This section is provided to answer many questions often asked and to avoid many problems often encountered when planning children’s events.
Weekends are always very busy in the children’s entertainment field especially during the spring and summer months. For this reason we suggest you plan 4-6 weeks in advance. We will certainly try to accommodate any notice even at the last minute. Weekdays are usually very easy to cover and we suggest you plan these at least a week in advance. We require a 50% deposit for any performer booked and the remaining balance is due 11 days prior to the event. All sales are final.
We suggest you schedule the entertainment before or around the same time you reserve your location so we can try to accommodate specific times.
Package parties are available by request. Email your requests to: Entertainability@gmail.com.
Tipping is always appreciated. If you feel your performer has gone out of his or her way to do an extra special job or if your performer has dealt with a large amount of children. Tipping is certainly a good way to let the entertainer know that you appreciate them.
Monkey Business Entertainment includes Character Costumes, Face Painting & Henna, Balloon Twisting, Craft Parties, and Musical Parties for all ages and is guaranteed to be a hit at any event. Our services makes a great addition to birthday parties, school functions, corporate events, street fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and much more! Our performers are professionally trained. Our artists are skilled in working with children and families. We can do either face paint, henna, or both for your event. Henna tattoos are perfect for homecoming, prom, sweet 16s, & teens or adult birthday parties, while face painting is best for events like birthday parties, masquerade parties, Halloween parties, and is great for all ages. We only use FDA approved, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, cosmetic-grade materials to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. For more information about face paint, henna, & booking info, click on "Services & Info". Please check out our photos in the "Gallery" section as well! If you'd like to leave Monkey Business a review, please do! You can find us on Face Book, Yelp & Google. Book Monkey Business Events and Entertainment for your event today!
Choose to transform yourself and your guests by booking one of our face painters from Monkey Business. We offer many designs, which were all created for all ages! This can include painting on the face or arms with the choices of full face, half face, eye accent or cheek/arm design. If you have another design in mind, or a themed party, we can also take custom requests or bring special designs just for your party! All face paint used is FDA approved, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and cosmetic grade to ensure a fun and safe experience for both adults and children! Book Monkey Business for your event today!
Face Painting: $95 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours and , $85/hr after third hour for private parties
Henna Tattoos: $150 per hour
Nonprofit Rate: $85 per hour
Halloween: $125 per hour
Monkey Business is owned by Peggy Washko and she is one of the artists. She and her team have been in the face painting & henna business for roughly 10 years and she just loves it. She majored in psychology at UNC Chapel Hill where she studied counseling and music. She took voice lessons and even theater. Today she's an ARTrepreneur selling her handmade artisan painting, teaching voice lessons and performing at summer day camps for children. She enjoys making personal art, and painting smiles on children's faces with her fun and creative designs. She loves working with children and finds fulfillment in bringing them joy and helping them feel special through art and transformation.
Monkey Business face painters are always working with high standard materials and the quality of Monkey Business face painting supplies is very important to us. We are always using FDA approved materials. Interacting with the kids is the most fun part! Transforming the kids to their favorite animal, fairy or super hero is so much fun. Our parties offer a variety of face painting designs and can paint anything upon request. From Halloween pumpkins to safari animals to superheroes or princesses, Monkey Business Face Painters can transform your guests into anything their imagination takes them. Every artist is super-talented, friendly and great with kids! Depending on the complexity of the design, each artist can paint approximately 10-13 faces per hour.
Glitter Tattoos are very popular amongst kids, teenagers and adults. They are waterproof and great for pool parties or any events that could use some sparkle. Glitter tattoos are 100% hypoallergenic and made specifically for the skin. We use cosmetic grade polyester glitter and waterproof, hypoallergenic body art glue. With over 100 designs to choose from, you will be sure to find your favorite tattoo!
To secure your booking, Monkey Business requires a 50 % non-refundable deposit for every booking which can be sent through Venmo, Visa, MC, AMEX, Paypal, or Apple Pay, please let her know of your preference. She'll take the remainder of the payment at the event before she gets started painting faces in the form of cash, card, check, Venmo, Paypal, or Apple Pay. Please let her know how you will pay the remaining balance when placing your reservation. Tips are never expected but always appreciated! 🌈
Each Face Painter brings everything that they need, including a table & chairs. All materials are supplied and included in the cost. Our team of face painters use high quality, professional cosmetic grade products, which are purely designed for use on the skin and washes off easily with soap and water.
The client must provide 100% shade for the artist to work under. Typically there will be natural shade at parks under trees etc which is perfect.
Children under 2 years will be assessed as to whether they wish to be painted. The artist might first paint a small design and their arms or legs and go from there.
Children under 12 months will not be painted due to the delicacy of their skin.
Only willing children will be painted. Our artists will do their best to paint all of your guests, however some children prefer a little body art on arms or hands over having their faces painted.
Your booking is with Monkey Business Designs Face Painting & Henna, your person of contact is Peggy Washko who is the owner of the company.
Though Monkey Business purchases only professional cosmetic grade and hypoallergenic supplies made for skin, Monkey Business nor the artists from Monkey Business are not liable for any allergic reactions to the products used. Any reactions resulting from products used is at the clients’ responsibility. Caregivers are responsible for notifying the artist if the child or they themselves has sensitive skin in order to do a sensitivity patch test.
Monkey Business Artists may refuse to paint any person that suffers from, cold / flu symptoms, cold sores, conjunctivitis, sties, eczema, psoriasis, acne, open cuts and grazes & Chicken Pox or possible infectious skin conditions. We may refuse to paint a person that shows any sign of distress or behaving in an aggressive or abusive manner. We will not paint anyone with a dirty face; however wipes are available for caregivers to use. Lastly, the artist reserves the right not to paint offensive symbols or words.
All products are lightly sanitized between jobs and thoroughly sanitized weekly.
Parents and care givers are responsible for their children at all times
To ensure that Health and Hygiene Standards are kept to a maximum, children / adults are not permitted to touch products & equipment on the worktable. For safety reasons, children are not permitted to play in the artists’ work area, however, should an injury occur the artist will not be liable.
Safety and comfort are mandatory on all jobs and the artist will not work if conditions pose a hazard to their health or safety - this includes but is not limited to: exposure to weather and sudden extreme weather events; hazards such as flying debris, exhaust, fumes, smoke or other irritants; threatening or rowdy individuals; excessive alcohol use and drunken behavior; illegal activity and/or use of illegal substances; verbal abuse from customers or staff; sudden illness or injury to the artist. The artist alone will make the decision on whether they feel their health or safety are at risk and will shut down if they feel there is any risk whatsoever.
Thank you in advance for the opportunity to serve you, your family and your guests. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you enjoyed your party as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.
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