Sculptured or twisted balloons


i.e. if you have 12 or less children and hire Arla, specifically, you can get the super party where she can do both face painting AND balloons in only one hour.  Add glitter tattoos for a deluxe party which lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Or get the SUPER DELUXE party which lasts about 2.5 hours for that many children and adds either the games, henna (for older children, or the giant bubble package.  These packages are available for more than 12 children for longer periods of time. Inquire by calling Arla at 703-901-2752  


Henna is a safe means of having a "tattoo" for approximately 2-3 weeks.  Henna actually stains the layers of skin.   Arla only uses real henna.  (NEVER have black henna done as it can cause permanent scarring.)  Arla recommends that children be at least 10-12 years of age before doing henna, as if it smears it looks like "poop" on the skin and who whats that for 2-3 weeks?!  If you want more complicated henna, Arla has cohorts that do much much more detailed designs than that to the left.

Glitter Tattoos
Glitter tattoos are non-permanent tattoos that will last 4-7 days with the proper care. Glitter tattoos

are not the ones from the dollar store.  They are applied with medical adhesive and bright, sparkly

glitter in all sorts of colors. Arla can do about 15 glitter tattoos in an hour. 100% safe for skin,

glitter tattoos are a good alternative to face painting in the summer time when children are running

around and sweating. Having a pool party? Glitter Tattoos are water-resistant and great for pool parties.  

You can even shower and wash them with soap and they "won't come off".  If you WANT them off, just use

oil and alcohol and rub them away.

Giant Bubbles

Giant bubbles are not the bubbles you buy at the dollar store.  They are GIANT 3 foot plus

bubbles.  This activity is a minimum two hour party and can be done either indoors (by putting

children inside bubbles) or outdoors 4 x 10 foot bubbles as pictured below.  IF it's an outdoor

party, we can arrange for the kids to have their own bubble trays to make their own bubbles.  

This is not a regular bubble solution that a parent can do at home.  It is a special "cooked" recipe

specifically made for giant bubbles.  Take pictures of the kids in the bubbles to remember

for a lifetime!

Sculptured balloons are fun for children of the ages 4-???  They are usually two or more balloon items.  They can range from headbands as pictured to the right, to armbands, to dogs, aliens, cats, and more.  Arla can do over 30 different balloons, so if you want, every child at the party can have a different balloon.  Balloons are not for the age of 3 and under for safety purposes.  If the children are 8 or over, Arla can teach them to make their own balloons.  This gives the children a sense of accomplishment....and each child goes home with a balloon or two.

​Arla Also offers balloon decor, such as centerpieces, balloon walls, columns, arches, etc.   Call for pricing.  703-901-2752

Body Painting

​When Arla paints bodies, it's a serious business. There is nothing sexual to it, only ART related. Arla tries to capture a mood or a feeling when she paints.  Bodies can be totally painted or partially (with a bathing suit), or just from the waist up if you want.  Most designs take about 4 hours or so.  Email Arla what you'd like to be painted and she'll give you a price. 

Arla also does gestational art or pregnant belly painting.  This usually takes an hour or less and is best done in the 9th month of pregnancy since the belly is really firm.  

It's fun to do this at baby showers.  However, if you'd rather do

​it in privacy, you can come to Arla's studio to have it painted.

Caricature Artists

Most of our artists draw at the rate of about 10 per hour, which is the industry standard.

Santa and Mrs. Clause & their elves

Need them other than in November and December?  Just ask.


Games can be any of the following;

          *Balloon games (shooting balloons with fingers) 1) See who can shoot the balloon the farthest,  2)  having a child walk with a balloon hoop on their head and having all the other children shoot the balloons through the hoop.  This is fun for the kids as well as the walker.

          *Parachute games (if you have enough space)

​          *Activity games (physical activity played with

the children)  Can be done in a house or outside.

Services offered by Faces By Arla and Company


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Stilt walkers and jugglers

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Face Painting

Face painting is fun and entertaining for children and adults of all ages. Face

painting is done with paints that have FDA approved ingredients for the

skin.  As a rule, unless requested otherwise, they are full faces.  This is fun for

the children because they get to BECOME the characters they are painted.  The

paint washes off easily with soap and water.  Because the paint is water

soluable, this is not a good item to use for pool parties as the paint will wash

off in the water.  (See glitter tattoos for pool parties below.)  Arla will paint

any age child as most of the paints she uses are made specifically for 

​children. Don't want full face painting? Arla can paint hands, cheeks, 
arms, and feet too!  If you book early enough to get Arla, she can paint at least

20 faces per hour. 

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