to the high standard which it is at today.
Thursday, August 18 2016
A dazzling party doesn't necessarily need to be over the top expensive, nor does it need to have the biggest & best of everything.
I have been apart of some of the most exquisite parties, & I have also been apart of some very little quaint parties, & I know that the children at all these parties, have had an absolute amazing time, so it is not about the size, or the dollars spent, but it's about the special people who are there with them, & the environment that is created for them, so try & keep it stress free.
Here are a few things which I would suggest to think about
Don't hold ridiculous expectations upon yourself, & don't be afraid to ask reliable family members or friends for help.
A lot of the organizing can feel unbelievably challenging, especially when you are still trying to lead a normal family life.
Tuesday, August 16 2016
I'm sure we all have a story or two to share about a devastating party, which went shamefully wrong.
I have heard thousands of party stories, & I think everyone likes to share their painstaking experiences with me, cause they know I'm the party entertainer queen, so the majority of the time, I will be able to help them out with a friendly chat over the phone, with some simple helpful advice, on how to tackle situations, or they simply might choose to book my service, cause they know I am the guru when it comes to this side of things.
At the end of the day, we all have to confess that we do all learn from our own painful mistakes, & other people's jaw dropping stories, so it's a good idea to take note of all the good & bad, & think of them as life-changing ideas for your future.
We are somewhat lucky these days, as we have so much on-line, which we can find at a click of a button, weather it be to research the a company or product, or how to make or produce something yourself. You can also view other peoples reviews & thoughts on a product, which is a massive help.
In my eyes, I would alway go with companies, or products of which I have heard good things about.
I recently had a lady call me (who I have entertained her children with my very basic balloons twisted designs for many parties over the years). This time when she phoned me she explained that she would normally spend the majority of her party budget on the venue, food & cake, but now that she has seen me in action at some of her friends parties, who had me entertain with my glamourous Face Painting & Astounding Colourful Balloon Twisted Designs, she got to sit back & observe how I was able to transform a room full of kids, with the power of my surprising, fun, entertainment, which left the kids begging for more, & the kids nearly crushed me with hugs upon my departure, so she has decided to put nearly all of her budget into the entertainment side this year, as she got to view how much the children where fascinated & excited with all the extra bits which I could do.
I have been entertaining children for over 18 years, so with all my years of knowledge, attend workshops, course & gatherings covering Childrens Entertainment, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Balloon Decor & Business, I'm totally thrilled to be able to help people in the areas of which they feel they need help in.
When I attend my Face Painting, Balloon Twisting & Balloon Decor Workshops, Courses & Conventions, I get trained by artist in the field from all around the world, so I get trained by the best. I learn about many new products & techniques which are available, which will help make your party dazzle
I've learnt how to build an atmosphere, which will make every child feel special at the party.
Sometimes I have only a couple of minutes with each child, & during these few minutes I need to gain their trust, & I need for each child to feel comfortable & relaxed, so they feel safe about coming up close to me, to get their Face Painted or a Balloon Twisted Design.
It normally takes a long time to get to know children - getting to know their likes, dislikes, & how they are going to behave in different situations & different atmospheres.
Wednesday, August 10 2016
I'm extremely happy to announce that I have just past a Balloon Decor Exam, & I can now proudly say, I am a "Certified Balloon Artist".
I know many of you are thinking "What - an exam, for Balloon Decor? - I never knew that there was such thing!"
Well let me tell you all the details.
The Exam entailed many hours of hard work.
I then had to fly interstate for the final stages of the exam listed below