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Twelve Tips for a Safer Holiday Gathering

Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose only those that are flame retardant, or flame resistant. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or lost bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the maximum number of light strands to connect. Do… Continue reading

Ten Tips for a Truly Magical Trip

Scheduling: Do not travel over any holiday periods if you can avoid it. If your kids are little pull them out of school and work out assignments with their teachers. I made my kids create flip shows of postcards or photos, and/or keep a journal about the “Best Part of Their Day” so they had… Continue reading

Cues for Queuing; How to Avoid Long Lines for Party Entertainment

Yesterday I called a parks and recreation staffer to discuss “Boo by the Woods; The Trail of Haunted Tales”, a fun family-oriented party at our local library. The event celebrates the holiday by providing active storytelling along a park trail and more: “inside the library, you will find many activities! Take your photo with visitors… Continue reading

Up Up and Away: Balloon Safety

A few years, I was asked to showcase my company at a local zoo for a regional meeting of event planners. I was to provide a sample of all of the services we offered, especially the body painting. Two models were to be painted up to match the new carousel, which had an attractive special… Continue reading

A Nude Awakening: Body Painting for Special Events

Today a friend on Facebook sent me an article about the Naked Bike Race in Philly, or was it San Francisco, or St Louis? I forget, I’ve seen them all! For 15 years I received every clip from every naked bike race that appears on the Internet. Why?  I am a face and body painter,… Continue reading